Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest this story was fun to follow. I love Stephenson's writing style, and while this may not fall into the "sci-fi" category it is still awesome, and there is plenty of geekiness to fill in the gaps. It is a very culturally relevant book and goes to the extreme to include pop culture references such as; hipsters, massive multiplayer online gaming, Facebook, Skype, terrorism, extremist fundamentalist Christianity, etc. At first I was worried about the book not being relevant in a few years, but I do believe it will be a book for historians to look back at when researching our time.
If you enjoy Stephenson's writing style, give it a try. At first I didn't care for the narrator but after their were many characters introduced, I was quite impressed, as I don't think I know anyone that could read that much of a book and come up with such different voices, the subtle difference between the Hungarian and the Russians. I loved Jones' voice and the Godlike voices while playing the game. The sassy girls voices were amusing, and properly annoying at the right times. At the end of the book I was very happy with the narration.
Kevin Smith likes to talk, he's funny and has A LOT to say about life, making "films", comics, family, friends, and whatever else the f**k he wants to talk about(he is quite vulgar which I find refreshing sometimes).
The end, but I don't want to spoil it. I got tears, and if a F**king Kevin Smith book makes you cry, then it is worth a listen.
Try something, be encouraging to my kids, and swear a lot.
Some of the stories I have already heard told on various blogs or SMODCASTS(Kevin Smith's podcast Network) so it was slightly repetative. But not everyone reads his blogs or listens to his SMODCASTS(which you should, if you enjoy this book).
Kevin Smith seems like a real heartfelt guy with a passion for people. He can't be "friends" with everyone, it seems like if he could he would! Instead he does the next best think and shares his heart and mind with the world hoping he might reach that one person that might otherwise not have had some encouragement. That's pretty effin cool.
Tim Curry! His narration was impeccable, he was able to make amazing evil cat sounds!
When Sabriel has to find her father in death, the scene is very emotional.
Mogget, he could make the cat snarl and talk at the same time, amazing!
Yes! Such a different story, not like anything I have ever read!
What a wonderful bookand series, it is one that sticks with you for a long time and makes you yearn for more.
Tim Curry needs to be one of your top narrators and narrate more books! He is amazing!
Yes, unfortunately, the series has gone down hill, the characters are stiff, but naturally I want to know how the story ends. I did not care for the narrator as Sookie, she was great for the supporting chsracters, but she would lose her southern accent at times and her voice a bit raspy for the character of Sookie.
The flat characters that used to have so much life. Also it took 3/4s of the book to have any real action start. She even made fun of Pam and Bill rather than embracing them she made them into caricatures. Sookie whined and complained the whole story.
Her southern accent made her voice raspy, which made it sound like Sookie was a smoker, when she would do Tara's on the other hand it sounded great, as well as most of the supporting characters.
The first 3/4of the book where most of it rehashes old stuff, and doesn't have much action.
Kill Sookie, or turn her. I know that lovers angst is what keeps readers interested but Eric is just an oaf, compared to the Viking God he was. Give them a happy few moments, let them go, and move on this stringing the relationship along for a couple of books with no emotion is flat and uncomfortable and boring.
Sure, I think this audio book was highly informative and I am positive I would learn something new if I listened to it again.
I picked it up because I was reading, the
He had a pleasing voice
No extreme reactions.
Great book that gives you a nice timeline of the era.
This is a chance to hear the otherside of the story, not what CNN, FOX, NPR, or any other news outlet or critic has said or edited.
I really enjoyed Vice President Cheney's forward thinking. He always seemed to have his plans thought through and was calculated. He also sought the counsel of many people before coming to his conclusions. While I may not have agreed with everything that happened during his years in the White House, I have more respect for him and learned a lot about the inner workings of politics, and presidential campaigning.
I love Edward Herrmann, he has a wonderful voice, and I am excited to listen to an audio book narrated by Him, this one is no exception.
I really feel I have a better view on how the world of politics, war and Washington works. From Senators voting a certain way due to elections, to who they choose for their campaign managers and why, I feel it is necessary not only to look at those who are running and what they are saying, but who they surround themselves with and why.
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