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  • Dr. No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (650)

    M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.

    Doug says: "A classic James Bond thriller"
    "A calm adventure."
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    What made the experience of listening to Dr. No the most enjoyable?

    Simon Vance is a great reader. Thankfully he has been the only voice for 007 to this point. Makes it real easy and familiar to read... a continuation from book to book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Still enjoyable as a 007 book. Least enjoyable was the let down of the quickness of the story. It was over way too soon... only one quick adventure and a drawn-out ending. Sadly, that's audio books for you, though. You'll not know how many more pages are left (few or a lot) and then you hit the end and cannot believe it. That's how I felt with Dr. No. However, it's difficult for a late writer to adjust his further works.


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

    Only listened to Simon Vance in the 007 series. Again, the familiarity from book to book makes 007 more realistic... believable. He's never been rushed while reading, and, as he is an entertainer, he can deliver the lines with perfection.


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

    I COULD have listened to it in one sitting. And yes, I could have easily enjoyed it in one sitting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4768)
    Performance
    (3490)
    Story
    (3515)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Steven Weber did "It" justice."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend "It" to a friend. In fact I already have recommended it a few times.


    What other book might you compare It to and why?

    Cannot really compare it. It was long and scary and fun and a lot of the enjoyment was because of Steven Weber.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the battle scene as the characters were adults. Weber really got into it.


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

    Just really enjoyed "It".


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book many years ago. The length of it made it easy to lose track of info and story lines. With Steven Weber reading it to me as I train for triathlon, I can understand the story and enjoy it much more. "It" is a fantastic story. But being so long it loses its allure. Being read the story in such the fashion that Steven Weber got into it I kept track of the story and it always was fresh in my mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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