If they wanted something classic and lovely, sure. The movie didn't really give it much justice.
Well, I guess Dorian. I can't blame him for doing all he did. It just sucks how things ended up.
Oh definitely. Old books are hard for me to read because it doesn't flow right in my brain. But having it read to me, I listened and played attention and got so much more out of the story that if I had read it myself.
If anything, it made me miss college.
I'm pretty sure I only liked this because I learned about it in class. That's probably why I didn't care for the Great Gatsby.
YES. It's an excellent ending to an excellent series. It ripped my heart out and crushed it and then put it back together and man oh man, I loved it.
I was going to say Alina, but I have never-ending love for Nikolai. He's so charming and lovely, but deep and thoughtful. He's just a good guy and I appreciate that in a story. He just wants the best and is the best.
Lauren Fortgang is freaking awesome. She does the russian-esque pronunciations excellently, and she gives life to each and every character.
When they figured out the last amplifier, my heart broke and I cried and cried and cried.
I recommend this series to every single person I know who likes reading. I even bought these books in hardback so I could potentially lend them out to people. Seriously, it's just damn good.
"Barking spiders" and "perspicacious."
I love Derryn/Dillion and Bovril. That little loris is adorable with all of its chuckling. And Derryn is just awesome. She's brave and doesn't define herself by Alek and she's just good. Good for her. And in the end, he sacrifices for her and it's awesome.
Alan Cumming is barking brilliant. Accents and inflections and ugh he's amazing. I would listen to him read anything. Man oh man.
I would have if I could have, but like many others, I have a life and very important things to do.
I really liked this portrayal World War I. I know a lot of it is not how it happened, but it was really interesting. The clanker vs Darwinism thing was a really cool concept. If only technology was so good back then but man, it's really neat to think about it. I would definitely recommend this entire series. It took me an hour to understand and get what was going on, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.
The narration is great. The story is great. It's all great. It's really smart and can be confusing if you don't pay attention, but it is totally worth it.
One of the most memorable moments is the ceremony with human and these aliens that are just super gross. I don't remember the exact details, but it has to do with like spit or vomit or something. It's great.
I also liked how they found the black box in the middle of space. That was neat.
I don't think it was, but it was only because I do a lot of driving and that's about only when I listen to audiobooks.
I bought the entire book from this short story from it. I haven't gotten to it yet, but I can't wait to listen to it.
I would change the narrator. Good lord, Anne Hathaway is bad at voices.
I guess I was too old for the story. It made me realize how the Wizard of Oz movie and the Great and Powerful Oz movie mixed together almost makes up this one children's book.
Anyone else. Anyone. Me. Damn.
I don't think so. I mean, it was only like 4 hours, but it could have been spent doing other things.
At least I can say that I've read it. And I won't have to do it again.
Fire is a lot of fun. I read it first, but wanted to hear it again, and I'm glad I did. I love the character Fire and her innate abilities. The whole concept of 'monsters' seems silly and far-fetched, but it is still really interesting. The connection to Graceling is fairly distant, but it is still worth listening to.
I'm not sure I can compare it to anything besides the first and third in the series, and even those have different characters. It's a unique and fun story.
I haven't heard anything else from this woman, but it was definitely a really good performance.
The tagline would probably be something rom-commy because they would play up the love stories rather than the cool parts of the story.
There is a lot of talking about monthly bleedings that could be left out, but it is what it is.
Alan Cumming is the one of the best narrators. He brings life and interest and accents to the characters that wouldn't be there either way.
All I can really think of was when Dillon/Deryn was messing with the kraken nets. Like, how crazy is that, just in general.
I heard the first book in this series read by Alan and he is just excellent.
I like how awesome and strong Dillon/Deryn is. She's just great and is always trying to do her best.
It's such a weird but familiar story. It's a good time.
Love best? This book was ridiculous and weird.
I would have changed the end of Divergent and set the story on a different course. It had such potential for a deep, meaningful storyline, and it just got weird. I wanted to like it so much, but alas.
I can't think of a favorite part. The only parts I can think of make me mad or roll my eyes. Like, y u do dis, Veronica Roth?
I may have shed a tear. It was sad. Tobias probably feels bad and he should feel bad. Stupid book.
Don't not listen/read this because of what other people say about it. Finish the series and get your closure. And then burn/delete it and don't worry about it again.
Oh yes, every single person who likes good things should listen to this. It have tons of amazing voice actors along with a really great, fun story. This is and remains one of my favorite books from Neil Gaiman. So much fun.
It's so different. The first time I read it, it wasn't like anything I've ever read before. Then, to hear it acted out by some of the best actors of the age? Oho yes.
Every scene with Richard and Door/James and Natalie. They just sounded so excellent together. A good energy. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention Anthony Head's performance in this production. I've always known him as Giles, but as a baddie, he excels just the same. Tony Head can do no wrong. Same with Bernard Cribbins. Can you tell I loved this adaptation?
It made me laugh, for sure. Even though I've read it a few times and listened to version narrated by Gaiman himself, I still enjoyed myself.
I was hoping this would be available for purchase once I heard it was going to be a real thing. iTunes had the first episode available for download via podcast, but one episode wasn't enough. Thank you so much for allowing people to get this amazing production. 11/10 would recommend.
I don't know. It took me a long time to get into it in the first place. Then again, I don't usually re-listen to audiobooks. Takes too much time.
I like the lack of real love story. There is always a love story, but this time around, it's not slapping you in the face with it.
Alan Cumming is AMAZING. Accents and character voices and inflections. So great. I would listen to him talk all the time, especially with a Scottish accent.
It made me laugh a bit I guess. It was mostly just really interesting. It's a historic story, but also steampunky and sci-fi. It's really weird and cool.
Despite it's initial weirdness, this is actually a really fun, interesting story. I'm going to buy the rest of the series because I really want to know what's going to happen next. It's WWI like you've never read before!
I totally would. I would recommend the series to a friend. It's interesting and strange and vaguely Russian. I like it.
For me, it was when Alina saw Mal in the psuedo-Fight Club. It was probably just as upsetting for me as it was for her. Stupid boy.
She's an excellent Sturmhand, or the younger prince.
I would have if I could have, but alas, I have a grown-up job that requires most of my attention. I listen most in the car.
I really can't wait for the next book. I mean, I also want Alina and the Darkling to just go at it, but I know that can't/won't happen. I hope they find the fire bird.
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