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Brian

Sherburn, MN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Insomnia

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Eli Wallach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (785)
    Story
    (791)

    Ralph Roberts has an incurable case of insomnia, but lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Each night he stays awake, Ralph witnesses more of the odd activity taking place in Derry after dark than he wants to know. The nice young chemist up the street beats his wife and has delusions about beings he calls "The Centurions".

    KB says: "King lover very disappointed - NO Spoilers"
    "Good story but whats with the random music?"
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    What did you love best about Insomnia?

    I least like the random music scores. I find them very unnecessary, loud, and just plain awful. They also detract from the reader and when the music scores do play, they almost drown out the reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Insomnia?

    In general I liked the book in it's entirety.


    What does Eli Wallach bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I would say you get a sense of how the story is from an elderly person's point of view, which is how the story was meant to be percieved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • From the Corner of His Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (493)

    Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

    Ric says: "Great Book"
    "Outstanding story and performance"
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    What made the experience of listening to From the Corner of His Eye the most enjoyable?

    As always with any audio book, the narrator can make or break the story for me. If a narrator simply drones on and on I lose interest very quickly. The production can also make or break the book as well. In some cases I have listened to audio books that had a musical score that was quite annoying and loud, to the point of drowning out the narrator. In this instance the production was excellent, as was the narrator Stephen Lang. Stephen did a great job bringing the story out as well as the characters and I was fully engrossed in the book with my imagination. As for the story line, it really captured my imagination about the possibilities of quantum physics and mechanics. And the possibility of human thought being able to do the unimaginable and bend space, time, and reality by simple will.


    What other book might you compare From the Corner of His Eye to and why?

    I would have to say Dean's other series Fear Nothing and Seize the Night, also By The LIght of The Moon. Both relate to this book because it talks about things that are beyond our 5 senses, quantum physics, and people who gain extraordinary abilities.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed all of the characters but if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be Barty (Bartholomew). He had an uncanny wisdom for someone so young, and despite the hardships he endured, he always came out for the better.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were many times I both laughed and cried. I was saddened when Barty lost his mom to cancer near the end of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Three: Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jay Posey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (348)

    The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.His name is Three, a travelling gun for hire in a dying world. He has no allegiances, no family, no ties.Against his better judgment, he accepts the mantle of protector to a sick woman on the run, and her young son. Together they set out across the plains in search of a mythic oasis, attempting to survive the forces that pursue them, and the creatures of the dark.In these dark times, a hero may yet arise.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fantastic - Fast Moving - Totally Engaged"
    "Can't wait for the next installment"
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    What made the experience of listening to Three the most enjoyable?

    Very good story line. Very captivating and captures my mind as the story unfolds.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them really.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Luke Daniels as a reader. He does excellent voice inflections and brings out the emotions of the characters. I found at times there were tears in my eyes when there was sorrow and joy in my heart where times were good in the story


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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