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Kehlar

Pittsburgh, PA United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Privilege of the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (446)

    Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

    Ann says: "Austen-es​que tale (with swordfight​s!)"
    "switching voices"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Ellen Kushner and/or the narrators?

    If you're going to have voice actors, use them for the whole of their parts. I can't stand them switching. The author should stick to perhaps two voices and narration.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am distracted by the voices, but I suppose the author could pay more attention to what is actually required for sword work. Of course with bent legs the place you feel it is in your butt, most noticeable the next day on stairs.


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    Cut the narrator's character voices, give the voice actors the whole of their parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    Robert E. Howard, renowned creator of Conan the Barbarian, was also a master at conjuring tales of hair-raising horror. In a career spanning only 12 years, Howard wrote more than 100 stories, with his most celebrated work appearing in Weird Tales, the preeminent pulp magazine of the era.

    Jim Lloyd says: "If you like Lovecraft"
    "horror"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's easy to get lost in the prose- it's a trap of the wordiness. I don't mean lost in the story, but there are essentially too many words to get to the point and I tend to get lost when doing something else and listening to this book. It's got good monster pay out when you are just listening. There are certainly some antiquated ideas but it's also a collection which could be modified into various b horror movies and there would probably be enough gore for the modern audience. I'm glad I listened to it- it touches on some of the lore of lovecraft stories. Could the narrator be better? Maybe so. Still there's a nice creepy quality to the narrator's style. I think I'd recommend it to listeners who are interested in concentrating solely on the audiobook. But this probably won't carry you away effortlessly.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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