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Bryan

Nowthen, MN, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 77 titles in library
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  • Pompeii

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (115)

    Harris recreates in spellbinding detail one of the most famous natural disasters of all time. And by focusing on the characters of an engineer and a scientist, he offers an entirely original perspective on the Roman world.

    Alison says: "You Can Taste the Ash..."
    "Great historical fiction"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Pompeii again? Why?

    Yes, the story is well-paced, has compelling characters, and works in a lot of very interesting history and engineering. The narrator is quite good as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climactic escape at the end is my favorite scene, but there are many good scenes throughout.


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

    Fire, Water, Earth, and Air


    Any additional comments?

    Pompeii had a culture with no shortage of debauchery. While the refences don't seem to be gratuitous, the book is inappropriate for children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (1140)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (741)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall

    The story is great, of course, but the music is not, and the narration is tough to hear at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • That Hideous Strength

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (311)

    In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom.

    Amazon Customer says: "Cloning, stem cell research, psycho-chemistry."
    "Pretty good"
    Overall

    This book was my least favorite in the series. It is still pretty good, but darker than the others, and a little weird. The narrator does a nice job. This series is not as fun as the Narnia series, but has more theology and Christian philosophy.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Perelandra

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (405)

    Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way.

    Tim says: "An Insightful Look at the Nature of Temptation"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    This book was my favorite in the series. It is something of a speculative account of what might have happened in Eden under different circumstances. I've listened to it twice now, and recommend it for any Christian. The story line has a lot of great thought provoking material on pleasure, obedience, self deception, spiritual warfare, God's sovereignty and man's choices, and many other topics. A lot of it comes in dialog between the Lady, Ransom, and Weston. The narrator does a nice job. The book is engaging and well written, though a little dated, because it was pretty early for SciFi. This series is not as fun as the Narnia series, but has more theology and Christian philosophy. It was sometimes challenging to think about what Lewis was teaching at the same time as following the story, but well worth it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Silent Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (521)

    Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis' chief contribution to the science fiction genre.

    David says: "Original, complex, not middle of the road"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    This book was my 2nd favorite in the series. I've listened to it twice now, and recommened it for any Christian. The narrator does a nice job. The book is engaging and well written, though a little dated, because it was pretty early for SciFi. This series is not as fun as the Narnia series, but has more theology and christian philosophy. It was sometimes challenging to think about what Lewis was teaching at the same time as following the story, but well worth it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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