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Eric

Anchorage, ALASKA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4955)
    Performance
    (2899)
    Story
    (2941)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "yay a credit for the next one in the series"
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    Where does Ender's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to a lot of books on here but I would defintly say out of my top ten; this book would be between 6-10. No knock against this book its just hard to compete against the Night Angel trilogy, Sherlock Holmes, and Enders Game.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thing I loved about this story is that they make you think even more about the ethics of winning at all cost. The book also brings up major issues about children growing up in the very lower class. I know this book may take some liberties in the facts but it definitely make you wonder what the kids really go through.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene that I really enjoyed in this books is the scenes of Bean and his best friend in the book, it really shows a human side to this baby genius. The twist is this story will make you want to do a marathon session.


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

    Enders Shadow: Beans Journey


    Any additional comments?

    I honestly was worried about getting this book and wasting a credit on a rehashed Enders Game, but I have never been so glad to be wrong in my life. I loved watching all these events through the eyes of those who follow Ender through hell and back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23008)
    Performance
    (14353)
    Story
    (14503)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Decent movie Amazing Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ender's Game the most enjoyable?

    The thing that made this books so entertaining and enjoyable is the way that Scott builds up the character of Ender, and his family so naturally you disregard the likelihood of a 10 year old being a Rommel. I went into this book with shakey expectations since I saw the movie first, I could have not been more wrong. This books really fleshes out his brother and sisters story making them characters to care about. I love how they introduce Bean and make him into a fully fleshed out character without having to devote too much words to him. This book deserves the title that some give it as the best Sci-Fi book/Series ever. From this book I would highly recommend listening to "Enders Shadow".


    What other book might you compare Ender's Game to and why?

    This book reminds me of Halo Reach which since this came out like 20 years prior I'm guessing this is a huge influence on the writers of the Halo story.


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to these narrators, they did a good job nothing really stands out about there performance out but they definitely did not take away from the mood of the story because of bad reading.


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

    So many moments but one in particular which I refuse to write the moment because I would spoil the book and this book is meant to shock you and make you think of ethics of society as a hole and you should just read it for your self.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9999)
    Performance
    (9190)
    Story
    (9244)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Major Disappointment"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    For those who love a good political book, the previous books had a good balance of action and politics. In this book the first 10 hours took me way to long because i could not focus on the story because it went flat early.


    Would you be willing to try another book from George R. R. Martin? Why or why not?

    Yes because I have enjoyed 3 out of 4 books in the series so i am ready for book 5.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The pace was good although the voices for some characters changed and bugged me while listening.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Feast for Crows?

    Anything with Cersei Lannister.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion they stick with charactrers way too long before going to the next POV. Now if you have finished 1-3 then def get this book because there are still 3 books in the song of fire and ice after this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dynasty of Evil: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (575)

    Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.

    AaronSaint81 says: "Darth Bane ruled......"
    "this is the way to end a trilogy"
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    Would you listen to Dynasty of Evil again? Why?

    Yes I would, the story never went flat in any part the climax was amazing and the ending made me want another trilogy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darth bane because you see how he evolved from a muscular grunt to a calculating sith.


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

    Oh yea one of the reasons I cant read books is I can never stay focused but with davis I could close my eyes and see the star wars movie I wanna see instead of a pile of heap made by geoge lucas


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

    Haha with disney in charge it would be dont get your hopes up nerds we are making a jar jar spin off


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Path of Destruction: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (861)
    Performance
    (816)
    Story
    (822)

    Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.

    Karen says: "Great Story, Fantastic Production"
    "Must have for any star wars fan"
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    Where does Path of Destruction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Honestly near the top, i still rank the Thrawn series above this but its like saying Godfather 2 is not as good as the first. I got this book on a random hunch and very glad i stumbled upon my first and definetly not last star wars book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Path of Destruction?

    The climax at the academy, wish i could say more but listen for yourself


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Bane for sure


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

    No just kept me on the edge of my mental seat.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, Kirby Heyborne, Mark Bramhall, and others
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    For more than 20 years since his New York Times best-seller Don't Know Much About History first appeared, Davis has shown that Americans don't hate history, just the dull version dished out in school. Now Davis turns his attention to what is arguably the most important and most fascinating subject in American history: our presidents. From the heated debates over executive powers through the curious election of George Washington in 1789 and, for more than 200 years, up through the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, the presidency has been at the heart of American history.

    RobLokkesmoe says: "Very informative. Excellent"
    "Truely a must have for any history buffs"
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    What did you love best about Don't Know Much About the American Presidents?

    Was able to see that times may change but situations dont, we will always have a good economy then bad economy no matter the era and same for presidents.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Didnt feel like a lecture, felt like a scolar teaching you all his wisdom.


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

    So many small details you would miss if you read it where some one reading it to you you can comprehend those details all that much better


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

    No this is a book you listen to one or two presidents in one sitting then take a break and come back. Gives you great breaking points.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1731)
    Performance
    (1619)
    Story
    (1635)

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    Tyler says: "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
    "Fantastic Second installment"
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    What did you love best about Star Wars: Dark Force Rising?

    So many plot twist, when you think the New Republic is gonna catch a break... then you are left mouth open. I am not gonna spoil anything but the new spieces in this book is fantastic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probally Luke in this book


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

    Yes listened to the whole thrawn series and loved every book


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

    its like a glass of fine wine, you wanna take it in slowly till your hammered wanting more wine at the end of the bottle( the book)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (1484)
    Story
    (1508)

    Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

    Ron says: "UNABRIDGED! Finally hear it all."
    "Simply amazing"
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    If you could sum up Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command in three words, what would they be?

    What a ending!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Was Luke or Card in first two books but this book def Han Solo


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Carried a drive in his voice, you connected not only with the character but the voice speaking as the character


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

    If i didnt have to work and socialize I would def do it


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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