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Mark

Ventura, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (807)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (749)

    This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

    Jeffrey says: "Not for everyone"
    "Well Read, Good Tale"
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    What made the experience of listening to At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] the most enjoyable?

    I especially enjoyed Lovecrafts use of the English language, and Mr.Herrman's outstanding read.


    What other book might you compare At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] to and why?

    Like many Poe stories.
    Peter Straub.


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    The narrator


    Who was the most memorable character of At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] and why?

    The narrator. He was an eyewitness to something he hoped no humans would ever see again..while he was reporting events objectively, he was also trying to convey a dire warning.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth it.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Justin Go
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson - whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley's solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate's rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen's descendant, the inheritance will be his.

    Helen says: "Disapointing"
    "A Bolt From The Blue"
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    What did you love best about The Steady Running of the Hour?

    For me, this book came out of nowhere; I'd never heard of it or the author.
    It turned into a most excellent surprise.
    Exquisitely written and read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Steady Running of the Hour?

    The relational observations of a female character with about 40 minutes left in the audiobook.


    Which character – as performed by Steve West – was your favorite?

    ALL of them. Incredibly talented reader.


    Any additional comments?

    This book humbled me as a reader/listener.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6975)
    Performance
    (6186)
    Story
    (6247)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
    "Completely Engaging 48 Hours."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Stand the most enjoyable?

    The ability to connect with the story at times and in places when reading would not have been possible. I began reading this book in the 80's (before SK added over 400 pages back into it), and never finished.Grover Gardner's interpretation of the character and story line was first rate!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had listened to Earth Abides a few months earlier, and discovered that it was an inspiration to this book by S.K. This is an excellent extrapolation..A Variation on a Theme.


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

    Incredible delineiation of characters and storyline.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think and feel...sometimes evoking some fairly uncomfortable feelings, but it was never meant to be a fairy tale!


    Any additional comments?

    Bravo. This presentation enabled me to start (again) and finally finish something that I have always wanted to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Bullet: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (187)

    It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time. Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before....

    lyl says: "Not what reader is anticipating"
    "this book kept exceeding expectations"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Third Bullet the most enjoyable?

    great blend of excellent story and wonderful reading


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the villain, Hugh Meacham...although fictitious, he represents the perfect missing puzzle piece to a historical mystery.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the final scene.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    many!


    Any additional comments?

    the writer and reader both surprised me with how they kept taking the story and performance to another level. Although a fiction, this may have been the most plausible explanation yet for the unanswered questions regarding the event.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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