Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
That’s what the ending of this book had me doing. Crying in the middle of a restaurant, and immediately on the last words as read by Armie Hammer, rewinding to hear the last few minutes all over again. Then I wrote a love poem to my husband. Great book! Great performance.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice Darth Vader find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
I liked it better than the I JEDI simply because it does not suffer from being told from the first person perspective. This is a good study of the relationship between the Emperor and Vader that gives you insight into how the apprentice is psychologically trained by his master. Also, the book is a good prequel to the REBELS storyline.
I'm not a fan of this narrator's turn as emperor although I do like his Vader.
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Carlos Castanada was a student of anthropology when he met Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui shaman and the inspiration for Castanada’s The Teachings of Don Juan. In this controversial work, Castanada relays his experiences being challenged by his mentor on his perception of the world and all living things in it.
Narration was somehow annoying. Could never put my finger on why. Still worth it for what it teaches and postulates.
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Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.
If you could sum up Path of Destruction in three words, what would they be?
Enthralling, informative, fun
What did you like best about this story?
Learning the background of the Sith Rule of Two.
Which scene was your favorite?
They were all so good.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Each time that Bane becomes more aware of how the world around him needs to be changed.
Any additional comments?
Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....
Would you listen to Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) again? Why?
I would listen to this story again because it is so well written and performed.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Admiral Thrawn was my favorite character because he has so much depth.
What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?
He really is THE actor for Star Wars reading... so many great voices and such good pacing.
While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.
Where does Star Wars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I got my Audible.com membership & started listening to the newest Star Wars novels when a glaucoma surgery was going to keep me from reading for a month.
The newest versions are superbly engaging. They are also unabridged so lots of ideas as well as extra back story about the Star Wars universe comes out.
Still, I liked the story and it is interesting to hear even the abridged version as this is the background for all of the later novels I have been listening to for the last few months.
I recommend these recordings though mostly because they are no unabridged versions.
Would you recommend Star Wars to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes. Lots of fun for those of us who want to continue the on-going saga and learn more about the philosophy of the Force.
Did Anthony Heald do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Mostly. I always knew who was who.