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  • Battle Royale

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki (translator)
    • Narrated By Mark Dacascos
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (125)

    As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains. The elimination contest becomes the ultimate in must-see reality television. A Japanese pulp classic available in English-language audio for the first time, Battle Royale is a potent allegory of what it means to be young and survive in today's dog-eat-dog world.

    TCL says: "Not for those with a weak stomach!"
    "Similar but different take from Hunger Games"
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    If you could sum up Battle Royale in three words, what would they be?

    Last man standing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Battle Royale?

    Seeing there are options for ending.


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

    Not sure if it adds to but certainly does not take away being able to comfortably follow action and actors.


    Any additional comments?

    Not being use to the Asian Names took bit to sort and keep up with characters.Good read very graphic violence yet goes with concept of the book, nice twists and turns that keep you wondering til the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheepfarmer’s Daughter: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (1071)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (766)

    Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

    Karen says: "Written book translates to excellent audio book"
    "Great story did not click with reader"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sheepfarmer’s Daughter the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the story some places seems to go juvenal yet it was active and looked forward to listening to it.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    As with most listeners, its a mental fit of the reader, I did not feel the reader was right for the story feel. It was like she was too feminine for the character, but it was not enough to dislike the story.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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