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Louisville, KY
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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,090

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Well done

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

Zachary Quinto did an excellent job reading this novella. Scalzi's ideas continue to intrigue me.

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  • Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?

  • By: Alan Parks
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years.

Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Alpaca Adventure

  • By elevena on 06-27-14

Enchanting Alpaca Adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

What did you love best about Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca??

This was a wonderful, funny & touching story. A grand adventure by an English couple as they learn the ups & downs of becoming rural farmers in a new country. As an alpaca farmer myself, still in the beginning of my alpaca odyssey, I fully appreciated all the highs and lows of their tale.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I so enjoyed hearing from the perspectives of the animals on the farm as well as the humans! Quite fun. But the people in this story are beautifully flawed, and willing to persevere through all their obstacles. And what obstacles!

What about Nigel Patterson’s performance did you like?

Well done. Clearly read.

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

Truly wished I could have! As it was I finished in just a couple of days.

Any additional comments?

I hope more audiobooks are forthcoming about these intrepid farmers!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful