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  • Imajica

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 37 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,237

Imajica is an epic beyond compare: vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. At its heart lies the sensualist and master art forger Gentle, whose life unravels when he encounters Judith Odell, whose power to influence the destinies of men is vaster than she knows, and Pie "oh" pah, an alien assassin who comes from a hidden dimension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, g

  • By MizNikki on 08-21-15

Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, g

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

Any additional comments?

This sweeping novel takes the reader on a fantastical ride through dimensions and the lives of intriguingly genuine characters.

Elegantly told, Barker's larger than life characters enchant and entertain.

Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, greed and betrayal.

I listened to the audio-book and although getting through the book was an arduous task because of the length, the narrator did an excellent job conveying the characters, inflections, and keeping the story flowing.

I would recommend reading a physical copy just for the ease of referencing a previous chapter, reflecting and so on.

I did get distracted by the scope of this novel at times.

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 164,863
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,029

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Winner

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

The downplayed humor.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

His inflection, modification of his voice.

Any additional comments?

So this guy, Mark, gets to walk on Mars when a freak dust-storm leaves him stranded and alone. His crew just took off! Oh, okay. There was no warping and they didn't know he was still alive. Geez! Mark does not give up and say: No, he decides to get creative by creating more oxygen and the things he'll need to stay alive. I have to admit. I liked it when he started to tslk nerdy. I thought for sure I would nod off or skim through the rest of the read, but Mr. Weir/ the narrator managed to keep my full attention. The humor in this read was unreal. The chats Mark had with the administration back home once communication was up would be serious and then Mark would say something off-the-wall and I would crack up. It's not all fun and games. The humor and the simplicity with which the author described the scientific stuff made this read a real winner on all fronts.

  • Mercury's War

  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary’s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it’s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she’s about to encounter—or the passion she’s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened??

  • By Jan on 10-28-11

Two outsiders find love in each other.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

Would you try another book from Lora Leigh and/or Brianna Bronte?

Yes, I would.

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

Ria was an outstanding female character. I loved that she was independent yet she knew when to give in. It was a pleasure to read about her and her insecurities.Merc knew what he wanted and he went after it. Two outsiders finding solace in each in other. I liked it!I really disliked the fact that his friends didn't have his back when Ely implied that he was going feral. I actually felt heated over it, but I needn't have worried. Ria came out swinging in a room full of powerful men. One qualm I had was with Ely. The author let that go on a bit too long and made the characters in the book look foolish for not figuring out that Ely never acted that extreme. A fail all around

Which character – as performed by Brianna Bronte – was your favorite?

I loved that Ria was fighting with herself, but still able to defend Merc.