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D. Daly

Long Island, NY | Member Since 2012

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  • 17 ratings
  • 79 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Norse Code

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Greg Van Eekhout
    • Narrated By Dave Thompson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a Valkyrie in the Norse god's army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist's job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world - and to kill those who refuse to fight. But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans. Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead.

    Lisa Chaddock says: "About time this came to Audible.com! Great book."
    "Very cool story"
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    Where does Norse Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is up there with my favorites so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to say whether I liked Mist, Hermod, or Grimnir the most, so I'm going to say there was a three way tie. Unless I can choose Winston as my favorite.
    I always love a story where the characters are all likable. No one is perfect, they're all quite flawed people (or Gods) but they're all fleshed out and real seeming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were many scenes that I loved, but there were a few that stand out. The diner scene with the Sybil (when she's wearing the Vikings cap with a missing horn) made me laugh. There was one line in particular that had me literally laugh out loud and replay it more than thrice...I don't want to spoil it as Dave Thompson read it splendidly, but it was about other people's Dwarven items...I may take that line and make it a digital signature, it's that awesome.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The relationship between Mist and Hermod is beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    Dave Thompson knocked the narration out of the park. Some of the names were tricky for me to identify, or would have been with a different narrator, I think. His pronunciation was clear enough to help me keep the characters apart.

    Greg Van Eekhout has written an extremely enjoyable and entertaining tale and I look forward to reading (listening?) to more from him!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Briarpatch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tim Pratt
    • Narrated By Dave Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Darrin's life has been going downhill ever since his girlfriend Bridget walked out on him without a word of explanation six months ago. Soon after losing her, he lost his job, and his car, and eventually his enthusiasm for life. He can't imagine things getting worse - until he sees Bridget again, for the first time since she walked out, just moments before she leaps to her death from a bridge. In his quest to find out why Bridget took her own life, he encounters a depressive (and possibly immortal) cult leader.

    Colton says: "A fun experience, as expected from Pratt"
    "Awesome."
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    Would you listen to Briarpatch again? Why?

    I have every intention of listening again. In fact, I had read the book already when I bought the audiobook, I love the story that much. Dave Thompson narrating Tim Pratts words is a perfect match.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darrin is a wonderful character. Certainly flawed, somewhat tragic, but someone that is easy to root for.
    Arturo and The Wendigo, however, bring some wonderful humor to the story.


    Have you listened to any of Dave Thompson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've been a huge fan of Mr. Thompson's narrations through PodCastle and jumped at the opportunity to listen to a full length audiobook. I am thrilled that he has more to choose from!


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

    As I mentioned above, I had already bought and read the print version. I laughed AND cried.


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be sorry buying this audiobook. Seriously.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ironskin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Tina Connolly
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help.

    Mathias says: "Light Fantasy With A Compelling Story"
    "I adored this."
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    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Everything about the narration was spectacular.


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

    I could barely wait to get back to it when I had to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so very clever. It certainly had a sense of Jane Eyre, but it diverged from that story line well. The world Tina Connolly has created is rich and realistic and I can't wait until the next installment!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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