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  • Blake's 7 - Lucifer

  • By: Paul Darrow
  • Narrated by: Paul Darrow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Many legends surround the aftermath of the collapse of The Federation, including the fate of Kerr Avon.... What happened to Avon after the death of Blake and the crew of the Scorpio? Paul Darrow's vivid reimagining picks up Avon's story at the final moments of the final episode of Blake's 7 and follows him on his fight for survival, this time with no crew and no ship to help him. The adventure continues years later as Avon, now an old man, finds himself a key player in the game of power politics being played out on a grand scale by The Quartet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation of a much loved saga

  • By George mcnulty on 02-01-17

Slow, but as patient as a predator.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

in Lucifer, there are many contenders for a particular prize: Avon, Servalan, and a cast of new adversaries never before encountered. Each has a history, Each aspire for ultimate power. I couldn't stop reading until the very end.

  • The Sorrows of Young Werther

  • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

The Sorrows of Young Werther is a loosely based autobiographical novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It was first published in 1774 and is one of the most famous-and infamous-works in the history of literature. Werther, a sensitive young man falls in love with Lotte, a sweet-natured girl he meets while visitng an idyllic German village. Although Lotte is betrothed to Albert, Werther’s infatuation with her torments him to the point of despair and suicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • old favorite

  • By Heimo on 02-09-10

Adolescent sentiment.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Morbid adolescent brooding. While the language was engaging, the title character inspired little sympathy from me. Quotes from a Celtic myth of dubious origin took up too much of the last part of the novel. What made this novel a tale of passion and longing plays out to my modern eyes as the squalling of a teen pop song. (SPOILER). The fatal end of Werther seems like the consummation of vows of eternal love from a man who does not understand love. An intriguing study of an asinine character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kid Stays in the Picture

  • By: Robert Evans
  • Narrated by: Robert Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling. An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even close to unabridged

  • By Shaun Bossio on 09-08-16

Tough as nails.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Thank you, Patton Oswalt, for turning me on to this Titan! Robert Evans is a giant!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Foundation and Earth

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727

Golan Trevize, former councilman of the First Foundation, has chosen the future, and it is Gaia. A superorganism, Gaia is a holistic planet with a common consciousness so intensely united that every dewdrop, every pebble, every being, can speak for all - and feel for all. It is a realm in which privacy is not only undesirable, it is incomprehensible. But is it the right choice for the destiny of mankind? While Trevize feels it is, that is not enough. He must know.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please please re-record with Scott Brick!!

  • By Jerry on 06-12-12

A marvelous extension of the Foundation series.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

An intriguing and sad story of Earth's fate.
It was engaging if a little ponderous in narrative and in dialogue.
The male narrator was a little monotone at first but came to life as he portrayed the female characters.