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Brett

Belmont, NC, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (462)

    In the late nineteenth century a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton’s work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste. From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

    Daniel says: "Good story - but"
    "Slow Building, but worth the wait"
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    If you could sum up The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Act 1


    Any additional comments?

    I suspect that if Neil Stephenson had written this alone, this would have only been part of a single massively long book. While this tells a continuing story, don't expect much of an ending, its more of a cliff hanger to the next book. I'd advise if you read this, plan on reading the next book as well right away. For Stephenson fans, this won't be a big deal as the long long journey is the fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Commands: A Land Fit for Heroes, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (231)

    Only a select few have earned the right to call Gil friend. One is Egar, the Dragonbane, a fierce Majak fighter who comes to respect a heart as savage and loyal as his own. Another is Archeth, the last remaining daughter of an otherworldly race called the Kiriath, who once used their advanced technology to save the world from the dark magic of the Aldrain - only to depart for reasons as mysterious as their arrival.

    Adnan says: "Graphic / Edgy / Entertaining"
    "Morgan knows how to end a book and a series!"
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    What did you love best about The Cold Commands?

    Great conclusion to a trilogy, left the slight hint of a door open for a spinoff, but left no doubt that this part was over.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cold Commands?

    leaving blank to avoid spoilers


    Any additional comments?

    Great conclusion to a great series. The prompts from Audible don't really fit, but enjoyed this series all the way through!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6314)
    Performance
    (4839)
    Story
    (4835)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Michael says: "Harry & James are one."
    "series is Getting better"
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    What did you like best about Summer Knight? What did you like least?

    So far, I think this has been one of the better books in this series


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    While some of the regular characters were in this book, they were far less present than normal, which seemed a bit odd. maybe they got edited out? I did think that the book flowed better, and it wasn't stale since it wasn't the same old formula, but maybe there is an even happier middle ground


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9679)
    Performance
    (5713)
    Story
    (5759)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "Good Book and for me a new series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eye of the World to be better than the print version?

    no opinion


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eye of the World?

    Found it entertaining when he met the princess. In general, this book doesn't really have one thing that stands out. Its more like a serialized novel like a three musketeers or something, with many smaller adventures escalating into a larger plot line.


    What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed them very much, but the first time Kate appeared it was a little jarring as Michael's voice had already been present for a lengthy duration in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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