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Jason

Angus, Ontario, Canada

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  • The Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bentley Little
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    Overall
    (547)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (507)

    The Perry family's new house is perfect - except for the weird behavior of the neighbors, and that odd smell coming from a dark corner in the basement. Pity no one warned the family about the house. Now it's too late. Because the darkness at the bottom of the basement stairs is rising.

    Jessica says: "Scarier Than I Thought it Would Be"
    "Very dark, Very Good!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Haunted?

    Almost everything, from the writing, the characters, the plot, and the narration was all great. But what I really liked was how personal this book felt. One of Little's best, that's for sure.


    Have you listened to any of Dan Butler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not, but I will now.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a lot of fun to read, despite it's bleakness. Bentley Little is, however, known for his sense of humor. Do not look for that here. This is a book that is dark, bleak, and full of despair as the Perry family loses control of their average, every day lives.

    The story is about an innocent family haunted by their new house, but it reminded me of self-abuse spinning out of control, the unknown anger and angst of adolescence, the fear and desperation of a child stuck in a family haunted by its past and current abuses. This book is about what's not in your control, and how what's good and average can turn to bad and abnormal at any time.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Finch

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (97)

    Mysterious underground inhabitants known as the gray caps have reconquered the failed fantasy state Ambergris and put it under martial law. They are controlling the human inhabitants with strange addictive drugs, internment in camps, and random acts of terror. The rebel resistance is scattered, and the gray caps are using human labor to build two strange towers. John Finch must solve an impossible double murder for his gray cap masters while trying to make contact with the rebels.

    Pie says: "Awesome."
    "Not a Review"
    Overall

    This isn't a review so much as it is a recommendation. Get this book. The production, the narration, the story itself, is all well worth your credit!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12936)
    Performance
    (10543)
    Story
    (10664)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "An Awesome Listen!"
    Overall

    What made me enjoy this story so much were many things. One was the characters. Kvothe and Denna and all the others were all so very real to me. Another was the story itself. The Name of the Wind is so thick with story upon story, you'd think you were reading a literary novel.

    What made the audio version of this book so successful for me was the reader. Nick Podehl breathes life into all characters with all the passion of a trooper.

    Get this book if you enjoy long, complicated, literary fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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