Port Orchard, WA, United States | Member Since 2010
This is the first book I have heard narrated by Mr. Brick. I read this book originally in the 5th grade (1985) and again in the 9th. I am still following Mr. Brooks' series. It is one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written and re-ignited the genre which had petered out after Mr. Tolkien's death. Mr. Brick's lack of emotion as he read this book almost in a monotone made me never want to hear another book read by him and never want to hear another Fantasy novel via audiobook. Hopefully, my mind will change one day. And honestly, I had just finished my third trip through the Harry Potter series and EVERYONE pales in comparison to Jim Dale. I do not recommend this book though. Whether you are already a Terry Brooks fan or you're thinking of becoming one. This narrative will kill that spark. AND for 2 credits, the price is pretty dear!
I didn't expect much when I read this book. But it kept getting deeper and deeper. Following Katness Everdine's journey as she takes her sister's place in a deadly situation and triumphs over trial after trial. This is no teeny bopper drama. This is a dark, deadly story. It gave me chills and made me want more. Thank goodness there are two more books to go!
Great for light listening. Too short though. Wish it were longer with more stories.
It's been a year since I read this book. In that time, the movie has come out. It got great reviews, but I refused to see it. These women, these voices, THEY are my characters. I love each of them. Anyone can hear this book and love it. I appreciate it on many levels and will listen again, and again, and again...
I loved listening to Steve's narrative and finding out where all those funny bits that I got so familiar with in his HBO specials, Saturday Night Live appearances, and that ridiculous movie, The Jerk, came from. Steve Martin has always been one of my favorite physical comedians and when he jumped the Big Screen I was thrilled.
He is definitely NOT meant to read his own story however. He is not that great a narrator and most of the story comes across much drier than it should have. But he is and always will be an amazing actor, performer and author. I can only thank him for this raw and uncensored autobiography.
I am a white girl from Southern Mississippi. I first read Roots when I was in the fifth grade. I vaguely remembered my parents watching the TV mini series when I was little and since I was on a tear through Elementary School to read every classic novel ever written, I picked this one up in the library and thought it would make for some good "light reading". I thought that any book that was a TV series in the 70s was definitely "light", despite the bulk of the tome in my hand. I started reading and was captivated by the story. Particularly the account of Kunta's trek across the Ocean aboard the galley ship...I remember tears in my eyes. I felt like I could feel his pain. I read the book again in High School. I thought maybe it had been blown up in my imagination due to my tender years the first time around. I was wrong and was just as captivated. I read this book for the final time after I joined the Navy. Lying in my rack at night, listening the groaning of the Destroyer's hull and feeling the thin mattress of my "coffin rack", the Kunta's ocean journey was even more meaningful. I tried to watch the TV series. It just didn't resonate with me like the book did. When I saw the unabridged version on Audible, I downloaded it dubiously and then became captivated once again. This time not only by the characters, but also by the deep, resonant voice of Avery Brooks as he made these characters come to life.
This isn't a book you listen to, it's a book you experience. Thank you Mr. Haley and Mr. Brooks. This book is truly part of my soul.
I started reading the Prey Novels when I was in 7th grade. I picked up Eyes of Prey from my Dad's bedside table and I was hooked. I have the entire series in paperback. When I found this book on Audible I was not too enthusiastic. I had a picture of Lucas in my head and my own idea about how he would sound. However, the narrator, Richard Farrone, did a really good job and you get a good idea of what a tough character Davenport truly is. I hope this series continues in this vein.
I loved Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. This one is just as fun and even informative. I remember loving mythology, but Riordan takes it to a fun level and I find myself wishing I was back in history class learning about Ancient Egypt. I'm sure that there is plenty of artistic license going on, but Riordan makes it believable, as much as believable CAN be. I can't wait to hear more of this series. This one is even better than the first one, which was an awful lot of fun in and of itself!
I'm pretty sure that my Dad had these same thoughts running through his head when I was little and wanted that one last story, the last drink of water, one more trip to the potty. However, I hope to God that no little kid ever has to actually hear this. It's funny for adults, but definitely should be R Rated. I got it because it was free. Free was worth it.
I don't think anyone captures the way I HOPE a dog's mind works as well as Spencer Quinn. This is the most unique detective novel I've ever read. It's full of action, adventure and interesting insight into human behavior. No one can narrate it like Jim Frangione and I will read every Chet and Bernie mystery that comes out religiously.
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