Nina Kimberly The Merciless

Nina Kimberly The Merciless

Published by: Christiana Ellis
68 Episodes | First Released: Mar 3 '06
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Lord Gro
Mar 30 '17
Rating:   10
A Story That Really Grows On You

It started out as just light fantasy comedy, but as I kept listening,it grew on me. By the end, I was quite attached to some of the characters(I hope the author writes more fiction featuring them). I'm very impressed with the variety of voices the author usedin telling the story aloud. Apparently there's an earlier version of the story, with moresound effects, and a later version, with fewer or none. I listenedto the earlier version, and enjoyed the sound effects, and don'texpect to listen to the later one.

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aaforringer
May 11 '15
Rating:   10
Great story

Loved the characters, story was fun, sound quality was exceptional. More Nina would be a good thing.

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TheAunt
Jun 11 '12
Rating:   10
Shocked at the lack of reviews!

I only found podiobooks less than a year ago and have voraciously consumed them since. This is the *only* completed novel I have listened to more than once.I find the "whiny" aspect of Nina's voice both annoying and part of her charm. Nina is (PLEASE don't tell her I said this) flawed in a way that is both accessible and refreshing. Fantasy needs more of the self depreciating humor found in Nina's story - but unlike some, she's not lost the personal introspection and social commentary that keeps me coming back to this genre.Nina - please make sure to protect the well-being of your scribe. She does your biography, reputation and the literary world a great service!

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happy brit in the usa
Apr 11 '12
Rating:   10
Fun story! Must listen!

Well...At first the voice of the princess Nina was annoying but...I'm obsessed & addicted to the story now and the sound effects etc (but the sheep noises went on a bit too long)! Francis the king is hilarious and I almost choked to death eating my dinner once! (when he says 'wait till I tell my friends that I can make u tremble with just a thought!!!') I'm so glad I found this gem of a story! Well done and I can't wait to know how their quest ends...still can't decide if William is hiding something...is he good or bad?! Who'll she end up with? Was the dragon once human??? Will the king be killed? Ahhhh?!? Lovin it! Cheers!

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opiemuyo
Aug 21 '10
Rating:   10
Good lighthearted fantasy

Well crafted characters that leapt out at you and took you for a fun ride, thank for sharing your talent, Christiana!

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TotalNRG
Oct 28 '09
Rating:   8
FUN!

Loving Nina and the rest of the characters in the story. I'm about 1/2 way though and can't wait to hear how the story ends. Thanks, Christiana!

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Nobilis
May 7 '09
Rating:   10
Do you dare?

Do you have what it takes to listen to Nina Kimberly the Merciless? I warn you... not everyone will survive this ordeal.

For one thing, you will need a great deal of respiratory fortitude. The weak and unworthy have died of apoplexy after laughing a lung loose.

For another, you will need a firm grasp on reality. Those who are prone to dissociative mental illness are in danger of losing their grasp on reality during listening sessions of this engaging tale.

Finally, you will need a strong sense of self-identity and force of will. After listening to Nina Kimberly the Merciless, the feeble-minded have been found bowing to the greatness of Christiana Ellis in ways most unbefitting of upstanding members of society!

You have been warned.

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Chivalrybean
Apr 24 '09
Rating:   8
An improvement and a great story

When the initial Nina Kimberly podcast came out, I did not listen. I heard the first chapter in the Space Casey (great podcast) feed, and Nina's voice sounded way too annoying for me to want to listen.

When I heard it was being remastered, I took a chance and listened, and found that Nina's voice in this edition had all of the same feeling of the 'original' without any of the annoying-ness. I've been listening ever since.

So far (episode 3), the story is well written with interesting and believable characters. I especially like the interactions with Nina and the Dragon. I believe the visual imagery created in those sections provides a lot more descriptive interaction than a regular speaking character would.

Give this book a listen. If you are a fan of fantasy in general, or a fan on unconventional fantasy, or in some cases not a fan of fantasy at all, you should enjoy this story! I am!

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nrune
Apr 21 '09
Rating:   10
fun, fun, fun

I am loving this podcast even more than the first release. Keep going, Christiana!!!

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jtollert
Apr 20 '09
Rating:   10
good cleanish fun

Not since Monty Python and the Holy Grail has there been such a seamless blend of Epic high fantasy and side-splitting humor. A refreshing change from the traditional stereotypes that are so engrained within the genre. Highly recommended for fans of Lord of the Rings and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, especially since the quality of the work is really in that same league.

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