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Siri

Tromsø, Norway | Member Since 2012

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  • 39 reviews
  • 70 ratings
  • 251 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
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  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Martin Freeman
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (510)

    Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination.

    Connie says: "Loved this one the best out of the 6"
    "Dolfins"
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    Would you listen to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish again? Why?

    I loved how Martin reads the books and he tells the story in an extraordinary way. And I am most probably going to hear it again. And have lesser distractions when I hear it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish?

    Artur and his travels alone, back to earth. And Martins talles.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have meny and I think I would like the hall book retold.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There is a film and a tv show. But I would us Don't Panik.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to have a good book, about Life, the Univeres and Everyting, this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Discworld: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not.

    Siri says: "The science"
    "The science"
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    Discworld and its magic, meat Round world and its science. How can you not love it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thief of Time: Discworld, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

    Christy says: "Light and fun"
    "One of my faverits."
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    I realy love this one. it has susen, death, and Time. realy good book and you should giv it a chans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    Jarno says: "A good popular science book, paired with fantasy"
    "Darwin"
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    Not my faverit of them. This is a bit boring if you do not fine Darwin intresting and intriging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

    Christian says: "Great Story - Terrible Production!"
    "This is one of my favourite books"
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    The book is lovely, Sam is a big man in my life after hearing about him. The watch is a place I would love to work if I had bin on Discworld.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Speaking in Tongues

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    In Speaking in Tongues, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Neil Gaiman reads a selection of his own stories and poems, including "The Price", which he says "is more or less true. At least, the narrator...is pretty much me, the house is my house, the cats my cats, and the family is my family."

    Richard says: "Remarkable stories and performance!"
    "A really good laugh and good stories."
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    Now there is more then one story, but I believe that the first one whit the American Tourist in England is one of my favret stories I have ever heard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coraline: An Adventure Too Weird for Words

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dawn French
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Shortly after moving into an old house Coraline discovers a big, carved, brown wooden door at the far corner of the drawing room. And it is locked. Curiosity runs riot in Coraline's mind and she unlocks the door to see what lies behind it. Disappointingly, it opens onto a brick wall. Days later, after exploring the rest of the house and garden, Coraline returns to the same mysterious door and opens it again. This time, however, there is a dark hallway in front of her.

    Siri says: "Ah hahaha"
    "Ah hahaha"
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    What a lovely story this is, I see that this could have bin one of my favourite story when I was a child. But I was 26 when I heard it the first time. But it is a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shoggoth's Old Peculiar: A Free Short Story by Neil Gaiman, Plus a Preview of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (1191)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1085)

    "Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar", a short story from Neil Gaiman's collection Smoke and Mirrors, follows an American student’s walking tour of the British coastline, which takes an odd turn when he comes to the town of Innsmouth.

    Janice says: "Change of selection"
    "Oh I love his voice"
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    Now this is only a part of the story, but it is really grate and Neil Gaiman's voice is really nice to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (143)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    Jorge Curiel Lopez says: "Nice voice, terrible voice acting."
    "Meh"
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    Ok so this book was not fore me. I could not fine the tread, I think it laced any depth and it was rather boring. I hope other found it more interesting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Happy Birthday Jules Verne (February 8). Professor Pierre Aronnax and his faithful servant, Conseil, embark on an amazing journey in Captain Nemo's Nautilus in Verne's classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    Tad Davis says: "Great narration, translation a bit stilted"
    "A book I have wanted for a long time"
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    I have wanted to reed this book for a long time. And now that I have heard it I love it. It really is one of the better books I have heard. The relationship between the characters and the science in the story is fun some of it is wrong, and we can prove it today, but it was facts when the books where realised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Robin Field
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    First published by brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in 1812 as a collection of retold Germanic folk stories, this collection of such well-known fairytales as Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty transports listeners to a realm where “Once upon a time” often ends up “happily ever after”…and where giants, princesses, kings and fairies pursue power, find true love, have all sorts of magical adventures — and in the process reveal multi-faceted truths about human nature.

    Gary says: "One of the most enjoyable audible books ever!"
    "some new stories i have never heard"
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    The Grimm's Fairy Tales are well known stories that fore the most I have heard ore read before, but I had not heard all of them. But I will always like the newer and modernised versons of them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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