Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music", a Mafia hit.
There are few narrators that can hold a candle to the brilliant performance that Dick Hill employs!
Trunk Music holds strong in the awesomeness that is the Bosch Series. Connellys research and implementation into the life of Harry Bosch never fails to impress.
The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.
I have read the covers off my book and have now listened to it 11 times. Pillars of the Earth is one of Ken Follett best writings. If you like graphic battle scenes, detailed architecture explanations, and truly riveting plot full of betrayal, deceit, love, lust, blood, sorrow, and over enthusiastic joy, then Pillars is for you!!! And to think, I am an agnostic and this book is full of religion and it is amazing!!!
When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.
How could the performance have been better?
Im almost positive that david eddings would not have disappounted me but whoever cast the narrarater needs to be fired in conjunction with J. P. Linton. I couldnt make it 4 minutes into what im positive would be another amazing tale of Mr. Wolf because of him. Recast and rerecord and ill buy it again, till then, im returning this and going to a book store.
Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, is confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil god Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. He's just a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet for some reason, she has the urge to comfort him.
If you could sum up Magician's Gambit in three words, what would they be?
Magical, Compelling, Envigorating
Who was your favorite character and why?
Prince "Silk" Keldar would have to be my favorite! The quick witted and slick-tongued little man never fails to surprise, impress, and humor me.
What does Cameron Beierle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Cameron Beierle is his own cast. The voice talents used throughout the series is never duplicated between characters, and always premeditated. It's as if Cameron is so engrossed into the story that he feels what each character feels and knows how to portray their tiredness by yawning and talking at teh same time, or their mysticism with a inquiring tone, and, of course, malicious humor, as perfectly portrayed by Silk. I must admit, that if he doesn't play the voice of Silk when ever a movie is made, I'll be sorely disappointed with almost any other portrayal of the sharp faced and sinical little prince.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Admittedly, I listened to it over the course of 4 sittings, because of minions running around the place, however, it was captivating enough that when I listened to it while dead tired and falling asleep, I stayed awake for a couple of more hours because of the compulsion to know what Beierle is gonna say next.
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