Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Christopher

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Christopher

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Christopher

United States | Member Since 2011

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 4 reviews
  • 66 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Summer Tree: The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (189)

    The Summer Tree is the first novel of Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry. Five university students embark on a journey of self-discovery when they enter a realm of wizards and warriors, gods and mythical creatures - and good and evil...

    Nissa says: "Obviously the first book of three"
    "Best fantasy writer around"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Summer Tree rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The scope and elegance of Kay's writing have impressed me for years, It is amazing how fast 15 hours can go by. The book is incredibly ambitious not


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer Tree?

    Though I have read the books before, listening to them brings out nuances and connections I've missed, the theme of tears and loss, the specific character arc of each of the heroes.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Vance is a great performer - he understands the book and brings each of the separate characters to life smoothly and it seems effortlessly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4960)
    Performance
    (3560)
    Story
    (3560)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Michael says: "Harry & James are one."
    "Entertaining but aimless"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Summer Knight again? Why?

    Not my favorite, though narrator remains a treat. I worry that the world is becoming too random and complicated. Motives in this one are pretty obscure.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Song for Arbonne

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (74)

    A Song for Arbonne is Guy Gavriel Kay's critically acclaimed fantasy of love, both courtly and forbidden, and of kingdoms endlessly opposed - one dominated by male rulers and their male god, the other guided by women and their goddess.

    Yaryna says: "An alternate world"
    "Lyrical fantasy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Song for Arbonne the most enjoyable?

    Kay remains a master at weaving together his fantastic tapestries, allowing for subtle character development and amazing world-creation.


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator underplays the difference between the characters' voices, so that it feels more like a single narrator throughout. The story itself it so engaging that I think this is wise, as different voices can be distracting. The inclusion of original tunes for the lyrics and a nice tenor definitely adds color to the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7145)
    Performance
    (3701)
    Story
    (3748)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "powerful and meaningful narrative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Speaker for the Dead?

    One of Card's best. Didn't know until hearing the author commentary that he considers it more important than Ender's Game. I had read it years ago but did not remember the subtle ethical exploration that runs throughout the story.


    What does David Birney and Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great use of multiple voices - not at all distracting, definitely adds to the narrative.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.