David Tennant does a GREAT job as narrator. I love toothlesse's voice. I also love Hiccup's point of view on the rest of the hooligans. it's a love hate relationship that's always fun.
Toss up between fishlegs and toothless. Both are terribly pragmatic in otherwise heroic situations. also great voices for the characters.
every character has a distinct voice and everything is done so energetically.
oh laugh. i don't know that it was extreme, but i definitely laughed.
the whole series is really amusing.
I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. Firstly Oscar Wilde is always a good decision. Secondly it's just a great story. So many films have tried to adapt this but until you read the scene where Dorian mentally justifies his involvement in a major tragedy you will never truly understand why this qualifies as a horror story.
I liked the performance of Lord Henry. He's an interesting character because you never really get a bead on what his motivations are. Is he being serious when he says horrible things? Is he just goading people? The way he's played you are never really sure if he's being genuine when he encourages Dorian to be a terrible person or if he's running some kind of personal social experiment.
I was genuinely horrified when reading the passage where Dorian convinces himself that Sibyl was just dumb and that he didn't really have anything to be sorry about concerning her. Following the thread of his logic is just tragic.
It's an easy listen as classics go as it's relatively short. It's also interesting to decipher the real motivations of a lot of the characters.
I would absolutely listen to this book again. The characters are endearing and the humor is really fun.
Well Perzeval is the obvious choice but I really liked seeing his development as a character. His insecurities and mistakes made him very relatable and genuine.
I was nervous about Will Wheaton as a narrator because while I generally appreciate his content he doesn't have the kind of voice that I normally want to listen to for hours at a time. However he's perfect for this character. His inflection, enthusiasm, and general nerd cred come in handy, especially the part where he references himself in the text. Also a great job differentiating his character voices. Made it really easy to follow the story and keep characters straight.
There's a point where Perzival totally withdraws from the outside world and this part really got to me because I found it so incredibly sad.
This is just a really fun book, great for nerds of any denomination. Awesome characters and a virtual world that you will frequently wish you could log into yourself (think Caprica, meets Sims, meets Warcraft). Great characters and an awesome adventure narrative make this a lot of fun. That said there was a lot of not so subtle social policy preaching, more at the beginning of the book than anything else. That could have been handled a little less overtly. Also I wish there had been a little more development of the main bad guy in the book. Why was he such a dick? Why was he working for such a dick corporation that is clearly totally cool with casting him aside? I have questions.
I will absolutely be adding this to my go to book list. A really fun listen.
The end was a major let down. I had two really juicy theories about how it was going to go, and they were both better than the non event that was the actual ending
There are at least 2 ways to end this novel that are appropriately poetic, inevitable, and character defining. and frankly those are just what I could come up with, I figured the author would have something even better up her sleeve. not so apparently.
Amy was very well performed. The narrator captured her many sides very well.
The beginning was so intriguing I loved the dual perspectives and the emphasis that it's the little things that drive a wedge between people. Small acts and how they are perceived are what make up every single day and every single interaction.
Incredibly thoughtful and masterfully written
Orwell is kind of his own style.
it actually made me really sad and kind of depressed but in a way that's really important.
amazing book that is important for a lot of reasons.
having never read the print version i can't compare
any of the society ladies. i love his interpretation of them.
not all in one but it was definitely a book i wanted to get back to.
This was a book i've had on the shelf in print for years but never read. I'm so glad i got into audio books it's really given me an opportunity to get back into literature.
I really liked the concept of the book and was really interested in the world the author created but at the same time I feel like there were a lot of sentiments that were plot lines that existed entirely independent of the main narrative which diluted the enjoyment of the main plot and was at times pretty boring. I'm not sure if these alternate plot lines come into play later in the series but I personally found them frustrating.
really just a bit more editing
I always enjoy the voices being diverse. It helps me keep characters straight. Especially in a novel like this with so many different minor characters.
On the one hand yes because it takes place in a world complex and different enough to maintain it's own story lines and with enough characters to keep the pacing up but I feel that a lot of the literary references would be lost on a television audience.
over all an entertaining book though not really as funny as i would have hoped. i was browsing the satire section when this came up and in honesty there wasn't much satire to be had unless you count the arguments and controversies of academia being applied to everyday social situations. and that was more of a backdrop than anything else.
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