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Frederic

Tampa, FL, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 514 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Superman Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marv Wolfman
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes.

    Elliot says: "Superfuous Man"
    "Listen Before Watching - Great Book"
    Overall

    I couldn't want to see Superman Returns... and so I purchased this book.

    I found, from my expereince with Star Wars Ep III, that if you read the book based off the movie, it actually makes the movie much better. Versus reading a book and watching a movie based off the book, which ruins it.

    Well this book is based off the movie, and it's great! It's just like the movie word for word, except that it gives you extra scences inbeteween the movie scenes that better explain things that the movie eludes too. You get to know what everyone is thinking... then when you go see the movie it's even better cause you know the little things.

    Great book, the speaker is great too! Good voice. At first I wasn't sure about his voice, but as it went on it got better and better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4258)
    Performance
    (2753)
    Story
    (2799)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Lore says: "What if your body could never heal?"
    "Awesome Book!"
    Overall

    I read the reviews on some people saying it was "predictable" or no "character depth". However, being that I've loved all his other books (esp Mistborn and The Way of Kings) I gave this one a try finally.

    Yes, some of it was predictable, some of it was not. Doesn't make it a bad book. The book was great. Made me laugh and get goose bumps at certain points. Narrator does a good job. I was sad when it ended.

    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
    Overall
    (10478)
    Performance
    (7941)
    Story
    (7985)

    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.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Was a great epic feeling of a journey"
    Overall

    I loved this book. It's got everything, a deep mysterious history, several characters you can follow and enjoy and that are deep. A feeling of despair and triumph. The slow character development and seeing the world slowly come together. I couldn't stop once I got near the end. The only downside is having to wait for book two. Though, I'm glad it wasn't left as a cliff hanger, this book wraps up nicely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Temple of the Winds: Sword of Truth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2026)
    Performance
    (1107)
    Story
    (1136)

    The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

    Danielle says: "Good book, poor narration"
    "Can't listen to this guy"
    Overall

    I loved the first three books. 5 stars. I'm sure this book is great, but I can't past the first chapter, due to the narrator botching it all up using the wrong names. Or the names used in the first three books. He pronounces everything different. :( Anyone else want to re-record this book? what happened to the guy in book 1, Wizards First Rule? he was so good. I give it 3, because I'm sure the book is awesome, I just can't myself to bare to listen to this guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (2886)
    Performance
    (2060)
    Story
    (2071)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "Stretches your Imagination to new heights"
    Overall

    When I started this book I was like what?? I'm was confused. I had to start it again. Give it full attention. As the book progressed I couldn't stop, I wanted to have a full understanding of the universe the characters lived in. Then at some point I just loved it. Not sure when, but the more I understood the more I loved it. Unlike other movies or books where you like the mystery until you realize what's really going on like Golden Compass or the Matrix. Once the mystery is revealed you're like oh.. that's stupid. This book was the opposite. The more I realized how it all worked, the more I understood, the more I loved it. Loved all the characters, watching them develop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Identity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Darren McGavin
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    He is a man with an unknown past and an uncertain future. A man dragged from the sea riddled with bullets, his face altered by plastic surgery - a man bearing the dubious identity of Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life, the target of professional assassins, at the center of a maddening, deadly puzzle. Who is Jason Bourne? Listen to the sample below to hear Ludlum explain how an event in his life gave him the idea for The Bourne Identity.

    Franklin says: "Then Bourne Identity"
    "It's just annoying"
    Overall

    The guy talks to fast and then too slow.
    Didn't realize it was abridged, dislike abridged books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6085)
    Performance
    (2230)
    Story
    (2238)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Wow, This is Amazing"
    Overall

    This is one of the best audio books I've heard. Up there and better then Eragon I'd say. I just finished up his Dark Materials and IdleWild and then moved to this. I loved listening to the great descriptions, and I've always been interested in the Eastern culture. Looking at the other customer reviews I guess it could be slow paced, but maybe sub-conciously I knew that already from seeing there were four books.

    Either way I think it was perfect and ended at a great spot. It has everything, love, betrayal, minor violence, hero type powers, a person you might want to be.

    The voices I thought were perfect as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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