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Susan

Morawa , WA, Australia | Member Since 2006

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  • Monstrous Regiment: Discworld, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

    Jim says: "War has come to Discworld ... again."
    "Fantastic - as usual"
    Overall

    It's Terry Pratchett - really it's not necessary to say more... but... Pratchett's look at the military, the pointlessness of war, recruiting campaigns as well as the place of women in warfare is a totally enjoyable presentation. I loved the book and am now enthralled with the audio.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Plains of Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion Racer, and the mare Whinney, Ayla the orphan and Jondalar the traveller brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become home.

    Susan says: "DONT BUY"
    "DONT BUY"
    Overall

    If you are a fan of Jean M Auel's "Earth Children" then I would advise not adding this to your collection. When I downloaded the "Unabridged" version I expected the complete book. However there are sections of the book missing, which becomes annoying when those events are referred to in later passages. If the book needed some cropping then I feel that some of the oft repeated graphic descriptions of the intimate scenes were less value than the interaction between characters, which were omitted.
    The audio also had sections where the sound stopped either for a few seconds or a minute or two and at one point (near the end of part three) one hour of the dialogue was repeated. This was very frustrating.
    I enjoyed this reader in "The Valley of the Horses" but don't feel the characterisation of the main characters is done as well in this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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