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Give me a good audiobook over TV anyday :)

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  • The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

    • UNABRIDGED (61 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

    Kang, D. says: "Fabulous!"
    "Dont waste your money on this!!"
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    What disappointed you about The Vampire Archives?

    Most of these stories can be downloaded for free at booksshouldbefree com or librivox com, they are THAT old... Unless you're a historian, these stories are simply to old to be exciting./scary..


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    They could have chosen stories from the 1900's instead of the 1800's and found some that was at least a bit scary or action-packed, instead of this rubbish..


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vampire Archives?

    all of it exept maybe 1 or two stories. I must admit I couldnt bear to listen thru it all before I gave up..


    Any additional comments?

    Being a middle-aged man and not a teenager, I do like stories that doesn't necessarily have screaming action all the time, but listening to this audiobook is like an overdose of Valium - except, I guess the medicine wont irritate as much, as the lack of excitement in this book...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Disenchanted

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Kroese
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    King Boric the Implacable knows death comes to all great warriors. He just didn't expect it to be so damn fickle. Felled by an assassin's blade, he should be spending eternity carousing in the Hall of Avandoor. Instead, his spirit is bound to his decaying body by the enchanted sword of Brakslaagt. And unless he can hunt down the mysterious Lord Brand, who gave him the weapon so long ago, he is cursed to wander the earth forever as an undead wraith.

    Katie says: "Warning, do not listen in public"
    "Lots of laughs :)"
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    Would you listen to Disenchanted again? Why?

    Sure I would, gonna do just that soon :)


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

    Laughed so hard at the "bored guards - desperate sheep" part, but cant say much more without spoiling it for new readers.


    Any additional comments?

    Much much better than the Mercury serie!! This book is actually funny :D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercury Falls: Mercury, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Kroese
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (187)

    Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine. Yet Christine, who once dreamed of being a "real" writer, has nothing to show for the gig other than a regular paycheck and serious doubt that Armageddon will occur in time for her next deadline. But after a mysterious man entrusts her with a locked briefcase and orders to "take it to Mercury", Christine finds herself face-to-face with a ping-pong-playing angel by the name of Galileo Mercury.

    Amazon Customer says: "Irreverent, inventive, witty."
    "Spoiled by narrator, but not that good anyway"
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    Would you try another book from Robert Kroese and/or Kevin Stillwell?

    Not from Kevin Stillwell :o I'd maybe give Robert Kroese another chance, but not likely


    What was most disappointing about Robert Kroese’s story?

    If this is funny, it must be in an American sense of the word, I dont get..? I found it boring and with only a few funny moments.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Stillwell’s performances?

    Not even if I got money for listening.. When he talks normally its fine, but he has zero talent for foreign accents (or any other accent), he just sound stupid when he tries.


    Any additional comments?

    If you consider buying this because of the recommendations - beware its NOTHING like Douglas Adams as someone wrote, no dry wit, intelligent humor or subtle jokes - its like Donald Duck funny..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5696)
    Performance
    (2993)
    Story
    (3052)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "Starts great, but to much religius theory.."
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    Would you try another book from Neal Stephenson and/or Jonathan Davis?

    I dont think so, Id worry it would contain more uninteresting religious theories..


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    There was a lot of cool stuff happening, but the last part where he speculated/researched about religion was so extremely boring I totally lost focus and couldn't get back in the mood from the first half of the story again :/


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Mixed.. enjoyed 70%, got frustrated by the rest..


    Any additional comments?

    It wasnt so bad I returned it, but cant give it more than 2-3 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Christopher Ragland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (70)

    Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

    Mike Murphy says: "Loved the dog, liked the druid, enjoyed the read"
    "Brilliant, absolutely worth the credits :)"
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    Would you listen to Hounded again? Why?

    I would and I do, think Im on my 4th or 5th listen thru the serie now and its still funny :)


    What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

    The rest of the Irondruid serie obviously.. Its quite its own style imo.


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

    Yes, hard to pause it.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend the whole Iron Druid Chronicles if you like this first book, they are great allthough I wasnt so pleased with part 3 "Hammered" - being Scandinavian and quite fond of Thor ;-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Legends of Earth: A Radix Tetrad Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By A. A. Attanasio
    • Narrated By David Gilmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life itself has become extinct, alien beings reincarnate humanity from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in the void of deep space. We are reborn to serve as bait in a battle to the death between the Rimstalker, humankind's reanimator, and the zotl, horrific creatures who feed vampire-like on the suffering of intelligent lifeforms.

    Steven Wright says: "A Truly Visionary Tale"
    "Very poor sound-quality"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Gilmore?

    Anyone who knows how to use recording software


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.. the pre-listen sounded so good and then the story is so bad, it was impossible to keep track of what was happening, because most of it was simply uninteresting :/


    Any additional comments?

    Worst is the poor quality of the recording, at some points you can hardly hear whats being said and the next moment, its like he's screaming in your ear - Really annoying :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7206)
    Performance
    (3562)
    Story
    (3565)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Warning - forget all about vampires.!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a story about people relations, nothing else.. the vampires could just as easily have been a pack of wild dogs, a virus or something else - just there to make an excuse for the plot. You dont get ANY inner dialogs from the so-called vampires. Think of it as a rip-off of game of thrones, only with indifferent characters nobody cares if survives or not.. If youre looking for a vampire-story, DONT buy this.!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4297)
    Performance
    (3216)
    Story
    (3227)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Steven says: "Steven Pacey is magnificient."
    "You better have 3 credits before buying this..!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Blade Itself the most enjoyable?

    If you, like me, have enjoyed stories like The lord of the rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Iron druid Chronicles, Brisingr, Rangers Apprentice, The Gunslinger, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, The Stormlight Archive and K.B.Andersen's The Devils Apprentice - Just to name my favorites..

    - You'd probably agree, that good as they all are, there's not one that doesnt have some boring parts in them, when you think "Yeah yeah, get ooon with it.."

    Well.. Not in this book! Nor in part 2 or 3.. I dont think I've ever heard/read such a long story and not for 1 minute thought "this part is lame fill and should have been skipped"

    Im so impressed, I cant find words.. Just these: Buy it (and the two other books in the serie) and prepare for at lot of laughs, giggles and excitement..!


    Any additional comments?

    Impressive.. Joe Abercrombie really knows how to keep his readers glued to the book :o)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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