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  • Among Others

  • Auteur(s): Jo Walton
  • Narrateur(s): Katherine Kellgren
  • Durée: 10 h et 36 min
  • Version intégrale
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected but not bad

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-05-02

Not what I expected but not bad

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-02

The description is misleading the story is actually a retelling thru the diary of a teen in the year after her sister’s death. The magic is so subtle and deniable that most of the book you are wondering if she isn’t delusional. I did enjoy the characters and the narrator walks a knife edge of unreliability, leaving you wondering until the end what kind of story this really is. Loved the lyrical Welsh accent of the protagonist. Beautiful words and imagery.

  • The Woman in Black

  • Auteur(s): Susan Hill
  • Narrateur(s): Paul Ansdell
  • Durée: 4 h et 33 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-26

A great story

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-26

This story has great tension, better than any spooky story I’ve ever read. Well done.

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

  • Auteur(s): Tom Standage
  • Narrateur(s): Sean Runnette
  • Durée: 7 h et 34 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for car trips

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-20

Good for car trips

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-20

When I travel long distance by car with my husband we like to share the experience of a good documentary story. This was quite good, covering the mainstays of common beverages: beer, wine, coffee, tea, cola and water. I found the histories as engaging and enjoyable as the drinks themselves.

  • The Year of the Hare

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Arto Paasilinna
  • Narrateur(s): Simon Vance
  • Durée: 4 h et 36 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Vatanen, a journalist, is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening, he and a photographer set out on an assignment, and as they drive through the country, the car hits a young hare. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature, and the grateful animal adopts him. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen’s life as he decides to break free from the world’s constraints.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great pleasure

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-04-03

A great pleasure

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-03

An engaging story that rounds on itself in a laugh out loud resolution. Reminds me of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • Auteur(s): Scott Meyer
  • Narrateur(s): Luke Daniels
  • Durée: 10 h et 45 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's funny, over the top, and a good time waster

  • Écrit par Ben le 2018-01-15

Fun read

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-24

A fun story of slightly silly time travelling. I find the Phillip voice rather grating though and a bit too hammy for the character. An enjoyable listen.

  • Sleep Over

  • An Oral History of the Apocalypse
  • Auteur(s): H. G. Bells
  • Narrateur(s): Justine Eyre, Saskia Maarleveld, Tim Campbell, Autres
  • Durée: 9 h et 29 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 36

For fans of the oral history genre phenomenon World War Z, a worldwide plague of insomnia creates a devastating new apocalypse. Sleep Over is collection of waking nightmares, a scrapbook of the haunting and poignant stories from those trapped in a world where the pillars of society are crumbling, and madness is slowly descending on a planet without rest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's alright.

  • Écrit par Daniel le 2018-08-08

Starts out interesting but..

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-05

Starts out interesting, but I was ready to sleep too by the end. It only affected people? That doesn't ring true, I mean we are 98% the same DNA as chimpanzees. If only us and octopuses were affected that would be quite intriguing; they have a short life span, great problem solving capacity, solitary lifestyle and unusual brain circuitry. No cause was suggested, effect was instantaneous all over the world, and poof, it just ended. A good effort at a tale, but not great. Even the suggestion of some kind of prolonged cosmic storm would have made the story more satisfying. I'd have settled for a ferret in the LHC (my preferred explanation for the current POTUS).

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • Auteur(s): Ray Bradbury
  • Narrateur(s): Christian Rummel
  • Durée: 9 h et 5 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Favorite

  • Écrit par Ryan Doyle le 2018-08-09

Simile city

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-30

This is a classic story, a story to end all stories, a story that runs on like an endless train of freight cars filled with flowery and sweet fruit, on the precipice of ripeness, tipping, hanging at the nadir of its parabolic arc over whose precipice it transubstantiates into decay, into that first inkling that perhaps that eight peach shnapps wasnt quite as wonderful as you thought it would be; the type of story leaves you rewinding again and again because you lose track of whose shoulder this non action is not taking place over, a story whose fanciful prose, which slingshots you into half a dozen orbits before the tendrils of gravity reasserts itself on the sentence, leaving you falling helpless earthward as you silently beg the author stop dragging this sentence on and to let something Actually Happen Already! It improves its pace and comprehensibility substantially in the second half. Listen to the first half at a higher speed or under some kind of intoxicant. The first half is the gaudy lovechild of Louise XIV / Rococo as synesthesiatic ear candy and you wont miss much plot.

  • Saturn's Children

  • Auteur(s): Charles Stross
  • Narrateur(s): Bianca Amato
  • Durée: 13 h et 41 min
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    3 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars 3

In Saturn's Children, Freya is an obsolete android concubine in a society where humans haven't existed for hundreds of years. A rigid caste system keeps the Aristos, a vindictive group of humanoids, well in control of the lower, slave-chipped classes. So when Freya offends one particularly nasty Aristo, she's forced to take a dangerous courier job off-planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-07-22

I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-22

There was so many twists and turns I had to wind back and replay some sections several times to sort out the action. I think saying the characters were complex is an understatement. Great thriller and great SyFi!

  • Company Town

  • Auteur(s): Madeline Ashby
  • Narrateur(s): Cecelia Kim
  • Durée: 8 h et 58 min
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

They call it Company Town - a city-size oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd. Hwa is of the few people in her community (which constitutes the whole rig) to forgo bioengineered enhancements. As such, she's the last truly organic person left on the rig - making her doubly an outsider as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecessary language plus hollow dialogues

  • Écrit par Leila le 2018-05-27

Interesting tech, but a bit disorienting

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-15

The book had an interesting setting and premise, but I found some of plot elements clumsy and confusing. A body guard who can have stress-induced seizures might be good enough for a sex worker on an oil rig, but how could they be the pick for the son of a wealthy industrialist? Newfie accent was not handled well by the narrator. Still worth a read in my opinion for the world created by the author. Compelling descriptions of how tech has melded with biomechanics. A very human protaganist in a not-quite-human world.

  • The Tao of Pooh

  • Auteur(s): Benjamin Hoff
  • Narrateur(s): Simon Vance
  • Durée: 2 h et 46 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • Écrit par Colleen Fenner le 2017-10-17

Holds your attention

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-05-18

Holds your attention enough to learn a little about a philosophy. Charming and just long enough.