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Duce Jackson

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Bogue, KS USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (168)

    Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he's making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit man in wild country, smashing an international drug ring in Rome, or on the trail of a murderous assassin in Berlin's sniper alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bond. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

    Gregory says: "Top Notch"
    "Good tale!"
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    Where does Quantum of Solace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd say somewhere in the middle or a bit higher.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had never read the Fleming stories. I'd only seen the movies. The stories are much grittier without all the hollywood witty quips and over the top stunts, etc. I was really surprised at the quality of the Bond audiobook. Should have read them long ago, I guess.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one scene in particular stood out to me. It was more of an overall feeling of satisfaction.


    If you could rename Quantum of Solace, what would you call it?

    Don't think I have the qualifications to be changing the author's work!


    Any additional comments?

    I am excited to download more of the Bond stories now that I have gotten a taste of the originals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At the Mountains of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Howard Phillip Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    FNH Audio presents a complete and unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's famous story "At the Mountains of Madness". The story is related by one of the two survivors from a polar expedition. Unlike other polar explorers who may have died from cold, starvation or simply getting lost, in this story things are somewhat different.The survivor is desperate to prevent a new polar expedition because there are "beings" there, strange murderous beings.

    Todd says: "Starts strong but goes downhill"
    "Enjoyable story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of At the Mountains of Madness to be better than the print version?

    I think many listeners will enjoy the stories of HPL even more when they are read by a good reader. Some of his style is hard for people to read compared to modern writers that they may like better at a first read. I've had more than one person that I have tried to turn on to his work tell me later that he too difficult to keep interested in long enough to finish the story. Especially some of the Cthulhu stuff can be very tedious to read, but if someone reads it to you it seems to go much faster and is even more enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare At the Mountains of Madness to and why?

    It's pretty tough to compare HPL to anybody else from his era. His style of writing wasn't always the most polished, but his creativity and originality was in a league of his own. I am surprised there haven't really been any modern filmmakers that have been able to nail any of his ideas on film. Most of the films inspired by his stories have been pretty lame which is sad because he really was ahead of his time in many ways.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    FNH does a pretty good job, especially with all the difficult to pronounce names, etc. His vocal style is a bit monotone, but other than that I enjoy his reading very much.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I think I'll stay away from trying that...I'm better at criticizing than coming up with my own ideas!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to download more HPL.

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