Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow omahonycm

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow omahonycm

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

omahonycm

Member Since 2004

21
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 10 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 204 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Lords and Ladies: Discworld #14

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (322)

    Thomas Mailloux says: "Witches vs. Elves"
    "A favorite"
    Overall

    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.

    Enjoy!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Sastre
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    Inventive and uniquely original novelist Jasper Fforde sends his literary sleuth on another wildly imaginative journey through time and literature. Thursday Next faces a sinister global multinational corporation represented by Mr. Schitt-Hawse, beats the magistrate from Kafka's The Trial at his own game, and trains for her next assignment by apprenticing herself to Miss Havisham. Thursday then accepts the ultimate challenge: capture Acheron Hades, the murderer of characters from the classics.

    Anna says: "a zany action packed romp through lit."
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Sastre
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    Thursday Next, the forthright and unstoppable detective of Jasper Fforde's first two novels, The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book, rides again in The Well of Lost Plots. Get ready for time travel, adventure, mystery, romance, and crime in a literary caper that pokes fun at fiction itself.

    Anna says: "Best Yet!"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Inkspell

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Brendan Fraser
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (304)

    Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past.

    Vanessa says: "Inkspell indeed"
    "Another Masterpiece"
    Overall

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (4278)
    Performance
    (1965)
    Story
    (1989)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Suzn F says: "I was not sure for a while then......."
    "A Cautionary Tale"
    Overall

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monstrous Regiment: Discworld #31

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (470)

    War has come to Discworld...again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

    omahonycm says: "Who's who?"
    "Who's who?"
    Overall

    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

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Legally Correct Fairy Tales: Bedtime Classics Translated into the Legalese

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By David Fisher
    • Narrated By Jay Gregory, Jack Garrett, Patrick Frederic
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (7)

    Why did the Three Little-Pigs call 911? Will the Three Bears sue Goldilocks for trespassing? Who cracked the Humpty Dumpty case? Find out the answers to these fascinating legal inquiries and many others in these hilarious reenactments of bedtime classics transferred into the courtroom and translated into legalese. Eleven different voices, including the author's, bring life to such characters as Little-Pigg, Diana Freewoman, the Jolly Green Giant, and of course various attorneys. The perfect tales for our litigious age.

    omahonycm says: "It's a funny, funny old world."
    "It's a funny, funny old world."
    Overall

    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?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21942)
    Performance
    (13377)
    Story
    (13515)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "One of the best, no doubt."
    Overall

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carpe Jugulum: Discworld #23

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

    omahonycm says: "Think you know vampires?"
    "Think you know vampires?"
    Overall

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1344)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (469)

    "Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

    Chris says: "More Fun than a Mind Full of Dragons!"
    "No worries for the Pratchett fans"
    Overall

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.