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Willis E. McNelly: The Dune Encyclopedia (1984, Berkley) 4 stars

Review of 'The Dune Encyclopedia' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The 2007 audiobook was skillfully narrated by Simon Vance, in which he changes his voice for every character. I was a bit confused when some of the other voice actors chimed for certain characters at points in the story, but then those characters went back to Vance's voice. This was a minor distraction to an altogether fascinating story, which mixed sci-fi, mysticism, politics, and action into the first book of an epic series.

E.B. White: Charlotte's Web (AudiobookFormat, 2000, Listening Library) 4 stars

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. …

Review of "Charlotte's Web" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

E. B. White died in 1985, but it was quite a treat to hear him narrate this 50th anniversary audiobook. I'm guessing it's a port of White's 1980 cassette recording. The only thing missing are the illustrations by Garth Williams.

"Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book ever to …

Review of 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

A picture is worth a thousand words. Such an illuminating work of photography and album art. For fans of the band, I highly recommend this. Spend some time in the annotations at the end, too. A lot of gems about how they experienced their fame, and tidbits about recordings like the Bombay session or Pod, which I didn't know anything about previously.