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Jan Saell

FARSTA, Sweden
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  • Monster Whisperer

  • By: Nobilis Reed
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Ferrari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

If there's something wrong with your tentacle monster, who are you going to call? Dale Clearwater: Monster Whisperer. With her own ship and a menagerie of tentacle monsters, she travels from world to world, rehabilitating monsters and training the people who love them. From the amorphous, fluid Kritzoan to the stonelike Nalcheka, Dale embraces the monsters and records her encounters for a reality show that broadcasts to countless worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellence in excess

  • By Blues on 07-20-18

A must listen for fans of SciFI and erotica

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

First of all, I have to say I love the performance of Vivienne Ferrari. Not only does she have a very pleasant voice, there are enough of differentiation or intonation of the different characters that you can follow the story and hear who is doing what without any problem.

As a long time listener of Nobilis Reed’s podcast I have heard the Monster Whisperer before as he presented it on the podcast, but I have to say it’s a totally different thing to listen to it as an audiobook. You get more drawn into the story when you can listen to it in one go.

So, for the story. It’s very nice and there are both depth and development of the characters. The story draws one in and I hope for a continuation of the story to experience more in this universe.

  • Size Matters

  • An Erotic Metamor City Story
  • By: Nobilis Reed
  • Narrated by: Diane Severson
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Penthea is tall - very tall - and that's wreaking hell on her romantic ilfe. A friend suggests she go to Spells 4 U, the magic shop, to find a solution. But the magic sold at Spells-4-U has a reputation for going wrong, and it's not undeserved....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nobillis hits the mark as usuall

  • By Jan Saell on 10-08-14

Nobillis hits the mark as usuall

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

Reviewed: 10-08-14

Where does Size Matters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best Erotic fiction i have read in a long time. As a long time listeners to Nobillis pod cast and some of his eBooks this is a very good story. As usual with most of Nobillis stories they are alluring and even if the sex sometimes is more in the background its allays very thrilling and you can almost feel the sexual tension.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Size Matters?

I wont spoil the fun but the end is hilarious.

What about Diane Severson’s performance did you like?

The voice of Diane Severson is very nice and fits the main character perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have any extream reactions, more than one, not mentionable and expected.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Moonrise

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

A 21st century U.S. aerospace company has developed the first permanent human settlement on the Moon, made possible by major scientific breakthroughs, particularly in the practical use of nanotechnology. But conflict within the company's founding family and growing protests against the technology from radical environmentalists and religious fundamentalists on Earth put Moonbase in danger of closure

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy read / listen

  • By Brian on 09-03-13

Another masterpiece of Ben Bova

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

Another book in the "grand tour" series is now done - And it was the Moonrise book.

This book in the series is the first book about the expanding solar system and the humans expansion.

The plot starts of with a murder.

The head of mastersons industies, Gregory Masterson commits what looks like a suicide. His son Greg with his wife Joanna blames Joannas new love, Paul to be the blame for the suicide if not the killer. Ths ongoing plot continues through the hole book and infests the relation between Greg and Joannas new son Doug.

In between this major plot is small subplots. The startup problems of Moonbase, a base at the Alphonsus crater at the moon.

The struggling and problematic use of nanotechnology when the "nano"-luddites make the use almost forbidden on the earth.

In this, Ben Bova also give a hash slap at "New Morality". A fundamental rise of all religious principles, Jew, Muslim, Christian, etc, that forms this new group and makes demands of all universities and people and demands more morality and fosters censorship. A bit of scary predictions of what can happens if we don't keep free speech open.

As usual Stefan Rudnicki makes and excellent narration of the book and his different voices of the different characters in the books make for a very easy and enjoyable read.

A plus 5 read for sure.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Empire Builders

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a 21st privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration, and became one of the world's richest men in the bargain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And excellent book and hard to stop listen to

  • By Jan Saell on 04-05-12

And excellent book and hard to stop listen to

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

Reviewed: 04-05-12

This is the second book about Dan Randolph even if it was writte well before Powersat.

The earth is heading towards a greenhouse cliff, a sudden climate change that will destroy much of the planet in ten years if something isn't done soon. The ice caps will melt. Cities will be flooded. Millions will die. When Randolph tries to let people know what's going on and try to help orchestrate a plan to avoid this catastrophe, government officials from the Global Economic Council (the GEC) confiscate his company, imprison him, and silence his scientific team.

The story continues and as usual it quite good and i find the book hard to put down, or stop listen to if you, like me listen to the audio book.

Stefan Rudnicki does an very excellent job adjusting his voice to each of the characters so you get a god idea of who speach. Speech tags become redundant. He captures a variety of accents well, and the voices match the personalities. He tries hard to get the Japanese right, but it doesn't roll off his tongue well.

Its even a bit scary to think that this book was written back in 1993 and quite well talks about some of the problems we have been facing today. The tsunamis in Indonesia and the flooding of New Orleans.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • I Will Fear No Evil

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 534

As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein’s grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Heinlein

  • By Randall on 03-02-12

My brain work in images

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

What did you love best about I Will Fear No Evil?

My brain work in images.

This can sometimes lead to confusion or misses. When I first saw the Lord of the Ring movie, I was so surprised and annoyed when they cam to Rivendal as it, in my minds picture, was on the other side of the river.

So when I read a book I can se most of the story played in my mind and that gives me great pleasure in reading.

At the moment im reading the book - well listening to the audiobook - I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Hainlein. It was fist published in 1970 so its a bit old but its a very nice book.

The plot is that billionaire Johann Sebastian Bach Smith is dying, and wants to have his brain transplanted into a new body. His beautiful young female secretary, Eunice Branca, is murdered, so her body is used, since Smith never thought to place any restriction on the sex of the donor.

For some strange reason the spirit (or whatever you want to call it) is Eunice is still with Johann when he wakes up after the transplantation in the new body.

The book then continues to follow the 2 minds as they experience a , for Johann, new world and new body. And a new sex. Yes the book steams of sex. Actually its not written that much and there are no explicit writing of it, just what leading up to it and feelings and so on. But as my mind is very graphical its very sexy for me.

I would say that this is one of the most trilling books I have read in a long while.

What about Anthony Heald???s performance did you like?

The vocal artists are doing a wounderfull job. Even when you started to hear the words from Eunice, you cluld here that it was here before you got the explanation it was her.

So the characterization of the characters in the book is very nice and its hard to put it down.

10 of 27 people found this review helpful