I guess this qualifies as historical fiction, since it's set in turn of the century NYC or fantasy, since it has supernatural qualities in it, but I don't think it needs a set category -- it's just a really good story.
George Guidall is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators and he does an amazing job on this story as well.
This book did the two best things for me: Made me feel like I was there while I was reading it, and made me sad to reach the end.
This one has it all for me. The premise is great, an extremely smart young woman stumbles upon and soon becomes the apprentice of the great, but now retired Sherlock Holmes. They have a really cool meet-cute and several adventures throughout the book that builds their working relationship and friendship and sets everything up for the future books.
The narrator, Jenny Sterlin, is perfect; her distinct voices for the two main characters especially. I'm right now through the first 6 books in this series and I have to say, whenever they address each other as "Holmes" or "Russell" in that specific voice, I kind of just melt. I really do love them and Sterlin's characterization of them through her narration.
Also, it's an intelligent series; when you're done you actually feel like you might have just finished a classic or something like that. I'm not an obsessed (not a negative connotation here) Sherlock Holmes fan. I have read a few of the Conan Doyle stories, seen a few of the movies, and I will say, I am in love with the BBC tv series Sherlock with Cumberbatch and Freeman. This book and series remind me of why I love the tv show so much, which is because it gives you a more human version of Holmes and all the characters that are associated with the original franchise.
I would definitely recommend this book and also the series to anyone that just loves those warm, nerd fuzzies that come from reading/listening to a satisfying and intelligent book.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was wonderful, he performed each of the characters in a distinct voice and the main antagonist voice was really eerie. And his narrator voice was great. Overall, I just loved his performance, and I couldn't imagine this story without his voice.
The story itself wasn't anything super special, but it was very enjoyable and it had a slightly different take on vampire lore than usual. The setting, the descriptions of the south and the river and the narrator all came together for me to make this one of my favorite listens in awhile.
I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.
Almost all of the reviews I read for Doc were 4 stars or above, everyone seems to love this book but me.
I really liked the premise and the first third of the book was promising, I felt like the author was setting up an intriguing story, but it just never took off. The last third of the book read like just more set-up and it didn't ever get off the ground for me.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone, whether you've seen the movie or not, or have even read the book before. The story and characters are classic of course; But John C. Reilly's narration is a veritable one-man show. He does an amazing job giving voice to each of these characters. There were even a few parts during his narration of the group therapy sessions that I teared up a little it was so emotional!
I hope Reilly decides to make narration part of his regular repertoire.
This is exactly the type of name-dropping history book that I like to read. The author goes through a condensed biography of both Irving Berlin and Woody Guthrie (he puts a little more detail into the Berlin section and you can tell he really loves Berlin and his music). He also goes through a condensed history of early popular music and does some song and composer name-dropping.
The PDF mentioned on the audiobook cover was not included, but after emailing Audible customer service, they have since added it, so that's a great little addition with the song lyrics and a list of recommended listening.
I love all kinds of music and popular culture history and I thought this book was really interesting. I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it to fans of pop. music/culture history.
This was my first Neil Gaiman audiobook and I was not disappointed. I so enjoyed his narration that I didn't want the book to end. It's just one do those story/narration combinations that does the job so well that it puts you in a different world while you're listening.
I would definitely recommend and I really look forward to listening to more of Neil Gaiman.
I bought this only because Richard Armitage was the narrator. I love his work and was excited to hear him read this. I was blown away by the number of voices he creates for all the characters. I wasn't expecting that, but he's wonderful. This version is abridged so it's not ideal, but it's definitely worth it just to hear Armitage's performance.
I have seen The Godfather movies too many times to count. It's part of the lexicon in my family, we quote lines from it all the time in regular conversation. So, I thought this book might be a little boring, just because I already knew the story so well. Not the case! The book adds so much detail to the story that I think I'll be watching the movie again soon in a whole new light. Joe Mantegna does such a wonderful job narrating this story and I'd absolutely recommend his version as opposed to the other full cast version that's out there, especially for people that are really in tune with the movie.
Give it a try!
This was my first time reading Great Expectations and I really liked the story. But I have to say the narrator, Simon Prebble, did such an amazing job with this story and these characters that I'm now going to look up his other audiobooks.
I would definitely recommend giving this one a try.
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