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Brenna J Boucher

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  • Short Stories by Saki

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By H. H. Munro
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.

    pashopper says: "Wonderful collection for Saki fans"
    "Terrible"
    Overall

    I bought this audiobook because the review said it was "witty and urbane." There is humour that is so bad it becomes funny again, but this book's humour is so awful I was shocked. I don't mean "boo, bad pun" or dirty humour, I mean the humour was just not funny. It wasn't even interesting. I kept listening hoping it would improve. It didn't. Only buy this book as a horrifying example of bad literature.

    0 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7970)
    Performance
    (3132)
    Story
    (3191)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
    "Derivative but fun"
    Overall

    This book is nicely read. The reader did a great job with the character voices. The story is fun, but it completely rips off Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. If you've read widely in the sci-fi fantasy genre it may drive you a bit crazy how unoriginal the story is. There was nothing new or technically brilliant about it, but I sheepishly enjoyed it anyway.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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