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Mark

bombala, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1315)
    Performance
    (1204)
    Story
    (1211)

    Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

    In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally stands his ground"
    "Still AWESOME"
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    book 4 and still loving the storyline :) the hard choices and moves the characters have to make keeps the book exciting and keeps me wanting more... the relationships of characters, how they evolve, and decisions that they make keep me engaged till the book ends and then i find myself trying to find out when the next book will come out :) a great syfy novel

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Sun: Star Force, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (442)

    Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally finds some peace"
    "Pretty uneventful ending"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More action...and more effort put into the story....just seemed that the longer this series went the less effort was put in and the story turned to boredom


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Maybe steel world....see if its any good


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    I just like his reading style :)


    Any additional comments?

    for the final book in the series i found this book lacking....the series just went along getting worse....The story just seems like it was thrown together... Just a let down for how long i've been listening to the series and waiting for this last book...

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • DEAD: The Ugly Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By TW Brown
    • Narrated By Andrew McFerrin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (161)

    The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?

    Amanda says: "overdone"
    "The Narrator is so BAD!!!"
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    Would you try another book from TW Brown and/or Andrew McFerrin?

    Yes because the story is actually pretty good...But the narration is so awful, it seems to be read without full stops or taking a breath....It moves from one group to the next in the same sentence...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    meh they all have good things and bad things....


    How could the performance have been better?

    Sean Runnette


    Was Dead: The Ugly Beginning worth the listening time?

    Its a good story i just dont have the time to read all that much so listening to it while working is just easier


    Any additional comments?

    Good story :) Try to ignore narration being in one single sentence

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Day by Day Armageddon: Grey Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By James Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Time is a very fluid thing, no one really has a grasp on it other than maybe how to measure it. As the maestro of the Day by Day Armageddon Universe, I have the latitude of being in control of that time. I can adjust the slider either direction, moving the timeline back and forth along the continuum. This is one of the perks of creation, the benefit in constructing something (albeit small) from nothing. Sort of makes you wonder what the maestro of the universe is up to, no? You have again stumbled upon a ticket with service through the apocalyptic wastes, but this time the train is a little bit older, a little more beat up, and maybe a little wiser. Keep your doors locked.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Story Setups for the rest of the series"
    "The Point was?"
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    Would you try another book from J. L. Bourne and/or James Snyder?

    Yes...I just didnt see the point of this one at all....


    What was most disappointing about J. L. Bourne’s story?

    The entire thing....i mean a zombie proof shield... :|


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

    I love how this book is read. Its even and fluid, so i can picture whats happening in my head.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The fact that i like the series (even tho it got weird with alien things)...But this book is 25yrs in the future and good old kill is still going...


    Any additional comments?

    I didnt really like this one but in saying that i've read most other reviews and the ppl seem to love it so your going to have to listen to it yourself :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Purgatory

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (509)

    When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

    Hassan says: "Didn't Expect This!!"
    "Has the writer ever watchedthe movie inception?"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe i would if they hadn't seen inception.....


    Has Ex-Purgatory turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No... Its not a bad book its just clearly a ripoff of inception....


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    He always does a great job :)


    Did Ex-Purgatory inspire you to do anything?

    Yes it did :) hope the next book is better then this one...Because i like this series


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked inception (like i did) the book isnt to bad...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Callis Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (258)

    Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household.

    Teddy says: "I wanted Callis to have a happy ending but..."
    "AWESOME LISTEN"
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    What did you love best about Callis Rose?

    Its a mix of mean girls and carrie


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Callis Rose?

    I think when her mother loses her mind a little :)


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

    I thought it would be weird listening to a book with a female main character but with a male narrator but turns out sean can pull it off :)


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

    The entire book :) You can visualize every moment...From the good to the evil :)


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, awesome narration :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3060)
    Performance
    (2859)
    Story
    (2857)

    Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

    Paulette says: "Spellbound is Pure Magic"
    "Not bad"
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    What did you like best about Spellbound? What did you like least?

    Same old characters :) Government coverups and the like. The narrator is still dull


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Demons!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of slow moving...I found myself having to concentrate on what was going on because I was a little bored...But the parts that aren't so dull are pretty good

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (4697)
    Performance
    (4258)
    Story
    (4269)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Good listen"
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    Where does Hard Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its a good listen but not in my top 5


    Would you be willing to try another book from Larry Correia? Why or why not?

    I love the monster hunter series, Some of the reviews i read said this book was better but i dont agree with that.


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

    the voices that help u keep characters apart in your head


    Any additional comments?

    good book but its no monster hunter....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Clearing: A Michael Talbot Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (316)

    After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can't, and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair? Can love transcend even death?

    Amanda says: "Spiritually deep and moving"
    "Spinner"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Spirit Clearing to be better than the print version?

    Dont know but do love seans narration :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spirit Clearing?

    Cant blow the story by saying anything...but you will know when you get to it....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the end scene left my head spinning


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

    Its like an episode of the twilight zone


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, happy parts sad parts :) and all the in betweens

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lycan Fallout: Rise of the Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (579)

    The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man clawed and climbed his way back from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, creating new communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung... Once again, one man finds himself once thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win.

    Teddy says: "Loved it! Mike Talbot Returns!!!"
    "AWESOME"
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    What did you love best about Lycan Fallout?

    150 yrs into the future and theres still some old school characters :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike is the best but if not him, thomas........


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

    This book is AWESOME!!! Although i still have to say zombie fallout is my fav series and am hanging for ZF7, but this book gives mike a new side to see... Time is on his side but everyone else's is limited.


    Any additional comments?

    AWESOME must have book/audiobook :) great story and great performance as always by sean

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (820)
    Story
    (817)

    In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.

    Lore says: "Corpse Girl for the win!"
    "HMMMM well"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It gave me something to listen to while working but it just seems to drag on and nothing really happens


    Would you be willing to try another book from Peter Clines? Why or why not?

    Yes i would because i do like this series but this book is slow without much happening


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Voices of characters are sometimes not the voice its ment to be and that just gets confusing considering you tell them apart by the voice that plays them. Mainly the female characters get messed up, a few times capt. freedom


    Could you see Ex-Communication being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I love zombies and super heros so i dont see y not :)


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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