Archive for the ‘Audio Book Reviews’ Category

Audiobook Abandoned: At the Mountains of Madness

Now that the weather has turned better, I’m listening to audiobooks while walking the dog again.  The first one didn’t turn out so well… Title: At the Mountains of Madness Author: H.P. Lovecraft Source: Uvula Audio URL: and scroll down the page I remember reading a fair bit of Lovecraft when I was younger, […]

Audiobook Complete: The Not Quite Reverend Cletus J. Diggs…

Title: The Not Quite Reverend Cletus J. Diggs & The Currently Accepted Habits of Nature Author: David Niall Wilson Source: SimplyAudioBooks URL: The title is quite a mouthful, but the book was entertaining.  Its classified as horror, which isn’t a genre I read much.  And it is current work, unlike much of the out-of-copyright […]

Audiobook Complete: Librivox SF Collection 28

Title: Short Science Fiction Collection 28 Author: varied Source: Librivox URL: This is a collection of ten short stories by various authors, and read by various readers.  This particular collection is of varying quality, centering right around mediocre.  There’s only one story, “The Servant Problem” by Robert J. Young, that is likely to stick […]

Audiobook Complete: A Double Barreled Detective Story

Title: A Double Barreled Detective Story Author: Mark Twain Source: Librivox URL: I don’t think this is one of Twain’s best – but as much as he wrote, you have to expect some mediocrity.  This is really two detective story plots spliced together, sort of, with an appearance by Sherlock Holmes, who isn’t such […]

Audiobook Complete: Three Men and A Maid

Title: Three Men and a Maid Author: P. G. Wodehouse Source: Librivox URL: Typical silly Wodehouse romantic comedy.  All three men are engaged to the maid at one point or another, until she finally figures out which one she really wants.  Not deep or meaningful, but quite entertaining. The reader has done a number […]

Audiobook Complete: The Magic Shop

Title: The Magic Shop Author: H.G. Wells Source: SimplyAudioBooks URL: This is an entertaining short story about a boy who visits a magic shop for his birthday.  But is it entertainment magic, or is it real magic?  His father can’t quite tell…  Fun read, the reader manages the difference between boy and father quite […]

Audiobook Complete: King of the Khyber Rifles

Title: King of the Khyber Rifles Author: Talbot Mundy Source: LibriVox URL: The main character is a British secret agent named King.  He’s in India / Pakistan at the beginning of WWI, tasked with stopping a holy war.  As an adventure story, it is pretty good entertainment.  As political commentary, it is eerie how […]

5 Completed Audiobooks

I’ve fallen way behind listing the audiobooks I’ve completed.  Its amazing how many I can get through while walking the dog every day. Title: Allan’s Wife Author: H. Rider Haggard Source: Librivox URL: The story of Allan Quartermain’s wife, with some other adventures.  A perfectly good adventure story, although with a fairly predictable plot.  […]

Audiobook Complete: Greylorn

Title: Greylorn Author: Keith Laumer (1925-1993) Source: Librivox URL: This is a long short story or novelette.   As often happens with classic science fiction, the technology that seemed speculative at the time was overtaken by  events and is very dated now.  The story was pretty good though, and well read, with a classic “short […]

Audiobook Complete: The Great Shadow

Title: The Great Shadow Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Source: Librivox URL: This is a nice little adventure story, set in Napoleonic Scotland and France.  Our hero tells the story from the perspective of old age, reflecting on the happenings of his youth, first love, running off to war, and so on.  The […]