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Steven M. Bradley

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MADERA, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 315 titles in library
  • 65 purchased in 2014
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  • The Burning Bridge: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (465)

    Will, a promising Ranger apprentice, will need every ounce of his courage to thwart the evil lord Morgarath. With the help of his Battleschool friend, Horace, he pursues a desperate plan to save the Kingdom of Araluen.

    Emily says: "Sequel even better than the FIrst Installment"
    "Great Second chapter to this saga"
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    Where does The Burning Bridge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good Story well read .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can't chose all four of the main charaters are awsome


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

    brilliant accents for the charaters


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

    When will is being Drag away and there is nothing his mentor can do about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good stroy can't wait to get the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John A. Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Fresh off of victory over their longtime nemesis, Tursgud, Hal and the Herons, summoned by King Duncan, set sail for Castle Araluen. Thrust into the dangerous world of Araluen, the Herons learn of a threat to Queen Evanlyn and whispers of a deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult. Rumors say that Iqbal, who previously tried to assassinate Evanlyn at her wedding to Horace, might be planning another attempt.

    Steven M. Bradley says: "Brotherband FTW"
    "Brotherband FTW"
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    Where does Scorpion Mountain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoy John Flanagans books. They may be YA but they appeal to older reader like me too. The great story coupled with the perfect reader makes this a wonderful audiobook


    What other book might you compare Scorpion Mountain to and why?

    All of the Brother band and Rangers apprentice book are great.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Family safe read/listen with and to your kids . Adventure perfect for 7-70

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jason: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

    pewter says: "Laurel K. Hamilton: High Priestess of Polyamorism"
    "No story just Porn"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage boys and creepy old men in their moms basement


    What could Laurell K. Hamilton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book did not advance the story in anyway. It was just over the top consent sex with no real reason for it. If it is needed to advance the story I have no problems with it but this was just about sex and no story . I was a huge Laurell fan but she has lost her way.


    What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

    Kim is an awesome performer and I can not fault her for sub standard story.


    What character would you cut from Jason?

    All of them this story was pointless and just to steal money from her fans


    Any additional comments?

    I think I'm done reading Anita Blake. My wife was done 3 books ago I kept hoping she would bring the magic back but NO JOY.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10343)
    Performance
    (9842)
    Story
    (9861)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Great Castaway for a new age."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a great audio book. The reader did an excellent job of conveying the excellent flavor of this story . This is a Journal style novel so it lends its self really well to audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    That would be giving away to much listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the Science Jargon can be a bit cumbersome but it is not to much for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss the Dead: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (654)

    When a 15-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more.

    pewter says: "Weak Link in the Anita Blake Series"
    "A Good Anita Blake Adventure"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was a good adventure where we had some good Vampire hunting action and not over kill on the Naughty stuff I would have like more Vampire politics but it was a good read

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5868)
    Performance
    (5029)
    Story
    (5022)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "GOOD DRESDEN ADVENTURE"
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    If you could sum up Ghost Story in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling Intriguing Fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry and Murphy ,,


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Yes I was disappointed that the original narrator for the previous 12 books was not used .

    He did OK but it lost a lot of the Flavor of the other audio books .
    It took some of the enjoyment away


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

    Harry's Dead How will the World cope with out the Greatest Wizard


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4416)
    Performance
    (3065)
    Story
    (3103)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Jim says: "Remastered into chapters from CD."
    "Epic Ride on the Fantasy Dragon"
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    If you could sum up Furies of Calderon in three words, what would they be?

    Adventure , Excitement, Suspence


    What did you like best about this story?

    The great progression and the Peeling of the Onion of a Story was done flawlessly by Jim Butcher


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job of Narrating and had a great feel for the Characters and their personalities


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

    This was One of the Best Series I have ever read. Brought back Memories for Eddings and Feist great epic stories of my youth


    Any additional comments?

    A Must read series. Total departure from Butchers Dresden novels but a must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13526)
    Performance
    (11875)
    Story
    (11925)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "HERE at Last"
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    Would you listen to A Dance with Dragons again? Why?

    Yes this was and exciting fulfilling return to the Seven Kingdoms.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyron Lannister and Jon Snow- You know why


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    Great Vocal performance


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

    The adventure continues


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fair Game: Alpha and Omega

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1732)
    Performance
    (1564)
    Story
    (1575)

    Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles. Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were.

    David says: "Best of the Best"
    "Good Adventure"
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    If you could sum up Fair Game in three words, what would they be?

    A great Adventure with the Characters you already love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charles of Course


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    all the voices are great


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

    There are some great adventure in this book


    Any additional comments?

    Great addition to the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge: An FBI Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (161)

    Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

    Jason Major says: "It was ok..."
    "Good FBI Tale"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Edge to be better than the print version?

    I have note read the Print Version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Decent ending. All the books so far have been a bit formulic but enjoyable to listen to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Jungle stuff


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

    Having some of your fav from the previous books worked into the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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