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  • Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Toooooooo long by half

  • By Len on 13-06-19

Interesting themes. A bit laboured. But enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I enjoy listening to Neal Stephenson's books. Sometimes things drag a bit, but I'm usually listening at an increased speed, so that keeps my brain working.

There were some great themes in here and I found it a good listen. Yes, as some reviewers have commented, it wandered and became harder work in the second half, but my feeling at the end was that I had enjoyed the listen.

  • Complete NIV Audio Bible, Volume 2: Prophets, Gospels, Acts and Letters

  • By: New International Version
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 37 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. Volume 2 of the NIV Audio Bible includes the Prophets, Gospels, Acts and Letters, covering the books of Isaiah to Revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading - and an index!

  • By Alan on 20-11-14

Great reading - and an index!

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

Reviewed: 20-11-14

What did you like most about Complete NIV Audio Bible?

I have a couple of other Audible Bibles and this is by far the best. David Suchet is a great reader. In addition, there is no background music, which is a surprisingly big bonus. When listening to the Bible with music in the background, it quickly feels very repetitive. Probably the best bit of this audio Bible is that the chapters match the chapters in the books and there is an index document provided. In the past, I have spent ages trying to find a particular passage in other audio Bibles. Now it's easy!

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

David Suchet has a wonderful reading voice and the reading is unhurried and clear. You can (if you want) listen at double speed and it is still clear. Perhaps it could become soporific, but that's not always a bad thing!

Any additional comments?

If you are an Audible Member with a monthly plan and you buy using credits, make sure you buy the two half Bibles (2 credits) rather than the 8 smaller sections (8 credits).

23 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Chessmen

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017

Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal-game hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterclass in Storytelling

  • By MISS E J BIRD on 19-02-13

A great ending

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-13

This is a great novel well read. The drama is perhaps slightly less intense than the previous two books, but it still has its moments. It's a great listen, with evocative descriptions of Lewis and a good story. A fitting ending to a great trilogy.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful