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Barbknecht

I love SciFy and Fantasy Novels History is my second love especially the Dark ages through the Renaissance and The American Civil War

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  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Gray
    • Narrated By John Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
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    (233)
    Story
    (238)

    Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together.

    Lenna Southland says: "May I suggest..."
    "Wow what an eye opener"
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    This book may have single handedly given me the tools I need to have a successful relationship with my wife or any woman.
    It's easy to understand with real world scenarios and descriptions and solid tools to use to help communicate with the female race!
    I highly recommend this book for everyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RealmShift

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alan Baxter
    • Narrated By Matt "Bentley" Allegre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Isiah is having a tough time. The Devil is making his job very difficult. Samuel Harrigan is a murdering lowlife who used ancient black magic to escape a deal with the Devil. Now he's on the trail of a crystal skull that he believes will complete his effots to evade Lucifer. But Lucifer wants Samuel's soul for eternity and refuses to wait a second longer for it. Now Isiah must protect Samuel and keep the Devil at bay, because Isiah needs Samuel's search for the skull to continue...not for Samuel's sake, but for the sake of all humankind.

    Arborden says: "Meh"
    "Like the Story but the narration was ehh"
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    Story was good, fast paced, and built to a good conclusion, I loved the theory on Balance also. But it appears from the vocabulary e.g. "torch" and a few other words that the book was written to be spoken with an English accent.
    I think it would have been much better read that way.
    Still worth a litsten and I ordered book two despite the narator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2748)
    Performance
    (2525)
    Story
    (2541)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Fantastic End to a Fantastic Story!"
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    I only wish there was more! The characters were rounded out nicely and the story had some unexpected twists and turns. Good suspense and good action. The narration was outstanding. Make sure you read/listen to the first two in the series even though you could read this as a standalone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dwarves

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Markus Heitz
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (148)

    For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

    Michael says: "A Great Fantasy Story! More, Please!"
    "Fantastic Epic!"
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    Nicely done.
    Love the spin on Dwarves and the character development is outstanding.
    The intrigue keeps you on your toes and the action is written beautifully.
    I highly recommend this book!
    I hope we find more of Heitz writings here soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The War God's Own: War God, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (381)
    Story
    (382)

    Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani had never wanted to be the champion of the War God. Unfortunately, the War God had insisted. Which was how he had found himself among hostile strangers in the Empire of the Axe - except that that was only the least of his problems. For a start, there was the Order of Tomanak, who were horrified that their deity had chosen a hradani as champion, and were resolved to rectify the matter in a most unpleasant fashion.

    Adnan says: "Paladin in action"
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    I don't normally get emotionally involved in books but this one got me.
    I cheered for the good guys and hated the villains!
    Great read. I couldn't stop listening to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Swords: War God, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (579)

    Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

    breckoz says: "Almost Returned This One"
    "Fast, Fantastic and Funny!"
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    Wow... I couldnt put it down! I finished the book in 2 days time. I loved the banter between the two main characters! The world is interesting and the fight scenes are fast and furious! I cant wait to get the other books in this series on my Ipad!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Live and Let Drood

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Gideon Emery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (117)
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    (117)

    The New York Times best-selling author of the Nightside series, Simon R. Green has won widespread acclaim and an immense following for his Secret Histories novels featuring Eddie “Shaman Bond” Drood. In Green’s action-packed riff on everyone’s favorite superspy, Eddie once again finds himself at the center of supernatural intrigue. And even though protecting humanity from the forces of darkness is nothing new to Eddie, he now faces a threat that’s leaving him both shaken and stirred.

    Jessica says: "Weird. . ."
    "Another good installment of as the Droods turn"
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    On the whole I enjoyed the book. It wasnt quite as good as the other books in the secret histories. I felt there were some gaps in the story but it was still well worth the listen and I am looking forward to Eddies New Job!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Princeps: Imager Portfolio Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    The thrilling follow-up to Scholar - in which, after discovering a coup attempt and preventing a bloody civil war, Quaeryt was appointed princeps of Tilbor - begins a new episode in the young Imager's life. Now second only to the governor, and still hiding his powers as an Imager, Quaeryt is enjoying his new position, as well as his marriage to Lord Bhayar's youngest sister, Vaelora, when a volcanic eruption devastates the old capital of Telaryn. He and his wife are dispatched to Extela, Telaryn's capitol city, to replace the governor killed in the eruption.

    Lore says: "Better than Scholar but not great."
    "More Please"
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    Well written and a very good performance!
    This latest installment lives up to all the other books in the series. I still however like the first two the best.
    I am looking forward to the next book that will bring us another step into this wonderful world.
    I also love the treatment of magic here. its a novel approach and makes the book all the more interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time Travelers Never Die

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (136)

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time---or worse---Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

    Dave Cole says: "meh."
    "Great Story! Well written and performed"
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    I was spellbound with this book and fascinated by all the possibilities it opens up. The characters were interesting and full all were well done. The performance was fantastic. I put my life on hold and listened to it straight through!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4864)
    Performance
    (4493)
    Story
    (4485)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Love the Druid Chronicles!"
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    This is another very well performed installment of the Druid Chronicles.
    Filled with enough wit and wisdom to make all fans laugh and go hmmmm.
    I only wish they would come out faster. I simply cant get enough of AttIicus!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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