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Michael

Randers, Denmark | Member Since 2011

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  • Small Gods: Discworld, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war.

    Michael says: "somewhat confusing..."
    "somewhat confusing..."
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    What did you like best about Small Gods? What did you like least?

    i found this perticular story to be quite confusing, but i admit that it might be because it took me a long time to get through the book and i only got to listen to it for short amounts of time at any given time so that might be why i had trouble following the story


    Would you be willing to try another book from Terry Pratchett? Why or why not?

    i've read or listened to almost all of his books so indeed yes :)


    What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

    Nigel has a good strong voice that i never get annoyed with or tired of listening to


    Was Small Gods worth the listening time?

    no, but like i said, that might be due to real life making me unable to follow my usual listening habits


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercy Blade: Jane Yellowrock, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1556)
    Performance
    (1310)
    Story
    (1312)

    Jane, a shapeshifting vampire-hunter-for-hire, crosses paths with a stranger who has arrived in New Orleans, enlisted to hunt vampires who have gone insane - or so he says.

    Ducky says: "JANE AND BEAST VS WEREWOLVES......OH MY!!"
    "the past is haunting"
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    If you could sum up Mercy Blade in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, exciting, enthralling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane, her development in the book is quite remarkable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the barscene


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

    the bitch is back


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Cross: Jane Yellowrock, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (1726)
    Performance
    (1424)
    Story
    (1425)

    Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night. The vampire council has hired skinwalker Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules - but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep.

    Ducky says: "GO JANE!!! GO FAITH!! AND GO KHRISTINE!!"
    "Jane is back and she is kicking ass"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Cross to be better than the print version?

    i haven't read the print version, but for some time i've actually prefered the audio version over the print version of books assuming they are read by someone i enjoy listening to ofcause


    What did you like best about this story?

    i can't tell without spoilering


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her voice is amazing and her ability to let her voice set each character apart is quite spetacular i think...


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

    the bitch is back


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1076)

    For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

    Maureen says: "Best of the series by far!"
    "she does it again"
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    If you could sum up Death's Rival in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, exciting, entrancing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bruiser, you know why :)


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her voice does amazing things for the characters and bringing them to life, what keeps amazing me the most is her ability to put different inflections on different characters so you can tell them apart just by her voice even if the text weren't obvious as to who is speaking


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    it is indeed if ever i had the time...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raven Cursed: Jane Yellowrock, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1368)
    Performance
    (1229)
    Story
    (1239)

    The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to the Master Vampire of New Orleans, they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, he sends an envoy with the best bodyguard blood money can buy: skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But when a group of local campers are attacked by something fanged, Jane goes from escort to investigator. Is it a rogue-vampire, shapechanger, or witch? Or something else magical?

    Ducky says: "Faith Hunter, Jane and Beast are at it again!!!"
    "Shift to ready"
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    What made the experience of listening to Raven Cursed the most enjoyable?

    the familiarity with the characters and the enjoyment of seeing them go on, learn more about themselves and how they grow from what they were


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rick, a stoic man doing his duty and enduring no end of unfair abuse thrown at him by the world...


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

    she is as amazing as ever, it was in fact her performance on another series that made me give this one a chance


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    several times i laughed out loud


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dodger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Steven Briggs
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (118)

    Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins.

    Jennifer says: "Familiar faces, even if it's not Discworld"
    "yet again"
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    Where does Dodger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    hard to say, how can you really choose among Prathcetts books??
    i for one can't rank them meaning i have about 40 books sharing first place :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dodger, because of his innocence and how it is used to further the storyline


    What about Steven Briggs’s performance did you like?

    i've always been a fan of Steven Briggs and he doesn't let me down this time either...
    he is just a overall amazing reader


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, though i doubt i have the time to do so...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (569)

    Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run.

    Brooke says: "Adrian ADRIAN A D R I A N"
    "Ms. Mead Does it again"
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    Would you listen to The Indigo Spell again? Why?

    because the story is as amazing as the previous ones both in the bloodline series and in her other works...


    What did you like best about this story?

    how the characters evolve both in relation to each other and personally


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i can't tell without spoilering


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i was wearing a big smirk along with my headphones in public several times :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodlines

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Emily Shaffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (895)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (782)

    When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times best-selling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting....

    Felicity Fairchild says: "VA fans will be thrilled!"
    "Prefect mix"
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    What did you love best about Bloodlines?

    How we got to know the supporting characters from the last books of VA much better, their motives, their thoughts and reactions...
    once i've read the next book in this series i think i might need to go back and read VA again to enjoy my knew knowledge to the fullest


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sydney, reluctant to act as ever, but now we are learning why this is...


    Which character – as performed by Emily Shaffer – was your favorite?

    Emily performed so stellar that i am unable to find one performance that stood out simply because it all was so awesome


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    there was a lull in the middle, but it was appropiate and i didn't mind, but it did mean i wouldn't hear it all in one sitting...
    also 12½ hours is a long time :)


    Any additional comments?

    be careful with this Narrator....
    she performes so well i've actually considered buying other books merely to hear more of her voice

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Destined: House of Night Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (693)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (613)

    Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet - which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together - if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow.

    Jamie says: "Destined to keep you guessing..."
    "Loosing interest"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    well the story have slowly been getting less interesting over the last couple of books...
    probably because it's been getting more predictable as P.C. Cast have lock herself into several storylines and now she doesn't feel like starting others till these are finishing up...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    unfourtunately i saw it coming from about the middle of the books


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    unfourtunately i've listened to a different narrator of previous books in the series which means this just isn't the same


    Did Destined inspire you to do anything?

    not really...
    not anything i didn't start thinking from the previous books atleast...


    Any additional comments?

    good entertainment for the money and i wouldn't stop reading the series even though it's slowed down with this one...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (143)

    The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

    Matthias says: "poorest audio quality ever"
    "if you don't know pratchett this is where to start"
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    What did you love best about The Colour of Magic?

    and wonderful rich story, with wellrounded characters and a humor that you can only appriciate and wonder at anyone ever thinking up


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colour of Magic?

    i will not ruin the moment for you, just remember when i say


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

    Nigel is a wellrounded reader and his performance is always stellar...
    i've listened to more than one book simply because he was the one reading it


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

    there already IS a movie based on this book...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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