He’s a brand specialist at a department store and this job that begins with a love for fashion comes to an end in a blaze of stress, unbecoming behavior and paranoia. Throughout his telling of this stop-over period in his life, we learn about his passion for comics and struggles with relationships. But all is […]
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Read by Tom Weiner, et. al There’s no such thing as a happy ending with him. Unfortunate? Sure. Ambiguous? Absolutely! Happy? What is that? This was a great collection of hopeless endings. My favorite from the first volume is “The Electric Ant”, a story about an android who doesn’t know that he is one and how […]
Read by Sir Derek Jacobi Round 2. So I found Jacobi’s reading of the Americans in The Canterville Ghost to be much more to my liking than the previous recording, but, overall, I was irked by the slight oww-like lisp he had. I am certainly not the expert on Jacobi’s speech patterns, but I’m sure […]
Rocannon’s World [Stefan Rudnicki] Planet of Exile [Stephen Hoye and Carrington MacDuffie] City of Illusions[Stefan Rudnicki] That Rocannon’s World cover is inexcusable. These could be considered the first books of the Hainish Cycle because they were written first, but there are at least three other titles that take place before the events of Rocannon’s World. […]
This was the last full-length title on my Takagi shoujo to-read list. It was fun, but it didn’t end the way I thought it would, but I wasn’t too surprised considering how Takagi likes to sidestep shoujo expectations.
I’m happy to say that the level of hype and interest I had when I wrote my first impression was rewarded by the rest of the story. This was quite a thrill and I really wish there was more to the story. Clio was a great character to watch mature throughout the story. And it […]
Read by Simon Vance I forgot how much I loathe Lord Henry–contrary and full of ish to the very end. It was nice hearing this, I’ve only read it and haven’t seen any of the adaptations.
Read by Lenny Henry I stumbled across this and I loved it! My favorite fairy tale is Gaiman’s Stardust and this story excited me in the same way. The stories aren’t similar, just that they are both really awesome and they suck you into their world. The basic thread of the story is Fat Charlie’s […]
The only audiobooks I remember listening to prior to this round, are CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity and a David Sedaris boxset (of which five of the CDs have lived in my car’s 6 CD changer for years). With the David Sedaris collection, you’d think that it would have occurred to me that, unless it was […]
Read by Carolyn McCormick Katniss’ cluelessness and stubbornness grated on my nerves, but I had to constantly remind myself that she was only 16 in that kind of world. But at the same time, she was selfish and that had nothing to do with her age. Her inability to allow people to cope with whatever […]