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  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,431

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Great match!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

If you could sum up NOS4A2 in three words, what would they be?

Creepy Christmas kids

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lou Carmody, because he's a good guy at heart, tries his best, and loves his son and Vic.

Have you listened to any of Kate Mulgrew’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time, but I've loved her voice since Voyager.

Any additional comments?

One thing kept throwing me out of the story. It may be because I'm relatively local to where most of the story takes place, but every single time the narrator mispronounced 'Ha-ver-hill' jarred me out of it. In New England, we say it 'Hayve-rull' ('rill' is acceptable too). She got all the other hard names right- Laconia, Winnipesaukee, etc., but this one popped up a LOT. That's on the producer, though, not checking the pronunciation, not Kate Mulgrew, who's from Dubuque, Iowa.

  • The Things They Carried

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,406

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy Load

  • By Mel on 10-28-13

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Loved the book when I first read it. Cranston is flawless as the voice of the characters- Kiowa and Bowker especially come to life in your head.

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  • Magic Casement

  • A Man of His Word, Book 1
  • By: Dave Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mil Nicholson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

Princess Inos lived an idyllic life in her fathers' sleepy, backwater kingdom, and she was best friends with her childhood companion, the stableboy, Rap. But when a prophecy seemed to say Inos should be married, she was exiled to the Impire to learn to be a lady. She was far away when Rap's magical talents began to emerge, and it was he who told her of the fate awaiting them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite Fantasy Series

  • By Sean Dustman on 10-12-12

Love the story, but the production values...

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Loved the book when I first read it. Great world, interesting development.

But the sibilance in every sentence with an 's'!!! Dropped me right out of the story a number of times. The rest of the books appear to be from the same team, so I'll tough it out eventually, but I'll work through most of my library first!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful