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  • World of Warcraft: Stormrage

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard A. Knaak
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (163)

    Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.

    Spencer Porter says: "Mispronunciation Galore"
    "Pretty good."
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    Would you listen to World of Warcraft: Stormrage again? Why?

    I will, eventually, listen to Stormrage again. The story is good, and there is lots of game lore for fans of World of Warcraft.


    What other book might you compare World of Warcraft: Stormrage to and why?

    I don't know, other than the other World of Warcraft books, because its tie-in to the game.


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

    The book was good on its own, but I would likely not have purchased it were it not for the audiobook. I am unable to play the game anymore due to work and travel requirements, but I still like it. It helps keep me in the world of Azeroth.


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

    Yes and no, I enjoyed the book, but I doubt I could sit and listen to more than 8-10 hours of anything except when travelling and unable to read or play games or surf the internet or watch TV/movies. The book was good, and had some great storytelling with action and suspense for World of Warcraft players, but given the choice, I would most likely not have listened to it with such vigor.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book for those interested in lore for the World of Warcraft game, and has plenty of fantasy elements for those interested in such tales, but I suspect that the only people interested in the book already play World of Warcraft. Great fantasy, even outside World of Warcraft, so even if you're just a fantasy geek un-interested in the MMORPG world, World of Warcraft specifically, it's worth a read.

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  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3818)
    Performance
    (2167)
    Story
    (2201)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Lengthy epic."
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    Incredibly lengthy book, with serious writing. Hamilton's descriptions are wonderful, and "Pandora's Star" is one of my all-time favorite books. I had a very hard time putting it away. The intricate relationships between characters, and the immense amount of detail provided on said characters is on par with the wordiness of detailed intelligence briefings. The universe is huge, and there are aliens who act like humans, and aliens who are nothing like humans and there are some that humans have not even met (until later in the book).

    It may be difficult to get used to at first, and may require another listen, but there are many plots and sub-plots in this book. It's science fiction with action and a hint of realism. Politics, sexual scenes (both heterosexual and homosexual), assassins, spies, backstabbing, etc. In about 40 hours (after you have listened to it and had a break), you will definitely want the next book, Judas Unchained. Most likely, you will also want more from Peter Hamilton (unabridged).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (257)

    One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. In Physics of the Impossible, the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future.

    Kurt says: "Inspired"
    "Capable of being understood."
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    Dr. Kaku is wonderful because he has a way of explaining *very* complex things in a way that the layman can understand. His exploration of "impossible" feats from science fiction is awesome for any sci-fi fan, and it really helps explain why certain things will or will not work. It's not a math book, which is great for those who are not mathematicians or engineers/scientists. Very enjoyable, providing you're interested in such things (which is a fair guess if one is considering this book.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2909)
    Performance
    (2019)
    Story
    (2012)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Awesome."
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    Well, everyone else has said it as well, but I will repeat it. This book is amazing; Bourne's realistic take on a zombie apocalypse book really sat well. It's pretty much a journal, and the narrator does a pretty good job. There are realistic elements such as the Posse Comitatus and certain requirements when the military forces operate within the US borders. I really would like more of it, but that is a good thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brave New World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2281)
    Performance
    (1584)
    Story
    (1598)

    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
    "Great story."
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    This is one of my favorite books of all time. The narrator was pretty good, consistent. That's about all I have to say without either repeating the description or spoiling it for someone who has not read this before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black
    • Narrated By Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In the summer of 2011, Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other.

    Pam says: "Sweet and Thoughtful"
    "Amusing."
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    Personally, I enjoyed it. I can understand why some people would not enjoy it, though. The language is interestingly enough, what one would call "mature," but the book is pretty far from it. It's a pretty good book, though. I actually have respect for Meghan McCain now (though I didn't have much of an opinion of her prior to this book, just her father.), and Michael Ian Black provides a bit of the liberal view as well. It had me laughing at parts and considering my stance on certain things. I wouldn't say it's a game-changer, but it's better than "reality" TV (to be fair, this would have made for great TV.)

    Don't get it if you're easily offended or if you would prefer not to lose any IQ, but if you're moderately educated (read: not a middle school dropout) and not a die-hard liberal or a die-hard conservative, and you enjoy crass jokes and fun while intoxicated, it's definitely not a bad listen/read. Being from Vegas, the part with the strippers was my favorite, followed by the part with the guns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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