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montague, CA, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 68 ratings
  • 80 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Karen says: "Not a King fan...BUT"
    "Typical "King""

    Yet another Stephen King story that would be a great read if not completely ruined by the last few pages (or minutes). I don't even know why I bother with his books anymore. The man is rarely ever able to end anything well.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By uncredited

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    Mary says: "Takes a little getting used to"
    "Pleasantly surprised!"

    "the Hobbit" was my first "Dramatized" listen, and I found it to be quite enjoyable. I usually prefer to listen to unabridged books only, however, I desided to give this one a try, and I loved it. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to have this played to her. I would strongly recomend this audio to families on road trips, and any fans of J.R.R. Tolkian.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Colin says: "Existential leavings"
    "Hard to listen to, but imposible to put down !"

    Never before have I so enjoyed a story that contains not a single central character within it who possesses any redeemable characteristics. This is not your fathers tale of the "old west". This is a dirty, brutally violent, frequently shocking tale of how bad the "old west" was.
    "The Judge" represents both the white mans conquest of the west, as well as, the personification of EVIL.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "Seriously great audio"

    Absolutely the most enjoyable audio book this listener has ever heard. Even if you are not into "Zombies", "World War Z" is just great fiction. In fact, replace the zombies of this book with some other apocalytic fate such as a viral pandemic, and much of the story plays out quite realistic. the cast is top notch, and make this tale even more rivoting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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