I am a big fan of David Timson's audio performances, he makes it look easy! He lends terrific narration to Watson, Holmes and all of the other characters in The Sign of Four. I hadn't read this story in quite a while and it was relieving to see it was as good as I remember it! The violins that accompany the end/beginning of each part really adds to the performance. This story is highly recommended - don't hesitate and get it now!
I'm a bit of a David Timson fanboy. He does an incredible job narrating these Sherlock Holmes audiobooks. They're a bit on the short side, at only a few hours each, but I don't hesitate to get them, or wait until they're on sale and pick them up then.
The stories included are:
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band
- The Adventure of the Stock-Broker's Clerk
- The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
- The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
I've been on something of a post-apoc kick lately, and I was a bit hesitant to buy this one but the comments from others won and I bought it. I am glad I did! It has a great story with good narration. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. It just...ends. It doesn't wrap anything up, just leaves you hanging like it's the end of a chapter. I guess I'll have to download the next one in order to find out what happens to the characters.
If you're a fan of the TV show Lost, you'll like this book. The tenants of the building gradually uncover clues as to why their building is so...odd. I really liked the characters and the story - it was one of those books I just didn't want to stop listening to! Ray Porter did a phenomenal job of narrating. He has a wide range of voices and makes it easy to listen to the story and keep the characters straight. Highly recommended!
David Timson is my favourite narrator! It is fantastic hearing him read Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. He does a wide variety of accents, making it easy to tell everyone apart. The audiobook is a bit pricey for three and a half hours of content, but I didn't blink an eye and bought this one when Audible was having one of their sales. Pick these Sherlock Holmes stories up - any of them! You won't regret it.
I'm a fan of classic ghost stories, so I purchased this audiobook and looked forward to listening to it. I am not impressed with it - the narrators are...okay at best. Some stories and narration was good (like Hodgson's "From the Tideless Sea"), but mostly bad. Also, I'm not a fan of humorous ghost stories, so if you're like me and aren't a fan, watch out as there's a few in this collection. Skip this one.
I'm a fan of a lot of Richard Matheson's stories...this is not one of them. Overall I thought it was okay. The narrator did a good job, and his voice suited the story. It was a different sort of story compared to Matheson's other works. This one is set in the Wild West and our hero of the story is a government official, who must figure out who is killing people in the town. It is a supernatural story, so if that isn't your thing then don't get this book!
This novel was...odd. I liked some of the concepts in it, and appreciated the nods to M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft. However, I found it a bit confusing and silly at times. I really enjoyed Conjure Wife and was looking forward to hearing Our Lady of Darkness. I must say I was a bit disappointed! There were very good scenes and imagery however, and the ending was right out of the M.R. James story "Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad!". The narration by Charles Busch was great at times and downright awful at others. Meh.
I read When the Tripods Came right after listening to the Tripod Trilogy. The prequel was good, but I expected more after reading the epic adventures in the trilogy. I still enjoyed this book, especially how the "Trippie" cult came about and how the Masters gained control over the planet. This one definitely does not have the character development of the trilogy, and I found myself not really caring about the characters at all. William Gaminara does as good of a job as on the other three books. Have a listen to this one to complete your Tripod readings if you're a fan!
This is the final book in the Tripod Trilogy. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others, but it's still good regardless! Of course, I had to find out what happened to the boys and whether or not the Resistance would succeed shaking control away from the alien Masters!
William Gaminara narrates all of the Tripod books, and he does a good job reading the story and distinguishing the boys from one another with various accents.
I read the prequel "When the Tripods Came" right after this in order to finish off the series.
I didn't read the Tripod series when I was a boy, but when I was 37. However, this doesn't really matter at all as these books are great no matter what your age. I wish I had come across these books when I was growing up - I would have loved them!
In The City of Gold and Lead, the boys must compete in "the games" and enter one of the cities where "the Masters" live. Here they work as slaves and must find some way to escape with the intelligence they have acquired about the alien overlords.
Personally I liked this one the best out of the trilogy. I enjoyed experiencing the alien city from the boys' eyes and learning more about "the masters". Check this series out, you won't regret it!
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