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R.L

Avid reader and author of fantasy novels.

GRANTSVILLE, UT, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2533)
    Performance
    (2306)
    Story
    (2289)

    In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

    Amazon Customer says: "An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall."
    "Great to be back....."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wind Through the Keyhole the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the return to mid-world and all of its mysteries. The chance to hear from Roland and his Ka-Tet one more time is amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simply the return to a well loved story, and those characters I have missed since the dark Tower 7. Some of the sequence involving Merlyn is pretty cool, that was one of the long gaps I had always been curious about.


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

    I don't mind Stephen reading the story, and you can hear subtle differences in the characters and how they act and sound with Stephens own reading. Though I would have loved to hear Guidall read this one, as I came to know Roland and his group in Guidalls voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the Tiger at the Dogan sequence, very cool tie in to the original series.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story and interesting to learn more of Roland and his life's history. I would have loved to have more story about Roland, Jake, Susana, and Eddie as their appearance is brief (by design). But this does not detract from the return to mid world. I hope there are yet more opportunities to vist Roland.....I say Thank Ya' !

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3425)
    Performance
    (3120)
    Story
    (3128)

    Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

    Mike says: "Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat"
    "WOW! There are no words..."
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    Please check out this book! This is such an amazing story of true heroism, patriotism and general refusal to give-in to insurmoutable odds. Those who serve in the American military are truly men and women of valor. I am so proud to live in a time where peace and safety can be assured by such amazing people! Thank you to all veterans, and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice! Words will never be enough.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12332)
    Performance
    (10615)
    Story
    (10608)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    Allen T. says: "Amazing"
    "Better than the movie!"
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    This is an amazing telling of an amazing story. I can say I appreciate our veterans even more after hearing this story. These great men and women go through so much to help ensure peace and safetly for us all, if you are at all interested in understanding the life and mentality of true American heros, please give this a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8005)
    Performance
    (7384)
    Story
    (7404)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Well Done!"
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    Another great tale by Stephen King! Would definitly recommend for King fans and all those looking for another weird, scary, erie tale as only Stephen King can tell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11018)
    Performance
    (5852)
    Story
    (5899)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Another Great from Stephen King!"
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    I love to read Stephen King and this one did not dissappoint. Well crafted story and as usual for Stephen King there are great twists and surprising turns on every page. Characters are strong and the sub plot of small town politics is amazing and intersting to say the least. If you appreciate Stephen King or others with his style definitly check this out.

    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
    (4288)
    Performance
    (3948)
    Story
    (3961)

    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.

    Katherine says: "What happens in Vegas..."
    "Book 4 - Another Awesome Installment"
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    This series is amazing! Best if you read the first three books first so you dont miss any of the essential back story. The story of "Z" is amazing. I hope this is not the final installment as I truly enjoy these stories. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys action with some fantasy elements. These are well written and have the right amount of realism and fantasy to make a fun and exicting listen. The narrator is amazing! The voices given to the characters have become the only way I can imagine these characters. This is a fun read!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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