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mdk

Charlottesville, VA | Member Since 2012

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  • Two on a Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (24)

    Two on a Tower is Hardy's ninth novel and contains perhaps his most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide, and also the fullest expression of his fascination with astronomy and science.

    Joseph R says: "Two in a Lovely Lovely Tower Looking at Stars"
    "Good Story Great Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Two on a Tower in three words, what would they be?

    almost classic... almost


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two on a Tower?

    The final scene


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kitchen – was your favorite?

    Lady Constantine


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite, the narration was spot on but the story had some slow points


    Any additional comments?

    This is generally regarded as a minor work of Hardy's. If that's true then it's still better than most famous authors' masterpieces. I fell in love with the heroine and the setting and Hardy had a lot to say from which he did not shy away.
    It wasn't a perfect book. The hero Swithin, never quite materialized for me and I'm not sure how much I felt the romance. I loved her but not really 'them'. There were a few slow spots too and the very last sentence of the book was for me a huge disappointment and a mistake on Hardy's part in my humble opinion.
    Still, the book is very much worth reading. 3.5 stars for the book. 5 stars for Michael Kitchen's performance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Infernals: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Connolly
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance.

    mdk says: "OK"
    "OK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Not bad, but frankly disappointing after the excellent 'the gates'. The narrator did a fine job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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