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Marcel

Amsterdam, Netherlands | Member Since 2011

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  • Going Postal: Discworld, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (125)

    Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork.

    ChrisR says: "Great as an audiobook"
    "Wow, what a joy"
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    Where does Going Postal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high. They are all different and I all rank them high, but this one, both story and reading are top notch.


    What other book might you compare Going Postal to and why?

    Pratchetts are quite unique.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

    The lady, Pump 19, Stanley and Vetenari


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Too short

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1700)
    Performance
    (1541)
    Story
    (1547)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    Keith says: "Earth Unaware is a must listen for Ender fans"
    "Just part 1"
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    What did you love best about Earth Unaware?

    This is the start of the war that plays out in the Ender series, must read for the fans


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Can't blame the narrators, but I really really do not like it when a book has more than one. Please stop that, Mr. Card.


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

    Cliffhangers


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't like it when the actor-reader is changed mid-book. I understand there are different viewpoints and story-lines, but I really appreciate one actor-reader to play out the book: he/she own it, it is his/her performance. As a listener, I have to get use to a reader, and learn to appreciate their reading cadence. Don't want to go through that multiple times.

    This is not a stand-alone book! In other series, every book is a story by itself, with bigger arc across the series. Not this one. Except for the people that die, no story-lines are resolved and it abruptly ends with a cliffhanger for all of them.

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  • Thud!: Discworld, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

    Siri says: "The Somening Dark"
    "Pratchett delightful as ever, Briggs superb"
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    If you could sum up Thud! in three words, what would they be?

    delightful, mind-bending


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thud!?

    Vimes finally missing his 6 o'clock appointment


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    No one else should ever be allowed to read Prachett


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

    Of course


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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