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Bryce

Murray, KY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4653)
    Performance
    (4171)
    Story
    (4195)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "Fantastic performance befits a fantastic story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable aspect of this rendition was the transcription from page to voice in such a seamless, nearly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)?

    Shadow's phone call the night before he was released from jail was a very raw moment. Even as a listener I was caught in a brief moment of not knowing what to do next.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Shadow and Loki were done absolute justice by their performers!


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

    Yes, absolutely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6769)
    Performance
    (6425)
    Story
    (6446)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "Awesome story, mostly awesome narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to Words of Radiance the most enjoyable?

    The book itself. The story is unstoppable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dalinar. He is pure honor.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Shallan by Reading. Incredible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Quit making books into movies.


    Any additional comments?

    Some inconsistent pronunciations from narrator to narrator (especially the name "Sadeas") lets you know that whoever was over this wasn't really paying much attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (5404)
    Performance
    (2740)
    Story
    (2795)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "Stick with Reamde"
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    What would have made Snow Crash better?

    A more reasonable setting for the plot. The story was littered with unnecessary and unbelievable advancements in technology and social hierarchies that the author did not give any credentials to or explanations of. A better constructed ending would have also really helped this book out. As it is, the book seems to run out of room before the ending completes.


    Has Snow Crash turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but it this book has made me wary of sticking with works for the author's sake. I downloaded this because it was Neil Stephenson and because I've fallen in love with his other works. I won't make that mistake again.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan Davis’s performance?

    The performance was a bit flat and the recording quality was horrid, even when downloaded at high quality.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This book fostered disappointment in me. I bought into it's unbelievable plot and hung on for hours expecting it to pay off, and it never did.


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved Reamde like I did, do not get this book expecting a repeat performance.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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