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  • Jerusalem

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 60 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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    4 out of 5 stars 245

Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magisterial, magnificent!

  • By JackFaust77 on 11-05-16

The most important book of the 21st Century.

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Reviewed: 09-13-16

Inexhaustible, can be read over and over, something new is always discovered and something new is always uncovered about the reader.

14 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery - and brought to life one of fantasy's boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian, reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. This volume gathers together three of Howard's longest and most famous Conan stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! Crom and Steel! Long live Conan!

  • By Kirk on 09-05-09

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-29-16

Best of Conan and Robert E. Howard. The best Conan story, The Hour of the Dragon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kull

  • Exile of Atlantis
  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

In a meteoric career that spanned a mere 12 years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan the Cimmerian is indisputably Howard's greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology .

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a good listen

  • By Anthony on 08-06-10

The Beginnings of Modern Fantasy

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Reviewed: 07-28-16

Along with Lord Dunsany, Edgar Rice Burroughs and L. Frank Baum, the beginning of modern fantasy. Twentieth century classic