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  • Stardust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2497)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1030)

    Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve the star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran on the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

    Bob says: "Witty and magical"
    "Gaiman explores fairie"
    Overall

    If you like Gaiman's work you'll love this. If you are a fan of the classic tales of fairie, this is recommended. Basically a gentle fairy tale. While there is blood shed, the violence is neither the purpose nor crux of the story. A beguiling read and the author does an excellent job of reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Broken Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Poul Anderson
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

    Corey says: "Wow"
    "Anderson's Best Work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Poul Anderson has woven a rich tale from Norse myth. The style and pacing are excellent. Anderson has created a tragedy of Shakespearean proportion and knowing from the first page that it will all end badly, you are still swept away with the story and can't stop. Pinchot is truly one of the best readers and his style well matches the story. I had read the novel 20 years ago, but Pinchot's reading brought to the story new depths I had not realized.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sailor on the Seas of Fate: An Elric Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Moorcock
    • Narrated By Jeff West, Michael Moorcock
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    Leaving his cousins Yyrkoon and Cymoril, Elric sails from Imrryr, the Dreaming City, and seeks an unknown goal in the world of the Young Kingdoms where Melniboneans were—at best—disliked. Included is a dramatic introduction, over 11 minutes in length, read by author Michael Moorcock himself.

    Katherine says: "Short, fast stories, but still manage to be deep"
    "For Elric Fans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not the strongest entry in the Elric/Champion Eternal Cycle. If you are an Elric fan or of the Champion Eternal Cycle is it worth it. Part of this story was told in the Hawkmoon series, and now it told from Elric perspective.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death and Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (90)

    The year is 1943, and Argentina is officially neutral, but crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military official imaginable. The hero is Cletus Frade, a Marine pilot recruited by the OSS, with strong family ties to Argentina. And in Death and Honor - Griffin's fourth book in the Honor Bound series and the first since 1999 - he's got a lot on his hands.

    JerryL says: "Another great book..."
    "A lazy effort in what was a good series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had read the previous books in the series and was happy to rejoin Clet Frede in Argentina.Unfortunately, Griffin's son is not up to the efforts of his father. The entire first segment (8 hours) involved merely recapping the last books. This could have been done in a 10 page recap. Instead, Butterworth has the characters talking to each other and recounting, multiple times, what has gone on before. He is also in love with Nazi ranks and uses every opportunity to throw them in, which makes the listening difficult. After getting through the first 8 hours, I hoped that he'd finally get on with the story. No such luck. About an hour in segment 2, I gave up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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