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Scooter McFly

i am an avid reader and if i could, i'd read constantly; however, this would interfere with work ... enter: audiobooks! my addiction is fed!

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  • The Diamond Throne: The Elenium, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Greg Abby
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (521)

    Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "Quirky pronunciations but overall a worthy job."
    "amazing book, terrible narrator ..."
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    If you could sum up The Diamond Throne in three words, what would they be?

    enjoyable, fun, memorable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    sparhawk ... i've always felt an affinity for him growing up as a kid ... i wanted to be a hero just like sparhawk and i think some of that fascination with him has held up over the years ...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator made the main character, sparhawk--whom i've always assumed was gruff and swarthy--sound like a bad impression of keanu reeves from "point break" ... i kept waiting for sparhawk to whip out a surfboard halfway through the story ...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    sometimes i groaned loudly in dismay when the narrator made one of my favorite characters growing up sound like a braindead & weak surfer dude ...


    Any additional comments?

    perhaps the narrators should read the book first themselves to get an idea of what type of person certain characters are (at the VERY least the main character) ... the narrator made sparhawk sound weak and unintelligent ... *gameshow buzzer*

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4938)
    Performance
    (3653)
    Story
    (3679)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "amazing book read by an amazing narrator!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up It in three words, what would they be?

    terrifying, gripping, amazing


    What about Steven Weber’s performance did you like?

    steven weber, in my opinion, is one of THE best narrators that i've ever had the pleasure of listening to. his timing is perfect and it feels as though he is actually there, experiencing the events as they unfold and he reads with such emotion and raw energy that you can't help but get caught up in the story and i found my heart hammering quite heavily at times as the wonderful weber brought the story, and the terror, to life.


    Any additional comments?

    i've read quite a few stephen king books, but i wouldn't classify myself as a stephen king fan; however, i do remember reading this book as a child and being terrified of it (and now clowns as a result!). the movie, while fun and somewhat scary, didn't really portray the terror the kids faced as well as the book does and i feel that this audiobook, read by the amazing steven weber, is what the movie could/should have been. i highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of stephen king as this is certainly one of this best novels ever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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