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  • The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steven Sherrill
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (738)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (693)

    Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

    Cathy says: "Full of surprises, delightfully unexpected"
    "very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was very excited to see these selections by Neil Gaiman and this did not disappoint. The story was well written, rich with sensation and experiences, not all of them pleasant but the end of the book I felt completely satisfied. Sherill's writing made it easy for me to empathize with the Minotaur, and his character transcends the mythical beast and becomes very human and very familiar. Really glad I bought this book.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Sheriff of Yrnameer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Michael Rubens
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (91)

    Meet Cole: hapless space rogue, part-time smuggler, on a path to being full-time dead. His sidekick just stole his girlfriend. The galaxy's most hideous and feared bounty hunter wants to lay eggs in his brain. And the luxury space yacht Cole just hijacked turns out of be filled with interstellar do-gooders, one especially loathsome stowaway, and a cargo of freeze-dried orphans.

    Marty says: "Fun, Light-hearted SF"
    "very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    while the main the story does sound familiar (you will be thinking of Han Solo when introduced to Cole) the plot is varied enough and clever enough that you wont mind and will probably forget anyway and become completely immersed in the adventures of the sheriff of yrnameer. the narration makes the book, it is perfect! a thoroughly enjoyable romp across the galaxy, well worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bloody Crown of Conan

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (167)

    In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery - and brought to life one of fantasy's boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian, reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. This volume gathers together three of Howard's longest and most famous Conan stories.

    Kirk says: "Awesome! Crom and Steel! Long live Conan!"
    "ever wonder where clich?s come from?"
    Overall

    Painfully melodramatic and unabashedly racist. These books should not be counted as part of the cannon of great historical fantasy literature.

    2 of 33 people found this review helpful

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