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MONROE, MI, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • The Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (998)
    Performance
    (789)
    Story
    (797)

    They say Black Dow has killed more men than winter and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbor, is not about to stand by smiling while Black Dow claws his way any higher. The orders have been given, and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    Matt Carothers says: "Thank you, Joe Abercrombie!"
    "War is Bloody"
    Overall

    Definitely a new story-line in the series. This book takes place exclusively in the battlefield with rare appearances and references to the favorite characters of past volumes. And given the type of fighting these Heroes are doing...don't expect to lose your hearts to them. The Heroes is just another name for a graveyard after all. I liked the grittiness and honest endings found in this book. A fitting end to a series, although I am not so sure it is a fitting end to THIS series as it feels quite out of sync with the previous books. A good listen for all the blood and gore and gristle!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3383)
    Performance
    (2329)
    Story
    (2327)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Add to Your Top Ten Listen to List"
    Overall

    You can't judge a book by its cover and I almost didn't buy this because of the jacket cover! What a shame that would have been. This book is a must LISTEN, ....some books should not be Kindled, printed or pixelated. Don't be put off by the comments about its religious undertones, the book is more about Fate than Faith. Has voice ever been such a crucial component in a story?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3968)
    Performance
    (2483)
    Story
    (2524)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Lore says: "What if your body could never heal?"
    "Love Sanderson, Hate this book."
    Overall

    I can't say if the book gets any better after the first 25% but after reading Sanderson's other books I can't believe this is the same author. The listen was so achingly boring after the initial episode! The beginning lacks cohesion and feels pointless. It may be better as a book-read as you could skip the slow parts. A great listen for taking a nap to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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