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  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (6844)
    Performance
    (6346)
    Story
    (6362)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Will Patton not a good reader"
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    I can't say I loved this book in audio form when I might have loved it in paper form, maybe because of Will Patton. It was impossible to get a good volume because he goes from shout to mumbled whisper constantly. His sentences start out strong, and he ends them with barely audible mush. Drove me crazy. I'm on the last few chapters, and speeded it up to 1.5 just so I can finish and be done with it.
    Another quibble - I would have loved to hear more about the intervening years with his mom, Wendy. She has no presence in this book, and I wanted to know more about how she survived the Overlook horrors.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5998)
    Performance
    (5588)
    Story
    (5588)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "A Great Play on a Classic ST Trope"
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    This is a wonderful story where things start where you expect but then get weirder and cooler and crazier and more fun as the story goes on. Just about when you think you have it all nailed, Scalzi tweaks it just a little further.

    Wil Wheaton does an excellent job (although not quite as good as Ready Player One) and besides; who better to narrate the story of a newly-minted Ensign assigned to the flagship of the fleet than ... someone who's played a newly-minted Ensign assigned to the flagship of the fleet.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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