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D. Ames

Colorado | Member Since 2009

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  • The Redemption of Althalus

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor. Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness.

    John says: "Too Easy for Althalus"
    "Worst ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from David Eddings and Leigh Eddings and/or Dennis Holland?

    No, no and no! As a former David Eddings fan I was hugely disappointed with this.


    What could David Eddings and Leigh Eddings have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Shorten the book by half. Do you really have to retell the story to every new character introduced?


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dennis Holland’s performances?

    Not if I can help it. The accents were terrible.


    Any additional comments?

    I almost cried at the end of part 3 when I realized there was still 4 plus hours to go.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tigana

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (870)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (546)

    Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

    But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.

    Robert says: "Says a lot about who we are."
    "Flat"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Guy Gavriel Kay and/or Simon Vance?

    This book never went anywhere. Characters, Devon for instance, never advanced. Yes, there was some backfill of their history but not much. At the end I was kicking myself for wasting so much time listening. Not even the brilliant Simon Vance could save this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 44 Scotland Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (184)

    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

    Dorothea says: "Fantastic classic McCall Smith"
    "Tedious"
    Overall

    I am a big fan of the HBO series Ladies Number One Detective Agency so I thought this might be good. To be honest I could not finish the book. I really tried but I gave up after 43 chapters. I had hoped to gain some insight into life in Edinborough but this seemed to be overshadowed by the lives of a group of odd characters. I couldn't find much of a reason to like any of them. The plot twists were obvious and tedious. Sorry, I can't really think of a single positive thing to say about it.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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