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Billy

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Schaumburg, IL, United States

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  • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card: The Audible Interview

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    Overall
    (654)
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    (273)
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    (271)

    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

    Todd says: "Fun"
    "good listen"
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    Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card both are excellent authors and it was wonderful hearing their thoughts on the audio book world, which has really taken over in an unexpected way hasn't it. This was an enjoyable interview with opinions we the public is curious to hear about from the authors point of view.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing with the Edge of the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By A. A. Attanasio
    • Narrated By Destiny Landon, Lee James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    In this lyrical fairy tale from fantasy veteran Attanasio, geeky teen Chester "Chet" Hubert must rescue flame-haired daydreamer Flannery Lake from the Otherworld, when all he really wanted was a date. Flannery's grandmother, Nedra Fell, screws up a Wiccan ritual in an attempt to cheat Death, who decides Flannery will make a welcome substitute. After Flannery is hit by a school bus, she falls into a coma and her soul is lured to the Otherworld by a deceitful "techno-pagan" who promises her love....

    Billy says: "ELOQUENT - MAGICAL - FANTASMICALLY LYRICAL AUDIO !"
    "ELOQUENT - MAGICAL - FANTASMICALLY LYRICAL AUDIO !"
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    Would you listen to Killing with the Edge of the Moon again? Why?

    My daughter and I listened to this the other day en route to another location many miles away, and oh how we loved it. I saw myself as a young boy in the awkward Chet who was madly in love with the beautiful flamed-haired Flannery. Most authors would have described Flannery as having 'red' hair, but Attanasio is in a calibre all his own when it comes to peaking our imagination and vision with incredibly descriptive daisy-chains of flowering choice words. This magical journey of a young boy braving the 'Otherworld' for an odd ball girl he is in love with (yet, she doesn't know it ... yet) is a charming story all ages will enjoy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nedra Fell, the old witch and grandmother of Flannery, was illustriously entertaining in both narration and cleverness - my grandmother reincarnated! She is a character that is bigger than life and one not to be reckoned with. My daughter loved Flannery and her passionate indepedence and love of nature and animals. Chet made us both smirk with his triumphant, albeit clumsy and anxious efforts in the name of love. Arden was the snake all fathers dread slithering into their daughters lives. How the Theena Shee 'changed' - as the Dragon's lair 'changed' was another favorite part, along with the 'chase'. Beauty is as beauty does, and all the beautiful 'glamour' the fairies wore, was only skin deep, as is very true with humans.


    Have you listened to any of Destiny Landon and Lee James ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Destiny Landon and Lee James did an amazing job with the main character voices which really brought this story to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nedra's responses to Chet's inquiries or silent expressions made us laugh. This was definitely an upbeat, magical, whimsical fantasy of young puppy love in a magical world, with all the struggles of being seen as someone important and desirable in another's world.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a young adult book that I think would be enjoyed by those who like Harry Potter type stories, with adventure, innocent love, wisdom from elders who get you through the confusing times in life, and belief in what is not seen. We loved it!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3474)
    Performance
    (3140)
    Story
    (3208)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "Well .. Well .. Well ..."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Mistom, and now Wheel of Time .. and Stormlight were amazing works. This audio book format of the book was time well spent - the characters were very well fleshed out and the narrator strongly molded with the characters personalities.


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

    It is important that any narrator really take hold of the characters, and Wyman did just this.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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