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Nandy Ekle

I love books.

Amarillo, TX | Member Since 2013

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  • Vincent Price Presents, Volume Four: Four Radio Dramatizations

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By M. J. Elliott
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
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    (12)
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    (12)
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    (12)

    The Gothic horror tradition of film icon Vincent Price is revived in these twisted radio plays that transplant the best of the horror genre into innovative and bizarre landscapes for these unforgettable stories, which include horrific transformations, twisting plots, perversions of science, labyrinthine castles, Gothic dread, surreal revelations, and a little unexpected genre-bending. Now, The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air in Association with Bluewater Productions brings you Vincent Price Presents.

    Nandy Ekle says: "Meh"
    "Meh"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was several short stories, dramatized. The dramatizations were good, but the stories were a little outlandish and unbelievable.


    Any additional comments?

    I guess I got my money's worth.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!: Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (907)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (476)

    Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

    The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

    Al says: "If you're looking for Tolkein...."
    "Great Story"
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    Would you listen to Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! again? Why?

    I will listen to it again because I have loved this story for a long time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously, Ben Holiday is a great character because of his love of challenge and law. Quester Thews is also a good character as a flawed hero. In fact, there isn't a character in this story I don't like.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I wasn't extremely fond of Mr. Hill's reading of the story. He seemed to read slowly and haltingly, and actually cutting off the ends of words. I will listen to the other books in the series, but more for the story than Mr. Hill's performance.


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

    I think the title is a great tag line. It might be enhanced with something like, "can a person buy a throne?"


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful fairy tale story! I've loved the whole series for a lot of years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyes of the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1024)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (689)

    A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

    Christine says: "Enjoyable"
    "Ah, the King"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Eyes of the Dragon the most enjoyable?

    Absolutely the story. This is one of my favorite King stories.


    What other book might you compare The Eyes of the Dragon to and why?

    The voice and style King uses in telling this story reminds me of Tolkien's The Hobbit.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Pinchot started out in the first and second chapters sounding a little like a robot, but he got much better. I really have enjoyed his reading since then.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I want it to last as long as possible.


    Any additional comments?

    Love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (293)

    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

    jaspersu says: "The narration changed my interpretation"
    "Excellent!"
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    If you could sum up We Have Always Lived in the Castle in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling. Superb. Wow.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I love this story and Bernadette's reading was fabulous!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I wanted it to last as long as possible.


    Any additional comments?

    Very much enjoyed it and I would recommend it to everyone--and I have. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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