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Carl

Irving, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Inheritance of Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kiran Desai
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (131)

    In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge. He only wants to retire in peace, but then his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, who is hop-scotching from one New York restaurant job to another. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.

    Bob says: "Gorgeous prose but grim"
    "I Quit on This One"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Kiran Desai and/or Meera Simhan?

    I had to quit at the end of the first half. The story was well written, the narration was good, but there seemed to be a lack of movement in the plot and no indication of where the book was headed. That kept me listening far too long. I'll never get those hours back...


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  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23881)
    Performance
    (15161)
    Story
    (15326)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Captivating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Ender's Game the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable feature of this recording is the cast of voices that add a dramatic effect to the listening that is far beyond the normal and spectacular in execution.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Certian characteristics about Ender Wiggins' personality come to the story for a pivitol understanding of why he succeeds in this unique and vital mission.


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    Absolutely -- it is spellbinding.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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