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Phillip

LAKE FOREST, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • FREE Ender's Game Alive: Chapter 1

    • ORIGINAL (21 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast Recording
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (177)

    Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that re-imagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

    Ian says: "Great preview for a great story"
    "Good, but not great"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This version of Ender's Game is more from the adults' perspective instead of Ender's. This is a very unnecessary retelling of an obviously successful book. The performances were fine, but it seemed less impactful and scary when not told from a 6 year old's view.


    Would you recommend FREE Ender's Game Alive: Chapter 1 to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the free version for sure, to judge the book for yourself. But I would recommend reading the original book first if you want to read both. This book will absolutely kill the original if you read it second.


    What about Full Cast Recording’s performance did you like?

    The full cast is a great idea. It was nice to have Grath's voice back, but the other characters aren't as ruthless as they are in the original.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I have seen the movie, so yes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1070)
    Performance
    (954)
    Story
    (955)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are sucked into the perilous depths of a moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack - and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

    Robert says: "Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side"
    "This book has everything I love about steampunk!"
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    If you could sum up The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack in three words, what would they be?

    This is a fantastic adventure-mystery novel full of steampunk versions of their real historical selves. Action, mystery, comic-relief, steam-powered and clockwork wonders, brilliant setting, and a story that will knock your top hat off!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't want to give anything away, so I will say "the main character's assistant." He is hilarious, fearless, clever, and dapper.


    Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    The adventure of multiple lifetimes!


    Any additional comments?

    I have been looking for a quintessential book for this genre and hit the jackpot here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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