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MelCharley

St Kilda, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Christopher Ragland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (64)

    For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O'Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he's being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, his apprentice Granuaile and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide and seek, the game plan is...

    Tanya says: "Where's Luke Daniels? Like seriously!"
    "Where's Luke Daniels?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hunted the most enjoyable?

    A great continuation of the Iron Druid story.


    What didn’t you like about Christopher Ragland’s performance?

    After 5 books and 2 novellas the voice of Luke Daniels has become the voice of The Iron Druid. I'm bitterly disappointed that he's been replaced by Christopher Ragland. It's just not even close to the same level that I've come to expect. Massive letdown!!


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Luke!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Anathem

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
    Overall
    (1901)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (908)

    In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

    Richard says: "Tour de force"
    "Another Great Original Story from the Master"
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    Would you listen to Anathem again? Why?

    It's worth a few listens just to take in all of this books original language and fictional history.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It's an excellent mix of readers and the range of character voices is impressive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hold on to your bolt it's going to be a bumpy ride!


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who's a fan of Stephenson's writing is going to love this book. It's a real departure from his past works but is so original and entertaining it's worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5865)
    Performance
    (5412)
    Story
    (5406)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Not the best of the series, but a good listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend the series to start with and hope for a bit more of the next book.in the series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kevin Hearne before, how does this one compare?

    It felt like a bit of a pause in the arc of the series story line. Good fun but not his best work.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Excellent! He nails the voices and brings the characters to life. His Oberon alone was worth the listen,


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

    Meh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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