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Brion

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  • Dodger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (774)
    Story
    (767)

    A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.

    Snoodely says: "Finally Revealed: Where Dickens Got His Ideas!"
    "Makes history fun"
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    Where does Dodger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite books, and is one of Terry Pratchetts best. I always look forward to any new books by him.


    What other book might you compare Dodger to and why?

    This book had a wonderful historical flavor and incorporated characters from both real history and the authors imagination. I would compare his writing in this book to Neal Stephenson in the way he makes history come alive.


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

    Stephen Biggs naration sounds like my own mind would have the characters sound when I read the books. It is the best collaboration I have ever heard.


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  • Dr. No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (994)
    Performance
    (659)
    Story
    (659)

    M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.

    Doug says: "A classic James Bond thriller"
    "A good listen and nothing like the movie."
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    Story

    A couple of years ago I listened to a book of short stories by Ian Fleming and I was surprised at how different they were than the movies. Although they were dated, they really have stood the test of time well. The reader does a good job for the most part with the exception of his “American accent”. There may be things in the book that in hindsight are less appealing, (racial and class descriptions), none the less they are a reflection of the times, and in many cases much of the book was well ahead of its time. The principal character is both flawed and human. He is not the indestructible bond of the movies, he has much more depth. I found this book much more plausible than many of the popular spy authors writing today, and similar in style to Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • For Love of Mother-Not: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (120)

    He was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers. For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew - even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers.

    Christopher says: "Best read in chronological order"
    "A good start to the series"
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    Alan Dean Foster's style has always been to start a story with an interesting yet plausible premise then direct it to an ever and ever outrageous conclusion. The funny thing is, as you get sucked into the story you never quite see how outrageous it has become. This was not the first book he wrote in this series, but it is the start of the story line. Therefor Foster had to fit the story within pre-existing story restrictions. It was well done and tidy, not needing to have read other stories to understand this one, and not feeling like there was no ending.

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