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Mira V.

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  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,704

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

A Masterpiece!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I’ve been growing through the science fiction classics that won a Hugo as my venture in this vast world of science fiction.

I can honestly say that Hyperion absolutely blew me away. The individual stories from the seven pilgrims are impactful and on their own, incredibly good. As stand alone stories, I’d give them 5 stars. Taken together, the whole work is mind bendingly epic. Too often I had to stop the audio and truly think about the mastery of what I was hearing. The literary and historical references add icing to the cake of an already delicious confection. If you don’t know John Keats, you will by the end.

If you are hesitating, please don’t. Read this book and be prepared to be swept away on a wonderful journey with one of the most compelling villains of the dark underbelly that is Hyperion.

  • Ivanhoe

  • By: Walter Scott
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Ivanhoe is the perfect novel for any listener who loves an action-packed adventure based on the mythology and legends of Medieval times in England. Set in the 12th century, Ivanhoe is the story of a young man who joins up with Richard the Lion Hearted during a dark time where England is split between the Normans and the Saxons, pitting friends and family against each other through the conquering of land and the changing seats of the Royal Family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Walter Scott’s Best Works!

  • By Cindy on 01-14-17

A medieval treat!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Ivanhoe is a marvelous audiobook experience. While some of the old jargon and slow initial plot work of the novel may deter some, stick with the book and prepare to be dazzled by the heroines, Rowena and most of all, Rebecca.

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