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Nancy

I'm interested in audio as art form -- always in search of the memorable literary listening experience.

Moscow, ID, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (681)

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Stacy says: "What a beautiful book..."
    "engrossing world away"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Swordspoint to be better than the print version?

    The performance engages the imagination and creates a make-believe world that filled with familiar swashbucklers -- who turn out to be not as familiar as I expected. The richly detailed setting became increasingly enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare Swordspoint to and why?

    Intriguing turns of plot reminded me of stories of the courtiers in a Louix IVX novel.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2578)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2039)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Listening is the best way to "read" Huckleberry"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood the most enjoyable?

    Elijah Wood's performance brings every nuance of Twain's writing to life. I understood the story more deeply and found much more humor in it than when I'd read it in the past. I found the story strongly linked to our current national experience in ways I hadn't expected.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18200)
    Performance
    (16194)
    Story
    (16152)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "History from a personal viewpoint"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    Characters' interactions over the story's slightly twisted timeline gave it a believable feeling. The protagonist's awareness of his "guest role" in other people's lives added an unexpected poignancy to the dialogue.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    King's writing about writing -- and teaching -- added a layer of interest for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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