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  • The Terror

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen.

    Edward A. Kokkila says: "Great Story - better if unabridged"
    "Superb!"
    Overall

    An intriguing & creative tale concerning a 19th Century historical mystery of a doomed arctic exploration. The narrator is superb & flows between British accents realistically & effortlessly. He varies his diction enough to maintain your interest. I was sorry when it ended.
    Dan Simmons is a master of futuristic high tech science fiction, & his "Hyperion" series is without equal.
    More Dan Simmons please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5286)
    Performance
    (4749)
    Story
    (4776)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "Brilliant production"
    Overall

    I loved the original, but was a little put off by some of the negative reviews. It is not just a redo, the extra script & the varying narators, including the author, make this a true pleasure of thoughtful entertainment. Thank you Mr Gaiman. My wife & I look forward to your next endeavor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2125)
    Performance
    (1374)
    Story
    (1382)

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    Monica says: "Double review - Blackout and All Clear"
    "Unrequited expectations"
    Overall

    I wanted to love this as much as TSNOTD. I stuck with it to the middle of the 3rd download, then put it aside in exasperation (the 2nd time I've done that in over 10 years & a couple hundred Audible downloads). I know it's the fault of my excess expectations- I have rarely enjoyed a character as much as Cyril. Nothing in this sequel grabbed me. Some interesting historical bits, but the repetetive tedious mistakes & unending premature incorrect assumptions of the inept & obviously ill-trained "historians" left me wishing they were wiped out by a bomb. That's when I knew it was time to quit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Claws that Catch: Looking Glass Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John Ringo, Travis S. Taylor
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (255)

    Claws That Catch is the fourth volume from their popular Looking Glass series. Humankind’s only interstellar craft, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate an ancient civilization that may have left vital technology behind. But when the crew finds more than they bargained for, they’ll have to scramble to survive.

    Pope says: "Hilarious romp into SciFi"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Another entertaining installment with a fun mix of hard scifi, history, physics, & humor. Ringo should reward the narrator for a heroic performance trying to sing heavy metal & falsetto J-pop. It wore thin after a while, as did the tedious arguments of the XO with the cook. The least strong of the series so far, but fun.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anansi Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
    Overall
    (4199)
    Performance
    (2029)
    Story
    (2043)

    Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

    A. Hawley says: "Beautifully narrated"
    "Thank you."
    Overall

    I did not want it to end. An incredibly entertaining story by an amazingly talented narrator. My wife loved it just as much. Neil Gaiman continues to write fiction which strikes sympathetic chords within the mind & spirit. I anticipate listening to this (as well as "American Gods" & other Gaiman works) periodically for many years.
    Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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