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Patrick

Brookings, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17053)
    Performance
    (15140)
    Story
    (15097)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "An Exceptional Book"
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    This is a really excellent novel, one of King's best efforts in the past several years. The story line is clean, direct and intricate, a real tapestry of storytelling. The characters are depicted with such clarity that you feel as if you have known them personally, as has always been the case with King's best work. The Craig Wasson is decent, with some flaws (ie. His southern accents sound off, and his voice makes all the characters sound too old). However the book is so good that even the narrator's issues are easy to overlook. Don't pass this one up, its well worth the credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jhereg: Vlad Taltos, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (317)

    Vlad Taltos, a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha, is given the largest contract of his career, but the job is even more complicated than he expects.

    D says: "Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue"
    "A Great Series for those New to Brust's Work"
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    I've been a fan of Steven Brust's work for about twenty years and was quite happy when Audible released them. In particular the Vlad Taltos series have always been my favorites of his contributions to the fantasy genre. All of these books are quick paced, entertaining and extremely funny. Brust does an excellent job of telling stories revolving around an unconventional hero (a professional assassin) while allowing Vlad to remain human (i.e. someone who deals with the spectrum of human emotions, worries and fears) and demonstrating how he deals with these issues while carrying out his trade.

    If you haven't read/listened to any of Brust's work, the Vlad Taltos books is a great place to start. They bring out some of his best characteristics as an author.

    Warning: If you like ethnic Hungarian cuisine, some of Brust's depictions of food in his novels will make you extremely hungry. They are extremely detailed and descriptive. Brust should consider publishing a Vlad Taltos cookbook.


    Bernard Setaro Clark does an outstanding job with all thirteen of these books. I would be hard pressed to find fault with his work on any of them. Excellent job overall.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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