The development of the characters and the story, was so complete that I could 'see' the world!
Percy. I love how he knew he was 'different' in the mortal world, but didn't realize just how special he was until it was time to know!
Everything! Mr. Hyde-White is an amazing actor and brought very believable life to all of the characters.
Looking forward to future installments in this series!
Top 20 (Which is actually high, as I've listened several hundred great audiobooks)
The main 'narrator' of the story. Very emotional and very full of life
A tremendous amount of emotion and passion. Andrea's narration brings this piece to life as it should be. She's very obviously a gifted storyteller, and seems to be able to reach inside herself and pull out the 'soul' of the characters she's voicing. She does a great job of grabbing the listener and engrossing them into the story, and then delivering on the promise of taking us on a journey.
The ending. Very emotional and important. I won't give anything else away!
Although a short story, this piece is packed full of imagery and emotion. I would love to see this concept developed into a full length novel, narrated by Andrea. Andrea is, as mentioned above, a very gifted narrator and I look forward to hearing more from her.
The facts. This book isn't a 'blow sunshine up your skirt' or 'doom and gloom for the sake of fear' book. The author obviously spent a great deal of time researching this topic and gathering supporting evidence to alert us all to the inherent dangers of caffeine.
It's not a book, but the closet product I could compare this with is Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth'. Both reveal truths to the audience that are so blatantly in our faces, yet never really took them seriously.
The cadence with which he delivered his performance. It was easy to imagine Timothy as the author. His delivery is perfect for this fact-based genre. I would like to hear more in this line from him.
'Caffeine, The Hidden Danger'
Although not what I would call a 'gripping' performance (because of the subject matter, not the narrator) this is a well thought out, well delivered book. A topic that, honestly, I would not read myself, it is important information to get out there, so, by having a narrator who can deliver this sort of material in a way that is easy to listen to, it makes it a little more enjoyable to learn how HORRIBLE caffeine actually is!
"Ma". Even death couldn't stop her from being judgmental!
The fact that although the story deals with a depressing theme (the death of a parent), it does so with comedy to offset those 'bummer' moments.
MA!! Such great comedic timing. Kathy has the 'mother' voice, which makes the character believable.
No extreme reactions, but I did chuckle out loud several times!
Overall, the story is good, not outstanding but enjoyable. It would be fun to see the book made into a movie. However, the narrator elevated the 'likeability' of this book with her ease of narration, from the pacing, inflections and the great emotion she put in to the read. I would love to hear more from Kathy, especially in this genre.
While most young adult novels can be quite formulaic and become very boring quickly, the Thief Prince is not one of those. Wonderfully crafted characters, with rich backgrounds; an entire world created for them and a story that compels the listener to continue on sets this book far above many in the genre.
Michele Carpenters voice is a complete joy to listen to. Her character voice development was good - it was very easy to differentiate the characters from one another, and her delivery style is flawless. Great tone and great skill! I would most definitely look for more titles by this narrator.
I love the Roman era of history, and most stories and movies, provided they are done right, endear themselves to me for a lifetime. Solder Of Rome IS not only one of the best I've encountered, but very close to the top! This is a terrific story of a great, romantic and horrible time in a nations history, told extremely well. Through James Mace's wonderful narration, Patterson's novel is brought to life in such a way that I could actually 'see' every word as if it were a movie. The narrator did a wonderful job of giving life to Patterson's beautifully crafted characters, and if it were possible to give a 10 star rating for performance, I would. Great job to both writer and narrator, and I hope to see more from this duo!
The character development and the fact that although this story is packed with scare the hell out of ya' goodness, it NEVER goes over the top!
John. I loved the development of his character in that you felt for him a great deal.
EVERYTHING! Yes, High Moor is a really great story, but Chris Barnes brings such a terrific life to Graeme's words that you do at times forget it's just one person narrating! And, Chris' Scottish accent lends a great authenticity to the read that would not have been there in the hands of an American narrator, and through his narration, gives just enough 'piss and vinegar' to the characters! I look for great things from this narrator.
From the moment I pushed play!
I would love to see this story turned into a screenplay, however, would miss the narrators voice in a movie version! Great job to both writer and narrator - a creative match made in entertainment heaven!
It's difficult to compare Superheroes in Prose, Volume Two to any other book I've listened to as it is quite different than most of the books I've listened to. And that's NOT a bad thing!
Still have to say "M". I LOVE his sarcastic attitude and pompous manner. Bryan Reid performs all characters in this series very well, but "M" stands out.
Where Being Super is Not Necessarily a GOOD Thing!
Once again, Sevan Paris pens an exciting, humorous and engaging story. Continuing where Book One leaves off, we are introduced to a new character (voiced superbly by Reid) and learn a great deal about "M" which may explain WHY he is such an....well...you know! I eagerly await Book Three!
I haven't read the print version, however the audio edition ROCKS.
The concept and the narration.
I wouldn't say 'moved' me, but the entire book was very good. I loved the story concept.
Superheroes in Prose: Welcome To Prose is a fun, exciting and very engaging story. I loved the 'world' the writer created - it was perfectly sarcastic and ironic! On its own, this story is a great thing. Narrated by Bryan Reid, well, it's a must listen to. Bryan's narration style is perfect for this story. He brought a unique and very believable live to Gabe, M, Deathbot, all the Supers and every other character in Prose. I can easily see this story being made into a movie, however, it will not be as awesome unless Bryan narrated! Well done!
Eclectic, Interesting, Different
Since this was a collection of short stories, it wasn't a 'typical' ending. But interesting to say the least
First Richard Bryant book I've listened to.
Yes. Very much so.
The narrator is outstanding. To be completely honest, although some of the stories are quite interesting and have potential, Richard brings all of the 'guests to this party'. Through the rich narration, it is easy to 'see the film' run in my head, which is something only very good storytellers can accomplish. Richard's ability to separate character voices is a skill that narrators must possess in order to bring life to stories effectively. Every character voice is done very well and brings a unique life to this collection of stories. His laid back, natural way of delivering the lines is very addictive to listen to, making it very easy to listen to the entire audiobook in one sitting.
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