COSTA MESA, CA, United States | Member Since 2013
If you're a fan of the classic Tom Baker era then this audiobook is a real treat. Tom is a great narrator and he reads the story with real zeal, plus his voice sounds remarkably like it did back some 25 years ago.
The story itself is one of my favorite from the period, filled with evil alien masterminds, lumbering mummies, Hammer Horror atmosphere and delightful characters.
Highly recommended to Who fans! Others may find themselves enthralled as well.
Just pure fun
He was very versatile, able to do a wide range of emotions and voices
This is one of the best pieces of light entertainment I've heard in ages. The narration is first class, and the story amidst the adventure and flashes of genuinely funny humor has moments of great humanity, especially in those areas that deal with Ben Holiday grieving over his lost wife and his diminished passion for life.
I've not read Goodkind before and picked up this audiobook on a whim and actually forgot it was a part of my library. Once I finished my last book on tape I decided to give this a go. The story isn't groundbreaking, though the characters are quite likable and the plot is entertaining and bops along and a (mostly) good pace. The overall style and prose of the book reminded me of a good Young Adult fiction fantasy novel until it becomes a softcore "Story of O" style sadomasochistic story for an hour or two. There's a few other "adult" bits that pop in as well that are rather jarring given that the rest of the book feels so tame and the characters so pleasant.
This would all have been an enjoyable 3/5 book if not for the wonderful narration by Sam Tsoutsouvas, which gets it an extra star. He makes the story come to life with a wide variety of voices. His narration got me rather obsessed with the book and I literally listened to the last 16 hours over the course of two days. I'll look for more narrated by this talented reader!
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