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Diana M Meredith

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  • March to the Sea: Prince Roger Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Weber, John Ringo
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1106)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (568)

    Prince Roger MacClintock, Tertiary Heir to the Throne of Man, was a spoiled rotten, arrogant, whiny, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before an assassination attempt marooned the Royal Brat and his bodyguards on the planet Marduk, and before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through 120-degree heat and five-hour rainstorms in jungles full of damnbeasts, capetoads, killerpillars, and atul-grak, not to mention hostile peoples, to make their way back to port.

    Mark says: "Good Ole Sci Fi"
    "2nd of a great series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of March to the Sea to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but the audio is great-engrossing and well performed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Portenia! Pocking wrench!


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    the great! accents and timing


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    nothing extreme sorry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (441)

    Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships---rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. The fortunes of one of Bingtown's oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy unjustly denied her---a legacy she will risk anything to reclaim.

    Lorena says: "Something altogether new"
    "Definitely have to be in it for the series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Ship of Magic in three words, what would they be?

    Slow start


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story starts slow-just like the farseer books, but eventually you get engrossed in the characters.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration left a lot to be desired-strange interpretations of many story points (too dramatic, or sad when the story was happy). An interesting accent as well-distracting for at least the first few minutes of any listen.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing extreme


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5305)
    Performance
    (4949)
    Story
    (4943)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Ken says: "It's all about the codas"
    "A fun look at the sci-fi show from the "inside""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Redshirts?

    Nods to favorite TV shows


    Would you recommend Redshirts to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, cause they will appreciate the nod to nerd-dom.


    Which character ??? as performed by Wil Wheaton ??? was your favorite?

    N/S


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm not a PR firm.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3064)
    Performance
    (2760)
    Story
    (2787)

    Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

    Timothy says: "Pleased, yet wanting more..."
    "More Mistborn!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Alloy of Law rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Alloy of Law is somewhere in the high middle of the books I've listened to. It's great, but not anything mind blowing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great to see the mistborn world return!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening wild west scene is very memorable!


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

    As with all Brandon Sanderson there are some slow parts.


    Any additional comments?

    It was totally interesting to see the mistborn world apply to progressing technology and the evolution of the society created in the first trilogy.

    0 of 0 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
    (9337)
    Performance
    (6869)
    Story
    (6913)

    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.

    Jason says: "Brandon's Best Work Yet"
    "Convoluted at the beginning, but it draws you in"
    Overall

    The writing is great (and come a long way from Elantris), the beginning is a little confusing as it's a new world and no introduction to it is given other than learning about the characters and the rules as they apply to their situations. I can't wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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