I've enjoyed the print versions of Pratchett's books for years, but there's something about Nigel Planer's delivery that really brings it all to life.
I've listened to a few recordings by Nigel Planer now, and I really like the way he has assigned specific accents and personality touches to each of the characters. He's continued this from one book to the next, so there's a great audible continuity to his work.
This is the first time in years that I've given up on a book, but I'm halfway through this one and I just can't do it. The premise is interesting, but there's a lot of extraneous information that doesn't seem relevant to the story. Worse, none of the characters - and I mean none - have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. There's nothing to like about any of them! Even the friends of the main character, Danny North, all come across as being vapid and grasping, so I'm having a hard time getting engaged. The character 'Wad' held my interest for a time, but unfortunately those times were few and far between.
I can appreciate the amount of work that has gone into this book, but alas it's just not for me.
This is hands down one of the best audio books I've listened to so far. Kristen doesn't hold back in her story, which is funny, sad and enlightening all at once. People primarily identify addiction with substance abuse, but her wry definition of it made me laugh. Her reading of her story was a theatrical masterpiece, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone. You'll laugh, you'll learn, and if you're like me you'll immediately to go YouTube to watch some of her performances in Third Rock from the Sun.
Kristen ... MORE PLEASE!
I'd happily recommend this to any other Star Trek fans.
This is the first time I've heard Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie's performances on Audible, and I loved it. Their characterisations and deliery were wonderful. There was an underlying serious message within the performance, which was balanced by the inherent enjoyment between both Nimoy, de Lancie and the audience. Five stars!
I've come across references to the 'Alien Voices' series in the past and this recording was my first experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be tracking some more down in future.
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