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Shari

Cedar Hill, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Warlock in Spite of Himself: Warlock of Gramarye, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Stasheff
    • Narrated By Dennis F. Regan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Welcome to Gramayre - where witches, warlocks, elves, and gnomes are real; where a spoiled girl-queen and an army of teenage witches, and ragtag beggars battle an overwhelming force of rebel knights and time-travelling anarchists for the future of the most unique, and perhaps most important, planet in the galaxy.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Blazing Witchery"
    "Production: disappointing Story: good"
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    What did you like best about The Warlock in Spite of Himself? What did you like least?

    The production of this audiobook was awful. The narrator was so much louder than some of the character voices that I had to adjust the volume. In some places the sound effects were so loud that I couldn't understand the dialog and some of the voices were so over done that, once again they were not understandable. A straight reading of the story would have been an improvement.

    I did enjoy the story. It was not great literature but it was entertaining, the parts I could hear.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Haunts: The Sensor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Illene
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (147)

    Melena Sanders faced her fair share of danger with insurgents and terrorists when she served in the U.S. Army, but now she is about to go up against a new threat. Her best friend, Aniya, has disappeared while on a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska - a supernatural haven. Most humans have no idea darker races lurk amongst them. Mel knows better. If she wants to get her friend back, she's going to have to go in alone - but not unarmed. Melena has a few special skills the Army didn't provide, but the odds are still against her.

    Carol Scott says: "good story, fresh line."
    "I enjoyed the storyline"
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    How could the performance have been better?

    Have a different narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I will not listen to another book read by this narrator. Her acting was amateurish and annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3417)
    Performance
    (3071)
    Story
    (3086)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "The worst book I've tried from audible."
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    Would you try another book from Peter Clines and/or Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ?

    No. The book is repetitive. It consists of very little character development and the plot consists of never ending fights that are indistinguishable from each other.


    What could Peter Clines have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Started over with some characters the reader might actually care about. The beginning is promising but about the time I became involved with the character, the focus shifted to others. The characters were by and large unlikeable and flat. Even when a back story was attempted, it was fighting with a few vague sentences about a relationship between two heroes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s performances?

    No. Their performances were stilted and flat. It was difficult to distinguish between the characters. It also seemed that the characters in "conversations" were recorded at separate times and then spliced together.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and boredom. I just drove for an hour and it was endless fighting. The characters had transportation trouble, zombies are coming, destroy their brains...for an hour.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a waste of a money. I read the reviews and they were very misleading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The High King's Tomb: Book Three of Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (402)

    A thousand years ago, the armies of the Arcosian Empire, led by Mornhavon the Black, crossed the great sea and tried to conquer the land of Sacoridia - and during Karigan G’ladheon’s early years as a Green Rider, Mornhavon’s spirit, sensing weakness in his prison walls and seeking vengeance, began to wake.

    Jennifer says: "3rd book and still an interesting story"
    "Not as good as the previous two."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Since I listen to this primarily in the car or when I'm weaving, I don't feel that the time was wasted but there seemed to be much more set up and description. A little too much. I thought the "Grandmother" character was a little over done and the problem with the wall and conversations with the Guardians could have been shortened for more flow to the story. These plot points seemed to be used as padding.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kristen Britain? Why or why not?

    I have already started listening to the next book, but if it is as slow as the third book, I don't know if I'll buy another.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was good with real differences between the characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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