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Jonathan Maberry's dialog is crisp and well written and he used words that the characters themselves would've chosen; their dialog is written as if they were actually the ones talking. In exposition (Joe's thinking, or Sebastian's thinking, etc.), the words he chose and the tone with which he used them are informed by the nature of the character rather than just straight expository statements.
Ray Porter doesn't just read the words; he imbues them with the personality of each character and he truly understands the nuances of the words as they were intended to be read. He switches between accents smoothly and deftly without any carry-over into the next character's speech/dialog/response. He's just terrific!
Hands down, Joe Ledger. Of course, he's the hero of the story but he's just a neat guy.
Again, Joe Ledger. Ray Porter IS Joe Ledger; he doesn't just read the words.
Grace tells Joe about her past and at that point she becomes a real person to Joe rather than a hard-as-tacks Major in the SAS. Very well done.
Sure, this is a zombie book, but it's so much more than that. The zombies are, in fact, just a vehicle for the REAL story which is about the tug-of-war between good and evil. The characters are well drawn and Ray Porter's performance is outstanding. I will DEFINITELY get the rest of the series!
The Royal Spyness mysteries are light and fun and well performed. A delightful listen!
This was another good entry in the series. I got a little tired of the seemingly constant and endless battles but it was overall a fun book.
This book hits the ground running and doesn't stop until the very end. It's almost one big, long epic battle.
This series is just plain fun. The characters are well drawn and the story is monsters and guns and action.
Oliver Wyman turns in another terrific performance in "Vendetta". He is able to give each character his/her own 'voice' complete with accent and inflection. Further, his 'voices' are consistent across this series of books. For example, Earl Harbinger's voice sounds the same in all the books. Mr. Wyman's talent brings the book to life.
This is definitely a fun book and series. It's got action and humour and monsters and guns. Who could ask for more? LOL
As much as I love Owen Pitt, the main character--a really decent man; genuine and kind and with a good heart--the character of Mordechai, Owen's 'ghost', was my favourite in this book. Oliver Wyman's portrayal of him was fun and sweet and the character is just a neat guy.
To me, this book is brain candy. It's full of action and thrills but overall it's light and fun. In other words, it's a good escape!
Fun steam punk.
Mr. Langton's performance of Wellington Books is spot on; he perfectly embodies Books.
Light and fun, this is a good brain-candy kind of book.
I will definitely listen to this one again. Fun and exciting story line, fun characters, lots of 80s references.
Wil Wheaton gave a good performance and it was easy to see him as the main character, Wade/Parzival. His performance was nuanced with the emotions and tensions that the characters were feeling. Nicely done.
I didn't want to pause while listening to this book. Even though I knew from the beginning how it ended (since the narrator told us early on that he was the winner of the game), I was still on tenterhooks during the game scenes and the final battle.
Just an all-around fun and exciting book...especially for those of us who grew up in the 80s. I could identify with both Halliday and Wade. Very cool!
This was a fun book...a good escape. Adventures and alternate universes and Nicola Tesla-built machines and beers on the roof deck. Light and fun.
Nate, the main character, is a fun guy; likable.
This was a fun book; an easy listen.
I believe that Kathryn Stockett captured very well the racial tension of the early 1960s in the South. Her characters are well defined and beautifully drawn--and not just the three main characters of Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter. They are wonderful and strong women, role models in many ways.Ms. Stockett also created a terrific antagonist in Hilly Holbrook. Hilly's need to maintain her pretentious position as de facto Queen of the Ladies' League at all costs and her hatred of anyone not like her are palpable things that colour her words and inform everything she says and does.
Two things: The relationship that forms between Minny and Miss Celia is a transformative experience for both of them. Also, the scene in the church when the book is presented to Aibilieen...just beautiful.
Each of these performances is top-notch. I've only seen Octavia Spencer on-screen but now that I've heard her read, I'll be looking for other books that she narrates.
I laughed a lot and cried many times.
Listen to this book. The performances are superb and the story is beautiful. You won't regret it.
Ray Porter breathes life into each of the characters that Jonathan Maberry has created. The material itself is fun and exciting but Ray Porter's performance brings it to life.
Although he doesn't speak, Ghost (Joe's dog) is one of my favourite characters.
This was another fun book from Jonathan Maberry. Each of his books is similar in tone and pacing; they're filled with action and snappy dialogue. This one is no different.
Ray Porter is always super regardless of what he's reading. This performance is no different.
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