Yes. Nice way to escape into a fantasy world.
The Harry Potter series narrated by Jim Dale. The stories are unique and wonderful but the narration brings them to life.
The voices were good, but the extra special aspect for me was his singing of the old dwarf and elf songs. Such a nice surprise!
I have enjoyed the series so this was okay.
Stop with all the near death stuff. Come on, no one gets shot at, stabbed, poisoned, etc multiple times a week and survives. Just not real. There are many interesting characters which could have been further explored and would have been much more interesting than the mayhem.
He doesn't lose his stride and I know by his voice which character is speaking. He has a good practice of using a whisper which is effective.
Well, yes, continuation of the series but as a stand alone, I would not have finished it.
This story is something I haven't read before. I usually try to find very long books because short ones just don't seem to get the job done for me. This one kept my interest throughout.
I love the setting in Denmark and getting to know the characters. When a book makes me ask, "What is going to happen to so-and-so?" it has my attention.
I can't tell you. It would spoil it for others.
I have listened to this book over and over. I still find it entertaining. I like the way the narrator, Erik Davies, uses the Scandinavian accent. Sounds like my grandparents.
The dearth of the "eff-word" is very refreshing. It is used as are some other swear words, but appropriately and sparingly.Also the conversation is pointed and not so drawn out that we have to put up with sentences which seem to be space fillers.This is a police mystery so there is violence, but again, it is to the point and fast paced. Lovely read.
This is a story which grows with each telling. I have listened to it probably 30 times now and each time something new is revealed. The story is fresh and the characters are interesting. Most of all, I love the language. I grew up with a brother who made up his own vocabulary and only he and my cousin could understand it. Although this has mainly normal english speech, the addition of off the wall words is a treat.
I have to be honest, I always preview the narrators before I consider a book for listening. This book has numerous, interesting characters and the narrator nails them. After while, I knew who was speaking just from the voice. This made the book even more enjoyable.
This is not really a "story" it is more of an education. I know nothing about the stock market and was hesitant to buy this book because I didn't believe I would understand it but Mr. Markopolos writes so well, and delivers just enough technical jargon that I could easily follow his flow.
Some of the names would be difficult to follow in written form and having them pronounced was good for me. The narrator was a little slow and flat so I tried to speed him up on my Kindle Fire, but that didn't please me either. I was surprised by the actual voices of some of the people involved including the author, but when I got used to them they seemed to add just enough variation to make the whole episode a reality.
Learning about the natures and lifestyles of our great scientists made this book very enjoyable for me. I have never been interested in science or physics per se but I have always been curious about Albert Einstein. This book brought him into human focus for me.
What sticks with me is how long it took for AE to become recognized for his accomplishments. It puts a whole new spin on being passed over for a promotion.
The image of AE, world's greatest mind, sitting at his kitchen table and teaching young neighborhood children math. What an adventure!
The most haunting scene for e was when a German scientist took his son for a picnic away from the mental hospital in which he lived, then put an end to his son's and his own life due to the rise of Nazi doctrines.
Interesting, not overly technical, just enough to encourage me to learn more about physics and dust off my math skills.
The words, the reading, the idea, the plot, all great and refreshing. A must not miss!
This book takes a little getting used to but it is well worth the effort. It opens a window into little known trial, tribulations and triumphs of a profession which not many are familiar with, Science. Having a sister of my mother die in the 1918 Flu pandemic, I was interested to learn more and more I did learn. This is a treasure and the scientists seem to come to life. I was really rooting for them to find a cure. Interesting.
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