Ocean Shores, WA, United States | Member Since 2003
As a dedicated "Herberts'/Anderson" fan I found this audiobook, to say the least, fascinating and informative. I'm so very gald that "Spiceworld" never made it to publication in novel form, we would never have had "Dune" nor would have Frank Herbert become, at least not at that time, a household name or a very revered SF author. "The Road to Dune" is a great listen and I am pleased to have added it to my collection. I really enjoyed the "Dune" short stories, the possibilities are endless for the imagination, one can visualize any number of volumes based on any give character. Imagine "Erasmus Tales", if you would :)
For those of us, who can and do recall this period of history, this story is enlightening and also entreating. It is nice to know that eventually those who deserve the credit for the advance of space exploration are duly recognized. I most whole-heartedly recommend this great listen to anyone who enjoys behind the scene revelation.
Thanks to Audible for this remarkable listen :)
A very good start to what I imagine will be a fine new series of books in the sequel to the saga of seven suns. I wanted to rate this as a five star work, but found portions of the work, in some chapters, too repititious or redundant regarding some of the histories of certain characters, mildly annoyying, as if the listener/reader is unable to retain information.
There are many new and interesting developments in the storyline and a few predictable plot manipulations, so all in all this was a good listen and worth the purchase.
This is a fine story, filled with memorable characters, romance and all the elements of what makes the genre so entertaining. It is given life with the talents of Simon Vance who's narrative is breathtaking.
I eargerly await the next book in the series. Though Mr. Bricks narration is noticeably slower in some chapters, his performance is still amazing, passionate and precise. His characterizations live in the mind, consistent and recogmozeable page after page and book after book. I enjoy the depth and detail, I do not find anything at all unappealing or dreary, as some reviews have stated. Kudos! to Brian and Kevin for their remarkable work over the many years with the imaginative results of the effort of keeping DUNE alive and well.
Not since the "DUNE" series have I had so much pleasure listening to such a complete and fascinating creative construct, full of intrigue, adventure and compelling drama. C.J. Cherryh has written, with very little doubt, a masterpiece filled with unforgettable characters and some of the most original dialogue that populate what feels like a familiar world.
The extraordinary narration by MR. May is phenomenal. What a truly gifted narrator he is, each character is distinct and quite individual, filled with personality and easily recognizeable at the sound of their voice.
I have just completed the second listen, to each of the novels, so far, in this remarkkable series and I am most anxiously awaiting the next book. Thank you AUDIBLE forall the work making this possible.
This is precisely what one would expect from these two amazing writers, lots of wit and good humored barbs at life in general. The telling of the tale by Mr. Jarvis s "spot on" character wise, wonderfully convincing with extraordinary inflection. I could not stop laughing or listening.
Beyond imaginative, dark and humorous, good and evil with very powerful imagery along with a "campy red dragon" who delivers her lines with a psuedo Mae West/Cary Grant accent. The performance is one of the very best in all my listening experiences, highly emotional and exciting.
I find myself at a true loss for words in trying to describe the pleasure this listen has given me. Clive Barker is a most remarkable and gifted storyteller. Galilee, is superb.
I suppose I'm going to get some flack over this review, because until this installment of Harry's lengthy and novel adventures, yes intended; I have enjoyed listening in the extreme to James Marsters rendering of the characters. It is no doubt unfair to compare Mr. Glovers performance to that of Mr. Marsters, a very hard act to follow and to be fair there isn't a whole hell of a lot to work with in this chronicle. Harry Dresden, ultimately winds up exactly where predicted he will at the conclusion of book 12. "Ghost Dream Story", is an unbelievable and almost unendurable exercise in self-recrimination and guilt on the part of Harry and the almost infantile pratter inside of Molly's, Star Trek mind construct, is disappointing.
I doubt that I will risk further credits on the next Dresden adventure.
Brandon Sandersons work is wonderful, very unique, grand in scope and concept. Unfortunately this recording is flat, dull and almost emotionless. Not the work, just the narration. No inflection, intonation nor, it seems, enthusiasm. I was driven to my local library to retrieve the hardbound to finish listening, in my own mind, starting with chapter 23, after giving up the audio version, upon which I wasted some credit.
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