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George

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  • Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, and others
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (177)

    Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

    Maliboo says: "Contents"
    "I'm no prude but"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Too many "F" bombs for my sensibilities. I can take cursing when it's necessary for the story but I felt that the F word was used too many times when there was no reason for it. I like George R R Martin's later stories and even though Song of Ice and Fire had many curse words, I considered them necessary to the story and fit the characters. Many used in Dreamsongs did not. I skipped through half the stories because I did not want to listen to more such use of the f word as a sort of punctuation mark.


    Has Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators are great for the stories


    What character would you cut from Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)?

    None but I would have liked to curb their language.


    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1683)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (675)

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    pixychild says: "Interesting @ arm's length"
    "Mormons? Please"
    Overall

    It seems that most of the reviewers confuse Mormon fundamentalists with Latter Day Saints. That's like comparing any modern protestant church or sect to the Catholic Church, which Martin Luther split-off from centuries ago. Get real. If you want to talk about the LDS church, try reading about it, not some wacky splinter group.

    14 of 59 people found this review helpful

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