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Sean

KAYSERSBERG, France | Member Since 2008

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  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Anton Chekov
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    "Chekhov is probably better known in Britain for his plays than for his prose. For many, however, it is his short stories that mark the high water of his genius. It might at first glance be hard for those not used to his style of narrative to see what the fuss is about - and fuss there is: for most authors and lovers of literature Chekhov is incomparably the greatest short story writer there ever was."

    Tad Davis says: "Good intro to Chekhov"
    "Gems"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Exceptional. I wish I could find more audio versions of Chekhov's stories. Stephen's delivery is spot on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1379)
    Performance
    (1174)
    Story
    (1174)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "A unique path through human history"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A History of the World in 6 Glasses to be better than the print version?

    A human history using our discovery and choice of drink as the vantage point.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beer.


    Which character ??? as performed by Sean Runnette ??? was your favorite?

    Beer


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

    Beer


    Any additional comments?

    Beer. 'nuf said.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4192)
    Performance
    (2406)
    Story
    (2429)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Great in spite of the narration change up"
    Overall

    Like many reviewers, I was initially disappointed by the change of narrators. We've been getting cozy with Roy's voice for 3 books now and the switch to John Lee was a bit jarring. Also, GRRM has intentionally left out a number of our dearest characters in AFFC and, of course, we miss them. But taken on its own, John's rendering is terrific. If he'd have been there from the start, I'm sure we'd have loved the series just as much. I think its just the discontinuity that is a problem. Let yourself get used to the rhythm of John's voice before running away frustrated. As for the missing characters, well, it's been a long wait, but GRRM has finally given us A Dance with Dragons, which I downloaded about 5 minutes ago..... And of course, Roy is back ! Thank you John Lee for standing in for him, you did a great job.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (2845)
    Performance
    (2075)
    Story
    (2086)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    Lore says: "You have be realistic about these things."
    "Maybe not the closure you wanted"
    Overall

    The three books are very well written. The story brings in lots of the standard fantasy elements, the dashing fighter, the unpredictable barbarian, the troubling wizard, the epic journey to uncover the mysterious artefact, and turns them on their head! The narration is wonderful, a true performance. It was often hard to believe that some of the voices were really the same person. Great direction. Some have voiced disappointment at a certain lack of closure but I found the finale well written and, though somewhat open ended, thoroughly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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