Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2014
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.
I actually went into this book expecting not to like it but boy was I wrong. The first few chapters felt like a sci-fi version of Ever After (the Drew Barrymore film) but it quite quickly becomes it's own story and I can't wait until my next credit comes in so I can get the next book in the series.
Truthfully there's nothing really special about the writing or the narration. I love this book because it's fun and is a neat take on a story I love. My biggest complaint about the book is that the foreshadowing is about as subtle as a frying pan to the face (You'll understand when you listen/read) and as such the big "reveal" in the last chapter wasn't really a reveal at all. Despite this issue there were some really interesting twists in the story and I'm looking forward to continuing Cinder's journey.
Who's the monster?
The moral ambiguity. Film versions of this story make the Creature out to be either evil or incredibly sympathetic, but going back to the source material the reader can see that neither Viktor nor the Creature are heroes or villains. It brings up a lot of questions and offers no answers. Very intelligent.
Any scene when the Creature and Viktor are together. Good dialogue and great questions brought up about who the real monster is and the nature v nurture debate.
*spoiler* When the Creature kills Elizabeth. She's an innocent in the story and it doesn't seem fair but it helps bring up another point. Viktor had the means to prevent the inevitable, so why didn't he take it and be rid of the past that has been haunting him?
Dan Stevens does an amazing job narrating this story!
Yes. I'm certain I've missed a lot of information. This is a book that needs to be listened to (or read) at least twice to get all the information.
I like that it's not just a book about Jesus. It is also outlines the various political, societal and religious issues before, during, and after the life of Jesus. It also gives a look at how the modern church was formed and how Christianity became what it is today.
There aren't really scenes... I guess I liked the comparisons between the gospels and Aslan's reasoning for the differences between them. I also really liked learning about early 1st century Middle-eastern geo-politics (but then I'm weird).
I didn't have a particularly extreme reaction to it, but I now know why it was so controversial when it was published.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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