Let's be clear...Redshirts is not great science fiction.
What Redshirts IS is a rollicking good time fueled by a highly imaginative and unique story line and a pitch perfect performance by Wil Wheaton.
This audiobook grabbed me from the very start and did not let go....I just did not want to stop listening.
I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of this essay -- a sober and cogent look
and gun violence and the media's love affair with it.
Mr. King's thoughts are particularly interesting given his own "connection" to gun violence with young people and his book Rage.
Just as I was beginning to think that I was going to continue to receive a thoughtful and balanced conclusion to this essay Mr. King takes a decided left turn and suggests that the answer to this societal ill is to ban the ownership of certain forms of firearms and high capacity magazines.
How disappointing that this entire essay, which offers such a brilliant personal reflection on the subject of gun violence, ends with the parroting of the standard liberal mantra of banning guns. I was hoping for more.
I loved this book...a straight ahead good vs evil secret agent story that introduces James Bond.
Flemming's construction of the "Bond Universe" is so meticulous that there is no need to suspend your disbelief.
I also like the relatively short length of the Bond stories which provided instant interest and smooth but rapid story development.
Simon Vance delivers a pitch perfect narration which only enhances the story.
Well worth the credit.
Whether you're a Deadhead or not this is a great listen.
Phil Lesh's book brings you inside the creation and demise of one of Rock's most influential working bands.
Beautifully narrated by the author with articulate precision and passion this book makes tangible the optimism of 1968's "Summer of Love" through the dark turmoil of Altamont and beyond. Phil and the Dead were part of it all.
Beyond the insights into the Dead's creative process, this book reveals the real life of a hard working rock band, from the Filmore to the big stadium shows, with all the baggage included.
If you did not have the chance to live this and see the Dead in their prime, then this is a good taste of that Long Strange Trip.
This was my first Martin Cruz Smith audiobook. I read a review for Polar Star that called it "The Best Audiobook Ever." I'm going to stop short of that, but not by much. Polar Star is a near perfect blend of smelly, moody melodrama and intrigue pushed forward by Frank Muller's absolutely brilliant narration. This book grabbed me from the start and didn't let go.
This book is a fun listen. Not quite the Raylan Givens that you know from Justified, but close. Snappy dialogue and great characters.
Believable Time Travel
Al the owner of the Diner
I was cautious about this book. It's pretty long and I am sometimes easily disappointed by much hyped books. This story and the brilliant narration completely delivered!Some books
Though a student of history and WWII it never occured to me to read any Churchill. This is a masterwork that is wonderfuolly rendered with Christian Rodska narration. Listen to this book and it may well change your thinking regarding today's world events!
I rerely listen to fiction audiobooks, however this is one of those audio books that compel you to keep listening. I could taste and feel the ditry paranoia of Stalin's Russia. Dennis Boutsikaris does a fantastic job offering a highly nuanced narration. Great story, great read. Quite simply, this is what a fiction audiobook should be.
I purchased Lonesome Dove based on the strength of previous reviews. This audiobook is easily now amoung my all time top 5. Although I have seen the TV production of Lonesome Dove the audiobook is much more richly textured both in the story and character development. I was cautious at the length of the audiobook (36+ hrs.) but found myself wanting more. Lee Horsley does a very good job nuancing the voices of the main characters which adds to the enjoyment.
In the end, Larry McMurtry has crafted a meditation on love, desire, and honor and the burdens and rewards of each--a Shakspearean tradegy set in the Old West.
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