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Luke

Valyermo, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Blue Remembered Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (182)

    Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "A surprising and staisfying departure for Reynolds"
    "An excellent tale, suberbly read"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blue Remembered Earth?

    Very believable and sympathetic characters; unusual elements introduced slowly.


    What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

    Very effective characterizations with distinct and appropriate accents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (874)
    Story
    (876)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Strongly Recommended (if you know England)"
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    Would you listen to Midnight Riot again? Why?

    Lots of delightful passing references to literature and cinema - easily missed the first time, making a second listen worthwhile.


    What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

    Superb and appropriate use of dialects and accents


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Locked Rooms

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (287)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

    Melanie says: "Don't miss this jewel!"
    "A pleasant dabble in psychoanalysis"
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    Where does Locked Rooms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the upper third, but not too high.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Locked Rooms?

    The new


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

    All of her performances, including this one are superb. This story - set in San Francisco - presented several potential difficulties in regard to accents, but she managed all very well


    Any additional comments?

    More of a psycological study of the heroine than a detective-thriller; but it contains an excellent, vivid depiction of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. As a historical window into a devastating event it has few peers. Delightful historical fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Letter of Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (361)

    When an old archeologist friend gives Mary Russell a curled scrap of papyrus, Mary is startled to see that it is covered with Greek symbols. The writing may be a letter from an unknown - and female - apostle. Soon the old friend has been murdered, the Holmes' cottage has been ransacked, and Mary is faced with a particularly dangerous and painful investigation.

    Rod says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Subtle and Delightful"
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    Would you listen to A Letter of Mary again? Why?

    Yes. There are subtle allusions to historical events and other works of fiction that are not immediately obvious on a first listen.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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