Not any biblical books. He took the story of Sarah the matriarch of the Hebrew nation and turned it into a sweet fairy tail. If you want to read a more truthful account (even though they are still all fiction) Read "Sarah" by Marek Halter. It is much closer to biblical accounts as to what actually happened during this time. I am familiar with Old and New Testament and Mr Card who is a wonderful writer of SiFi just tried to make this into a more Christian tale. It doesn't work,
No. First it is a poor account of the matriarch, 2 it was made to sound to much like a Christian story, 3 many of the thing that happened he cleaned up and made it fit his story line. Sarah was not given to Abraham by her father, Abraham came and had to take her from the city. Many facts were just wrong. That really bothered me. I am an Atheist, however as I said I have studied the text of both Old and New Testament. (which I believe are both great works of fiction) none the less you can't change what happened unless you're making a completely different story.
The performance was passionless, just like the story it's self. This is a story about a man and a woman who started a nation. Not a teenage fling.
Glad I read the other "Sarah" first by Marek Halter. (A world of difference in story line and narration; Bernadette Dune. Much more passion and emotion about the beliefs and how they came upon them
Abraham didn't believe for sure in the one God until after he and Sarah marry and are many years in turmoil. Mr. Card makes you believe that Abraham brought the one god to Sarah before they married. NOT. Many facts are wrong. and Mr. Card really pushes the Christian edge to this story. Mr Card is a Mormon so his writing will reflect that. I feel badly that the author of "The End Game" was a real disappointment.
You must follow the series from start to finish, and yes I would
Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator,if you've listened to any of Molly Harper's books you are familiar with er voice and work
You want to drink this book, but not enough time to do in one shot......if only
This was a great series, with a great ending. Fantastic Author.
A different slant on the GRIM REAPER mystique. The fact that, they recruit troubled teens to become Reapers, is really different. People complained about the narrator, however I was able to slow down the narration by 1/4, and it really helped. If your player can do this you may find that many other narrations are enjoyable, especially when it's a female high pitched voice.
There was a bit of everything, sadness, lots of snarky humor, and interesting twists and turns in the story line. Good character development as well.
I had to slow the narration to get a better feel to the story, and by doing that it was very enjoyable. I
Yes, SPOILER ALERT, when she has to Reap Cory. Very emotional
Even though this is really for young adults, as an individual who enjoys urban fantasy, I really did enjoy this story. I'm looking forward to the next in this series.
The character development and MICHAEL KRAMER. (He's a fantastic narrator for Fantasy) ie "Wheel of Time" series. It took a while to follow because the time lines did jump around but it only takes a few chapters to get comfortable with that.
Several series "Warded Man" "Wheel of Time" several more but can't pull up off hand. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series, especially if Michael Kramer continues to narrate. One of my favorite narrators for this genre.
Many times and he never disappoints, he is great at doing different characters, emotions and accents. A true artist.
If I only had the time. I most certainly would have. I'm very excited at finding a new fantasy series with a great narrator to follow. I'm very impressed with the story line and all the different twists and turns that pop up.
I don't know when book two in this series will come out, but I hope it won't take as long as waiting for other series books. (Wheel of Time). So many authors start out with a great first book but then they get stuck, I'm hoping Mr. Cooper has his story line well developed and will make his new fans happy very soon.
I have all of Larry Corriea's audio books and have listened to them more than once. All the narrators of every book have been great and the stories are usually nonstop action.
While Joe is helping the Japanese try to fight the Russian Deacon, he blasts the USA national anthem from the speakers of the robot he's working .....To the dismay of the Japanese ......
Bronson Pinchot is a fantastic narrator, when I see that he's doing a narration, I almost always listen to see if I think I'd want to get that book. He can do every voice and accent and emotions. I enjoy his narrations very much...one of my top 10
It was very easy to do because it was just about an hour.
Anytime I see Larry Corriea has a new book available I automatically get it, I've never been disappointed ever. One of my favorite narrators with one of my favorite authors....how awesome is that. .
I would and have recommended this series to several of my friends. Anyone who enjoys The Dresden Files, or Felix Castor series, or John Taylor & The Night Side series has to love this one.
I can only compare it to other series of books and I named them above.
Gilbert Jackson is wonderful in this series. He does both male and female voices and emotions of all characters fantastically, I hope he continues to narrate this series. I also hope that more books in this series come out real soon. I finished all five books in this series in under 10 days.....
Sometimes you have to be bad to be good.
This series shows that both good people can be nasty and that nasty people can be good. We are humans after all and make choices. I love that about this series. Also that the characters grow in each book to show new strengths in their personality. Must have more Alex...
When I turned on to Audible and saw this offering I was thrilled. Since just reading about "Flanders Fields" in my Sunday newspaper, it was just a wonderful gift to your loyal customers for this time of year.
What happened that Christmas of 1914 one hundred years ago can not be compared to anything that I know of. Truth is often stranger than fiction.
This was done beautifully with a full cast. I usually don't like sound effects in my audio books but it was done with style and class. There were many times I laughed out loud at the British dry humor. I also felt emotional about the deaths from war.
It was easy enough to do that is was just over an hour long. I didn't know where that hour went it had me so engrossed listening to the story.
I love that the story is coming from one of the officers writing to a mother of one of his comrades who died and served with him ......the letter is written ten years after, to the mother. I can't imagine a mother not knowing about her son because no one bothered to contact her that he had died in the service of his country. Yes this is fictionalized about that time but it none the less shows that we are all human, Thank you Audibe for this wonderful gift.
All the characters from previous stories really grew and developed in different ways. I think that Luna realized ahead of Alex that some times you just have to deal harshly with bad circumstances....
*Spoiler* When Arachne has a conversation with Alex at the end of the story letting him know in very simplistic ways (to quote Shakespeare) "The evil that men do live after them the good is oft interred with their bones" (Meaning people usually only remember the bad things you've done and not the good)
All of them actually, but besides Alex, Arachne is one of my favorite characters, and just as in the myth she speaks truth.
Even good people have to do harsh things to survive
I'm about to start book five in this series, and I hope that there will be more books to follow. It seems that like "The Dresden Files" and Felix Castor series each book just gets better an better.
I enjoy all types of erotica. BD/SM, gay, straight, lesbian, etc. A well written story by great authors This is one of the best collections I've listened to in a while a great collection of authors who write great erotica.
Many of the stories have surprise endings, and they really made the collection more enjoyable. One of my favorites IS " Three Legs in the Evening" by Janine Ashbless I don't want to spoil it for anyone
I had many favorites and when you have 22 to choose from it's hard to pick just one "Lauren's Journey" by D.L King was very good so so many of them were. I liked all 22 but loved about 18 of them. If you enjoy GOOD erotica, that is well written and well narrated I recommend this one highly.
Several stories were exceptional I already mentioned two, but Sensate Silicone, The Contest, Book Swap, The Secret Game, Second Look A Pervertedd Fairy Tale, Moonshine Ballad, Cherries in Season, The Perfect Massage, Full Frontal Neighbor, The Whole of Me (also a surprise ending), Notes on a Scandal, Appetizer, Mikhael, The Mating Chamber
There is over 10 hours of great listening and some stories will really surprise you, and most likely turn you to new authors to try, I know I'll listen to this more than one time. Well done.
I've listened to many books from Tristan Taormino and I really enjoyed them Lily Bask I never heard before but she did a good job of narrating . My problem was that these stories were all very edgy and pushed all the relationships over the edge. I don't mind a mix of this but all the stories were very hard edged, and over the top.
No I just like a better mix of stories in an anthology, all these stories were about lesbians doing things that most people wouldn't do in any relationship, whether it be gay, lesbian or straight. All the stories pushed the envelope and I just couldn't enjoy that many stories in a row of that nature4. I'm not saying they were horrible, just too much in one anthology.
She did a good job with the stories she had to read. It was just too much of subs, and doms and control issues. If you're reading one story about this it's one thing but 22 short stories in an anthology about lesbian erotica should have been a better mix. (just my opinion) I have several anthologies by Tristan Taormino and have enjoyed them. If you enjoy listening to so many sad situations in every story then this is what you may enjoy. It was a bit depressing after a while
Yes, listen to something more positive and upbeat.
When an anthology is put together even if it's supposed to be pushing the envelope, I feel there should have been a mix with upbeat stories as well, that could have made this a better collection. This is the first book by Tristan Tormino I have to return. I know I can't listen to this again.
All the bizarre characters, great paranormal living in this small Texas town.
I don't want to give away a spoiler and it would be if I mentioned it. Charlaine Harris really knows how to develop characters and especially knows how to push the envelope I've listened to several of her series which I've loved. I was disappointed with the ending of the "Sookie Stackhouse" series. However this maybe something we can get out teeth into, and hopefully it will only be a Trilogy like they say. I think she just went too far with Sookie and couldn't end it right.
She was very good with characters and emotions. I really enjoyed her narration
When you find out who killed Aubrey, that really got me. I think everyone will agree with this one.
I hope Ms. Harris won't keep us waiting too long for the next book in this series. I truly enjoyed it.
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