history, medieval, england
Description of the elaborate outfits worn by the nobility.
His accent fit the theme of the book, but was not overpowering. A peppering of music examples where appropriate would have been a nice touch.
The producers of this recording should have included a couple examples of the songs and instruments played during the period.
The voice acting. Katy Kellgren as Mina is fantastic.
Van Helsing. He is intelligent and brave. He delivers a plausible mix of the occult and intellectual. Tim Curry does a fine job.
Yes. Tim Curry does a fine job here, but does not get much opportunity to shine.
Van Helsing. I am partial to the intellectual hero of the story.
It's a detective, horror, adventure story all rolled up into one. Very exciting.
The narration was excellent. The actor handled male and female voices, and accents, well.The story is a strange mix of sexism, racism, hippy liberalism, and advocates patriarchy. Heinlein states "in 9 out of 10 rapes, the women is at least partly at fault" The only non-white western character is an Indian nick-named "Stinky". The female characters in the book are all sassy, submissive housewives. The last half of the book is a tedious exposition on the virtues of a male-dominated free-love hippy commune.
Yes, I will never read another Robert Heinlein novel again.
When Mike is hiding at the bottom of the swimming pool making the cops vanish.
This book has helped me understand misogyny better.
Science, Patents, Technology
Made everything clear. Be sure to listen to interview with the author.
Roger Allam is a native Britian. In the story he throws on an American accent for some characters. The result is interesting and laudible.
This story depicts how a technological solution to climate change is squandered by the character flaws of its inventor, the greed of others, and the unfortunate consequences of patent law. This story reminds me of the patent wars between the big tech companies.
The best. The story is interesting and the prose is beautiful. The voice acting is the best I've ever heard.
The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay. They both tell the story of 20th century America and deal with issues of sexuality.
Cal. I would like to see if I could detect anything peculiar about him.
The author's prose often gallops and adapts well to an audio performance.
Running, Growing Old, Philosophy for Life
The author is definitely a serious long distance runner, but he is also definitely not a professional. I believe many people fall into this category. The author works this type of amateur long distance running into a philosophy for life.
No. The book is repetitive at times and I thought it could use some better editing.
I am a fan of Murakami's fiction, but this book would appeal to anybody.
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