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Robert

Terranora, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • Thud!: Discworld, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (112)

    Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

    Siri says: "The Somening Dark"
    "Another very good novel"
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    This was another very good novel from Terry Pratchett and also a good narration. Although Pratchett writes each story to be fully self-contained, this should be read before Snuff (which I did not do). Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jingo: Discworld, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld, and suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing. As two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war"....

    Aye-Htun says: "A true Pratchett classic"
    "Solid performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

    Yes, I love Terry Pratchett's stories.


    Any additional comments?

    This was another good story by Pratchett. Not my favourite, but a solid performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones (Part One): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (547)
    Story
    (558)

    This is Part One of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

    Darrell says: "Great story and performance."
    "Stories epic in scale and detail"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about A Game of Thrones (Part One)?

    There are so many great characters. It is too difficult to choose just one. One of the most amazing things about this author is that he treats the characters realistically. As a result, it is very difficult to predict what will happen to them


    What did you like best about this story?

    See above


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    They were all done well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Lord Eddard died. From that point I knew that realism took priority over sentimentality. It makes reading the series so much more interesting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones (Part Two): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (401)

    This is Part Two of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime.

    Gus-D says: "I just can't wait..."
    "Stories epic in scale and detail"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Game of Thrones (Part Two) to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are so many great characters. It is too difficult to choose just one. One of the most amazing things about this author is that he treats the characters realistically. As a result, it is very difficult to predict what will happen to them.


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    He was good with them all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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