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  • One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

  • Autor: Jasper Fforde
  • Sprecher: Gabrielle Kruger
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 12 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister? All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New ghostwriter?

  • Von Jonas Am hilfreichsten 15.02.2018

a different Thursay is not necessarily a worse one

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

Rezensiert am: 06.04.2016

I enjoyed this Thursday-book a lot, even if there’s the real Thursday missing – or isn’t she? I liked the way this whole book is told from the perspective of the bookworld. That makes it different from its predecessors, and also more interesting again.
I love Gabrielle Krueger’s English – her German is gruesome :-D but also in a cute kind of way. I’m actually not even sure if she was trying to speak German or maybe Dutch. Around this passage there’s also the one thing I found highly irritanting, I think in all 6 books so far: The sound volume changed measurably between the German and the next English sentence. Maybe I only recognized it because I was so focused on listening.

On the other hand I probably wasn't focused enough at the end: well, well, we found the missing Thursday, but I'm still missing a little bit more of an explanation.

  • Doctor Who: Engines of War

  • Autor: George Mann
  • Sprecher: Nicholas Briggs
  • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 16

The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story well spoken

  • Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 01.08.2018

yeah, War Doctor!

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

Rezensiert am: 05.01.2016

I needed quite a while to be in a war-doctor-ish mood, but now that I finally finished the book, I'm very satisfied. I think George Mann got him in a nutshell - which is either a stroke of a genius author or a stroke of luck, thinking that the War Doctor probably had the least screen time an incarnation had ever had.

The story, unsurprisingly, is very dark and some descriptions are very graphic and quite disturbing, and thinking about the time and incarnation it depicts, it actually can't be anything else, but I nevertheless enjoyed it.

And, as always, Nicholass Briggs is actually a 6-to-7-stars - narrator.

  • 1815

  • Waterloo
  • Autor: Émile Erckmann, Alexandre Chatrian
  • Sprecher: Ben Münchow
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Überraschend kehrt Napoleon im Jahre 1815 aus dem Exil nach Frankreich zurück. Nun rüstet der geniale Feldherr seine Grande Armée für einen neuen Feldzug. Auch der einfache Soldat Josef Bertha gehört zu den mehr als einhunderttausend Franzosen, die für Kaiser und Vaterland durchs Feuer gehen sollen. Dabei sehnt sich Josef nicht nach Heldentaten des Krieges, er strebt nach einem friedvollen Leben mit seiner Catharina. Doch bald marschiert er in die entscheidende Schlacht bei Waterloo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nach Stotterstart gutes Buch

  • Von Bonapartey Am hilfreichsten 25.12.2015

wie 1813

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

Rezensiert am: 05.01.2016

Wer 1813 mochte, wird 1815 auch mögen. Wem 1813 zu lahm war, wird mit 1815 folglich auch nicht glücklich werden.

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  • Doctor Who: Deep Time

  • A 12th Doctor Novel
  • Autor: Trevor Baxendale
  • Sprecher: Dan Starkey
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 38 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Dan Starkey reads this original novel featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara, as played in the BBC TV series by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. The Phaeron travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space but left only relics behind when they disappeared over a million years ago. But what actually happened to the Phaeron? In the far future, humans discover the last Phaeron road - and the Doctor and Clara join the mission to see where it leads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the book itself - very good!

  • Von Me Am hilfreichsten 21.12.2015

the book itself - very good!

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

Rezensiert am: 21.12.2015

I started listening to this immediately after finishing “Big Bang Generation”, so I had some trouble at first getting used to Dan Starkey after spending so much time with Lisa Bowerman. Advise for the future: Spend some days with another audiobook.
Nevertheless, Starkey is one of my favourite narrators and again, I think he did a great job here.

The story itself is a bit dark, directly from the beginning you’re sure not everyone on this ship will survive until the end. The Doctor is also more serious here, and having just seen the 3-parts-final of series 9 I think that suited him very well (although, of course, the book must have been written maybe a year ago).

It would have made an excellent TV-episode.

But as the finale of these “Glamour Chronicles” it leaves me somehow disappointed. In my opinion, it’s a wasted opportunity, as you’d say in German “neither fish nor meat”. The books are too loosely related to be real “Chronicles”, but also not entirely independent.

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  • Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

  • A 12th Doctor novel
  • Autor: Gary Russell
  • Sprecher: Lisa Bowerman
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 40 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Lisa Bowerman reads this original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played in the BBC TV series by Peter Capaldi. Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrrus 'the mobster' Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and alien assassin Kik arrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just one little flaw...

  • Von Me Am hilfreichsten 23.11.2015

just one little flaw...

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

Rezensiert am: 23.11.2015

...that could have been sooo easily avoided!
I usually like when Non-Germans use German words, a) that's really cute and b) since I like the language I'm happy when others like it, too. I know it's not the easiest of all languages, having "der", "die" and "das" instead of only "the". But if you write an official BBC-Doctor-Who-look-it-is-printed-and-sold-worldwide book you really could ask someone if spelling and grammar are ok, couldn't you? Since I had the audiobook, I don't know about the spelling, but "the glamour" is not "die Glanz" but "der Glanz" (you could have easily looked that up in any dictionary) and if you say something like "getting hold of the glamour" you would even have to say "getting hold of den Glanz", never "die Glanz".

BUT, nevertheless, it is a highly enjoyable story with a very twelve-ish Doctor and a very interesting bunch of companions (I didn't know Bernice Summerfield, I'm still in the 1960s concerning the Classic Who), and it was perfectly read.

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  • Doctor Who: Royal Blood

  • A 12th Doctor novel
  • Autor: Una McCormack
  • Sprecher: David Warner
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 24 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 4

David Warner reads a new novel featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the hit BBC TV series. "The Grail is a story, a myth! It didn't exist on your world! It can't exist here!" The city-state of Varuz is failing. Duke Aurelian is the last of his line, his capital is crumbling, and the armies of his enemy, Duke Conrad, are poised beyond the mountains to invade. Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall...

  • Von Me Am hilfreichsten 10.11.2015

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

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

Rezensiert am: 10.11.2015

First of all: I liked that the author got the Doctor and Clara very much like they appear on TV.
This story is a good one, I think, but somehow it left me a bit disappointed. I presume that is because an awful lot of story is crammed into a fairly small amount of reading time: There are the quarrels at the court of Varuz itself (treachery, adultery, succession to the throne), the imminent war with neighbours, some ancient (or futuristic) technology… well, and then there is Lancelot. This story could have been gorgeous if it were given more space!

The narrator is very good, but also somehow soothing. I had no problems falling asleep listening to that audiobook, but it was sometimes hard to remain focused on listening.

  • Doctor Who: Silhouette: A 12th Doctor Novel

  • Autor: Justin Richards
  • Sprecher: Dan Starkey
  • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers. How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not outstanding, but still very good

  • Von Me Am hilfreichsten 09.11.2015

not outstanding, but still very good

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

Rezensiert am: 09.11.2015

Silhouette has quite a simple story, but never boring. It has quite a bizarre villain, which I kind of liked, even though he admittedly confounded me from time to time.
It is just very unfortunate that the Doctor stays somehow diffuse during the entire book. Again, I have to make allowances for the author that he had to write the novel without having seen one single episode while I now listened to it after watching the whole season plus “Last Christmas”.
In comparison (I just finished “Blood Cell” as the last of the 3 novels) Richards does the poorest job characterizing the Doctor and especially Clara, who he should know for an entire season with 11.

Nevertheless, it still is a very good Doctor-Who-novel, just nothing outstanding. Good standard, I heard (and saw) worse, so also the story earns in my ears a high rating.
Dan Starkey of course is the cat’s pyjamas.

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  • Doctor Who: The Blood Cell

  • A 12th Doctor Novel
  • Autor: James Goss
  • Sprecher: Colin McFarlane
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 55 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 5

An unabridged reading of the new novel by James Goss featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi in the hit BBCTV series Doctor Who. An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The governor is responsible for the cruellest murderers, so he’s not impressed by the arrival of the man they’re calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good story with outstanding narrator

  • Von Me Am hilfreichsten 09.11.2015

very good story with outstanding narrator

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

Rezensiert am: 09.11.2015

I loved the narrator, first to say.

I was very surprised by the book’s perspective, since it is written in first-person, told through “the Governor”, the administrator of the prison where this story takes place. It was odd at first, but refreshingly different.
During the first half of the story, I found the Doctor not acting very 12-ish but more 11-ish – but, to be fair, I now have a lead of 1 1/2 seasons No 12 and Clara over the author. The second half was very much 12 as he would act on TV.
I liked the sparse appearances of Clara (not because I don’t like Clara at all, but because she lighted the story up without acting as Super-Clara – like o TV and in the last half of the book). But that most likely depends on everyone’s individual fondness for her. If you like her behaviour more, you’ll probably disappointed by her just waving placards from time to time. Concerning Clara, the author absolutely nailed it. I especially liked her mentioned problem with the Doctor suddenly looking old, as that was so TV-Clara.

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  • First Among Sequels

  • Thursday Next, Book 5
  • Autor: Jasper Fforde
  • Sprecher: Emily Gray
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Fourteen years after her last adventure, Thursday Next, literary detective, finds herself in an unusual situation her job policing the fictional characters of the BookWorld has been downgraded since her previous escapades are now themselves in print. However, a pressing threat may call her back into action: first Sherlock Holmes and then Miss Marple are found dead, stopping their series in their tracks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why is there a chapter missing??

  • Von lizzard Am hilfreichsten 07.11.2016

it took some time...

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.06.2015

...to get into the story. Thursday suddenly being 52, and 14 years have passed since the last book was something I found quite hard to get used to.
But once I finally did, I started to like the story, even if I still imagined Thursday being in her late thirties. Still a good and entertaining book, but not "yeah, gorgeous, I LOVE it"-good. Nevertheless I didn't like the multiple Thursdays and Fridays in general (there were some amazingly good scenes though), it was quite a job to keep them sorted.

Again, Emily Gray did a wonderful job.

  • Something Rotten

  • Thursday Next, Book 4
  • Autor: Jasper Fforde
  • Sprecher: Emily Gray
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 44 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard. It’s not going to be easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gut wie die ersten Bücher

  • Von hm Am hilfreichsten 07.01.2017

quite good, but

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

Rezensiert am: 13.05.2015

not as good as its predecessor. I was surprised (having heard the previous audiobooks spoken by Gabrielle Kruger, and I loved her) how much I liked Emily Gray. Good choice.