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  • Swords and Deviltry

  • The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
  • By: Fritz Leiber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Neil Gaiman (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life, while the Gray Mouser, apprentice magician, fled after finding his master dead. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fafhrd/Gray Mouser

  • By melody333 on 08-21-08

Sleepy time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Its a good book, I like the story. But the narration was done in this tinny quality that was not good. I don't know if it was the readers performance or the sound quality or both, but It would make me zone out and fall asleep. I would wake up some chapters later, or just realize I was thinking about something else not absorbing what was happening in the book. I am really not sure what happened in certain parts. I want to read more of these books but it will be a total waste if they have this same hypnotizing and sleep inducing qualities.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: The Gods of Winter

  • A 12th Doctor Audio Original
  • By: James Goss
  • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Clare Higgins reads this exciting original adventure featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the BBC TV series. On a remote human colony planet, under the cover of a protective dome, young Diana Winter summons the TARDIS. Brought to her side by the power of a mysterious calling card, the Doctor and Clara are given one of their unlikeliest assignments yet. Yet it is one that will have far-reaching consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely mystery with many interesting character insights

  • By Bliss Ehrlich on 08-21-15

Throw away title, throw away book.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Depends on the friend. I find any situation where the title of the book is miss matched completely to the content to be garbage throw away fiction, but the ending was cute so if someone was a big enough fan I could see them reading it.

What could James Goss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it a short story. There was not enough too it to be as long as it was. I had a hard time caring about anything the characters were doing because they were so flat. I liked the ending so there was a good idea buried underneath it all, but it is not enough to warrant a novel, even one as short as this.

Which character – as performed by Clare Higgins – was your favorite?

The Doctor. She did quite a good job portraying the 12th doctor's surly Scottish tones.

Did Doctor Who: The Gods of Winter inspire you to do anything?

Yes to criticize the garbage title of the book. It has almost zero topicality or bearing on the story. Truly Lame.

Any additional comments?

Again, Meaningless throw away title indicative of garbage fiction. Not worth the time or money. Clare Higgins was great I hope to hear her on better stories.