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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,841

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

essential 80s

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

very easy to get into. and a unique plot.
really relatable if you remember the 70s and early 80s computers. struggles a little towards the end but finishes strong. very enjoyable.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,560
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,553

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy....

  • By Robyn on 09-01-14

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Very well written, engaging and entertaining.
a little egocentric in parts.
the performance by the narrator is outstanding and worth the read for that reason alone.

  • Time of the Twins

  • Dragonlance: Legends, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Sequestered in the blackness of the dreaded Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas, surrounded by nameless creatures of evil, Raistlin Majere weaves a plan to conquer the darkness - to bring it under his control. Crysania, a beautiful and devoted cleric of Paladine, tries to use her faith to lead Raistlin from the darkness. She is blind to his shadowed designs, and he draws her slowly into his neatly woven trap. Made aware of Raistlin’s plan, a distraught Caramon travels back in time to the doomed city of Istar in the days before the Cataclysm.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Time of the twins

  • By Blue Raven on 11-06-17

PLEASE! Remake this Audible book with Paul Boehmer

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I've very rarely write reviews, unless I feel very passionately about something...

And I'm not going to slate the performance. it's time to move on...But it's blatantly obvious that the performance of Paul Boehmer in the Dragonlance Chronicles is so utterly outstanding, that it does the Legends series a cataclysmic injustice not to be performed by Paul Boehmer.Come on Audible please! put all us Dragonlance fans out of our misery...Record it using Paul Boehmer and I vow I'll buy it again!

What did you like best about this story?

The Story is perfect as is, it needs performing by Paul Boehmer.And I say 'performing' not 'narrating'. This isn't a scientific journal imparting cold dry facts. It's meant to be an engaging performance immersing and entertaining the Audience in a similar way a film would in a cinema. were not asking for dolby 5.1 and sound effects but just to be read with some who clearly has a passion for the books the characters (and thier correct pronunciation) and the ability to vocalise individualised voices for the different characters.

How could the performance have been better?

After each re-reading both in either book or audible form, you see new layers to the characters and thier interactions with each other. And as your perspective changes as you get older, your view of thier desires, morals and reasoning changes. And it gives you a new perspective to the story, making it slightly different with each reading.I think that is why it is my most read and re-read book series by far.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If Paul Boehmer performed it, it will be perfect!

Any additional comments?

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  • Confessor

  • Sword of Truth, Book 11
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves...and has lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Gareth on 24-12-12

Dissapointing end to a great series of books

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

Reviewed: 15-07-15

Has Confessor put you off other books in this genre?

No.
I have read and listened to hundreds of books of this, my favorite genre.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

After listening to the narrative performances in audio books like 'Dune'.

Audio books should be vocally acted out, with narrators either acting the different characters themselves.

Or have a cast of narrators to play the parts of different characters.
It makes the experience of listening truly engaging and almost three dimensional.

Rather than the flat monotone one dimension of listening to someone read lines of text from a book.

Any additional comments?

It is a great pity that the last 3 books were basically one book out into three.
As they lost all the pace and excitment of the previous books up until faith of the fallen that I loved reading so much.
And since that book have felt increasingly padded with diction and stretched out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful