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Hákon

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  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is Hardy's masterpiece. It tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, forced by her family's poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy d'Urbervilles. Violated by the son, Alec, her hopes of rebuilding her life with the gentle and bookish Angel Clare founder when he learns of her past.

    Kelly says: "Great Reader"
    "classic, but aweful"
    Overall

    I understand that this story is a classic and has been done over and over again in television, film and such but dear deity of choice did this book get on my nerves. Only once before have I encountered a narrative that pissed me off as much as this book.
    I do not recommend this book to anyone except for literary students, people who have to read it and people who enjoy raging.
    Other than that, the narrator had a pretty decent voice for this book and portrayed the characters well. I do not regret the purchase however, one must taste the bitter to enjoy the sweet.

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  • Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3119)
    Performance
    (2138)
    Story
    (2172)

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    A User says: "Food for Thought"
    "Something any sci-fi and classics buff should get"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Childhood's End again? Why?

    I will listen to this book again in time and I'm sure I'll let my future children listen to it as well. It is well worth it.


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

    There wasn't any particular moment in the book that moved me, because the whole book had me interested for the duration. It's a creative thinking process that I can only imagine writers to aspire towards.


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