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Mark

Brisbane, QLD AUS | Member Since 2010

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  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (200)

    It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

    Gabriele says: "Where's the sequel?!"
    "Wow, what a great find!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes... definitely brought out the geek in me :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wade was a well crafted character that will resonate with so many readers.


    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    Wheaton was perfect for the role. It was obvious that he really identified with the protagonist, which made the reading that much more enjoyable. A great performance delivered with real empathy.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Even before I finished, I was back on line looking for sequels. Best book I have found in months.


    Any additional comments?

    Whether you're a closet geek yourself, or just someone that has fondness for eighties pop culture and the resulting video game revolution, you are sure to find this book a fun, enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tarnsman of Gor: Gorean Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Norman
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (296)

    Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first 20-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced.

    Craig Walker says: "A good yarn But..."
    "Escape to Gor!"
    Overall

    Having discovered this series back in the late 70's, I was delighted to see it listed on Audible.

    As expected, I enjoyed it immensely, having lost none of its original appeal. In fact, listening to it now, I can???t help but wonder how much of today???s accepted Sci-Fi lore can be attributed to early works such as this.

    A world where modern day weapons and technology are banned. Where men lived by a simpler and more honorable code. Flying mounts. Sound familiar? Well here is one of the originals and its hasn???t dated a bit.

    My only minor criticism is the narrator, who does a good enough job with the reading itself, but I found he just didn???t have the type of voice I would have expected for the main character. As it is read in the first person, I found it took some time to become accustomed that the voice you were hearing was coming from a young, athletic Englishman, turned fierce warrior of Gor.

    That aside, it???s an enjoyable listen and one that I highly recommend.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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