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Sakhi

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  • Blade Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (801)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (453)

    It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

    Muddy says: "Pleasantly Surprised"
    "Unpredictable and Engrossing!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Blade Runner the most enjoyable?

    I never saw the movie (though people kept telling me how incredible it was), but the book was a real delight. The plot took some surprising twists and turns, the pacing was perfect, and I was hooked from beginning to end. I first heard of this book on a British tally of all time best sci-fi, and they weren't wrong. Its a classic read.


    What other book might you compare Blade Runner to and why?

    I have seen both "I, Robot" and "Minority Report" on the big screen, though I have read neither book. The setting for all 3 stories are similar--though from what I have read (and please understand, knowing a book by its film adaptation is not knowing a book) this book was ahead of all of the other two. And I am noting that Philip K. Dick also wrote "Minority Report", so I am definitely reading that one in the near future.


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

    I'm a fan of Scott Brick. He brings emotion and realism to the dialogue and narration, and it is always comforting to know I am listening to a competent reader. He lends a characterization to the story that makes it more enjoyable than just reading text.


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

    I never ever listen to a book all in 1 sitting, but this would be a great book for that, if I was ever snowed under, in a log cabin, somewhere in one of northern Canadian territories, with no hope of rescue for at least 24 hours.


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  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2179)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1053)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "Insightful Instruction from a Grandmaster!"
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    What made the experience of listening to On Writing the most enjoyable?

    This was very personal. Mr. King presented the information in as interesting a manner as possible. His humor and sincerity kept me reading, and his work ethic inspired me. Interestingly, he recommends work habits that line up nicely with that of another successful writer I admire. And I have seen the quality of my own writing improve. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in seeing their work published.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to him read "The Wind through the Keyhole", one of his Dark Tower books. His sincerity, and his love of storytelling draw me into the story and I find that his voice grows on me. But this book was even better, because it was King on King. Hilarious and touching.


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