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Wayne W1

Wayne W1

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  • The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (895)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (799)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    AudioAddict says: "So I'm definitely getting the book now..."
    "Pre-ordered the book after this sampler"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart to be better than the print version?

    I started audiobooks to get complete caught up on the Game of Thrones story, but I then realized that audiobooks solve my problem of wanting to read but not having the time. Steelheart is a very good story. I had never read or heard of Brandon Sanderson, but he is one of my favorite authors now. Macleod Andrews does a great job as well.


    What other book might you compare The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart to and why?

    Macleod's performance particularly towards the end of the truck ride. I did not need him to say who was speaking. I had the voices memorized.


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

    The chase scene and whether the main guy would help or hurt the situaion.


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

    It made me laugh with the descriptions of the beautiful women. The environment descriptions are also great.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6740)
    Performance
    (6285)
    Story
    (6310)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Very good book."
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    This was the first book or audiobook that I've ever pre-ordered. I was so impressed with the free preview chapters. The pace is good. The story is cool. Macleod Andrews could have done the a slightly better job with the female voices, but the other voices were pretty much spot on.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steelheart?

    The prologue. The last 3-4 chapters. David's thoughts and bad metaphors from beginning to end.


    What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    David and Cody.


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

    Yes very much so, but I know that it is the first in a trilogy. Therefore, I wanted to drag it out a little bit. The furious ending made me throw that plan out of the window.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4279)
    Performance
    (2529)
    Story
    (2544)

    Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!"
    "Great modern mystery!"
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    What did you love best about Naked in Death?

    Robb's opinionated descriptions of people and the mystery.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, because of how detail oriented the killer is.


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

    She gives Eve Dallas and the other female characters better voices than I could in my imagination.


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

    Gripping.


    Any additional comments?

    Eve Dallas should have a tv show or miniseries. There are like 40 books. That is enough for 4, 10 episode seasons, and ten episodes would be a minimum if you crammed a book into 1 hr. Doing a miniseries or movies would also be great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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