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MORGAN

ALLSTON, MA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Torchwood: First Born

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Goss
    • Narrated By Claire Corbett, Kai Owen, Joe Jameson, and others
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong. As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

    Jason says: "Torchwood live on"
    "Great to have more Torchwood!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Torchwood: First Born to be better than the print version?

    I am legally blind so I wouldn't read the print edition. But the audio edition is well produced and a great listen.


    What other book might you compare Torchwood: First Born to and why?

    Well there are plenty of other Torchwood titles. Which are similar by default. It did remind me of the x-Files or the Twilight Zone. And I think there is a Children of the Corn reference in this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Gwen gets her baby back from Jenny and tells Jenny what she thinks of her humanity. It was sad but hopeful.


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

    Torchwood: First Born


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to see more Torchwood titles like First Born in the near future. They are a good mixture of sci-fi mystery horror and action.

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  • Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dan Abnett
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Michael Maloney reads this original adventure by Dan Abnett, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory. For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough. But their purpose, their whole life, is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth. Life used to be hard. Now as crops fail, livestock sicken, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible.

    britishbob says: "Way better than expected.....but"
    "new doctor,old enemy"
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    If you could sum up Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, nalstalgic, clever


    What does Michael Maloney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Character. He brings to life the Doctor, Amy, the Ice Warriors and all the new people unique to this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Romeo & Juliet & Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be - or what it will mean for their afterlives....

    MORGAN says: "Finally the original"
    "Finally the original"
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    What made the experience of listening to Romeo & Juliet & Vampires the most enjoyable?

    Vampires Ofcourse! Any excuse to throw vampires into something is always fun. And it's great to finally have this uncut classic as Shakespeare intended it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Did I mention the vampires? Oh wait I think I did. Oh and I was worried it was going to be in that headache indusing Shakespeareian language. But no, they dumbed it down for us mere mortals to enjoy.


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  • Dracula's Guest

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Emma Topping
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. Here Emma Topping reads two stories from the collection, "Dracula's Guest" and "The Judge's House".

    MORGAN says: "Draculas's aguest"
    "Draculas's aguest"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dracula's Guest the most enjoyable?

    I have listened to other versions of this story. This is the first I've encountered read by a woman. It gives it a different feel. I think she read it well, one of the best versions.


    Any additional comments?

    The one issue I had was the story began and ended verry abruptly. That is there was no title and author at the beginning and no formal ending such as "The End" or " This Concludes The Reading Of...". Not even something like the standard audible.com plug. It put me off a bit. I had to chek my iPod to make sure it was the right thing and started at the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Guy Adams
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked ‘Torchwood’ that they’ve been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff. The Agency puts Rex Matheson on the case. As the strange deaths pile up, Rex realises there must be experimental tech out there, but someone is obstructing him at every turn. Rex is the CIA’s golden boy - but has he met his match in the evasive Mr Wynter…?

    MORGAN says: "More Torchwood please!"
    "More Torchwood please!"
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    What did you love best about Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World?

    I like the character of Mr. winter. I would hope to see him in future torchwood books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World?

    The way chapter 19? kept repeating with the use of the time travel gun. It was a clever way to make the reader part of the story. As if we were repeating time.


    What about John Telfer???s performance did you like?

    The performance was pretty good. But not my favorite of the torchwood books.


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

    Yes but I had to do it in two.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: Long Time Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sarah Pinborough
    • Narrated By Indira Varma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Cardiff Bay. The government has ordered the excavation of the wreckage of a secret underground base. DCI Tom Cutler is watching from a distance, fascinated by the process. There are people in his dreams. People he feels he should know. The disbanded Torchwood Institute spent a century accumulating non-terrestrial artefacts and catching aliens. Who knows what - or who - might still be intact down there. But by the time they find the first body, Suzie Costello is long gone. Based on the hit series created by Russell T. Davies, Long Time Dead is a prequel....

    Kindle Customer says: "Solid narration and an interesting expansion of"
    "A little old, A little new"
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    What made the experience of listening to Torchwood: Long Time Dead the most enjoyable?

    This one is set primarily between Children of Earth and Miracle Day. But offers a glimpes of the old Torchwood team. This is the first Torchwood title I've listened to that wasn't one or two hours long. Those are fun but quick. It's nice to have a more In depth story to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The return of Suzie Costello. Anyone who knows the show should remember the troubled Torchwood member that this story centers on. This one resurrects her (again) and goes deeper into her psyche then ever before. This book also continues story lines introduced in the show that I had wanted to see resolved.


    What does Indira Varma bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Indira played Suzie in the show. She is the best choice to narrate this book. She understands who Suzie is and brings out her soul.


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

    Yes and at about 6 hours I could. But I had to listen in two sittings. Maybe next time I'll do it in one.


    Any additional comments?

    I miss The presence of Gwen. It looked like she might come in at one point. But perhaps there would have been to much contridiction with where shes suposed to be. And Jack has a limited showing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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