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san francisco, CA, USA

  • 8 reviews
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  • 63 titles in library
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  • Torchwood: Lost Souls (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Joseph Lidster
    • Narrated By John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, and others

    Martha Jones, ex-time traveler, has been called to CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, in Geneva. They're about to activate the Large Hadron Collider, designed to recreate conditions after the Big Bang and thus give an insight into what the Universe is made of. But so much could go wrong: it could open a gateway to a parallel dimension, or even create a black hole.

    Eugenie says: "A great fill in between seasons"
    "A great fill in between seasons"

    Like the audio books, this narration is a great fill-in between the second and third seasons. In fact, that is exactly what it is.

    Owen and Tosh's funerals have come and gone and the remianing Torchwood team are trying to pull themselves together again. Martha (from Doctor Who, for those of you new to Torchwood) calls on them to help her with a strange case in Switzerland, where she continues to work for UNIT. Jack, Ianto, and Gwen hop on a plane to come to her aid.

    The story is the length of an actual TV episode, minus the commercials. There are special effects and music. Each character is narrated by the actor who plays them on TV, making this audio especially fun to listen too. The story is interesting and it was fun to have a case that takes place outside of their normal jurisdiction.

    Have a listen while you (and I) wait for the third season to premiere.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast

    In the ancient lands of Middle-earth, a place of elves and dwarves, Orcs and wizards, the darkest evil and the brightest good, a hobbit named Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest: to carry the One Ring, ruler of all the Rings of Power, into the shadowy land of Mordor and destroy it in the fires where it was forged.

    David says: "Classic stuff!"
    "For kids only"

    This is a really good way to introduce the younger set to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, who may find it difficult to read the books or to young to watch the movies.

    I didn't realize this was geared for kids when I dowloaded it. As an adult, I was unable to finish listening to this narration because I found the voices annoying. If you listen to this with your children, be aware that many of the characters have high pitched voices, sounding like the Smurfs or munchkins (which of course, children love!). The narration of the start of Frodo and Co.'s journey seemed to go and on and they hadn't left the realms of Hobbit lands yet. I think they should have cut this down a bit so children don't start to get bored with the narration.

    None-the-less, if you have a young one that you want to get into the science fiction realm, this is the perfect thing to listen too. When they get older, show them the movies and let them read the books for the complete Lord of the Rings experience.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barack Obama Inaugural Address (1/20/09)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Barack Obama

    After being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

    Desi says: "Thanks to Audiblie"
    "Hope at last!"

    I want to thank Audible for having this speech available. I was one of many who missed it. I hoped the news service would show it again later in the night - and they didn't (not even CNN).

    Reading President(!) Obama's speech in the newspaper is nothing compared to actually listening to it. He reminds me a lot of John Kennedy, who was also an eloquent speaker. He gives this ailing country much hope in his words. It's been a long time since I have felt hopeful that this country will recover from its many woes and that we, as a nation, can help President Obama in its recovery - Yes, we can!

    May his four years in office be good and safe ones for him, his family, his administration, and us all.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Justin Richards
    • Narrated By David Tennant

    Starfall: a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS. The pioneers who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come... for the romance of it, or old-fashioned organic mining. Or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint, scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer, bandit.

    Vincent says: "Another Excellent Doctor Who Audiobook"
    "My fav of Tennants narrations"

    Pirates and Doctor Who, how can you not love that!This is my favorite story of the tales narrated by David Tennant.

    Tennant's voice talent really comes into this audio, as there are so many different characters and he does a different voice for every one of them. He will be truly missed on the show! I hope he continues with these narrations, as other past actors who have played the Doctor do.

    Highly recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant

    When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "Creepy, but good!"
    "A great ghost story!"

    You just can't go wrong with a ghost story, especially when it envolves Tennant's Doctor, Rose, and Mickey!

    Even if you've read the book, listen to this anyway. As usual, David Tennant's enthusiasm really makes this audio (and his immitation of Mickey is right on!). It's great just to listen to him read this story as a Doctor Who fan.

    Highly Recommended!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: Pest Control (Unabridged): Pest Control

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter Anghelides
    • Narrated By David Tennant

    The TARDIS is lost in battle on a distant planet. When the doctor sets off in pursuit, Donna is left behind, and finds herself accepting a commission in the Pioneer Corps. Something is transforming soldiers into monstrous beetles, and she could be the next victim.

    Rebecca says: "One Word: FANTASTIC!"
    "Fantastic, a must listen!"

    Unlike the other Doctor Who audio books, this one has a soundtrack and sound effects which completely adds to the fun story line. The only thing missing is this story actually being made into an Doctor Who episode.

    What can I say about my favorite Doctor narrating this tale? David Tennant has such great talent! He does various accents (The ones with American accents are the bad guys, hmmm) for each character, you can tell which is female, which male, which alien, etc. He reads with such excitement you can tell he is as much of a Doctor Who fan as we the listeners (and viewers) are. Makes you wonder why he is leaving the show?

    Even if you've read the book, you've got to listen to this just to hear the excitement in David Tennant's narration, the soundtrack and the special effects.

    Highly recommended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Tale of the Body Thief

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant

    Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals; for centuries Lestat has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. But now his covens are scattered. Lestat is alone. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, he embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has ever undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.

    stacey says: "Book fans will be disappointed"
    "Good to listen too, but old copy"

    First let me say that this had to have been copied off of a tape because there were times when the narration would slow down or there would be extra noise in the background. Don't let this, however, stop you from listening to Richard E. Grant's great narration of this story.

    You can still listen to this tale even if you haven't read/listened to the other vampire tales. I read this years ago, since I'm in college I don't always have time to read a book, so choose to listen to the story again. I still enjoyed Lestat's new venture at discovering he has a human side, even if it was forced upon him. There are new characters introduced and some you'll recognize from past vampire tales.

    Have fun with this and hope you continue on with the other tales (though if you want it unabridged, read the books).

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: Everyone Says Hello

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dan Abnett
    • Narrated By Burn Gorman

    Here's an exciting, original short story written exclusively for audio, featuring the Torchwood characters and read by Burn Gorman, who plays Owen in the television series. Across Cardiff, ordinary people are behaving in odd ways: saying hello to one another and going out of their way to greet people. Torchwood discovers that an alien communications field is gathering strength in the city. The team must find the device responsible and shut it off - before civil unrest engulfs the city.

    Andrew says: "Good enough for me"
    "Hello, I'm Eugenie, I'm a fan and . . ."

    This book is not really centered on the Torchwood crew, but the people of Cardiff who just can't seem to stop saying "Hello, I'm (fill in name). . . " and giving intimate pieces of info. about themselves to anyone who will listen, which makes for some funny moments. However, there are people immune to this bizarre happenstance, the Torchwood crew among them. It is their job to figure out why nearly everyone in Cardiff won't stop saying, "Hello, I'm . . ."

    Burn Gorman narrates this story well, immitating his fellow Torchwood team spot on, complete with Welsh accents and a somewhat American accent for Jack. I really liked his narration and look forward to any other stories he may do again.

    My only complaint would be that the ending was tied up a bit too quickly, otherwise I thought the story imaginative, funny, and the action placed well within the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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