Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2012
Benedict Cumberbatch narrates and is wonderful! He should read everything. I don't think I need to say anything more about that.
As for the story: Casanova's memoirs are fascinating. Whether he actually did all the things he said he did is pretty irrelevant. His memoirs are a great window into 18th century society. For history buffs this is a must read. Also, it is nowhere near as explicit as people seem to think.
This book is a really interesting conversation between cyber activists. I learned quite a bit listening to this and got a new insight into the world of hacktivism and where Assange and his colleagues stand.
The one thing that sort of bothered me was that there is only one narrator. This is a transcript of a conversation so a single voice switching parts left me confused at times to who was speaking. It would have been a bit better had there been a narrator for each different person in the conversation.
This was my first real foray into Lovecraft and I didn't REALLY know what to expect. The incidental music really adds to the atmosphere and the narration is wonderfully expressive.
The end of 'The Dunwich Horror' is really sticking with me. So horrifying!
His reading of the ancient language is wonderful and he is very expressive. Really adds to the overall horror atmosphere.
Again.. the ending of 'The Dunwich Horror' is really sticking with me.
This was a great introduction to the world of H.P. Lovecraft. It features some of his best known stories so is a great jumping off point. So incredibly creepy! I'll definitely be looking up more Lovecraft after this.
There is no print version so... yeah
Why must I only choose one?! They are all so wonderful! Ok... if I have to choose I'll choose Martin because he tries so hard to be taken seriously and he's just undermined and twisted in hilarious knots.. also it's Benedict Cumberbatch.
Again no print version. The comedic timing of these wonderful actors is brilliant and that would probably be lacking in a print version and the jokes may not have played as well in a book.
I definitely listened to this in one sitting. May have gotten strange looks from people sitting near me as I tried to stifle giggles.
Will be buying the remaining seasons as soon as possible. So funny. Highly recommend this.
I watched the movie years before I listened to this story and I was completely in love with the movie so listening to the original story was a little odd to me and I'm a little biased, sorry.
I did really like the book though. It is very different from the movie, which I still prefer, but there were a few things that bothered me about it. Miss Pettigrew is not nearly as strong a female character as I would like her to be and seems to just kind of bumble along accidentally helping her new friends. The men are excused their awful behaviour because they are handsome. I liked the ending though. Still a happy ending for everyone, but different from the film.
This is a nice fluffy book, good for when you need something to pass a trip or something but not wanting anything too heavy.
No Christmas is complete without the Grinch. Although it was weird to have it read to me by someone other than Boris Karloff, Matthau does a great job.
This is the second Heyer novel I've listened to (the first was Sylvester). I really only downloaded them because Richard Armitage was narrating. I didn't really expect to like these books, as'm not much of a romance fan, but I'm glad that I was sorely mistaken in this.
Richard Armitage does an amazing job narrating. I could listen to his voice all day.
As for the story, there are parts of the narrative that are a little silly, but overall it is super entertaining. The characters are marvelous and remind me a little of Jane Austen characters. I love the strong independent Venetia and absolutely adore Demerel, the rake.
I'm definitely planning on reading/listening to more Heyer.
I enjoyed this story for the most part. I didn't realize it was an abridged version until I had finished it and came on here to rate it. This made perfect sense to me because there are a few points where the story seems to jump forward and character relationships seem to have really moved along in a very short time. This doesn't really hurt the story in my opinion, but it was noticeable. Also, why would you not get Armitage to read the full version? The more Armitage you have the better it is.
I had been told by friends that the Dresden series didn't get good until the third or fourth book, but I have to say that I absolutely loved the first book. Maybe having it read to me by James Marsters (who does a great job!) made the difference.
I'm definitely going to continue with the series.
I got this as a free download here on Audible this summer. I have not read anything else by C.S. Friedman so this story mostly left me feeling lost. I'm not familiar with the character of Terran or with the world, so I didn't really care like I'm sure I was supposed to.
I still enjoyed listening. R.C. Bray did a good job narrating. I'm planning on checking out the Coldfire Trilogy at some point so I can see what I'm missing. Maybe then I'll enjoy this novella more.
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