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D. Vickery

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  • Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (895)

    "Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

    Glen Phipps says: "The best satire available"
    "Laughed 'til I cried"
    Overall

    Then laughed some more. Pratchett only gets better as he continues this series. If you've never heard any of his books, this is as good a place to start as any. If you're familiar, well, this is another jewel in the Discworld necklace.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mistress of Dragons: The First Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Margaret Weis
    • Narrated By Gigi Marceau-Clarke
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (126)

    Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk.

    Laura says: "What a great story!"
    "Meh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Mistress of Dragons better?

    This story had flat, unengaging characters. Would have been vastly improved if any relationships had been forged during the story. Also, characters kept doing things that were NOT in character, just to advance the storyline. If someone told me this story had been written using a couple of 20 sided die I would TOTALLY believe it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Maybe something else with this narrator


    What does Gigi Marceau-Clarke bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    She's got the ability to add meaning to words without hitting one over the head with her vocalizations


    What character would you cut from Mistress of Dragons?

    Easier to answer who I wouldn't cut - and that would be Braun


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pyramids: Discworld #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (533)

    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    Pam says: "Almost perfect"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    Of course, that's an easy review to write. Pratchett takes all of human history and mushes it together in this crazy place called imagination. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveler

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2369)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (535)

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    Nicholas Winn says: "Told friends and family"
    "The world seen through black tinted lenses"
    Overall

    I'm usually able to ignore paranoid conspiracy theories and enjoy a variety of viewpoints but by the end of this book I was skipping forward to just get to the end. The authour's fascination with the horrific and harrowing aspects of modern life and science became too exhausting to listen to. I can't imagine a scenario that would induce me to listen to the next two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    The construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time, as we know it, will stop. And then the trouble will really begin. Subtle, sly, thought-provoking, and hilarious, Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett at his best. "This delightful production keeps the listener spellbound," says AudioFile.

    GoryDetails says: "Good story, but multiple readers were distracting"
    "Wonderful Story, Not the Best Narration"
    Overall

    This is another wonderful, funny story by Terry Prachett. It's wrapped in an uneven and uninspiring recording, which is too bad. His other books are read in the quirky British way that fits so well with his writing. This one is cut strangely, incorporates a LOT of vocal talent but doesn't show them to their advantage and doesn't have the rhythm the book needs.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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