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Vincent

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Fayetteville, Ga, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 41 purchased in 2014
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  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (940)
    Performance
    (852)
    Story
    (836)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "The dialog starts here"
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    Stephen King does a great job of starting the *real* conversation on gun violence in America. A must listen.

    1 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Elric of Melnibone

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Moorcock
    • Narrated By Jeffery West, Michael Moorcock
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    It is the colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair that flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody.

    Tony says: "Great Listen (Ignore the Sample Listen)"
    "Another incredible series to raise a glass to"
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    Elric of Melnibone is not easy to classify even within Fantasy. This is high fantasy with an edge. It's a dark tale but not without humor. It has some of the standard Sword and Sorcery elements but it reads more like literature than a swashbuckling tale. Moorcock doesn't write stories , he writes fictional histories. I've read and loved his books before so I was a little nervous about how this audiobook would sound. The narrator did a great job of delivering the material. Michael Moorcock himself gives us a brief preface that is fun to listen to but I was grateful when the real narrator started talking. One more thing, this what they called an "audio plus" book. It has music and small sound effects in the background at some portions of the tale. I found they matched the scenes they were used in perfectly. A well polished audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (1642)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1495)

    Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

    Joe says: "Great begining of the series"
    "A favorite finally available on Audible"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nine Princes in Amber the most enjoyable?

    This is probably my all time favorite fantasy series that I read in book form previously. Nine Princes is the perfect first book for the series. The narrator did a good job but would have like to had Wil Wheaton to all 10 books of Amber. The story shines through though. Loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Zelazny crafted a very orginal take on the Fantasy genre and the dialogue is great


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

    I loved the ending of the story and the promise it holds for more


    Any additional comments?

    Get this, it's definitely worth the credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4388)
    Performance
    (2684)
    Story
    (2724)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Best Science Fiction I've read in years"
    Overall

    Many books about the future only change 1 variable and leave everything else the same as today, so we can see the contrast. Hamilton presents a fully realized future human society that has to cope with the advanced technological and biological society that they find themselves in. Throw in some aliens, human greed and politics and you have a recipe for an SF epic. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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