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  • The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (140)

    The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

    Matthias says: "poorest audio quality ever"
    "GREAT but nothing is perfect"
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    What did you like best about The Colour of Magic? What did you like least?

    whats not to love? Apart from... hum... the recording quality is... shall we say, interesting but NOVEL! a bit more cooling power in the helmet of the troll recording ingeneer would of been nice... BUT IT'S ORIGINAL, different! If you pick up on the series the quality get's better and better, to the point where diskworld audio books gain a new dimention. The story is great, brilliant, funny, intelligent. Give the troll a chance, get's better and better with each book! PS sorry for the spelling, I used the Ankmorpork dislexikus dictionary uncorector


    Any additional comments?

    maybe get the troll a freezer to work in?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2686)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2511)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Great fun BUT..."
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    What did you love best about Warbound?

    it's loads of steam punk Americana fun and the reading performance is up to par! Easy listen!


    What other book might you compare Warbound to and why?

    The Peter grant series. An other ''steam punk while not being steam punk'' type of books with tons of action , research, intelligence and a great performance by the reader! Less politics in the Peter grant series make it an even easier read IF... you have no trouble with a true Londoner's accent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the pace is great, every thing is good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    surprisingly YES! some very nice, very human moments...


    Any additional comments?

    Great fun, it's loads of steam punk Americana action, the reading performance is more than up to par! BUT... there is a strong smell of libertarian-ism in books written by Larry Correia. Mr. Correia is well versed in history but Making FDR into an almost neo nazi socialist hypocrite and playing out Sir Winston Churchill as a wise and peaceful man... But still... A fun, easy listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5292)
    Performance
    (4788)
    Story
    (4803)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Bravo to Mr. Pinchot and Mr. Correia"
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    If you could sum up Hard Magic in three words, what would they be?

    20th century American steam punk


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Characters and story line have more depth than in the ''monster hunter international series''. great fun with the tong in cheek caricature of archetype American pulp fiction hero's.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Great job on every one!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    na... just a fun and easy relaxing holiday listen!


    Any additional comments?

    I should also ad that Correia's vision of this impossible steam punk alternate universe shows a wonderful culture and a good understanding of historical figures on the author's part! A fun relaxing and captivating read. Bravo to Mr. Pinchot, Mr. Correia and to those responsible of creating this team.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9724)
    Performance
    (7232)
    Story
    (7280)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Jason says: "Brandon's Best Work Yet"
    "an instant classic"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Way of Kings the most enjoyable?

    As in game of thrones, from chapter to charter, we discover different situations, heroes, villains, people of all kinds intermingling in the same story. Do I dare say that the stories are better crafted, more captivating and satisfying? You be the judge.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Most of them...


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    captivated


    Any additional comments?

    The introduction is cryptic but the words flow, as the story goes forward, one discovers a marvellous listen, reminiscent of Frank Herbert's Dune (imagine a non science fiction version).
    I'm so impressed, I'm thinking of buying the hard copy, the read should also be good!
    As in game of thrones, from chapter to charter, we discover different situations, heroes, villains, people of all kinds intermingling in the same story. Do I dare say that the stories are better crafted, more captivating and satisfying? You be the judge.
    This book should become a classic of the genre, attracting readers not usually interested in the fantastic.
    I'm no critic but this has been the most fun I've had since reading Ender's game a few months ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rumpole of the Bailey [AudioGo]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Wordsworth in a Wig"
    "If you like law with a touch of england"
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    If you could sum up Rumpole of the Bailey [AudioGo] in three words, what would they be?

    This is what it should be. Learn of 'she who must be obeyed' Discover Pomeroy's best claret and the inhabitants of the old bailey. Love it or hate it but check it out!


    What did you like best about this story?

    it's a classic


    Any additional comments?

    you will love it or hate it, no half measures with Rumpole

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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