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Greg

RICHMOND, KY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Caine Black Knife: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book One)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    In Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle, Matthew Stover created a new kind of fantasy novel, and a new kind of hero to go with it: Caine, a street thug turned superstar, battling in a future where reality shows take place in another dimension, on a world where magic exists and gods are up close and personal. In that beautiful, savage land, Caine is an assassin without peer, a living legend born from one of the highest-rated reality shows ever made.

    G.Monie says: "If U like Caine... must read!"
    "Excellent"
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    What made the experience of listening to Caine Black Knife the most enjoyable?

    Stover's visceral writing brought to life by a wonderful narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the flashbacks


    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    Rudnicki brought Caine to life.


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

    If possible, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caine’s Law: The Third of the Acts of Caine (Act of Atonement, Book Two)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Caine is washed up and hung out to dry, a crippled husk kept isolated and restrained by the studio that exploited him. Now they have dragged him back for one last deal. But Caine has other plans. Those plans take him back to Overworld, the alternate reality where gods are real and magic is the ultimate weapon. There, in a violent odyssey through time and space, Caine will face the demons of his past, find true love, and just possibly destroy the universe. Hey, it’s a crappy job, but somebody’s got to do it.

    Greg says: "The pinnacle of Caine"
    "The pinnacle of Caine"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Caine’s Law to be better than the print version?

    Not really, but Rudniki does phenomenal


    What other book might you compare Caine’s Law to and why?

    Caine's Law is so much unlike anything I've ever read, even Stover's other stuff.


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

    Yes. He delivers stellar voice acting consistently


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

    Oh yes. There wasn't many pages where I didn't go "HOLY COW!" but Caine's speech to the BOG is really good. Also, the Mockingbird question.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heroes Die: The First of the Acts of Caine

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (318)

    Renowned throughout the land of Ankhana as the Blade of Tyshalle, Caine has killed his share of monarchs and commoners, villains and heroes. He is relentless, unstoppable, simply the best there is at what he does. At home on Earth, Caine is Hari Michaelson, a superstar whose adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions.

    Douglas says: "Finally, an epic worthy of Stefan Rudnicki"
    "Kick the Series off right!"
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    Would you listen to Heroes Die again? Why?

    Yes, this is one of my favorite novels, but I have less time to read these days.


    What other book might you compare Heroes Die to and why?

    Nothing really compares to HD. Stover's writing style is unequalled


    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    Rudnicki brought this story to life.


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

    I did have an extreme reaction. At times I just felt so involved in the story that I forgot where I was.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blade of Tyshalle: The Second of the Acts of Caine

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Matthew Stover
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (148)

    On Earth, Hari Michaelson was a superstar. But on Overworld, he was the assassin Caine. Real monarchs lived and died at his hands and entire governments were overthrown...all for the entertainment of millions back on Earth. But now Hari, stripped of his identity as Caine, must fight his greatest battle: against the powerful corporate masters of Earth and the faceless masses who are killing everything he loves.

    Daniel says: "Why the bad reviews?"
    "Masterpiece from a masterful author"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blade of Tyshalle to be better than the print version?

    I was first introduced to Matthew Stover over ten years ago, by reading his Star Wars novels. I decided that I'd take a leap and read his Acts of Caine, and they have all rocked my world.

    He is hard hitting, intelligent, violent and profane. Caine is one of the best characters ever created, and i am interested in everything he does.

    Rudnicki has delivered another rock solid performance, but Stover's writing would shine through the worst delivery. Its just awesome.


    What other book might you compare Blade of Tyshalle to and why?

    There is no comparison.


    Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

    Caine


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

    No, its too long


    Any additional comments?

    Stover rocks.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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