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Phyllis

TRACY, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Stories: All-New Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
    • Narrated By Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (207)

    The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.

    Diane says: "Tales of the Macabre"
    "I Love This Book! They really are All-New Tales."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Stories?

    The stories are brand new...really new! A fresh take on "unusual" characters and plots with really good narration.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There is such a varied collection of stories it is difficult to speak of them as a whole but I enjoyed the mystery, humor, sass and the pure creative spirit of this audio book.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There are multiple narrators. These stories uncannily have the right narrator for each one.


    Who was the most memorable character of Stories and why?

    Joyce Carol Oates' "Fossil Figures" a story of twins was a favorite as was "Wild Fire in Manhattan" by Joanne Harris, "Juvenal Nicks" by Walter Mosley plus "Catch and Release" by Lawrence Block, Actually too many characters over-all to list.


    Any additional comments?

    Lots of listening time. I have listened to these stories multiple times and probably will continue to do so. This is a favorite "travel buddy". Of at lease 25+ audio books, this is the only one to which I repeatedly return.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10336)
    Performance
    (5245)
    Story
    (5279)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Under the Dome...way under!"
    Overall

    Don't be mislead by the title. I am a "Constant Reader" and chose to listen to this tome because my wrists got tired holding it in bed. It was slow in spots; in my opinion his books of this length always hits a lag. If you can push past that point he eventually "comes to himself". If my opinion he is really the "King of the Short Story" but I'll read...and have...anything and everything he writes or has written

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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