I really enjoyed this book. Although I kept forgetting this was a story set in Britannia of the Roman Empire, I found the story entertaining and the mix of characters involved in the story to be a mostly likeable bunch. Not much roman medicine or even a lot of sleuthing but a good introduction to a Roman doctor and his cohorts.
Simon Vance does a terriffic job of telling this story with the mix of characters involved. I look forward to my next trip back to Britannia.
I guess once the apocalypse hits, it doesn't really matter if the survivors are from the 50s or today, the problems faced would be attacked much in the same way. This book, about survivors of nuclear war in the 1950s, follows a small town and its inhabitants through to meeting up with civilization again.
Will Patton was very good reading this one and bringing the grim circumstances to life. His tone was fitting for the style of the story and he seemed to be a natural extension of the author.
This one kept my interest and was fast paced and entertaining
This story is basically Ram Mohammad Thomas' life told through game show questions. From deserted baby to Billion rupee winner ending up in jail accused of cheating. Ram explains what his life has been and how he knew the answers to questions he wouldn't normally be able to answer.
Christopher Simpson did a very good job with all the different characters and accents. A couple times it was difficult to understand but only in a couple places, otherwise very well done.
I have not seen the movie so I cant compare it to that but I did enjoy listening to this selection and found it well worth the credit
For my first Audible Western I chose True Grit. I have not seen the movies but have heard what the story is about. I was not disappointed. This was a simple but well told story of a young 14 year old girl out to avenge her fathers death. I could imagine John Wayne as "Rooster" Cogburn with the eye patch and everything.
Donna Tartt did an outstanding job with Mattie Ross, who is after all, the one telling the story. She handled the accents well and her voicing of the men was acceptable when taking into account that the story is being told by a teenage girl.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story held my interest throughout and moved along well. I might just have to expand my choices to include some western style stories
A story about a monk building a church probably shouldn't be entertaining for over 40 hours but this one certainly is! This story involves a couple generations rebuilding a church in medieval times. Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, leads the way in financing and building a new cathedral.
I was drawn into the stories of the individuals fighting to maintain or improve their own existences as well as build or in some instances destroy the new church. Good vs Evil, both internally as well as externally runs throughout these stories.
I really enjoyed listening to John Lee's performance. He did a wonderful job with the different characters and the telling of the story. Well worth the credit spent!
This is a very well done performance. The story is a very familiar one to me but this isn't just a full cast presentation of the book. There are some changes to the story to encompass some of the information from the First Formic Invasion books and other elements. All of the elements from the Enderverse were made available and Mr. Card forged another telling of the Ender story.
The time flew by as I was listening and as usual was thoroughly entertained. Many familiar voices filled this audioplay giving a comfortable feel to the performance. The only real issue I had was the voices of the children. It wasn't a big deal, but I did notice that they were a little irritating. I would still recommend this to any Ender fan.
This isn't the typical war story. Deep down inside this book feels true. It delivers an honesty, both about the good and the bad, that is rare in war stories. I was moved by the emotions in some places and the detachment from emotion in others. This book makes me feel as if I have seen a very small sliver of what things happened during Vietnam.
Bryan Cranston delivered a high quality performance. It meshed perfectly with the feel of the book as if the author was telling the story himself.
A good listen if you are interested in the Food Network or television in general. From its beginnings as an idea to start a cable network of some kind to make some money, to its present day presence in the news this book examines the triumphs and pitfalls encountered during the rise to the top of the food chain by the Food Network.
Emeril, Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray, Paula Deen and more make their appearances showing how TVFN became what it is today.
Entertaining, informative and a good narration from Julian Fleischer all combine for a good listen
After the end of civilization, a man and his young son are traveling to the coast. They are the self proclaimed "good guys" carrying the flame. "Bad guys" are all around and a lot of bad things are happening around them. The simplistic black and white good guy view of the young boy meets the survival good guy view of the father whose love for his son drives him onward.
This story doesn't deal with names, places, or how it all happened. It is about the journey of the father and son trying to skirt around all confrontations and get to their destination. I found parts of myself in the father during the journey and towards the end of the book saw myself looking at my father through the eyes of the boy.
Tom Stechschulte did an excellent job bringing life to the audio production.
Time travel stories can be difficult to get through. This one however, was very entertaining and well written and had some interesting twists.
A woman keeps meeting a guardian angel throughout her young life at dramatic points where bad things are about to happen. Then he just disappears for long periods of time. Now she is an adult and those memories are more like imaginings but things are really hitting the fan now. This is a fast paced and exciting story that is really well written. Things get a bit convoluted at the end but that is to be expected with time travel, but not so much to mess up the story.
Christopher Lane's narration was very good. Male, female, child, and accents were all good.
I would recommend this to any sci-fi and time travel fan or anyone interested in a good, smart, suspenseful story
This is a hard book to review. I cant say that I enjoyed the audiobook. I can say that I was moved by it. It drew out my emotions, both happy and sad, and made me feel for these characters.
Young Hazel Grace has cancer and through treatment, a few years of life have been bought. At a cancer support group, she meets handsome Augustus who has lost a leg to his cancer. Together they embark on a quest to find the answers to the questions Hazel has about a book that she has an emotional connection with. There are roadblocks and everything doesn't always happen the way we may want things to, but that is the way life is sometimes. This book isn't about cancer but its presence is there touching the lives of all involved.
Kate Rudd did an outstanding job with the narration. Really cant say enough about how she seamlessly handled the characters and her teen "attitude" seemed spot on.
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