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  • The Number of the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (336)

    The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

    Michelle says: "I've been waiting for this book in audio format..."
    "Horrific narration"
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    Would you try another book from Robert A. Heinlein and/or the narrators?

    I love Heinlein - and have read this book many times but thought I'd try the audible version - narration was a painful listen! None of them were good. Two of them were AWFUL.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is great - narration really ruins it however


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    *I* could've done it better - can't imagine anyone worse


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Libriomancer: Magic ex Libris, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim C. Hines
    • Narrated By David DeVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (275)

    Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped.

    Simon says: "A reasonable start"
    "Good enough to send me for the second book"
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    Would you listen to Libriomancer again? Why?

    I don't know that I'd re-listen - the narrator does a poor job with the main female character as well as some others, and it grates


    What other book might you compare Libriomancer to and why?

    This is a light, fun story. The magic is interesting but not elaborate, though the ending makes me wonder if this will change in the future. The main characters were pleasant and there was a lot of action - not sure what I'd compare it with however


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    For the most part the narration matched the story's pace - it has a lot of action, some of which I zoned out for as I don't particularly care for drawn out fight scenes


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

    Not particularly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Sylvan Shadows: Forgotten Realms: The Cleric Quintet Book, 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    Enter the Forest of Shadows...In Sylvan Shadows follows Cadderly, the scholarly priest, as he leaves his home to combat the evil unleashed by the Chaos Curse. To counter Castle Trinity's plans for conquest, the cleric and his friends must enter the beautiful forest of Shilmista. But among the trees and glades of the forest, Cadderly must battle a monstrous evil...

    Amazon Customer says: "Unlike part 1"
    "ok, I give up"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is really something more for action fans and those who love D&D


    Has In Sylvan Shadows turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I won't continue the series - I didn't mind the first but was hoping the next story would bring more depth to the characters and story. The characters are very one dimensional and the story is just not anything special - good vs evil but I don't like any of the characters enough [or hate them enough!] to keep my interest


    What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Victor Bevine does a wonderful job with the narration - the voices flow seamlessly and are all identifiable - well done


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

    boredom . . .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2041)
    Performance
    (1852)
    Story
    (1853)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Ethan M. says: "Harry Dresden meets English bureaucracy"
    "Fun and light"
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    Would you listen to The Rook again? Why?

    Yes, it was pleasant and enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor and the inventive story - the action was enough to keep it moving but not overly emphasized


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    It was good but not great - a little singsongish = and the wry humor was sometimes deadened by a poor read - but not bad at all


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a pleasant diversion - sort of x files meets james bond meets dresden - I enjoyed it very much and am glad Ethan gave it a review that made me curious!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2191)
    Performance
    (1910)
    Story
    (1910)

    You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

    Burns says: "Liked the story but not the narrator"
    "Great Fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book for lighthearted entertainment. Stephanie Plum has a terrific attitude and a good sense of humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the combination of a mystery and the amusing characters that populate her life.


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard the narrator before but I thought her 'voice' for the characters was outstanding.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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