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Hobbit Taz

GeoCacher

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  • The Man Who Folded Himself

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Gerrold
    • Narrated By Charles Bice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (61)

    The Man Who Folded Himself, written in 1973 (and reissued by BenBella in 2003) is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards and is considered by some critics to be the finest time travel novel ever written.

    Jason says: "Buyer Beware... sexual confusion ruins this book."
    "A different time travel tale"
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    Story
    Where does The Man Who Folded Himself rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    A very interesting view of time travel, never sure where it was heading next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The writer and reader both kept you wanting to follow onward through the tale, just to see what was going to twist into play next.


    Have you listened to any of Charles Bice???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    believe this is my first of his readings, but enjoyed his voice very much.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2387)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (995)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Amazon Customer says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "Another hard to pause listening by Stephen king"
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    Would you listen to Bag of Bones again? Why?

    I am likely to re-listen to this book in order to pick out the little items hinted at towards the beginning that played a larger part in the end. (to see what I overlooked).


    What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

    As always listening to the Author who knows the tone, style, and what to bring to the story they have written is preferred by me. I know Stephen king isn't the "Actor" some readers are, He seems to get the story across Very Well!.

    I rated the performance a 4 basically because compared to some 5 star readers he probably rates about a 3, but the extra quality he brings to reading his own works to me brings it back to a 5, so i averaged it out.


    Any additional comments?

    Although, the flow was normal for Stephen King, Slow build up then everything flys at the end. I felt the End was stretched well beyond the story in order to "explain" some of the items that just didn't come out in the story on its own. In this case it may have just been wrong (slowing or disrupting the flow of the story) if it was forced in elsewhere. This is why i discounted to a 4 rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian Child

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Gerrold
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Gerrold, a science fiction writer from California, adopts a son who has a slight behavioral problem. He believes himself to be a Martian. Gerrold begins the long, involving work of trying to earn the acceptance of Dennis, a hyperactive eight-year-old who desperately wants a father's love, but is so insecure he feels he must be an alien. Gerrold's semi-autobiographical memoir of the first two years with Dennis is a funny, endearing, heartbreaking, and beautifully written testament to fatherhood.

    Michael says: "Good yet far from great"
    "Really enjoyable listening"
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    If you could sum up The Martian Child in three words, what would they be?

    A great look into a single father's adoption of a school age boy. His unnessary doubts about being a good father.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1187)
    Performance
    (998)
    Story
    (983)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "Classic with a classy reader"
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    If you could sum up Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry in three words, what would they be?

    classy classic reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to know the story and the story characters which Ive heard and seen in so many ways but now I know the way it should be. Felt so much truer and real than any variation Ive seen or heard


    What about Tim Curry???s performance did you like?

    Sometime the material could be a little dry, but Tim Curry kept it moving and interesting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really a particular moment, but watching the reluctant scared boy turn into a curious, excited man who was seemed a little disappointed when the adventure was over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black House

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2187)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (712)

    Stephen King and Peter Straub reintroduce you to Jack Sawyer of The Talisman, once a precocious boy traversing the Territories to save his mother and her "twinner," now a retired homicide detective drawn back to his past.

    Jennifer says: "Magnificent Sequel -- Riveting"
    "Typical Sequal - but still good"
    Overall

    Although I enjoyed listening to this book, I felt it was lacking something the 1st book had "Talisman" I havent read much of the dark tower series, but maybe this world has been written over enough by this time. It was good to see how the boy in the first book faired in his life and see him in action again. I enjoyed the "invisible 3rd party" character the author used to put me into the story. I think some of the visualizations were far enough from my "normal" thinking that it would loose me sometimes since they often were pulled from the air like a dream so had no consistency. But making it past these the story line was a bit short and little true action to it alot of the time. As I said I enjoyed listening to it, but overall I had to rate it a little lower than the first book since I was not as "pulled-in" as I was in it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3650)
    Performance
    (1692)
    Story
    (1703)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "concentration-required but good"
    Overall

    The 1st few chapters took alot of concentration. As with many of this author's works he goes into the minute details (describing every piece of furniture in a room for example) and until you figure out the main characters and the general plot lines those details sometimes get in the way. Once settled in to it though it pulls you in and holds you. At times I felt he would get sidetracked on a set of unnecessary details but quickly enough the story continues. I enjoyed listening to this story - I think it brought meaning to the 1st Dark Tower story I read along time ago since the setting (although not sure timeline or characters) had parts in common.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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