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James

Audiobooks rock. Reading rocks too, but I can read twice as many good books this way, while walking, driving, etc.

Carlsbad, CA, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (570)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
    "Ian McKellen is great, story good but tedious."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. Classic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Odyssey?

    Cyclops.


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

    He is an awesome actor who had all the voice and language.


    Do you think The Odyssey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It is a follow-up to The Illiad, I believe, and the way Homer wrote, everything was basically followed up, eventually. He likes telling stories over and over, from different points of view, but with exactly the same language from previous tellings. But, you know, he was a front-runner, so, you have to give him that.


    Any additional comments?

    I got a little tired of Dawn appearing every morning with her rosy-red fingers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Hills: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Erik Davies, Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (67)

    Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes - as do the holy men of his tribe - that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.

    Michael says: "Perfect example of audio over print"
    "Great story wrapped around fascinating history."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I have, because it's an especially interesting story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Black Hills, or Paha Sapa. He is a common man, with uncommon powers, that he himself doesn't entirely understand. Faced with a life full of joy and hellacious hardships, he has a faith that he follows to the end.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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