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Chris Collum

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  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book!!!

  • By Juanita Caban on 07-03-2015

Enjoyable listen, great cast of characters.

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2019

One of my first Steven King novels in a long time, still has a good, dark edge.
Plenty of characters to love and hate.

  • 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

Simply fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2019

A great story, the reading is perfect.
It is still one of the best.
Loved it.

  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 384

Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Geraldine on 05-06-2016

Very enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2018

Humphrey Bower is simply fantastic, he makes a book come alive.
The story is enjoyable with enough fact to make it interesting.
Bryce's hate for the Born Again Christian religion is ever present, it's getting a little old and I am an atheist.
Still worth listening to, as are the following 2 books.

  • The Story of Danny Dunn

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • By Chris Collum on 14-10-2018

I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 14-10-2018

Each Bryce Courtney novel is an escape for me, written to be enjoyed by all, I found myself lost in mid century Sydney, picturing the pubs and thier patrons.
Humphrey Bower is simply the greatest narrative voice I have ever heard, his passion for the story comes through with every character, his accents are worderful, he makes these books so easy to listen to.

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