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  • The Player of Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (385)

    The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

    Ken says: "Great introduction to The Culture series"
    "Excellent and entertaining. Highly recommended."
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    Would you listen to The Player of Games again? Why?

    Probably not -- but I almost never do repeat listens, mostly because there's too much else out there to read / hear.


    What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

    Strong delivery, always easily understandable with a wide variety of voices and accents.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Culture novel. It won't be my last. Highly recommended.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (9413)
    Performance
    (5454)
    Story
    (5502)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "AWFUL."
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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Eye of the World?

    The whole thing. It's irredeemable dreck.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the most derivative, unoriginal, unimaginative, predictable and boring piece of... fiction I've ever encountered. I had to listen for five or six hours to make sure I wasn't just missing something based on the many glowing reviews. I couldn't stand it any longer past that point and abandoned it. What a total waste of time.

    The narration is fine.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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