I've immensely enjoyed hearing the adventures of MJN airlines through Audible. I began this series because of Benedict Cumberbatch and now I listen for all of the characters. I highly recommend this charming series for anyone with a funny bone and who likes English humor.
I know I'm not alone being an adult who enjoys stories meant for the youth, lacking in extreme violence, sex, and prose. Sometimes a person just wants to hear a funny, cute story and this does the job superbly.
And as good as the story is, it is nothing compared to the sublime performance by Mr. Pinchot. Yes it may be attributed to a smashing editor but the fact that he uses at least four accents, monster voices etc. to voice over 20 some odd characters was astonishing. Yes Yes I know it's his job, whatever. I can't speak a with a would be Irish, English, So. Cali, and Austrian/German accent and back again without blurring them all together. The character voices were so clear that I didn't have to have the "and so&so said this" "and so & so so said that." You could differentiate from voice alone who was speaking and that is because of Bronson's performance.
I am a Bronson Pinchot fan through and through and I'm slowly going through his entire repertoire. Yes Matterhorn is still looming over my shoulders as a very heavy read so I will enjoy these little peace nuggets when I get them. Cheers!
A good story about a ship made out of animals and the politics of war. I've decided not to continue on with the story but maybe you might like it. If you have a spare credit than by all means use it. However I wouldn't purchase this book. Maybe rent from a library or something.
Not bad really. Not superb as in his other books. Mr. Green has a talent to write youth in the most stark light possible. Which considering how cagey teenagers can be, it's a real gift. Paper Towns had a satisfactory ending and characters you could care about. All in all not bad.
I thought it was okay. I'm one of those listeners that when I start a book it needs to be bloody awful before I will quit reading it. This wasn't that bad. It wasn't great though either. I will say the fourth story was awesome! Beginning, middle, and end with humor, subtle romance and a good conclusion. The others were weird complex story lines not given enough time to flush out in the 90 minutes the authors were given.
If you like the authors and the narrators then by all means get the book. It's nice to have in your collection. However don't be surprised if the stories are just okay. You will be able to put this one down.
For people who like Sci Fi and Orson Scott Card, this one isn't too bad. I'll probably continue the series for the simple avoidance of the nagging I would experience by not knowing what has happened to these characters.
However I started this book for one reason alone, Scott Brick. And it took over ten hours to get to him and I have a sneaky suspicion that it's going to be a short visit.
Would I recommend this book? Only if you like the author and the genre. People just starting out? Read Ender's Game first. Better to wade into the water vs throwing yourself into the deep end.
Growing up Bronson Pinchot was Balki Bartokomous, a beloved character in my Friday night line up. As an adult he has taken me into the world of magic and monsters with Larry Correia. I can't imagine a better partnership. Right up there with Ginger and Fred.
The only con is the fact that I will now have to wait another year or so to hear more from my favorite Grim Noir characters
Good thing Pinchot has narrated 93 other books in the meantime to keep my busy :)
Honestly it was Fisher Stevens. He made the book for me. That and my favorite line, "Like bear?"...listen and you'll understand
All of them. Seriously, I know that sounds presumptuous but it's true. The lead character, the supporting characters, the daughter, the baddies, they were all fantastic.
There was a scene when a character from another one of Christopher Moore's books showed up in this book. I just loved that!
You can't take life too seriously while listening to a Christopher Moore book. Enjoy the well earned distraction
There was nothing I didn't like about it. The story was awesome, characters were intriguing. I loved it!
The video games. The idea that real life has become so bleak that video games is what the whole world turns to.
Finding a good audiobook, one that glues you to your drivers seat while you have been sitting in your garage from the drive home for the last thirty minutes is hard to find. This is one of them.
Rules to Remember. All simple wisdom but sometimes life can get in the way of your memory.
Simple, the voice of Madea. Madea's voice is half of the entertainment value.
Other than the frequent, "Oh my God, did she just say that?". I laughed a good deal with this audiobook.
I thoroughly recommend this book during your normal traffic filled commute. It will make the time fly.
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