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Eric

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States

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  • 25 titles in library
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  • Steppenwolf

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Peter Weller
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (372)

    Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine.

    Darwin8u says: "Save this Hesse novel for your midlife crisis."
    "Masterpiece"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Weller's delivery of this potent work is spot on in every way. This novel is a favorite of mine, but I will be looking into other audio books Weller narrates on the strength of this performance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neuromancer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1363)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1224)

    Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

    David says: "5 stars for coolness, 3 stars for give-a-heckness"
    "Heartbreaking"
    Overall
    Performance
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    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's voicing for Molly is so poor, and so wrong for the character, it makes this edition unsustainable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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