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Hobbs

hobbs999

Longmont, CO United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Dirty Streets of Heaven: Bobby Dollar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (345)

    Bobby Dollar is an angel - a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own - pride, anger, even lust. But his problems aren’t all his fault. Bobby can’t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he’s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions.

    Kenneth says: "I'll Read another Bobby Dollar Book"
    "Really Promising First Book and a Great Reading"
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    Where does The Dirty Streets of Heaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right in line with some of the top. Newbern's reading reminded me a lot of James Marster's Dresden Files narration, with both humor and seriousness when needed. A great new addition to the Urban Fantasy genre.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Countess of Cold Hands, I really liked how the demoness filled the almost classic jaded female companion to Bobby Dollars gumshoe.


    What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Newbern brought a depth to the characters that while present in the book, really popped out in his narration.


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

    While I laughed out loud several times during the book, my most extreme reaction came from the sex scenes which were quite hot.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is now on my must read list and I will be checking out more narrations by George Newbern in the future. I was very impressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5275)
    Performance
    (4896)
    Story
    (4892)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "James Marsters is Harry Dresden"
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    Where does Cold Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My single favorite audio book to this point.


    What other book might you compare Cold Days to and why?

    First and foremost this is a worthy successor to changes. Not that ghost story did not have its moments but the sheer scope and brilliance of this work compares to Changes as Butchers best. It is tough to compare Cold Days to another author, as Jim Butcher is currently the definitive Urban Fantasy in the world today.


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    Everything, I have already laughed out loud numerous times. His willingness to do voices for the dew drop fairies were of particular note.


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

    Yes, several but hard to describe without spoilers.


    Any additional comments?

    I have finished the book and am about 10 hours into the audio book and felt I had enough of a base to give the audio book a review. Put simply this is the best audio book released this year and among my favorites of all time. I would recommend to anyone.

    6 of 15 people found this review helpful

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