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brooklyn, NY, United States
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  • Dying Inside

  • By: Robert Silverberg
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • masterwork

  • By rm3154 on 11-05-13

Meandering story that leads nowhere

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

Any additional comments?

I purchased this book because I like first person perspective stories and the premise was interesting. The story is a nauseating diary of inane interactions. The narration is equally poor. The narrator has a deep, slow droll that puts you to sleep.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Collector

  • By: John Fowles
  • Narrated by: James Wilby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful narration

  • By Sharon on 06-04-13

Fantastic first person book, amazing narration

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

Reviewed: 08-10-14

Any additional comments?

The Collector is one of the best first person books I've listened to. The narration is fantastic. The main character is painted with such clairty, creepy, chilling, fantastic book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Deliverance

  • By: James Dickey
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A river runs through it..."

  • By karen on 11-01-13

Enthralling Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-13-13

Any additional comments?

Deliverance is a fantastic audio book. The characters are well defined and interesting, the plot grabs you and keeps you glued. The performance of the narrator is spot on. This is a must listen classic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful