Tag Archives: Audio Books

Book: Outlander

Outlander (Outlander, #1)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this book! I love the historical fiction of it. I love the sci-fi aspect. I really love the medicinal/herbal part of the story. But I could really do without the sex. I’m not saying that Diana Gabaldon should change her way of writing. I’m sure many people love this aspect of the book as well. And the argument can be made that it’s an integral part of the story that is being told, but I just don’t like it and I can’t recommend it to younger readers for this reason.

Still, this is the second time I’ve read (listened to) this book. The narrater, Davina Porter is AMAZING! There is no other way to describer her. I would listen to her read a phone book. She brings each character, male and female, young and old, Scottish or English to life.

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Book: The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice

The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and RiceThe Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book seemed to move somewhat slowly, but I really enjoyed the depth of information in the book and the way that the information was wrapped into the story line. I would give the depth of information 5 stars and the story would get 3 stars. I’ll settle on 4 stars as an average, I suppose. A non sushi lover would probably not enjoy this book as much as me. But due to my absolute passion for sushi, I found it a wonderful look into almost every aspect of it.

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Book: Of Dice and Men

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play ItOf Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David Ewalt

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a well written history of Dungeons and Dragons AND has some very compelling sections of fantasy story telling weaved it. It works, trust me. I listened to the audio version. The author David M. Ewalt reads the RL portion while Makael Naramore narrates the “story”. Both portions of the book were entertaining.

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Book: Wool

Wool Omnibus (Wool, #1-5)Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the plot. It took some twists and turns that I did not expect, although there were parts that were almost too predictable. The writing was a little more flowery than I like, and the I felt the story could have been told more effectively with fewer words or with more detail. I felt the suspense was over the top and needlessly draw out.

I listened to the Audible version. I was not thrilled by the reader, especially the readers male voices. The female voices were good.

With all of that said, the story line was very good and enjoyable. In the end, I wanted to know more about what happened to Silo 18.

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