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  • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Glen Cook, Gardner Dozois (editor), Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    The anthology Songs of the Dying Earth has assembled one of the most distinguished casts of authors ever - including Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Paula Volsky, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, Lucius Shepard, Tad Williams, Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Glen Cook, and eleven other famous writers - to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan.

    Gary says: "The Snack that left me Ravenous"
    "Poor judement on my part"
    Overall

    Purchasing this book was a mistake on my part, though I've no one to blame but myself. The style they are imitating is not really my taste at the best of times and difficult to do well, and most of these stories do not do it very well. The quality of the stories varies a great deal, but few are good. I simply do not think it is worth the purchase price.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (100)

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing, but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges, who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians, Herodotus laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events.

    Steven says: "Difficult but enlightening"
    "A good purchase"
    Overall

    I enjoy this audio book. The quality of the story as accurate history is debatable, but it is terribly interesting as much for the perspective of Herodotus as anything else. The quality of the sounds varies at times, but it is generally pretty good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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