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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192,202

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

This book is 50 shades for loser white bois

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

There is some potential, but the story blows. Problems are solved retroactively and with contrivance.

Also almost all of the dialog sux. Earnest Kline does not know how to talk to a woman, let alone write dialog for a female character.

  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guys, I have a great idea for character voices...

  • By Jim Fenner on 06-03-15

Action Pinhead vs "Scott Backula with a bad NYC accent" and his LBGT superfriends

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

The story was engaging, but in a video game sort of way and the one note "beat cop" protagonist did put a drag on whole thing. Pinhead is the real star of the show, and I wish there was more of the Hell Priest and less of "Scott Backula". The graphic details do drag on in some parts, because it feels like Barker is really trying to one up his gory performance in Hellbound Heart.

This story is great if you need some good pulp to carry you through the hours of the day, but be warned the gore isn't for the faint of heartbreaker and should probably be listened to in private or with headphones.

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