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Nan

Chatham, IL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3171)
    Performance
    (2370)
    Story
    (2381)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Elizabeth says: "thoroughly enjoyed"
    "Mind = blown"
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    One of the most amazing books I've ever read. I have been listening with audible, but following along on my Nook. Not because the story is unintelligible but because I don't want to miss a single nuance. I love these characters, some of them because they are so loveable, some of the precisely because they are not. The author's use of language is masterful, the story well crafted.

    I read the book after seeing the movie. I love them both, for entirely different reasons. The movie is a visual treat and tells the stories very well. But the movie lacks the grace and nuance of the book. Yes, grace. This book is not graceful, but does have its own grace and beauty.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6804)
    Performance
    (6165)
    Story
    (6170)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "LOVE LOVE LOVE This Series!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book, indeed, this entire series, is one of those rare finds. Each book in this series gets better and Hammered is #3 and quite a fun time. If you like urban fantasy, you might have just found a new favorite!


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    Hammered could rightly be compared to the Dresden books of Jim Butcher. Witty, smart and easy-going, this book was a pleasure.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    No doubt...he was a minor character, but I loved Ratatosk. Luke Daniels performance of him had me laughing out loud.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Thor pursued by Icelandic Vampire! Join Leif and his company of gods, werewolves and wizards as he assaults Asgard to meet the pantheon of Norse mythology!


    Any additional comments?

    Great fun! Buy this book...heck...buy the whole series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3814)
    Performance
    (2344)
    Story
    (2371)

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    aaron says: "A LESSON in How to Write Smart, Dark, ADULT SciFi"
    "Sci-Fi Classic"
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    Where does Hyperion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's an excellent "read." It is in the top 25% of books I've listened to. It has been a long time since I've listened to such overt science fiction. I'd forgotten how much I like it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed this story very much. The characters were compelling and the richness of their lives communicated well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the entire section about the Maui Covenant. It was well-told...I could imagine being there.


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

    I would have liked to listen to it all at once, but it was very long. I like that in a book.


    Any additional comments?

    The writer is from my hometown, so I guess that's why I gave it a listen. I'm glad I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7657)
    Performance
    (6870)
    Story
    (6888)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    Adam says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Fastmoving fun"
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    Would you listen to Hexed again? Why?

    I probably will listen to Hexed again. It was a fun listen. The narrator is one of the best. I love, love, love his reading of Oberon.


    What other book might you compare Hexed to and why?

    His books remind me a bit of Jim Butcher. Witty and well-crafted story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Gosh...that's hard to say...any scene with Oberon.


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

    This book made me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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