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Mrs

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  • A Game of Thrones (Part One): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (621)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (557)

    This is Part One of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

    Darrell says: "Great story and performance."
    "I didn't want it to end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up A Game of Thrones (Part One) in three words, what would they be?

    Long, involved, riveting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. The story has a cast of THOUSANDS but everybody is well crafted.


    What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Honestly? I would never be able to sit and read a book this long - I would cheat and read only the chapters about my favourite characters. Roy's voice is calming and a pleasure to listen to and you barely notice the passage of time.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I listen in the car on my way to and from work. I have to FORCE myself to bookmark and go to the office. I nearly missed a meeting once as I wanted to listen to the next bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I know the book is long and the audio needs to be split for ease of download. HOWEVER, it would be SO NICE if the splits took place at the end of chapters. It is REALLY ANNOYING when the audio stops half way through a conversation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5428)
    Performance
    (3384)
    Story
    (3404)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "BORING!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A plot that actually caught my attention as opposed to endless drivel. I didn't even make it through the first 8 hours before I asked to return this.


    What could Ayn Rand have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't know. It never caught my interest, I couldn't make myself feel anything for her rather one-dimensional characters, and after nearly 8 hours of listening it didn't seem like anything was happening.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He spoke well and clearly and I could find nothing objectionable in his accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom and the wish that it would get interesting enough to make me want to listen to it as it is supposed to be such a classic.


    Any additional comments?

    Probably very good if you are suffering from insomnia.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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