How can you go wrong with Pratchett? Still, one of his best. He flip flops the role of the faery-kind with the maiden, the mother, and the "other one" fiercely fighting for their Lancre land. I keep coming back to it.
With "Lost in a Good Book" that is exactly what you will get - lost in a good book. Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series is that book you've been looking for - lighthearted, fast-paced, and pure fun. The narrator is perfect, she IS the voice of Thursday.
No worries here. I recommend to all.
Jasper Fforde has found the magical formula - original concepts, fascinating characters, fast action plot, witty and sparkly dialogue, and for all us book-lovers, enough literary references to keep us feeling smug and superiour.
This is one of my favourite series; and I return to it over and over again.
The narrator is excellent. Each character is clear, and even the male characters are believable. She has a voice that never gets annoying, unlike many British narrators' voices.
If you want a rolicking good time, a fresh, fun, fantastic book - don't hesitate on this one.
Another fascinating read. The only danger with this one is that you won't be able to stop listening. The action and drama propel the plot; twists and turns keep you on the seat of the chair; the ending... leaves much to be desired.
I was left thinking, "this is it? It can't end like this!"
I loved the adventure, I loved the story, I loved the characters, but I hated the ending. It felt unfinished, and left me wanting something more, or something different.
Wonderful, expressive narrator. But I won't listen to it again, I think it would break my heart.
Should you buy it? I can't say - do if you want to know more about dear Meggie and Moe and Dustfinger, but don't if you can't handle a touch ending.
The book obviously has appeal, as evinced by the Broadway musical based on it, and by its best seller status. It is much darker and more thought provoking than the musical, however. That being said, I have yet to finish it. My attention keeps straying, and because of its excrutiating detail and tight plot, I find myself re-listening to the same part. The narrator is good, but as the majority of the book focuses on female characters, his deep voice can be distracting.
Should you buy this? I don't know. I won't get another of his books, but I think that if I finished it - I'd be glad I did. Listen to the sample, and see what you think.
It's a case of switched identities, and the reader only knows half of what's going on. Another wonderful story by Pratchett. A good introduction to the Discworld for first time readers, but sure to be a favourite to long time fans like myself. Narration suits both the dialogue and the characters. Highly recommended
This is a collection of favourite and well known fairy stories, with a bit of a twist. Fisher pokes fun at the legal jargon with these outright hilarous versions of Goldilocks, Cinderella and the Three Little Pigs. Each story is fairly short, so it makes a good listen for people on the go. I highly recommend this as light entertainment. Have fun. It is said that one of the things that distinguishes man from other animals is his ability to laugh at himself. And if we don't, who will?
Ender's Game is one of the most phenomenal books of the sci-fi genre. You will fall in love with Ender, ache when he aches, laugh when he laughs, and learn to share his terrible burden. I read this first, and then when I saw it offered on Audible, bought immediately. The only problem I have with this version is the narrator. Ender is six when the book begins and there is a lot of inner monologue - the reader has a very deep voice and it is hard to reconcile the child's words with the adult voice. It shouldn't keep anyone from buying this book, but it is my one disapointment. The whole series is on audible now. Just type in 'Ender's Game' and you should get the other titles in the series. Enjoy.
Pratchett takes a swing at the ever-popular vampire, or 'vampyre' as the new generation prefers, myth. Perhaps it is possible for a vampire to become immune to garlic, running water, and mirrors. A story of Esme Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat and introducing Anges/Perdita from 'Maskerade' as the new witch in town. Great suspense, drama and the distincitive 'Pratchet' humor. Fans of Discworld, this is a book for you. Nigel reads with his customary brilliance, easily distinguishing between characters, and easily portraying the tone of Pratchett's writing. Another great listen.
Terry Pratchett gives his readers another wonderful story about Discworld. This one is the tale of Sam Vimes, Captain of the Guard. This story is set in the big, but not neccessary great, city of Ank Morpork. The narrator does a fabulous job of distinguishing between characters and delivering Pratchett's unique sense of humour accurately. This may not be the story to start your Pratchett experience, but for those of you who already know him, you can't go wrong.
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