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Mariamne

Older adult who has been reading all my life. Started listening to audio books on a long commute. Now listen because I can multitask.

Edgewater, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Time Untime: The Dark Hunter, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (452)

    The Mayans aren’t the only ones with a 2012 prophecy.… Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life....

    R. Smith says: "What have they done?"
    "Kenyon rocks!"
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    I had previously read someone's review about how good this book is. I second everything. I've listened to it at least 3 times and I hear something new every time. I still think "Devil May Cry" is my absolute favorite of the Dark Hunter series but this one is a close second. And this is tough, as I have liked most of the Dark Hunter novels.
    I thoroughly agree that adding icing to the story is Acheron's conversation with Nick. While not totally necessary to this story, it is certainly a great conversation and I would not have missed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Citizen of the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (504)

    Citizen of the Galaxy takes place far in the future, when the human race has spread out to colonize other planets. In a slave market in the capital of Jubbul and the Nine Worlds, an auctioneer announces, "Lot 97. A boy." Slavery is commonplace in Jubbul, and the sight of the ragged, starving boy, Thorby, on the auction block is not unusual. What does puzzle bystanders and Thorby himself is his purchase by crippled Baslim, the beggar who sits every day in a corner of the marketplace.

    L. says: "One of Heinlein's best"
    "stands the test of time"
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    What made the experience of listening to Citizen of the Galaxy the most enjoyable?

    Listening to someone else's performance of this very enjoyable book. I first read this book in my teens when it first came out. As a then teenager (over 40 years ago), I thought Heinlein was being facetious as far as slavery is concerned. I didn't think it could possibly still be a reality in this modern age. Lloyd James brings this story alive for me in a way I didn't think was possible as I had a very strong idea of how the characters should sound.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Citizen of the Galaxy?

    There were so many. One of the most definitive was when Thorby is talking to Dr. Mader and she discusses the need for customs and how they work to help people live together. The next memorable moment was hearing the Colonel talk about new frontiers and slavery. As I have worked in public health for many years now, I know that slavery is not dead and that there are still people who think it is their right to own others.


    Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Don't think so.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Thorby asks Mother Shaum if Baslim is really dead.


    Any additional comments?

    As I said above, I read this book many years ago. Except for the someone dated notion of how big computers have to be, this book very definately stands the test of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Warrior: Seize the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Marcinko, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When Marcinko’s “friend”, the head of the CIA, asks him to spend a little quality time in Cuba, the Rogue Warrior finds there’s no way to say no. Once there, Marcinko and company discover that Fidel Castro is on his deathbed. Which wouldn’t be so bad, except that he’s planned a catastrophic surprise for the U.S. as his going-away present. The Rogue Warrior must find out the nature of that little surprise and thwart it before Castro kicks the bucket.

    Mariamne says: "great addition to the rogue warrior seriesY"
    "great addition to the rogue warrior seriesY"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rogue Warrior: Seize the Day to be better than the print version?

    Yes, but only because I can listen and do other things.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good action, intricate plot.


    What about Peter Ganim’s performance did you like?

    Able to keep interest up even during expositions.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I had previously read all of the books in the Rogue Warrior series. Really happy when I discovered that audible had them in this format.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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