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Steven Wright

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  • 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
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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"
    "A Truly Visionary Tale"
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    Story
    What three words best describe David Gilmore’s performance?

    Bad dinner theater. The narration of this book very nearly ruined this book for me.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book a few years ago and instantly fell in love with the story. The way in which Attanasio manages to tell a tale that spans 7000 years through the experience of the main characters is really unique. The worlds that he creates or rather that he has the Rimstalker create are an astounding concept that really stick with me and I am sure that I will return several more times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6678)
    Performance
    (6095)
    Story
    (6121)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Poor Performance"
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    Story
    If you could sum up A Feast for Crows in three words, what would they be?

    An epic masterpiece.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Dotrice’s performances?

    I have no choice as I intend on finishing the series.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    As other people have mentioned Dotrice apparently did not go back and review his earlier work so that he could use the same pronunciations and character voices. It would almost be ok except that many of the voices now sound like the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. It is still an excellent book however and its worth dealing with the bad performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Woken Furies

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1205)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (477)

    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

    Jeri says: "I should have known better..."
    "Change in narration"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story and characters are really good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Takashe because he is the focus.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Unfortunately this a different narrator from the previous two books in the trilogy. The change is jarring and destroys any feeling of continuity. Even worse is the addition of cheesy reverb effects to certain passages that take place in Takashe's mind. However the most unforgivable part is that Takashe's last name is pronounced Kova(ch) not Kova(cs). The authors spends time explaining this in detail in the first chapter of the first book. The new narrator pronounces it Kova(cs) and it's really annoying.


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

    The new narrator made me cry.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neuromancer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (872)
    Story
    (874)

    Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

    David says: "5 stars for coolness, 3 stars for give-a-heckness"
    "An Amazing Book"
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    What did you love best about Neuromancer?

    The fact that the characters are the most important thing in the story and don't get overshadowed by the technology which is what happens far too often in Science Fiction.


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

    In my opinion a narrator should be practically transparent, I want the story to spark my imagination. Robertson manages this quite well.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished my first run through Neuromancer by William Gibson. I say first as I cant imagine not experiencing it again. It is an excellent book in so many ways but suffice it say that Gibson was practically prescient.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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