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William

San Pablo, CA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (754)

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.

    Waldo O. Berry III says: "A smashin good read and an excellent performance"
    "the adventure continues"
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    Great continuation of series. As with all the Destroyer Men series fast paced and interesting plot twists like trained Bombardier Pterodactyls.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Guardian: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (1366)
    Performance
    (1277)
    Story
    (1279)

    Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.

    Dennis says: "Another 5 STAR Book!"
    "Black Jack's endless Saga Continues"
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    First of all I like the series, This is a fast paced action packed novel . It is well worth the price and the time it takes to listen to the book.
    The only 2 small downside I can see is that the book, does get a bit repetitive with every new star they have another deadly fight with the Syndics and the fleet pounding the Syndic CEO … The sexual tension is getting a little too thick, find a peaceful star system, let Gerry’s have a night or two together alone. That Is my suggestion. It will make the story flow better.
    Narration Excelent as all ways

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • March Upcountry: Prince Roger Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Weber, John Ringo
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (1344)
    Performance
    (685)
    Story
    (687)

    Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man. So it wasn't surprising that he became spoiled, self-centered, and petulant. After all, what else did he have to do with his life?

    Euryleia says: "Lots of fun!"
    "standard stare"
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    Would you listen to March Upcountry again? Why?

    yes, good adventure story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Portena , just the best Puck'ng character


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good solid narrating


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Singularity: Star Carrier, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (264)

    There is an unseen power in the universe - a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace with an inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen.

    Professor says: "The End!? )-: ????????"
    "some what disapointing. end of the series"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    no, it left me cold, if he had staied with original characters it would have been moree interseting


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Douglas? Why or why not?

    yes, he can be an entertaing author so I'll try a new book when one comes out


    Do you think Singularity needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no , the author has run he course for this series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sailing to Sarantium: Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plaque, he lives only for his arcane craft. But an imperial summons from Valerius the Trakesian to Sarantium, the most magnificent place in the world, is difficult to resist. In a world half-wild and tangled with magic, a journey to Sarantium means a walk into destiny. Bearing with him a deadly secret and a Queen's seductive promise, guarded only by his own wits and a talisman from an alchemist's treasury, Crispin sets out for the fabled city. Along the way he will encounter a great beast.

    Kat Hooper says: "drama!"
    "A very good start"
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    I was not expectiong anything special from this book. Well I was wrong, this is a fast moving, well written book. I look foreword's to the rest of the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (921)
    Story
    (934)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    Melinda says: "Is Nothing is Sacre'?"
    "Blue on B;u"
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    Great premiss for the story line. fast paced, well written and a solid ending. If you are looking for a fun read, then this is the book for you

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Conjunction: Astropolis, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sean Williams
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Six hundred thousand years after Imre Bergamasc's abdication, the Host rules the supposedly peaceful galaxy. But revolution is fomenting - and Imre's unexpected return may be all it takes to light the final fuse.

    William says: "A poor third attempt"
    "A poor third attempt"
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    Very disappointed with this book. The first two volumes where fast paced with a great storylines. This book's story line is slower then molasses pouring in a blizzard. If I could get my money back I would...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (3790)
    Performance
    (3207)
    Story
    (3195)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "A nice start"
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    Another English class drama. In the same vane of Jeeves and Lord Peter. Simple plot but still a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (660)

    A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

    Melinda says: "Nietzsche in Wolf's Clothing/Philosophy or Horror"
    "Interesting if true, if not , interesting anyway"
    Overall
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    A very interesting updating of the classic werewolf story. A werewolf with morals. This is a story line that Ms. Rice has used before. As with most of her books well written and a well developed pot line.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue: A Freehold War Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Kenneth Chinran commanded the elite unit assigned to take out an entire planet in a terrible war. Millions died; billions more perished in the aftermath. One doesn't send a sociopath on such a mission. A sociopath might not stop. Chinran did stop, but in the process nearly lost his sanity and his soul. But one of Chinran's men was a sociopath going in. Now he's a trained sociopath with the knowledge and firepower to take out entire tactical teams, evaporate through security cordons and change identity at will.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "The galaxy's greatest and deadliest dad ever"
    "Rogue is not Roguish"
    Overall
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    A fast paced sequel. answering the question; That one persons war hero is another's war criminal; and what to do about them?

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Raiders: Dragon Brigade, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (101)

    The known world floats upon the Breath of God, a thick gas similar to Earth's oceans, with land masses accessible by airship. The largest of these land masses are ruled by the rival empires of Freya and Rosia. Magic is intrinsic to the functioning of these societies, and is even incorporated into their technological devices. But now a crucial scientific discovery has occurred that could destroy the balance of power - and change the empires forever.

    Keith says: "Very Good Read"
    "A good start"
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    A fast paced, action packed adventure. I like it when the protagonist is a bit of a klutz!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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