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Bill McAlister

Member Since 2005

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  • 4 ratings
  • 377 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4211)
    Performance
    (2679)
    Story
    (2709)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Fantastic book!"
    Overall

    This was an absolutely amazing book. It's probably not for everyone, though. If you have very strong religious sensibilities, you may not think it's funny. If you didn't like Hitchhikers Guide or Life of Brian, you may not like it. If, however, you think Douglas Adams and Monty Python are a joy, then sit down and start listening. You'll be glad you did.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Bimbos of the Death Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Edgar Award-winning author Sharyn McCrumb brings her storytelling talent and keen eye for satire to this hilarious spoof of the bizarre culture surrounding sci-fi/fantasy fandom. It all takes place at Rubicon, the science fiction and fantasy convention of your nightmares.

    Barbara says: "Ghastly reader makes for painful listen"
    "Insulting, Boring, Lame, and Hatefull"
    Overall

    I know that there are aspects of the fannish community that are rather exposed to ridicule. I'm a member and I occasionally poke a little fun myself.

    Ridicule can be good natured or it can be uninformed and mean spirited. I easily classify this in the latter category. If you want to learn a little bit about fandom, then go else where. If you are a member of the community, run do not walk, to the nearest exit.

    Add the this the fact that the mystery is lame, slow and boring and I could not in good conscience recommend this book to anyone unless that person already had a strong dislike for my peeps.

    I suppose I would classify it as a lesser variant of hate speech. Almost like the story of Anne Frank, told by an anti-semite who was trying to be objective. That's how it felt to me.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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