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Ronnie

I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.

palermo, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Cast in Secret: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (599)

    Still avoiding magic whenever possible, Private Kaylin Neya relished investigating a run-of-the-mill theft. Until she found out the mysterious stolen box had been taken from Elani Street, where the mages and charlatans mingled, and it was sometimes hard to tell the difference between the two. And since the box was ancient, without a keyhole, and held tremendous darkness inside, Kaylin knew unknown forces were again playing with her destiny....and her life.

    Ronnie says: "I couldnt stop listening !"
    "I couldnt stop listening !"
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    I am only supposed to allow myself only so much time per nite. I keep breaking my personal rules .I listened to the first half twice because I wanted it to last longer. I didnt expect to enjoy these books as much as I have. The narrator is hipnotic . She has a firm grip on the characters personalities and the voices are consistant and unique per character.I hope you will enjoy this book and the series as much as I have.I can as of late, walk away from the TV to go listen to my books.Michelle Sagaras stories are imaginative and enveloping. On top of that Khristines portrayals are very consistant and enjoyable. Good job team.Thank you .

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9028)
    Performance
    (6436)
    Story
    (6475)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Lore says: "Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!"
    "On the suggestion of a loved one."
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    As s science fiction and fantasy goes it is a little different idea of a story but similar in many ways to work already done. There are a few twists to keep your interests. The style of chaptering feels like it was borrowed from other authors I have read. It could have presented new characters and happenings in a little better way ,though the ideas of the characters is presented pretty well into the story line.The characters were well defined. Overall It was an enjoyable read. Im curious towards the rest of the series but other books are tempting me to hold for a while and come back to it. It was exciting at times and will make your imagination work to invision the happenings as the story unfolds. The narrator was ok but I think his deep voice detracted from the female charactors a tiny bit. Read it and you wont be wasting your money. My son was thrilled by it. Hes 27,very intelligent and active physically. and he loves super heroes still. So heroes against oppression is right up his alley. He loved it. Hope I helped your decision.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5105)
    Performance
    (4683)
    Story
    (4711)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Katherine says: "Trapped"
    "Right along the story."
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    It was a little different as in that it seemed like another section in the life story more than its own adventure. It was its own adventure though . Maybe I was hoping for more. The idea was good. . I still gave it a 5 star rating though. I was not unsatisfied . Its been too long between books for me and I got into some other worlds. Luke Daniels still tells it great.Kevin still planned it well. Read it . Tell em Ronnie sent you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragongirl: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Todd McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (109)

    Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has returned from the past, where she and a group of dragons and riders fled so that the wounded could heal from their previous battles. Gone only three days, yet aged more than three years, Fiona is no longer a child but a woman prepared to fight against the Thread that threatens to destroy her world.

    HB says: ""Stuck in Time with No Conclusion""
    "you can feel the difference"
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    It just doesnt seem to have the same old
    pern in it.Todd seems to be a good enough writer but there seems to be a definite change in the sexuality of these books. A vaguely little mention of maybe two fellows hooking up in Annes pern has turned into a 60s commune like attitudein these continueing series. There is more on the pages than Annes good ole Pern. I just read the reviews of the last two books in this series and there seems to be a continuance of this type of change in the books." Im sorry Anne but my interest in your beloved Pern is waning. Everywhere I look nowadays there is this stentch of political agendas and now it has arrived at Pern . Todd I too miss your mother.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9812)
    Performance
    (8810)
    Story
    (8972)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "just as I remember it"
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    The book is as good as I remember it. Its been many years and a few movies since my first memories of it. The narrators voice was good for this kind of story. it actually got kinda creepy hearing his version of Gollum.I believe it was time and money well spent. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    The very young men who flew the B24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were an exemplary band of brothers. In The Wild Blue, Stephen Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship. Stephen Ambrose describes how the Army Air Forces recruited, trained, and chose those few who would undertake the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war.

    jud says: "Terrific book."
    "Not my usual type of read but....."
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    This book was suggested by a trusted friend and local school teacher. Because I respect him I took the chance to walk away from the norm and I am not sorry, I found the book informative. I learned alot about another part of world war 2. I have an interest in that era. But I had never read much about the bombers and the devoted fliers that created such an important part of the war effort and outcome. I also realized I knew little of George Mcgovern and his involvement in this part of the war. I have a knew respect for him and his wife. It is very well written and seemed to be planned and delivered in a good way. Read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonsdawn: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (281)

    The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

    debh says: "Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!"
    "actually was a bit different but just as enjoyable"
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    Starting a little different, this story allows you many opportunities to discover where this people came from and how they came to be the dragonriders. It was a fun read and a little refreshing at this point of the series. As always if you let your imagination try to picture happenings in your minds eye,you will get a real suprise. I actually got involved to the point of feeling bad during sorrowful times and cheering during the successes. Anne did it again. Read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Good Living: A Free Story from Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • ORIGINAL (13 mins)
    • By Aleksandar Hemon
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (238)

    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    Asta says: "Fun Dry Humor"
    "pretty funny but....."
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    Didnt need the foul language to be funny. It was a cool story from another point of veiw. I did enjoy the style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6047)
    Performance
    (5585)
    Story
    (5578)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "pretty good as this series goes."
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    I actually enjoyed the first 3 better. The book was good but a few things were over done. Oberon the dog is a favorite part of these books. In this one he is a little too intelligent.But he was still an integral part of the story. The story brings on another source of magic which teaches the druid something he probably already should have known being 2100 years old..I felt it was a rushed job.... deadlines I guess . But it was full of twists and it did leave me wanting more. perhaps a touch too much more. But I dont regret it. It was entertaining and ingenuitive. read it .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonflight: Dragonriders of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (866)
    Story
    (887)

    On the beautiful planet Pern, colonized for centuries, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded, life-threatening Thread. Now those times may be returning....

    Suzanne says: "Anne Fan...Still"
    "Still kept my attention after all these years."
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    Ive read the trilogy years ago(like 30). I found that it still kept my attention and was still exciting. I was drawn in. Now Im contemplating the rest of her books. I stopped reading them years ago for reasons I cant remember. I again remember now why Annes books became so desired. Read them and you will understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30615)
    Performance
    (23668)
    Story
    (23855)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "the story definitely continues."
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    Just like the first book ,this story has you on the edge of your seat and explodes as you would want it to at the end. Although your wish is split in 2. The writer eludes to so many things that are either hidden in the story from the first book or earlier in this book.It really starts playing out in a way that makes you a fan. The narrator draws you in even more in this book than the first. She knows the characters and introduces you in the same way they are introduced to Catniss. Kids book smids book. Im an adult and I enjoyed everyminute of it. Now lets check out the third one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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