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Eric

San bernardino, CA, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (517)

    After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

    Ryan says: "Narrator is HORRIBLE - Love this series"
    "Not up to par rather Fluffy."
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    With a new narrator some of the pronunciation was a little off from what I was expecting but the narration was excellent even so. The story was very slow to get going and then spent a great deal of time not really talking about much of importance to the story. There was some interesting plot details. The growth and importance of an industrial base to a war is an interesting study.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farmers and Mercenaries: Genesis of Oblivion Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Maxwell Alexander Drake
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?

    Eric says: "Nice Introduction"
    "Nice Introduction"
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    This book just introduced us to the characters and gave enough of a taste that I almost have to get the next one just to see what happens. The plot development is good and the characters are interesting. Long way to go to get introduced to them, it is like reading a Robert Jordan Novel in that way, I expect this to go to book 13 or 14.

    Only small complaint is the pointless changing of time units, from hours to arn, this is pointlessly complicated for no real reason. With all the new races and strange character names really adding this unnecessary change is silly.

    That aside the book was well written and the characters are interesting, the setting is unusual. I will definately read the rest of the books.

    The dramatic pauses are getting a bit long at some points and really distracted from the reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eric Flint
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (537)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

    Ben says: "Finally on Audible!!"
    "Fun Historical Fiction!"
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    Fun and entertaining historical fiction. The characters are interesting and the storyline is entertaining. I enjoyed the book in print and the voice acting made the story better. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mortals and Deities: Genesis of Oblivion, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Maxwell Alexander Drake
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Alant Cor has transcended the bonds of reality to become the first Mah'Sukai to walk the Plane of Talic'Nauth in thousands of years. Now, he must not only learn to deal with his new powers before they overwhelm and destroy him, he must also escape the wrath of those who hunt him. Alant's brother, Arderi Cor, has joined the ranks of the mysterious Tat'Sujen Order. He is elated with the newfound powers this secret order has awakened within him. Apprehension grips him, however....

    Eric says: "Talk FASTER!"
    "Talk FASTER!"
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    The Story is really quite good, and the Narration is also well done... Except ... for the...Huge ... Dramatic pauses. I had to for the first time shift to a high speed play back on this book. The pauses between every three words drove me crazy. The voice acting was excellent and the voices consistant. I suppose that this is really an editing issue, step up the speed everything would be excellent!

    Again the Story line is Great and the characters are fun adn interesting, speed it up and it works just fine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    Overall
    (731)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (654)

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Stacy says: "What a beautiful book..."
    "Excellent Story - sound effects distracting"
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    I remember loving this book when I first read it and it was just as good the second time around. Brilliantly complex take on the swashbuckling story. The only negative is probably personal, I didn't care for the sound effects, some were just off, and others pulled me out of the story.
    Overall it was an excellent listen and if you like sound effects it will be splendid.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1159)
    Story
    (1159)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Delicious and Informative"
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    Very informative and full of history that people can relate to on a personal level. I won’t look at a glass of tea or beer again without thinking “Wow, I really know a huge amount about where this came from and the socio-politics that made this drink possible.”
    Interesting thing that stuck in my brain was that the Industrial Revolution began around the same time that people stopped drinking Beer for breakfast (not a joke) and switched to Coffee and Tea.

    Great information presented in an easily digested manner.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7624)
    Performance
    (6840)
    Story
    (6858)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    Adam says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Back and even better"
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    Two words "Bacon Cappuccino" That really should be all I have to say but apparently I have to say 15 words.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9831)
    Performance
    (8771)
    Story
    (8749)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Worth it for Oberon alone"
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    If you like "The Dresden Files" then you will probibly like this one. Less gritty and noir than Dresden, but the same idea. AND Oberon! As another reviewer mentioned talking animals can go horribly horribly wrong. Not so in this case. This one is written very well, caused me several spit takes and strange looks as I laughed out loud while listening on earphones.
    The main character can seem a bit flat at times but that is common in the first book in a series. The book is not a deep philosphical treatse it is a light fun Fantasy novel set in the modern day, like Urban Shaman.
    A fun and light read for the weekend.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jonathan Weiner
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    Rosemary and Peter Grant and those assisting them have spend 20 years on Daphne Major, an island in the Galapagos, studying natural selection. They recognize each individual bird on the island, when there are 400 at the time of the author's visit or when there are over a thousand. They have observed about 20 generations of finches - continuously.Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.

    Philip says: "Fascinating in-depth look at evolution in action"
    "Excellent Info, sometimes a bit too much"
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    The book was excellent and really detailed, which was good to a point. I don't know what I would have cut as an editor because it was an insightful examination of the Finches and other examples of speciation, but I found that at the halfway point I found myself thinking "really only I am only half way through the book? I could teach a course on this from the information that I have been given so far. What more could they possibly have to say?" Then the author would give me more great information that backed what he was saying.

    Really an insightful and information packed read that gives the Real world life of scientists actively doing science and teh results that they are coming up with. Just a bit too long.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (112)

    From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance.

    Wallen says: "Ruined by the narrator"
    "Ill informed and narrow"
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    This book is written "entirely from secondary" or further removed sources and started as a preface to a book on Magellaen. It is Full of historical errors and bald suppositions touted as fact. They wore only wool, they used spices to hide the rotting food, peasants went around naked in summer, thought the world was flat, lived to be 25 and married at 9, the catholic church was horrible but the protesants were cool and enlightened (except for that whole antisemite thing)
    So many errors that You would have to rewrite the book to list them all. author should hav seriously done some research or simply relied on Non-Victorian sources.
    Don't Waste your Money. There are lots of good histories of the time period, this is not one of them.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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