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Christian

Soldier, Teacher, Avid reader, Writer, Christian, Gamer, Geek, and very demanding of my audio experience.

SHIOCTON, WI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Sourcery: Discworld #5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (391)

    A sourcerer is born in Discworld: a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

    Melisa says: "Discworld fans will love it!"
    "Hilarious as always"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, as always Terry Pratchett delivers another great, ridiculously illogical, logic to the various plots, twists, and paroxysmal humor present on, around, above, and under the Disk.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Death. He reminds me of my High School math teacher... dry humor, hilarious detachment


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    Just about everything, the dry, straight delivery of the ridiculousness of the story is perfect.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, had a hard time 'putting it down', good thing I could 'work' and 'read' at the same time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19900)
    Performance
    (11502)
    Story
    (11619)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Excellent Listen for All Ages"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend "Ender's Game" to anyone who is a fan of Science Fiction, and especially the Audio book. Listening to this book is by far the best way to experience it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    While the story focuses on a child the subject matter is much deeper than that. It is the perfect setup book for the rest of the series.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Both of the voice actors bring the characters alive, they are consistent in their inflections and tone for each character portrayed. I read the book several years ago, and I believe that I understood more of the story and related better with the characters from the performance, than I ever did from the reading.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was very hard for me to 'put it down'. I found myself finding excuses to listen to the book instead of reading something else, or listening to music like I normally do.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Puppets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2197)
    Performance
    (1052)
    Story
    (1068)

    Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

    Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

    Amy says: "Great book!"
    "Excellent way to Experience Orson Scott Card Books"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    After reading the books as a young adult and the 're-reading' them through these audio books, I can say that the best experiance by far has been having them read to me by these excellent performers.


    What about David Birney and Stefan Rudnicki ’s performance did you like?

    Both David Birney and Stefan Rudnicki are excellent pics for this book, as well as the entire Shadow series, their consistent style and varying tones for each of the characters whom they speak for really bring the book alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The Story itself is very well written, with a wide range of emotions and several different ways of interpreting the emotions and events involved in the story though the eyes of the various characters. While listening to this book in public i have gotten some very odd looks because some of the humor and jokes would cause me to burst out laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    For me as a military person, many of the observations of the characters reflected on how I would see the events. The banter felt like something I might hear among my own Military buddies. The characters felt real and solid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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