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Svetlana

Johnstown, PA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The Rithmatist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1335)
    Performance
    (1229)
    Story
    (1236)

    More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

    Brandon says: "Beware of the chalk!"
    "Great for all ages."
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    Would you listen to The Rithmatist again? Why?

    This book was a random pick based on reading a few reviews and an interesting summary. We listened to it on a long car trip and the child would not lets us stop playing it.

    The alternate universe worked quite well and didn't feel forced. You smiled knowingly to yourself when you picked up the historical and scientific divergences that made our earth different from theirs.

    Truthfully, by the end of the book I thought to myself: "That's quite a good introduction. If he works off this material for the second book it could be even better." That's not to say this book isn't wonderful, but that it made me excited for even more.


    What other book might you compare The Rithmatist to and why?

    The Bartimaeus Trilogy.


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    His ability to do voices was much appreciated. His regular talking voice was enjoyable and he read at a good pace. The "formal" chapter heading sections were just diagrams and he even brought those to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Very much so. We listened to it 5 hours at a time. Part 1 on the way to our destination and part 2 on the way back.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5259)
    Performance
    (4453)
    Story
    (4449)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Story great. Should have waited for Marsters."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 to be better than the print version?

    No. I simply couldn't listen to it and purchased the book for Kindle.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    If one voice does 12 books, just wait for him to have time to do the 13th.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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