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Rebecca Cavanna

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  • On a Pale Horse: Incarnations of Immortality, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Piers Anthony
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1000)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (504)

    In this, the first novel of the best-selling Incarnations of Immortality series, Piers Anthony combines a deeply moving examination of the meaning of life and death with a gripping story of romance and loyalty, all set in a world of magic and technical wizardry.

    Jake says: "Full Series Review: 5 Stars"
    "Misogynistic Religious Garbage!!"
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    What disappointed you about On a Pale Horse?

    This book is completely insulting to women and a thinly veiled catholic sermon. I was expecting a fun scy-fi/fantasy book and instead was hugely disappointed. The book speaks of the inherent "bitchiness" of women, suggests that a baby born in incest has "evil" on it's soul and a describes this poor woman who's father is trying to offer her up as a sex slave for death as "un-special, and un-remarkable" when it's pretty remarkable to me that she didn't run screaming out of the room. Terrible book.


    What could Piers Anthony have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not written it


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (634)
    Story
    (637)

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Stacy says: "What a beautiful book..."
    "terrible"
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    What disappointed you about Swordspoint?

    Unfortunately everything was a disappointment. I now understand why there are so few books in this genre. It's incredibly lame. The actors, and there are many, are pompous and silly. There's really no point to the story. I'm super disappointed because I LOVE Neil Gaiman, however, this one really really really missed the mark.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure, I'm going to need a break after this one


    How could the performance have been better?

    The horrible over-acting and ridiculous inflections. Tone it down, I couldn't tell if the writing was pretty or not because the reading was awful.


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

    Frustration, annoyance and finally total disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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