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Seth D.Yockey

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Titular novella is pretty good...

...the rest of the collection isn't.

Sorry, Bob.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-18

My Kingdom for an Editor

The setting is very creatiwe and interesting, but the language is extremely tedious and the majority of the story is filled with trivial and repeditive details.

"And lo, it was that I took a step with my right food. And verily, this was followed by none other than the same from my left. And it was that mine right foot took a step again. And surely, my left did so too, as was proper. And verily, then my right foot stepped forward. And thence, the left of my two feet did move to be in front of the other.

"Then I killed ten monsters.

"And it was such that after the monsters were slain, I did to set about walking again. And lo, I took me a step with my right foot..."

-only slightly paraphrased

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Not My Favorite of Ellison's Work

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I'm a big fan of Ellison's speculative fiction, and this ended up disappointing. It's a pretty standard raise to fame/fall from grace story, and I didn't get much out of it.

Mostly, I just wish Audible would get the rights to the Voice from the Edge collections.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Not Bob's Best Work

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The stories vary is terms of quality, but suffer from being collected this thoroughly. It's pretty apparent Robert went through "phases" as far as theme/setting/antagonist, and a lot of the stories are repetitive to the point of being interchangeable. You end up reading one story five to ten times over, and then switching to another story to be read in various iterations, then another.

If your a Robert E. Howard completionist, this is going to be a valuable buy. But if you just want a fun read, I'd find a greatest-hits collection of his.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

High Comedy Despite Spotty Narration

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It is true that the narrator's voice appears to be edited-over occasionally for no discernible reason. I did not find this to be as much of a problem as most listeners did according to the reviews. I want to say though - having sampled the other readings - I still think this is the best recording. Howard's quick pace not only shortens the listening time (substantially), but also keeps the reading lively and imbues portions of it a degree of comedy that is hard to overstate.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Great for Kids

I love Heinlein, so I thought I'd check it out. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's definately not going to make older audiences swoon.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Not Complete

This is by no means a complete collection of Poe's short stories, but it's still a solid reading.

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