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  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book by Neil Gaiman

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 06-18-10

Well told - great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-12

If you could sum up The Graveyard Book in three words, what would they be?

Fun Gaiman mythology

What did you like best about this story?

I have heard the author read some of this live and this reading was wonderful. Gaiman's characters have insight and a humanity that is easy to identify with - regardless of the strange situations in which they find themselves...

What three words best describe Neil Gaiman’s voice?

Gentle Inviting Warm

  • Time's Eye

  • A Time Odyssey, Book 1
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A nice road to nowhere

  • By Tim on 10-17-09

Great series - vast scope

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Wonderful combination of the two author's ideas and visions

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Viewing history through modern eyes - as if you had to live through it - the challenge was to make the ending believable

Did Time's Eye inspire you to do anything?

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  • Lord of Thunder

  • Beast Master Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Andre Norton
  • Narrated by: Richard J. Brewer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Storm's beast master skills and animal partners are needed to unravel the mystery behind a huge gathering of indigenous Norbies. Only Storm and Logan Quade can penetrate the Norbie's clan secrets and discover what is behind the threat of an uprising that could destroy the tenuous peace between the colonists and the aliens who share the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great norton

  • By Loy on 02-28-10

Defending your country - winning your home

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This second book was the first I read as a lad and intrigued me with the reality of the impact of outrageous science from long lost civilisations on a mechanistic society, cultural sensitivity to indigenous locals who weren't quite as savage as they appeared and a love of animal companions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Storm whose grief from the loss of his history and family is a very believable motivation for the action.

  • Doctor Who

  • Beautiful Chaos
  • By: Gary Russell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Donna Noble is back home in London, catching up withher family and generally giving them all the gossip about her journeys. Her grandfather is especially overjoyed - he's discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Doctor, as his special guest, to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes hecan see in the Earth's heavens. Particularly that bright star, right there. No, not that one, that one, there, on the left...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Chaos, beautiful book

  • By Andrew on 07-13-09

Bernard's great !!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Really well narrated

What about Bernard Cribbins’s performance did you like?

Lovely to listen to the performance of a great actor - stretching to cover the different voices and emotions

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  • Doctor Who

  • Hornets' Nest 3 - The Circus of Doom
  • By: Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker, Michael Maloney, Jilly Bond, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Tom Baker reprises the role of the Fourth Doctor in the third of five thrilling brand new audio adventures, with Richard Franklin as Mike Yates. In Blandford, 1832, ringmaster Antonio exerts a strange influence on the townsfolk. When the Doctor steps into the ring, he discovers that Antonio has some familiar demons of his own... Written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs, The Circus of Doom also features Michael Maloney, Jilly Bond, Susie Riddell and Stephen Thorne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written - well played - Original

  • By Earth Brother on 04-21-12

Well written - well played - Original

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-12

If you could sum up Doctor Who in three words, what would they be?

Fun, intriguing

Would you recommend Doctor Who to your friends? Why or why not?

Good series - very like the TV shows each episode is well contained, completely different, but the linking plot kept me wanting to come back for the next episode...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - can listen to these on the train and look forward to completing the story on the way home