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Jessie

Queanbeyan, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Thud!: Discworld, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (117)

    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"
    "Briggs brings out the best of Pratchett"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, definitely. I am a huge fan of Pratchett's work, and Briggs brings out the best in it: laugh-out-loud humour, fun, and insight into our world and his.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vimes. He's cynical, mistrustful, a little bit prejudiced, and plenty flawed, but for all that, he's our hero, and he's a genuinely good, genuinely likeable man who can carry the listener along with his experience.


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    I love Briggs' character voices; they really bring the work to life.


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

    The denouement of this book never fails to move me as the battle between light and dark over the heart of a good man reaches its peak.


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  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

    lynn says: "A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO DISCOVER"
    "Brilliant to hear this read by the author"
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    What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere the most enjoyable?

    Being sucked right in Neil Gaiman's world along with the writer and hearing his imagining of the world and the characters. His character voices were amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Richard. He is a sympathetic character and a wonderful audience identification character because we are experiencing a new world along with him. I cheered him on in his heroic moments and wanted to hug him in his moments of despair.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to any of Neil Gaiman's performances before, but would definitely listen to more after this. He reads beautifully and has a lovely voice.


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

    Yes, several, particularly moments when Richard was despairing and alone in the world. It was easy to be moved by his plight thanks to Neil Gaiman's wonderful reading and the power of his writing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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