This is difficult to answer. The narrator was beyond perfect. The writing was such fun...I guess the whole darned thing is what I love best about it.
The main character was far from perfect, yet he was still a hero. He grows as a person, and remains true to himself. It was very satisfying. There were quite a few scenes that were tense and funny- quite an achievement.
Kenneth is hands-down the best character Mr. Dufris voiced. And he did such a great job with all the characters. There was never a moment when I was not absolutely positive which person was speaking. Bravo, William!
I was delighted with this book. I read the synopsis, listened to the snippet and knew that if it lived up to my expectations it was going to become a favorite. It surpassed my expectations and is most definitely a favorite I will listen to repeatedly.
It's hard not to draw a comparison with Douglas Adams. Perhaps because it has quirky humor, space ships, great dialogue and unforgettable characters.
This is an excellent product. The teacher was easy to understand and I have progressed more than I thought possible. Be aware that this Intro Lesson also contains all the content of Lesson 2- which I also purchased. I will be returning Lesson 2 and purchasing Lesson 3.
Learning languages has always been difficult for me. With the Michel Thomas method, I don't feel stressed and am definitely learning not only vocabulary but grammar.
I highly recommend this series.
I would recommend the book to a friend, but probably not this audiobook. Lists that are essential for key steps are not provided, diluting the helpfulness.
There isn't really a scene in the book. But there are helpful steps to deal with phobias and mindsets.
I will try to return this book, as the audiobook does not provide all the content from the printed book, and this is a major disadvantage and dis-service to the listeners.
Yes, as I love the way William Dufris read each character so well.
I was never tense, but I did want to know who had committed the crime and why. It's very intelligent and quite funny.
The mentor is wonderful. And the secretary is priceless!
No single moment comes to mind, but the story as a whole touched me deeply. I will listen to it again very soon.
I am keeping watch to see when any new books come out from Loren D. Estleman. And I have a growing library read by William Dufris.
I recommend both "Alone" and "Frames". They are satisfying stories, well-read and I laughed out loud many times.
I will definitely listen again. The story is well-written, with great dialogue. Added to the terrific story is William Dufris reading it so very well. I loved the little snippets of movie history. When he buys the old movie palace I wanted to jump in the car and go visit.
If you love stories of old actors and directors and how some people are trying so very hard to find and preserve films before they are lost forever, you will not want to miss this book.
Well, I compare it to Frames, which is the second offering by the author, with the same characters. I immediately bought it when I finished this one. You can read my review of that one, but it's pretty much the same.
There are so many. I think any scene with him speaking with his curmudgeonly mentor/co-worker are all golden.
Film Detective in Love.
In February a friend gave me a gift subscription to Audible. I was polite and thanked her but I didn't think I'd find anything to replace reading books myself. I was SO surprised to find how addictive listening to good books can be. I have now signed up, because as long as William Dufris, Derek Jacobi and Simon Vance keep reading books, I will keep buying them and listening to them.
Wil Wheaton's narration was convincing. And the frequent mention of old movies, TV shows, books, arcade and video games and D&D modules was terrific fun.
There are many. I suppose "H"'s virtual basement was one that stuck with me. As well as how real Oasis became for me.
Finding the first key. It was exciting, brought back great arcade memories AND memories of a tough D&D module. And, strangely, it managed to bring romance into the story.
Welcome to Oasis... refuge or mirage?
This book has joined a growing list of wonderful audiobooks. It's a perfect blend of author and narrator. I will be recommending this to several of my friends and will listen to it again.
I will definitely listen to Doomsday Book again. The reader was very good and I dove right in to the story as she led the way.
Rosamunde and the apple... I can't say any more than that, or I'd give some of the story away.
She had a wonderful voice for all the different characters.
The Dark Ages, Illuminated.
I would highly recommend this audiobook. The combination of terrific story and gifted reader is hard to beat. There are some scenes that seem a bit roundabout/repetitive, but this does not stop me from recommending it. It just makes you very, very anxious to find out what's going to happen next.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend as it is a well done story of a boy and his little sister in another world. I enjoyed both the story and its reading.
The interaction between Gregor and his little sister, Boots.
Mr. Boehmer read the book very well. He brought life to everyone and everything in the story.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the book, as it is written for children.
I will be purchasing the other titles in this series. I really enjoyed both the story and how the reader performed it.
Mr. Langella's voice was so delicious. And knowing that everything he spoke of was his own observations, for good or ill.
Not as deeply personal as David Niven's autobiographies, yet much, much, much more poetic.
The description of his accidental "meeting" with Marilyn Monroe. The whole scene was almost painful in its beauty. It took my breath away. There were many more breathtaking pieces of writing, but this one in particular was solitary in its perfection.
I so loved the reading that I will be buying a hardcopy of the book. I want to revel in that beautiful prose.
If this book was truly written by Mr. Langella, he definitely had an alternate method to earn a living.
I have recommended this audiobook to several friends. The story is wonderful and Derek Jacobi sometimes made me forget there was a single reader. This is a perfect production.
Having a detective, laid up in hospital, delve into the mystery of the Princes in the Tower was wonderful. You, the listener, discovered the clues and facts along with the protaganist.
Mr. Jacobi was magnificent! There were times when it actually sounded like TWO people were reading the story.
I was riveted by the story, such was its appeal.
I could not praise this story and its reading enough. It is as close to perfect as I could have asked for.
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