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Sean

YUKON, OK, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Charon's Claw: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (267)

    In the third book of the number-four New York Times best-selling Neverwinter saga, Drizzt draws his swords once more to aid his friends. His lover, Dahlia Sin’felle, can speak of nothing but the moment she will face the Netherese lord Herzgo Alegni once again. Drizzt has already followed a trail of vengeance beside Dahlia. Can he justify one more battle to settle a grudge he does not understand?

    Roger says: "It just keeps getting better!"
    "Immense listener remorse."
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    The narrator for this audio series is bland. It sets my teeth on edge to listen to him attempt voices and try to sound natural. It sounds very much as though he doesn't care for what he is reading and is uncomfortable with the amount of weird, nerdy words he has to pronounce.

    I will not be downloading any books that this narrator has done ever again.

    0 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • NOS4A2: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Joe Hill
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2827)
    Performance
    (2618)
    Story
    (2625)

    Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

    Jacqueline says: "Finish to Start Excellent is Novel This"
    "A gripping tale, but terrible narration."
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    Joe Hill might be edging his dad out in the creepy story genre.

    This story was weird, crazy, eerie, and disturbing. I loved the concept of In-scapes and the characters Hill introduces here. If you like Stephen King, this is right up your alley. The little crossovers between the Hill and King universes are fun for veterans and newcomers alike.

    In regards to narration, I'm not sure why Joe Hill enjoys Kate Mulgrew so much. Her performance was dumpy, homespun, and grating. I fought through Part One; I struggled to concentrate on the story while actively ignoring how dopey the "voices" sound. Vic and Charlie Manx aren't really bad, but Lou, Wayne, Vic's parents, Maggie, the numerous extras, etc. all sound like awful Fargo imitators. Her "Bing" voice, in particular, felt like she was trying to imitate Patrick from Spongebob while simultaneously doing her best Lenny voice from Of Mice and Men. Based on this book, I'd never listen to another Kate Mulgrew performance if I could help it.

    If can you bear Mulgrew's performance, the payoff is a great story and a fascinating universe I'm eager to see more of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast Recording
    Overall
    (1215)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1156)

    Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

    Amazon Customer says: "A fresh new way to enjoy the story"
    "Garbage."
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    Story and character development took enormous hits here. The rewrites are painfully flimsy - characters will frequently narrate what they see, but you never hear Ender's internal monologue.

    The actors are barely recognizable from one another in some scenes. The person playing Colonel Graf returned from the 20th Anniversary Edition (a superior story treatment and performance), thus the 2 stars on Performance.

    Stick with the 20th Anniversary version and follow it up with Ender's Shadow for a truly good story. This is a sad cash grab and cheesy production.

    Pass on it folks.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10228)
    Performance
    (7700)
    Story
    (7744)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Michael Kramer is the hero of this tale …"
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    I found my first encounter with Brandon Sanderson's work (The Final Empire) to be a slow, tedious headache. The concepts were unique, the plot inventive - but Sanderson suffered greatly from an immature sense of pacing. Too much internal monologuing, too little action. I don't mean action in the sense of swashbuckling, I mean it in the sense of moving the story forward. I was not excited about the prospect of listening to this book.

    However, my friends insisted that he had really grown since The Final Empire and then I saw Patrick Rothfuss' comment about this novel on GoodReads. So I downloaded this book.

    His storytelling is much improved in this tale. I found myself truly attached to Kaladin, Szeth, Dalinar and their fates. But writing alone did not do this. Michael Kramer brings this work to life. A lesser narrator would have let the story take over and run roughshod over the listener, but Michael demonstrates again why he is one of the best. Even in the most frustrating moments of the story, when you just want to skip the repeated internal monologues, Kramer skillfully maneuvers the listener through the muddy parts and sets you down safe on the other side, back in the action where you want to be.

    Kate Reading however, could take some lessons from her counterpart. Mispronunciations of names littered her chapters and her inflections bordered on pouty valley girl at times. It's not enough to kill the mood, but it's noticeable.

    There are still some pacing issues where Sanderson cuts away from the action and the moment and delves into a chapter of quiet introspection that reinforces a key characteristic of the hero. This characteristic has already been bludgeoned into you repeatedly at the outset, but I suppose he can't let you forget why the hero is so heroic.

    All in all, it's a solid first entry into The Stormlight Archive. I will undoubtedly come to appreciate it more as time passes and I will definitely purchase the sequel the minute it debuts on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everfound: Skinjacker Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    As Mary Hightower slumbers in a glass coffin waiting to be reborn back into Everlost, her allies and henchmen begin to carry out her terrible mission. Mary’s army is joined by a newcomer: Jix, a spy for the Mayan King of Everlost. A furjacker who skinjacks great cats, Jix has his own agenda. Meanwhile, Mikey McGill desperately tries to rescue Allie the Outcast. At his side is Nick the “Chocolate Ogre”, who has become pure chocolate and hardly remembers himself at all.

    Delinda says: "Never heard of any book like this one--interesting"
    "An odd ending …"
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    Neal Shusterman is one of my favorite authors - but this third and final entry into the Skinjacker Trilogy is a quirky misstep. Shusterman takes a huge leap down the dark rabbit hole of sinister children's fiction. It feels too very sudden, too overwhelming. I felt the abundance of plot lines boxed me into choosing one character to truly invest in and treat the rest as tangents. The decidedly more sinister tone felt like sandpaper at first.

    However, Nick Podehl's performance made the book very enjoyable for me and recaptured a lot of the tone of the first book (which I read and didn't listen to). If you enjoyed the first two, there's no reason to skip this one, but it is definitely darker than its predecessors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9910)
    Performance
    (8222)
    Story
    (8296)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Geoff says: "I dig it."
    "Even better than the previous book …"
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    Nick Podehl is rapidly becoming my Narrator of choice. Brilliance Audio does a fantastic job with this book. The pacing, the characters, the imagery - it all comes through wonderfully. I'll definitely be buying Doors of Stone the day it comes out on audio.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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