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martha

Rochester, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (739)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
    "I wish they would just do an unabridged version"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend this for someone who has not actually read the full book. I am sure that they did the best they could but as always with abridged and dramatized versions a lot of what you are looking forward to hearing is not there. It is the best for what it is and is a great way to introduce this story to new audiences.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13224)
    Performance
    (5559)
    Story
    (5602)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "EPIC"
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    Where does The Pillars of the Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is long and follows some of the characters throughout the majority of their lives. The narration is smooth and each character is very defined in terms of how they sound and it is always clear who is talking. This book is an investment of time which pays off.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really loved Tom the builder and Jack. I absolutely hated the "villians" (anti-spoiler)


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    I don't recall a single character who wasn't performed to their best!


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

    There is no way you could listen to this all in one sitting, since it is 40 hours long.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Night Watch: Watch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sergei Lukyanenko
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (614)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (480)

    Night Watch is a world as elaborate and imaginative as Tolkien or the best Asimov. Living among us are the "Others", an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light. A thousand-year treaty has maintained the balance of power, but an ancient prophecy decrees that one supreme "Other" will rise up and tip the balance. When a young boy with extraordinary powers emerges, will the forces of the Light be able to keep the Dark from corrupting the boy and destroying the world?

    Parusski says: "Lyrical, haunting and engrossing!"
    "unexpected surprise"
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    What did you love best about Night Watch?

    This story took me a about an hour to get into. Once in, it was great. I love the narrator, who also performed on the Dan Brown novels. This book is split into three sections but pay attention, the book builds on previous events.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really love the boy and all the scenes he is in. I wish i could say more but don't want to spoil things for anyone.


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

    I would have listened to it from start to finish but I wasn't able to. I listen to this while commuting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Gate: Mithermages, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4742)
    Performance
    (3501)
    Story
    (3522)

    Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

    joshua says: "Card doing what he does best."
    "Pretty good"
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    Any additional comments?

    Its a good thing that I "read" this on audio book I am not sure I could pronounce everything. I really think there is a good series coming. The story is fractured but it all makes sense in the end. I liked it. It isn't brain surgery, but it is a good book. I will continue to "read" these as the next book is available on audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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