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Philip V

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  • Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
    Overall
    (1249)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (909)

    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
    "Just watch the movie"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I appreciate what they are trying to do, but this story is just meant for the screen. There are some awkward lines of a character explaining what they see in a way that just doesn't sound natural.


    What was most disappointing about George Lucas and Brian Daley (adaptation) ’s story?

    While the audiobook adds some details to the story, most of them were not interesting. I'm a big believer in "less is more," and this audio adaptation did the opposite.

    Additionally, it contained the intro and exit for each and every episode. I really didn't need the same 3 minutes of credits and music over and over and over... This is a result of them directly reproducing the radio broadcast without any editing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What's So Amazing About Grace?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Yancey
    • Narrated By Bill Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    The author of 6 Gold Medallion award-winning books challenges Christians to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, what's so amazing about grace? Philip Yancey gives the listener a probing and impassioned look at grace: what it looks like - but more importantly, what it doesn't look like. Yancey contends that grace is a concept at the heart of God's plan for salvation, and that it is the responsibility of every Christian to reveal the grace the world is searching for.

    Cary says: "Great Book!"
    "Wow! Very challenging and encouraging."
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    Where does What's So Amazing About Grace? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best Christian books I've read in a long time. It really challenged my ideas about what grace really is and how to live it out in our world. I'm sure I'll listen to this book again, which I cannot say about most audiobooks.


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

    There were so many moments that moved me. I don't think Audible will let me reproduce the full contents of the book in this review.


    Any additional comments?

    Several times the narrator pauses, then repeats the last few words. This is annoying and could have been fixed with a good editing job. Otherwise the narrator did a fine job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16913)
    Performance
    (15651)
    Story
    (15654)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Very fun book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ready Player One to be better than the print version?

    You can tell that Wil Wheaton was enjoying himself while performing "Ready Player One," and that made an already enjoyable book even more fun.


    What other book might you compare Ready Player One to and why?

    This book is a love letter to geek culture, particularly 80's video game culture.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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