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Andrew

The first novel I ever read (that a teacher didn't make me read) was THE GUNSLINGER. I picked it up at a laundry mat and never put it down.

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  • Road Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joe Hill, Stephen King, Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Richard Matheson's Duel, an unforgettable tale about a driver menaced by a semi truck, was the source for Stephen Spielberg's acclaimed first film of the same name. Throttle, by Stephen King and Joe Hill, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws, in the simmering Nevada desert.

    Gregory says: "Nice work"
    "Not the best from either author, but not the worst"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I do not feel sorry for purchasing this book and listening to it, but I probably won't remember listening to it 3 years from now. Two forgettable stories by some great authors. Still, it was a good way to waste a couple of afternoons.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Performance was very good. Narrator got the tone of both stories just right.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    "Duel" is the rare case where the movie was actually better than the book. But don't hold it against Matheson: it's hard to compete with young Steven Speilberg.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1537)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1441)

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

    Pi says: "Among the drow, all trust is foolish."
    "Only for hardcore fantasyphiles"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by R. A. Salvatore again?

    All signs point to no.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Homeland?

    The first chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Though I listen almost exclusively to scifi and fantasy audio books, I just could not get into this one. Too much like a game of dungeons and dragons for my taste. To many fantastic elements just for the sake of being fantastic.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John Dies at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Wong
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1880)
    Performance
    (1710)
    Story
    (1727)

    STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

    Amazon Customer says: "Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win."
    "If you enjoy gallows humor..."
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    What did you love best about John Dies at the End?

    If Douglas Adams and Chuck Palahniuk's had a literary baby, it would have grow up to be David Wong.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Dies at the End?

    If you are not hooked by the end of the first 10 minutes of this book, there is no need for you to continue. I love how a series of absurd and seemingly random events coalesce into a cohesive plot. Plus, you can't go wrong with exploding meat monsters.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen R. Thorne – was your favorite?

    Thorne does an excellent job of making each of the characters distinct. His performance of John is hilarious. He nails the slightly indifferent tone of a twenty-somethingstoner of [UNDISCLOSED] America who has become slightly jaded by video games and the 24 hour news cycle.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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