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Thorz

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  • Stolen Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1327)
    Performance
    (1076)
    Story
    (1058)

    .Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There’s something about the scene that pokes at Lucas’s cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he’s seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.

    bebe says: "Sanford writes another winner!"
    "Just average"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was just average. Not so well spent compared to other titles I have listened recently.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford again?

    I'll maybe give him one more chance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot pick a favorite scene from the hole book. It never made me say wow, never really surprised me.


    Could you see Stolen Prey being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    This will not cut it into a good TV series. It would maybe cut it for an episode of CSI though.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed. I was expecting a great crime story and found me an average plot. The ending was so predictable! I was misguided by the positive reviews of other listeners. It is the first time that I feel like this with a book that have received top reviews like this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelfth Card: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (133)

    Best-selling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. To save the life of a young girl who's being stalked by a ruthless hit man, Lincoln and his protege, Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly "cold case", one that's 140 years old.

    Orvetta says: "The Twelfth Card - Excellent"
    "Good Rhyme novel"
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    Would you listen to The Twelfth Card again? Why?

    After some time yes. Was a good Rhyme novel. Not on the same level as Bone Collector but it was very enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare The Twelfth Card to and why?

    Other novels of the same series like the devils' teardrop.


    Which character – as performed by Dennis Boutsikaris – was your favorite?

    I liked Emilia


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

    Rhyme's back at its best


    Any additional comments?

    Good twists on the story, something I like in a Rhyme novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10556)
    Performance
    (9581)
    Story
    (9602)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "One of the best fiction works I have listened to!"
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    What did you love best about 14?

    The creativity of the story. It was just mind blowing


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    Difficult to say. Not so many contemporary fiction authors I know can pull this kind of story out. It is on the same line as TV series like Fringe.


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

    The live he imprinted to the characters. The voice acting was amazing and the way he interpreted the funny parts really made a delight to listen.


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

    Many. One of the best was the part of the discovery of the control room.


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a wonderful film. The story has so much potential. I was left with lots of questions at the end, many lose ends that we're not tied. This book could've been much longer, 12 1/2 hours felt short for the potential this idea has. Still, this doesn't take a star of the rating, this book rates there with the best of the best I have listened here.

    One of the coolest things was how the author uses references that are contemporary to us, mentioning people from TV series like Fringe, actors like Bruce Willis or services like Netflix. And the humor was sharp, I was laughing a lot through the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17228)
    Performance
    (15303)
    Story
    (15256)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Really entertainment stuff"
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    Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right there with the best, not quite, but almost


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    The chase to the climax of the story on the date the main event happened


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    Jake was really good


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

    The past fights back


    Any additional comments?

    Te ending could have been better, but it was still really good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flashforward

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (547)
    Story
    (547)

    A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than twenty years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.

    Phelix_da_Kat says: "How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??"
    "Not really what I was expecting"
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    What would have made Flashforward better?

    A better storyline. I got the feeling that this idea could have been wonderfully developed, but it was not the case with this book.


    Has Flashforward turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I am always going to love fiction books, but this one was a particularly disappointing experience.


    What three words best describe Mark Deakins’s performance?

    Good... Book didn't help


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I have watched the TV series before reading the book. The series was canceled and I was thinking that the book was going to help at least lessening the pain because I think the series was very good, but the book was a complete disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (184)

    On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered, the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer, who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker, has more murders planned in the hours to come.

    Laura says: "Another great puzzle!"
    "Good Lincoln Rhyme book, but not the best"
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    Would you listen to The Cold Moon again? Why?

    Don't think so. It was an ok story but far from the best compared with others from Lincoln Rhyme.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jeffery Deaver? Why or why not?

    Yes, other Rhyme novels have been awesome


    Which character – as performed by Joe Mantegna – was your favorite?

    Katherine Dance was cool. She was the character I liked more on the book in every aspect.


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

    Good, good but you will wish for more :)


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this story gets the conclusion it deserves. I will surely get the next book on the series just to satisfy my curiosity.
    The narration is really good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24067)
    Performance
    (18013)
    Story
    (18070)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Awkward: It's good, but the HBO series is better"
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    If you could sum up A Game of Thrones in three words, what would they be?

    Huge & complex universe


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Thrones?

    The moral dilemma that its presented to Ned at the end when things happen to Robert.


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he is good giving life to each of the many characters in this huge universe


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

    If you are going to play the game of thrones you either win or you die


    Any additional comments?

    It is an awkward feeling. I bought the audiobook because I was going to start to watch the HBO series and usually I try to read a book before watching the movie/series. Normally I end saying "The book was MUCH better, by a mile" but this time it was not like this. I really feel that the series is a masterpiece based on a good saga. There were some parts in the audiobook where I found myself expecting more, it was sometimes a little tedious. This never happened to me while watching the series.

    The book is good, but do yourself a favor: Watch the series first. The drama is much more interesting followed on TV. If you read the book first you will not be so exited when watching the series, and that is a pity because they are THAT amazing.Then after you are finished with the TV series you can read the book so you fill into the history.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (242)

    Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

    Irene says: "As good as it gets."
    "Simply amazing!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two) the most enjoyable?

    The performance of Degas.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beside Kvothe, Felurian, because what she brings to the story.


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

    He give amazing life to all the characters. He is hands down the best performer of the once you'll find in audible


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

    Made me laugh several times


    Any additional comments?

    This story is going to have you on the edge all the time. All the parts have a meaning so be patient when it appears to drive away from the main plot. The Felurian part is wonderful!My only complain is why it was decided to divide the book in 2 parts? The other version found here is just one audiobook of forty-something hours so why not Degas' one? I could not help to feel that they want to leech more money from the consumers. It is still worth to pay for this version that is divided in two because Degas really injects something that the other performer cannot match. This is the only reason because I did not give it 5 starts on the overall category.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part One)

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (282)

    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

    Thorz says: "Part two of the masterpiece"
    "Part two of the masterpiece"
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    If you could sum up The Wise Man's Fear (Part One) in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing story, period!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The diversity of the situations Kvothe gets involved with.


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

    He give amazing life to all the characters. He is hands down the best performer of the once you'll find in audible


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

    Made me laugh several times.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is going to have you on the edge all the time. All the parts have a meaning so be patient when it appears to drive away from the main plot. The Felurian part is wonderful!My only complain is why it was decided to divide the book in 2 parts? The other version found here is just one audiobook of forty-something hours so why not Degas' one? I could not help to feel that they want to leech more money from the consumers. It is still worth to pay for this version that is divided in two because Degas really injects something that the other performer cannot match. This is the only reason because I did not give it 5 starts on the overall category.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (302)

    I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

    William says: "Amazing. I want you to listen to this."
    "A masterpiece!"
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    What did you love best about The Name of the Wind?

    The plot is amazing. It is a story like no other. Kvothe is the real deal, a true hero.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Name of the Wind?

    There are many, but one of my favorites was when Kvothe won his pipes at the Eolian


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

    He is amazing. He really gives life to the characters. I don't understand why his version of the audiobooks comes almost one year after the other releases. I hope this changes for the last book of the series. Of the 2 versions of the series found in Audible Degas' is hands down the best.


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

    Get into the world of Kvothe, the one and only, the bloodless


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best fiction/adventure series I have read. if you enjoy the genre you HAVE TO listen to this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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