You no longer follow Joel

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Joel

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Joel

Columbia, MD, United States | Member Since 2009

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 0 reviews
  • 0 ratings
  • 309 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Avram Davidson
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    This invaluable collection of Avram Davidson's resonant, witty short stories describes some incidents in the career of many-times-Doctor Engelbert Eszterhazy, loyal subject of the Triune Monarchy of Scythia- Pannonia-Transbalkania, located in a 19th-century Europe whose political landscape will be, after a little reflection, familiar to most fantasy listeners. Enquire with Doctor Eszterhazy into curious matters: the lurley, the old woman who lived with a bear, gingerbread men, dancing goats, and more.

    Gail says: "Brilliant Narration of the Erudite Abstruse"
    "Sherlockian / Magickal spoof"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Dr. E. Eszterhazy is a very Sherlock Holmes type character...extremely knowledgable (he holds multiple doctorates) and often called upon to explain the unexplainable.

    Unlike Holmes, Dr. E. lives in the Triple Monarchy of Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania and often encounters *real* magic (rather than the trickery that Holmes encountered). Also, there is a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor written into these stories. The humor is smart and subtle...not many laugh out loud moments, but a fair number of chuckles.

    This is a collection of short stories---and you might want to take them one at a time. In a continuous run, they begin to blur together.

    I found Robert Blumenfeld's narration (or perhaps it was Avram Davidson's writing) somewhat soporific. I'm not sure why...it's not like he droned or was boring.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.