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Jan Ka

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  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • Autor: Dakota Krout
  • Sprecher: Vikas Adam
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 32 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Überraschendes Konzept, überraschend unterhaltsam

  • Von Albert Am hilfreichsten 11.10.2017

Surprisingly different

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

Rezensiert am: 25.01.2018

This was a pretty mixed but overall very enjoyable audio book.

The Story was nothing like I expected it, portraying its fantasy world refreshingly different from the norm. It is definitely nothing outstanding plot-wise but that certainly is not a bad thing in this case. Instead of trying to steer clear of all the fantasy cliches it playfully rams into them.

Vikas Adams makes a good job with giving the protagonists distinctive voices, not sure how flattering that is for a male actor, but he provides the most convincing female voices I ever heard, changing this almost into an audio play.

Sadly I have to remove a star from both story and actor. Sometimes I couldn't help myself but to feel absolute cringe at what and how it was said. I can't go into detail without risking giving you spoilers. However, I strongly advise you: Do the same as I did — use that few paragraphs to get yourself a drink or a snack — the things coming afterwards make more than up for it.

Lastly, you should bring at least some affinity or at least understanding on how computer/role play games work to the table or a good quarter of this book will make no sense to you.

  • Der Letzte seiner Art

  • Autor: Andreas Eschbach
  • Sprecher: Martin May
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 44 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 198

In einem kleinen irischen Fischerdorf lebt ein Mann, der ein Geheimnis hütet. Denn Duane Fitzgerald ist das Ergebnis eines geheimen militärischen Experiments. Es sollte ihm übermenschliche Kräfte verschaffen. Stattdessen machte es ihn zum Invaliden. Alles, was er noch will, ist ein Leben in Ruhe und Frieden. Doch es ist ein Mann unterwegs, der ihn sucht -- und der sein Geheimnis kennt...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solider SF Thriller

  • Von sabisteb Am hilfreichsten 27.04.2011

Not a wasted Idea at all

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

Rezensiert am: 10.07.2017

This is one of the few books that I come back each year and read anew. And every time I think to myself: "Boy, I wish they made another one but Man am I'm relieved that there will never be one"

This is one of the few books that manage to do a proper cliffhanger.
It's not a shitty "we did not know what was supposed to happen here" one but a proper: "there is nothing more of this story to tell, use your imagination". There are no loose threads left and just enough left to your imagination.

Some parts of the Story are like reading (or listening to) a keynote - where all of the new features are listed and explained but I actually liked that.

Just writing about this book makes me long for that bittersweet ending again.

  • The Last Continent

  • Discworld, Book 22
  • Autor: Terry Pratchett
  • Sprecher: Nigel Planer
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tonqualität zerstört das ganze Hörbuch!

  • Von Alexa Am hilfreichsten 19.11.2015

A Near-Rinsewind Moment

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

Rezensiert am: 10.07.2017

Funny and amusing all the time. It's a bit random in some parts and the jokes get a little tad repetitive at the end but if you don't binge listen to it you'll be fine.

  • Carpe Jugulum

  • Discworld, Book 23
  • Autor: Terry Pratchett
  • Sprecher: Nigel Planer
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 44 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Counter-Book

  • Von Jan Ka Am hilfreichsten 10.07.2017

The Counter-Book

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

Rezensiert am: 10.07.2017

TL;DR: This seems to be a Counter-Book to Wyrd-Sisters or Witches Abroad - just to get the Witches back to Earth again.

Mild spoilers ahead, beware!

This is my least favorite Terry Pratchett Discworld Book. It feels like it was written to get the Witches of Lancre back to Earth since they are described as omni-sentient beings in Wyrd-Sisters and Witches Abroad. They do not know any Bound or Master - so Pratchett had to introduce something that would be equal.

I see how the Idea was that all of the Witches were tricked by the BBEG but it felt more like they turned stupid for some days.

I totally love Nigel Planer but I would so wish that Celia Imrie (spoke Wyrd-Sisters) would speak all Parts of the Witches of Lancre while Planer keeps reading everything else.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • Autor: Brandon Sanderson
  • Sprecher: Michael Kramer
  • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 39 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 384

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Einfach klasse!

  • Von der-guru Am hilfreichsten 09.03.2010

Power-Creep Yo Ho!

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

Rezensiert am: 10.07.2017

TL;DR: This book did not make me want to get another one of the series. I was almost relieved when it ended.

Mild spoilers ahead, beware!

The main character is suffering from severe power-creep. At the end, all of this power buildup is explained by simple heritage, even the BBEG is more developed than she. Some details are so worn-out that you wonder if they were meant to have some meaning.

"Oh, I forgot that you are supposed to be Underage and we just discovered that I need to be older than that other character so - just let us have a discussion about our age difference so the reader does not think we forgot about that. We can ignore it afterwards. Also it is important to note that your decollete is no longer as flat as we made an effort to point out the last few times we had no reason to speak about it" (this is obviously an exaggeration, but that this has so firmly logged into my mind should show that this a problem with the writing)

The most compelling thing about Mistborn is it's magical system. The author really made an effort to describe the inner workings of allomancy but promptly goes on a rampage by stacking additional exceptions on top because he remembered that the main character was now at an insuperable disadvantage.

This book started out to be a hard science fiction take on fantasy with a world that has social and racial problems that are so close to our real world that I really started to feel uncomfortable (in a: I feel for this people way), that is until Space Jesus and his Wonderdog fly in and save the day by the laying on of hands.

I think maybe If I just gave the next book a Chance I would start to like this Series but at the Moment it feels like a Chore. I had high hopes for this book since it was basically described to me as "the Martian" but in Fantasy.

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