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  • The Dirty Streets of Heaven

  • A Bobby Dollar Novel, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Joe May
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Bobby Dollar isn’t your average angel! Sure, he takes the occasional trip to Heaven, but his job as an advocate - arguing the fate of the recently deceased - keeps him pretty busy on Earth, and he's more than happy to spend the rest of his time propping up the bar with his fellow immortals. Until the day a soul goes missing, presumed stolen by "the other side". A new chapter in the war between heaven and hell is about to open. And Bobby is right in the middle of it, with only a desirable but deadly demon to aid him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Jm Buckley on 01-10-12

Fun and entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-13

The Dirty Streets of Heaven is a very different read from other Tad Williams books I've read, taking of a very noir style which I felt Williams wrote excellently. I found the characters instantly appealing, and the plot twisted away to interesting places and concepts. There's nothing here that makes the book a really stand out read, but I don't think that's what it aims to be. What it is is entertaining, and jolly good fun with narration that really suits the style of the book.

  • Downbelow Station

  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between The Company, whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell's location - - on the outer edge of Earth's defensive perimeter - makes her the focal point in the titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth persevering with

  • By Christie on 21-09-12

Good but confusing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

A quite enjoyable book let down by a less than great narrator, Downbelow Station is full of interesting characters, plots and intrigue, but is very dense and takes a lot of concentration to follow the story completely. I feel like I'll get more out of this one on a re-read when I've got clear in my head who all the characters are, since I got lost rather a lot on a first listen.

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