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  • The Red Keep

  • By: Allen French
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In the country of Burgundy, the Sauval brothers have begun to terrorize the surrounding lands in an attempt to bring the area under their control. They raid the Red Keep, in hope of gaining it for themselves, only to be thwarted by Sir Roger and young Conan. Now they plot anew to steal the Keep from its rightful owner, Lady Anne. She, with Conan and her loyal followers, sets out to bring justice upon the evil brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ivanhoe but fast paced

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-18

Ivanhoe but fast paced

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I don't have adequate words to describe how much I loved this book. The story was compelling and fast paced while remaining wonderful story telling. The setting of medieval France was both historically accurate and fantastic. It is nice to have a hero who really is a hero. so often in books of today, heroes are full of flaws in order to be relatable. The Red Keep's hero, Conan, is heroic, chivalrous, cunning, and someone I both aspire and look up to. I fully intend to listen to it again and again.
If there was any flaw, it is that the depiction of violence is not sugar coated.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,825

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feels like Jules Verne

  • By Ramon on 03-10-11

Good, but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I enjoyed this book and Tim Curry did a great job once again, but at times the story drug. It didn't help that the main protagonist was frustrating to listen to with his whining. But still, the book was a pleasure to listen to

  • The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2

  • 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Childhood Favorite Now an Old Man's Delight

  • By Timothy M. Stark on 01-28-17

Great story, good performance

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This story is classic and as interesting as it is well thought out. I was quickly swept up in the world of Prydain. Lloyd Alexander's work is reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings. But rather than inspired by Nordic myth, Prydain is reminiscent of Wales.

My only frustration with the narration was some of the voices used. One or two of the characters are simply painful to listen to. Besides that, all-star performance.