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Erick

los angeles, CA, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • Dexter in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1410)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (565)

    A blood spatter analyst for the Miami police, Dexter has seen his share of gruesome deeds - and committed a few himself. But when he investigates a particularly terrible crime scene at a local university, everything changes.

    James says: "Different Direction"
    "good book but beware.."
    Overall

    this is not the second book of the Dexter saga, but the third. So, there are references in this book to the second one that make the third one (for me at least because I have not read the second one yet) kind of disjointed when it's getting started but after a while I got suck in the plot and I did not notice the gaps as much. All in all, a very good story, if you like first (and you read the second one) this one will not disappoint.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1228)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (829)

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    John M says: "Very enjoyable - could have used more action"
    "this tale is startind to become boring..."
    Overall

    I bought this book, because i enjoyed the previous 3, now frankly i am starting to get boring. It is like reading the previous 3 books, but with a lot less action. Also, it becoming tedious in developing and i think the author is losing the scope of the story and he is more worried about introducing more characters/races/species so he can continue writing the same tale. I think this is the last one for me.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (424)

    Marsalis is one of a new breed...literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back.

    L. says: "WOW, Morgan Does it again!"
    "Excellent book,"
    Overall

    Another thought-provoking tale from Mr. Morgan. One warning though, this is not your parents or grandparent sci-fi writing. This is not Arthur C. Clark or Robert Heinlein, this is down-to-earth, with lots of graphic sex and foul language book. Also, if you are an easily offended Christian, this may no be your cup of tea. However, if you want a vision (although a grim one) of the near future and find tales where character are a mixture of good and evil with lots of interesting ideas. You, as i did, will enjoy this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Harsh Cry of the Heron: The Last Tale of the Otori

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Julia Fletcher, Henri Lubatti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (454)

    16 years of peace and prosperity have passed since Lord Otori Takeo united the Three Countries. Takeo and his beloved consort, Kaede, have three daughters and a happy family life. Their success has attracted the attention of the distant Emperor and his general, the warlord Saga Hideki, who covet the wealth of the Countries. Meanwhile, the violent acts and betrayals of the past will not lie buried, and other secrets will not stay hidden. Everything that Takeo and Kaede have achieved is threatened.

    Bruce says: "Fourth Book falls short"
    "Dissapointing!!!!"
    Overall

    Well, I've been waiting for this book for a couple of years (ever since i found out that the author inked a deal for a fourth and fifth book on her Otori series) and all I can say is that this book was a let down. What I liked about the first books was the pace (not too fast or slow) and the characters. In this book the pace is way too slow and the characters stopped being interesting and sometimes just plain boring. I found myself something thinking about fast-forwarding this book a couple of times. Also, the author just takes too long to build up the conflicts and leaves not space for the resolutions. It just seems that the author got caught up writing and then she realized that she had to end this book, the ending just seems too sudden and there are many questions about what happen to some of the characters. I even checked if I this was the abridged version of the book, it feels like a lot of content had been edited out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Woken Furies

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1303)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (562)

    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

    Jeri says: "I should have known better..."
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    If your are a fan of the cyberpunk genre like me this book is a must to hear. As for the complains about the reader, this book is more of a dramatization than a reading and it uses some sound effects like echos to give it more of a reality feeling. My only complain is that there are a lot of characters to follow, sometimes I had to rewind back a couple of minutes to follow the plot, but other that that a great book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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