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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unbelievable narration.

  • By Travis on 13-10-2016

IT's very good

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

Reviewed: 23-11-2016

A classic Stephen King novel, narrated wonderfully by Steven Weber.

I have always enjoyed this book, in the way one can enjoy a book about a terrifying murderous entity that preys upon children.

What i have always enjoyed about Stephen Kings books are his real believable and relatable characters so firmly enmeshed within their culture and period. His books are snapshots into other times and places, and this one is no different. You get to experience the late 50's through the eyes of the Losers and later the mid 80's chock full of pop culture references and era appropriate cuss words.

All the while the creature, IT, lurks and you are drawn as the characters are inexorably on wards to the final confrontation.

The narration was fantastic, i found myself enthralled by the passion and raw emotion of Steven Weber. His voice work was great and i found myself chilled, despite being quite familiar with the text.

All in all a great package, one I will definitely listen to again in the future.

p.s The new movie is quite excellent, not a bad adaptation of this excellent book.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 25-04-2016

Patrick Rothfuss is a superb author, and his story is brought to life exquisitely by Rupert Degas.

I loved the way Rupert voiced each individual character, bringing to life not only them but their heritage through his many accents.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a good way to spend 28 hours

  • The Dragonbone Chair

  • Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Kitchen-boy Simon is bored, restless and 14 years old - a dangerous combination. It seems, however, that his life has just taken a turn for the better when he's apprenticed to his castle's resident wizard. As Simon's learning to read and write under Doctor Morgenes' tutelage, forces greater than he could possible imagine are gathering: forces which will change Simon's life - and his world - forever. Following the death of Good King John, Osten Ard is plunged into civil war as his sons battle for control of the fabled Dragonbone Chair - the country's throne as well as the symbol of its power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgia and Surprise

  • By Ammon on 30-03-2016

Nostalgia and Surprise

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2016

What did you like most about The Dragonbone Chair?

A classic from my childhood I have read the paperbacks again and again. This is a classic fantasy tale, one I have thoroughly enjoyed every time I have visited it. The audiobook adds an extra dimension and the performance by Andrew Wincott helped bring this story to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Simon is and always will be my favourite character in this book. The daydreaming youth who has responsibilities thrust upon him. Its a character I can relate to and sympathize with.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favourite?

A tough question, I felt he did such a great job with them all. I did rather enjoy his portrayal of Duke Isgrimnir the gruff old duke from the north.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were definately moments when i laughed whilst listening to this story, but mostly it just swept me back into my childhood memories of reading this, with the delightful surprise of experiencing someone else's vision for how the characters sounded.

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