Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.
Would you listen to The Lightning-Struck Heart again? Why?
Yes, I have listened to it so many times and I have M. Lesley in my head exclaiming "The coooorn!" when I need a pick me up and a laugh. I eagerly await his narration for each new book when they come out.
What about Michael Lesley’s performance did you like?
He is the BEST! My other favorite narrator was Jim Dale, because he brought Harry Potter to life like no one else could have. M. Lesley is the same for this series. He is uniquely talented at making each individual character recognizable by a simple word. You don't have to hear "said Gary "...you just know it is Gary as soon as he starts talking. He is also the best because these voices stay in your head, and as you ready each new book (without narration) you hear his voice exclaiming "We're gonna hug" - without even thinking about it. The mark of a good narrator, they make the characters unique and they stay with you.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES...and listen to again and again.
Trapped in rural Steeple Bumpleigh, a man less stalwart than Bertie Wooster would probably have given way at the knees. For among those present were Florence Craye, to who Bertie had once been engaged...and her new fiance 'Stilton' Cheesewright, who regarded Bertie as a snake in the grass...also Zenobia Hopwood and her guardian Lord Worplesdon, whose violent antipathy to 'Boko' Fittleworth amounted to obsession...and that biggest blot on the landscape, Edwin the Boy Scout.
I fell in love with Wodehouse after hearing "Code of the Woosters" and ran back to Audible to get the rest of the series (especially with Cecil reading). I was disappointed when hearing these more expensive BBC recordings. My download was of poor quality, and often there were pockets of severe static (at MP3 quality). BUT, all in all the story is wonderful and the reader (in my opinion) is one of the best for Wooster and Jeeves.
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
I loved this book, and have no idea what took me so long to listen/read it. Reminds me of Python humor that I love so much. I laughed so much on the freeway, I KNOW that people thought I was having an attack or something. <smile>
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