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kmo

SUNNYVALE, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Inimitable Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (180)

    Wodehouse weaves his wit through a wide collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, and unwanted fianc├ęs. Bertie gets into a bit of trouble when one of his pals, Bingo Little, starts to fall in love with every second girl he lays his eyes on. But the soup gets really thick when Bingo decides to marry one of them and enlists Bertie's help. Luckily, he has the inimitable Jeeves to pull him out of it.

    Kate says: "Brilliant!"
    "A riotous, laugh a minute romp!"
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    Jeeves is genius! Wodehouse's languid, disinterested butler always has the answer. The fun starts from the beginning at a furious pace, and continues on throughout the book without one break. Frederick Davidson (aka David Case) is by far my favorite narrator. Davidson portrays the sheltered, spoiled and sometimes naive, Bertie Wooster, and the always cool, composed and self-possessed Jeeves, flawlessly. Davidson doesn't just read the story, he brings out the comedy and personality of each character so vividly, you will immediately become immersed in the story, and the characters.

    Wodehouse legendary pacing, and colorful characters make this one of my favorite Jeeves books. And, as I mentioned, Fredrick Davidson is the consumate narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Swords: War God, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (912)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (801)

    Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

    breckoz says: "Almost Returned This One"
    "Great story overal, but gets bogged down in parts."
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    Oath of Swords was my first David Weber read, so I was unfamiliar with his writing. I was pleasantly surprised by his treatment of the well worn genre of fantasy. He took some different an interesting takes. The cast of characters were great, and I really enjoyed interesting history behind the different races and how this particular world came about. Nick Sullivan's narration was MASTERFUL!

    Character development was good and bad in this story. Bahzell and Brandark connected with me quickly, which made going through the story fun. However, most of the story dealt with the heroes, I felt that the antagonists were very under developed, almost to the point of being an afterthought. The main battle too, along with the resolution seemed short and anti-climatic.

    The appearance of the different gods at every turn made them seem commonplace. Also, the over simplification, over humanization, and over explanation of the relationships between the gods and man, made the gods seem more like mascots, or genies than all powerful beings.

    The battles were fantastic. Weber knows how to do an epic fight. With Sullivan's narration, you can feel your pulse elevating. These are the parts of the book that you fly through.

    There were times where the story got bogged down though, attempting to flesh out Weber's fantasy world, and the characters relation to that world. There was tons of inner-monologue, and page after page of narrations about their histories. It sometimes seemed like the actual current events were little islands in a sea these narrations and soliloquy's.

    As I said before, Nick Sullivan's performance was simply outstanding! He is one of my Top 5 book narrators! His depth and range of voice is amazing. He doesn't simply read the story, he acts out the characters for you, and their personalities just pop out in the voices.

    Sullivan goes from American, to English, to Scottish, and Irish accents without missing a beat. Simply stunning voice acting.

    Overall, I enjoyed the story, but I was really blown away by the narration of Nick Sullivan. Absolutely one of the best narrators on Audible.com.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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