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Thomas Gundlach

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  • The Relive Box and Other Stories

  • Autor: T. C. Boyle
  • Sprecher: T. C. Boyle
  • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 16 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 2

From the collection's title story, featuring a Halcom X1520 Relive Box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to "The Five-Pound Burrito", the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the 12 stories in this collection speak to the humor, the pathos, and the struggle that is part of being human while relishing the whimsy of wordplay and the power of a story well told. In stories that span a variety of styles and genres, Boyle addresses the enduring concerns of the human mind and heart while taking on timely social concerns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My TC Boyle is in the stories

  • Von Thomas Gundlach Am hilfreichsten 01.11.2018

My TC Boyle is in the stories

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.11.2018

I'll keep this one short: The Relive Box broke my heart. Meaning the story that goes by that title and starts just another collection of incredible experiences - read by the author no less. I never liked all of his novels which in my opinion is a reflection of the true artist: I can't go all the places he can visit. Still, his shorts get me every single time. The Relive Box stands out to me, I suppose that you won't experience it my way. Still: Get this one and dig in.

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • Autor: Ray Bradbury
  • Sprecher: J. T. Turner, Anastas Varinos, Matthew Scott Robertson, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 58 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, into this first-class audio drama, produced by The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete with a full cast, sound effects, and original music. Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show comes to Greentown, Illinois, one week before Halloween. Two boys, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, soon discover the evil of this carnival, which promises to make your every wish and dream come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly dark read turned into quite a dark listen

  • Von Thomas Gundlach Am hilfreichsten 01.11.2018

A truly dark read turned into quite a dark listen

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.11.2018

I love Ray Bradbury's octoberish storys. I love audio dramatizations. And this is a seriously good one! It catches the time it's set in and it brings the story to life in a nicely artful way. I was especially impressed by the writing of the dialogue and by the boys' impersonations, as by the way the music supported the tale. I found big acting on the dad's part, too. I guess I like the story as much as I do because I am a dad, but I loved it even before - so much, that my wife gave my much perused copy a proper binding (accidently on the right side so it has to be read backward which is not the least bit more troubling than reading a japanese manga and suits the story well). If you liked the listen, wait a year or so and get the book. It leaves you shaken, feeling bad. Not like some books do but more than I'd expect from Bradbury, who could of course get quite dark rather easily.

  • The Punishment She Deserves

  • An Inspector Lynley Novel, Book 17
  • Autor: Elizabeth George
  • Sprecher: Julia Barrie
  • Spieldauer: 28 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When a Member of Parliament shows up at New Scotland Yard requesting an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the beautiful town of Ludlow, the Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first is to have an MP owing him a favour, and the second is to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, whose career at the Met has been hanging by a thread for quite some time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't usually do this...

  • Von Thomas Gundlach Am hilfreichsten 01.11.2018

I don't usually do this...

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.11.2018

but there's a choice involved and I want to help you with it. But first things first: I've been reading Elizabeth George's murder mysteries for many, many years and though it was always worth my time I'd never have believed that an author can just get better and better over such a span oft time. And I'm the happier for choosing the audio over the read this once. Now should I get the male voice or the female? I liked both on first listen but there were two points that carried my decision: The first one is that J. Barrie takes 6 hours of additional time for the read which does seem such a bargain in itself. The other is that, while women can mostly do male voices without sounding awkward, the same can rarely be said about a man giving voice to a female character (check the Murakami audios). There are exceptions (like everybody's favorite Doctor) and as a rule gay men usually don't show the problem. Anyway I picked the female voice. And while I saw Julie Andrews (like in Victor/Victoria) when Inspector Linley talked, everybody else was just who they were. Including the male characters, but oh, the women! Was there ever a story that was carried by such a range of different female personalities clashing in every thinkable way? And was there ever one brought to life better than is the case in this rendition? If I thought that there's a level of drama only a movie can convey, I do know better now. I laughed out loud occasionally but I cried more, and often I did both at the same time. My greatest respect for the two women who collaborated to bring this piece of art to me. I'm a man btw. :)

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  • Annihilation

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, Book 4
  • Autor: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Sprecher: Marc Thompson
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 39 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy. But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force - but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mitreißend ab der ersten Sekunde!!

  • Von Thomas Gundlach Am hilfreichsten 13.11.2016

Mitreißend ab der ersten Sekunde!!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.11.2016

Eine weitere coole Star Wars Geschichte, diesmal mit einem kleinen 007 Touch... Drew Karpychyn beweist wieder seine unerschöpfliche Inspiration für gute Stories. Disney könnte eine Menge von diesem Mann lernen. zu schade dass das nie passieren wird :(

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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

  • Autor: Drew Karpyshyn
  • Sprecher: Marc Thompson
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • überragend

  • Von Melanie Am hilfreichsten 24.07.2016

Wirklich gelungen!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.11.2016

Eine spannende und mitreißende Geschichte wie gewohnt von diesem Autoren... Freue mich schon auf den nächsten Teil.