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Victor Lage de Araujo

Salvador, BA, Brazil
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  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,107

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Strange

  • By Michael williams on 05-26-17

Misterious and eerily creative

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Part mystique, part religious, part philpsophycal, part pragmatic, the ways of this strange gunslinger will let you curious to the end od the book.
I am already looking forward to know what happens next.

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  • The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper

  • By: James Carnac
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows, Christian Rodska
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102

This memoir was recently discovered and appears to have been written in the 1920s by someone who asserts that he was Jack the Ripper. This person is James Willoughby Carnac, and this memoir was written shortly before his death. It is an account of his entire life, including a few short months in 1888 when he became the murderer known to posterity as Jack the Ripper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fascinating

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-17-12

Entertaining with verossimilitude

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

The slow and deliberate description of how a psycopath is built could be written either by a modern criminal behaviourist or else by the psycopath himself. Though addressed, the old question of "nature X nurture is not solved here, nor is ti of the major relevance.
The "omission of certain scenes", though, doesn't add verossimilitude (I would rather have them added).
Even though it helps to explain the end of the crimes, I don't know if it fits 100% with the rest of the story; but anyway, who could tell it?
A good entertainment for those who enjoy criminal and historic romances. But I wouldn't suggest it for those who dislike gothic stories.

At 1.25 reading speed, a C1-C2 English level book.

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  • The Immortal Circus: Final Act

  • Cirque des Immortels, Book 3
  • By: A. R. Kahler
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Despite Vivienne’s broken heart and deadly truths, the show must go on at the Cirque des Immortels. But it takes more than glamour and sex appeal to keep the Big Top running; without the magic and support Viv came to rely on, the circus is in danger. Now the troupe verges on rebellion, the war between Mab and Oberon rages on, and a horrifying menace looms - with Vivienne stuck in the middle of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best of the series! please be another book!

  • By Meagan Whimsical on 02-05-15

Entertaining and creative

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Very suitable as the last book of the trilogy, full of surprises, this book retains the Bradburesque tonrs even though it is not (only) about a carnival anymore.

  • The Immortal Circus: Act Two

  • By: A. R. Kahler
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

No one has been murdered in the Cirque des Immortels since the clash between the otherworldly Courts and the death of Oberos at Lilith’s flaming hands. Vivienne is settling comfortably into her new life under the big top, with its late-night debaucheries, faerie secrets, and magical cast. She is now a fortune-teller, rather than a cotton candy seller, and has a magical boyfriend, Kingston, whose fierce charm has stolen her heart. But her own half-remembered past holds secrets of its own...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first. Ready for the 3rd.

  • By Meagan Whimsical on 02-03-15

Full of fantasy and anticipation

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16


After Act One, Act Two shows a somewhat darker perspective with some unexpected events. A somewhat gothic story with Bradburian tones. Narration is quite adequate to the story's general climate. Read it at 1 to 1.25 audio speed, a C1 English level book. Lively and entertaining. I am already halfway theough Act Three.

  • The Immortal Circus

  • Cirque des Immortels, Book 1
  • By: A. R. Kahler
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded - because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, hard to get into but gets better

  • By Meagan Whimsical on 02-03-15

Best carnival story since "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16


It all begins as a mistery plot, with a touch of "Miss Marple". But then it evolves in a very "Bradburesque" undertone. Couldn't wait to see the end, can't wait to buy and read the other books of the saga.
Fantastic entertainment for 14 yr or older. Would require C1/C2 English language proficiency.

Narration's quite adequated, I could neatly read/hear at 1,25 speed. Rythm and expression of narrator helps to get into the plot.

Excellent work.

  • The Curse

  • Touch of Eternity
  • By: Emily Bold, Jeanette Heron (translator)
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

A centuries-old curse, a mysterious amulet, and a young love reignite a vendetta that had died down long ago…When seventeen-year-old Samantha goes on a school-exchange trip to Scotland, she takes with her an old pendant that she found amongst her grandmother's belongings. As soon as she arrives at her host family's home, she is drawn into the country's tales and myths. Then she meets the dangerously attractive Scot Payton - a mysterious Highlander who soon conquers Sam's heart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe the book is good? Narration is AWFUL

  • By Aletia Phelps on 07-29-17

A good mythological roman

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

It is really a rather romantic story, with a touch of scottish story and mythology. Curious that it was written by a german writer. The narration adds some local climeate. Good entertainment.