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Love a good sci-fi audiobook or Buddhist lecture.

COSTA MESA, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 4 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 467 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2015

  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terrance Dicks
    • Narrated By Tom Baker

    For many thousands of years, the Suthekh had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world. The TARDIS lands in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle...against Egyptian mummies, half possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of Sutekh!

    Eric says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    "Great Fun!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson

    Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

    RaisinNut says: "Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh..."
    "Funny and intelligent shorts"

    I've read a few Ronson books and have always enjoyed his work, it's eat to hear him flexing his muscles as a pure humorist, all four stories were a hoot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!: Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

    The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

    Al says: "If you're looking for Tolkein...."
    "Hugely enjoyable"
    If you could sum up Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! in three words, what would they be?

    Just pure fun

    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He was very versatile, able to do a wide range of emotions and voices

    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    Andrew says: "Better than the show"
    "Good Fantasy Novel Wonderfully Narrated"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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