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David

NAMPA, IDAHO, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, and others
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (269)

    The world had become used to the metahumans - people sometimes perfectly ordinary, but sometimes quite extraordinary in appearance - who mostly worked with their governments as high-powered peace officers, fighting crime, and sometimes fighting rogue metahumans who had become super-criminals. Then that comfortable world ended in just one terrifying day.

    Joel says: "Surprise"
    "really bad"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This thing has a horrible plot. The presentation isn't any better. Out of hundreds of Audio books this has to be the worst one I have ever bought.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Antony and Cleopatra

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated By Sneha Mathan
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (35)

    Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expects that he will be Julius Caesar's successor. But when Caesar is murdered, his 18-year-old nephew, Octavian, is named as his heir. No one, least of all Antony, expects Octavian to last; but his youth and slight frame conceal a remarkable determination and a sharp strategic mind. Under Octavian's rule, the empire is divided, with Antony responsible for the fabulously rich East. There he meets Cleopatra.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not in the least disappointed"
    "Not as good as First man of Rome"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed the unabridged version of First Man of Rome (not available anymore) I considered it historical fiction at its best. Just enough detail to make it seem like I was learning something but at the same time very entertaining.
    This is the only other non abridged book in the series but I didn't care for it at all. It felt more like a romance novel. (Not that there is anything wrong with a romance novel if that is what you are into :) It felt like a synopsis of what was going on historically with descriptions of encounters and clothing thrown in. Not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Princeps' Fury: Codex Alera, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2734)
    Performance
    (1783)
    Story
    (1807)

    Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

    Christopher P. says: "Great Book. Fantastic Narrator. Engrossing Series."
    "Good story and reader but the file has problems"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Book was great but there are parts of it missing, and the trumpets are distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Black: Odyssey One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1461)
    Performance
    (1350)
    Story
    (1355)

    Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

    C. Hartmann says: "Great, Solid Military SciFi / Evolving Space Opera"
    "Slow start but overall great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I actually stopped listening after the first 30min, I thought it was poorly written and boring. Then I tried it again a few months later (because I didn't have anything else to listen to.

    I am sure glad I gave it another chance, It really picked up and turned out to be a great listen. I am going to get the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3553)
    Performance
    (3293)
    Story
    (3301)

    When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

    Sandi says: "What A Shock..."
    "Fun story that doesn't take itself too seriously."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    If you liked the other three books of the series you will like this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Four Things

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (92)

    The epic story of Thomas Cale continues as the Redeemers use his prodigious gifts to further their sacred goal: the extinction of humankind and the end of the world.To the warrior-monks known as the Redeemers, who rule over massive armies of child slaves, "the last four things" represent the culmination of a faithful life. Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. The last four things represent eternal bliss - or endless destruction, permanent chaos, and infinite pain.

    Amazon Customer says: "Worth the wait"
    "Good Story, Good reader....almost."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, the plot and charters are well done.


    Did Steve West do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, he does characters well. However He does not pause between scene changes. It can be confusing and take a moment to figure out that he has moved on to another character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12331)
    Performance
    (10772)
    Story
    (10817)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Good book, I want the next one!"
    Overall

    I sympathize with the comments about the voices, However Roy Dotrice still does a good job and I enjoyed the story. If you like the other ones you will like this one.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Centurion

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (181)

    In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

    Lindsay says: "Enjoy the story and forget the politics"
    "Fun listen, needs more action and less ranting."
    Overall

    This book is in a "blog" style. I am not sure that I liked that aspect of it.
    Like every other blog I have read there are alot of (the characters) personal opinions that you may or may not agree with, I dont have a problem with that. What I didnt like was the fact that when he rants and tends to get off on side notes that I thought where boreing.

    The story itself is interesting and this book has an excellent narrator.

    His series with David Weber (March Upcountry is the first book) is much better.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    David says: "The kid from the movie Signs grew up"
    "The kid from the movie Signs grew up"
    Overall

    Have you ever wondered what happened to the little kid from the movie Signs? This is him in his early 20's and he is just as synical and sarcastic as anyone else that age. Not that this book is a sequel or even the same kid, but it could be.
    I thought this book was very entertaining

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Lawrence says: "What the....?"
    "The Narrator sounded Drunk!"
    Overall

    I think the Narrator must have taken a couple of shots every time he read this book. Have you ever listened to a drunk tell a long story with that slurred speech? If you enjoyed that then this is the book for you. Personally I would not recommend it.

    Maybe if I took a few shots myself…………

    I will try that and get back to you.

    David

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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