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  • The Broken Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Poul Anderson
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

    Corey says: "Wow"
    "A novel with the power of a myth."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great blending of gritty historical dark ages with elves and trolls, gods and giants. These aren't the elves from Tolkein, they are amoral, child-stealing immortals. And these are the


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Broken Sword?

    Imric, the Elf-earl, learning of the unbaptised child, racing home to make the Changeling.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Strong narration. Excellent tone to match the mythical tragic themes of the story.


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

    In the last days of Faerie and the Old Gods, what is the price of True Love.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pushing Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (1942)
    Performance
    (1616)
    Story
    (1630)

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    Jesse says: "Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy"
    "Intriguing, realistic plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Interesting hook wondering how the first far-future section ties into the near future storyline


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bella - the captain of the ship


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Catching up with the runaway "moon"


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

    The characters were well portrayed (writing and performance) so you do end up caring what happens to them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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