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Alissa

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  • Blindsight

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Watts
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    Set in 2082, Peter Watts' Blindsight is fast-moving, hard SF that pulls readers into a futuristic world where a mind-bending alien encounter is about to unfold. After the Firefall, all eyes are locked heavenward as a team of specialists aboard the self-piloted spaceship Theseus hurtles outbound to intercept an unknown intelligence.

    James says: "Compelling modern hard sci-fi"
    "Terrible audio"
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    I'm not sure if it was the tonation of the narration, the production quality, the content, or all three combined, but the audio had a quality that begged the listener to tune out. Try as I might, I couldn't keep my focus on the book. I gave up after listening for a couple of hours and realizing I still had no idea what was going on.

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  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6323)
    Performance
    (3107)
    Story
    (3124)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "Charming, if dark, children's story"
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    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Graveyard Book is a charming children's story about a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The individual chapters were episodic, but elements from each tied into each other as well as the larger story arc. Parents beware, the story has some dark bits which might bother sensitive children. I recommend a preview of the first chapter before reading to younger kids.

    The production quality was particularly noteworthy--Neil Gaiman's narration was excellent, and the audio featured sound effects and spooky musical interludes between chapters.


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