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  • Dune Messiah

  • Written by: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dry British accents ruining a great story

  • By Mike on 2019-03-20

Great story, inconsistent narration

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-08

This is a great story, but as with the previous book the narrator changes intermittently, which is very jarring and breaks the immersion in my opinion. If there is some artistic reasoning behind it, then it escapes me.

  • A Thousand Shall Fall

  • The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World War Two
  • Written by: Murray Peden
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

During World War II, Canada trained tens of thousands of airmen under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Those selected for Bomber Command operations went on to rain devastation upon the Third Reich in the great air battles over Europe, but their losses were high. German fighters and anti-aircraft guns took a terrifying toll. The chances of surviving a tour of duty as a bomber crew were almost nil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great memoir, disappointing narrator

  • By Tristan on 2018-01-18

Great memoir, disappointing narrator

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-18

This memoir ambles along with enough detail to immerse you, yet not so much that the pace suffers. It is more a series of chronologically arranges anecdotes than a cohesive narrative per se. The narrator, however, lets down the story and writing with his consistently irritating tone, embarrassing imitations of British and American accents, and his annoying whisper-shouting. I feel that if there is shouting in the narrative, there should be shouting in the performance.

Enjoyed it overall!