Not really. Two different mediums, two different audiences, two different feels.
I love the interaction between Sam and Gollum. It makes it even more fun when you know that in the end, Gollum really is an essential part of the quest.
Loved his portrayal of Gollum! When I hear Gollum talk in my head, it's Inglis's voice that dominates.
I can never stay awake long enough to listen to much of anything in one sitting. It was certainly a book that I wanted to get back to when time allowed.
Awesome story. Masterpiece.
It was on the bottom end of the scale of "well-spent". I enjoyed a lot of the story. I loved the way the Minotaur was just accepted into the world as another person. I was hoping for more light-hearted moments and the story really seemed to get darker and more depressing as it went along.
Have never listened to any other books by Sherrill.
It was decent. Nothing really stands out as awesome. Nothing detracted, either.
I think it is too depressing to become mainstream. I think the concept could be used to create a TV series, something like Once Upon A Time...
Worth the read, but I won't be writing home to mom about it...
The story of the Seals is awesome. The camaraderie, pride and excellence championed by the Seals inspires me.
Rorke's telling of the last couple of days of hell week tend to stand out the most to me. The hallucinations and the "steel pier" experience are particularly noteworthy.
I think the narrator made the story as well as detracted. The fact that it was the "real" guy telling the story helped. His monotone delivery and somewhat dry style didn't help the story.
I loved it when he talked about his daughters and the lessons he wanted to teach them.
Well worth the purchase.
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