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Todd

LAKE BALBOA, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 802 titles in library
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  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12133)
    Performance
    (8959)
    Story
    (8958)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Too much sexual inuendo"
    Overall

    I'm a business traveler on the road a lot and audio books keep me awake as I drive. I found myself feeling like I was trudging through passages just trying to find out what Dresden will learn. I made it through half way...gritting my teeth. I don't consider myself a prude, but there was too much of it...like a hormonal teenager wrote the book. I kept getting the idea that the author was trying to live out adolescent fantasies through his writing.

    "Easter is cancelled...they found the body" was too offensive to give the book any more time to try and hook me. I will NOT purchase the Codex Alera series now. I recommend Brandon Sanderson, Christopher Paolini, Terry Goodkind and their ilk.

    4 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (603)

    Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
    "Sound effects drove me nuts!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Magic of Recluce? What did you like least?

    Thwack! Clank! Aiyeeee! Thud! The fight was over in moments. I'd rather get a description of the fight than sound effects. The bell tolled ominously is better than BONG...BONG...BONG! I gave it three stars across the board because I didn't like Modesitt's sound effects.


    Would you recommend The Magic of Recluce to your friends? Why or why not?

    I didn't get far enough to make a recommendation.


    What three words best describe Kirby Heyborne’s voice?

    Young-adult, monotone, adolescent


    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Snuff

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1789)
    Performance
    (1584)
    Story
    (1593)

    Sam Vimes is on a well-deserved holiday. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck - not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong - are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam - out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) - must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done.

    Tim says: "Perfect Pratchett"
    "A gem! Hilarious writing, great reader!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was my first Terry Pratchett book. I am going to get the whole Discworld series now.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7315)
    Performance
    (6465)
    Story
    (6457)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Mariya says: "Killin’s my business and business is fine"
    "Not for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book started out a little silly, then the cussing started and I turned it off. Silly is okay but if I want to hear this kind of language, I'll go visit a public school.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!: Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (924)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (490)

    Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

    The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

    Al says: "If you're looking for Tolkein...."
    "Fantastic! Very funny and great performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very witty story. The voices are great! ...except for the dragon. Good for anyone...even if they don't usually like fantasy.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Missing Links

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Reilly
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Missing Links is the story of four middle-class buddies who live outside Boston and play golf together at Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli, not so fondly known as Ponky. An 18-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America.

    charles says: "great winter listen"
    ""F" word is pervalent in the story..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    ...at least the beginning. I didn't make it through more than 15 mintues of the story. I don't like th "F" word. If you don't mind it, you might like it. I can't review the story fairly because I didn't give it a listen for long enough so I gave it 3 stars, figuring it is neither good or bad.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Stone of Tears: Sword of Truth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2741)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1555)

    The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

    Bo Laughlin says: "Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator"
    "Too much sexually deviant material-NOT FOR KIDS!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I got to the second part. I hoped it would be cleaner than the first book, "Wizard's First Rule" and it is worse. I am going to avoid Terry Goodkind's books altogether.

    0 of 1 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
    (11342)
    Performance
    (8750)
    Story
    (8808)

    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!"
    "A must read for fantasy lovers"
    Overall

    The world Brandon Sanderson weaves is rich and the character development is personal. I enjoyed the relationships of the bridgemen and the way they and Kaladin interract with eachother. I won't give anything away. There is humor, cynicism, really bad, bad guys and a great story.

    The narrators are great, as they always are.

    I cannot wait for the next in the series. I'm very glad that Sanderson is a hard-working writer. The year, he will actually release three books. Two of which are huge.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Assassin: An Alex Hawke Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ted Bell
    • Narrated By John Shea
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (314)

    A shadowy figure known as the Dog is believed to be the ruthless terrorist who is systematically and savagely assassinating American diplomats and their families around the globe. As the deadly toll mounts inexorably, Hawke, along with former NYPD cop and Navy SEAL Stokely Jones, is called upon by the U.S. government to launch a search for the assassin behind the murders.

    Matthew says: "made for the movies"
    "Too Much Bad Language For My Taste"
    Overall

    I couldn't get very far before I had to turn it off. If I want to get cussed at, I'll go to the local public school. He did a great job on "Nick of Time"...that was wonderful. John Shea read that one, too.

    9 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Academ's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (3377)
    Performance
    (2309)
    Story
    (2317)

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    Eric says: "Wonderful series"
    "Great Story, great reader"
    Overall

    You won't be disappointed. Each book in the series is good as a stand-alone book but are great as a series. You can tell that Jim Butcher had a direction from the first book on where he wanted the series to go. My wife and I travel a lot and like fantasy. Very entertaining. Plot is split between different characters, but not so much you can't keep up.

    The different races in Butcher's world and their customs are interesting. As the series continues, the relationships that develop are realistic and heart-warming.

    Kate Reading is a very good reader. Usually, female readers make the characters sound the same. She brings many different voices to the story so that you can tell who is speaking when the text doesn't mention it.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Luck in the Shadows: Nightrunner, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lynn Flewelling
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    Overall
    (572)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things, none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec's new mentor.

    David says: "A really good story. (What homosexuality?)"
    "Spoon-fed Homosexuality"
    Overall

    I couldn't finish the book because of the homosexual references. I tried to ignore it, but the author won't let you. It is too bad, because the story itself is okay. I recommend Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Christopher Paolini, Clive Cussler, Louis L'Amour and others. Too many good authors that aren't offensive. I don't like sexuality in my books anyway, but this is offensive.

    12 of 47 people found this review helpful

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