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  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2426)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1292)

    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!"
    "Entertaining reminiscences but thin on pearls"
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    What did you like best about On Writing? What did you like least?

    The personal memoir was entertaining and encouraging, but it was much longer on 'memoir' than it was on 'craft'.


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    Smooth and consistent.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. Not that sort of book.


    Any additional comments?

    As a memoir of the craft, I had hoped that the discussion of craft would be deeper. I certainly don't regret the time spent with it, but there weren't really any new revelations about the craft of writing, just reiterating things I've heard from others or figured out on my own. Perhaps that just means I'm on the right track.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8233)
    Performance
    (7405)
    Story
    (7419)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    Adam says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Urban fantasy Southwest style"
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    Kevin Hearne spins a fine tale; if you liked Hounded, you'll like Hexed. The characters engage, and he makes the fantastic believable. Luke Daniels has a voice for every character, but never gets so theatrical that he gets in front of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Donald Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1505)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (903)

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    Dave says: "Truly a Classic"
    "Understated performance perfect for the story"
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    Any additional comments?

    Sutherland reading Hemingway. He gets it right. Very little theatrics, very restrained, fits the material perfectly. I think Hemingway would have approved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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