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E. Anderson

stormnangel

Utah | Member Since 2003

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  • The Highlander's Touch: Highlander, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (671)
    Story
    (671)

    He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty.

    E. Anderson says: "Fabulous!!"
    "Fabulous!!"
    Overall

    This one was better than the first two books. The narrator for the men was fantastic. Not so great for the women, but not horrid. The story was fun and sexy. I felt the author did a good job of merging fantasy and reality. This is one I would definately recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The City

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Korey Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (101)

    There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

    justin says: "How exactly a 2-star review with 4 hours???"
    "Boring and painfully slow"
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    It would be hard to express in words my disappointment in this book. I love Dean Koontz, he is my all time favorite author, but this is the slowest and most boring book I have ever read. I kept waiting for the book to get going and have a something of a climax but it never happened. It's as if Koontz has been abducted by alien or demonic body snatchers the book was that bad. So while I love all other Koontz books don't get this one; it was painful to listen to and I couldn't wait for it to end. If you don't want to know what happens read no further. The story is told in first person by a young African American boy who comes from a musical family and wants to be a piano man. His father is a dead beat looser who leaves his wife and kid and then hooks up with bad people who in the end make a bomb to blow up a bank so they can steal money. The boy, his son, is in the bank with friends when it blows. His best friend's sister dies and he becomes paralyzed from the waist down. Because he can identify the bad guys to the cops they come for him a few months later and his grandfather beats them with a baseball bat and the cops come to arrest them. All of that took nearly 13 hours. Do not get this book.

    Koontz - please don't write another one like this. It sucked and is not nearly as great of story as you have produced in the past.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Trinity Game

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sean Chercover
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (155)

    Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican’s secretive Office of the Devil’s Advocate - the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over 10 years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel’s estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues - and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more? The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power.

    J. Webb says: "Faith without Acts...Could Get You Killed."
    "Absolutetly Excellent Book"
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    It's rare for me to give 5 stars for everything, but this book deserved it. The narrator was amazing and absolutely made the book. Any short comings in the story were completely overcome by the narrator who was fabulous. The story was really good and thoroughly enjoyable. Good character development and plenty of twists. Definitely recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (954)

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

    Carol says: "Great Scott Harvath"
    "Just Okay with a lot of wrong details & F_Bombs"
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    The story was just okay. The story wasn't original and the characters were not that memorable, but it wasn't bad. There were a lot, and I mean a lot, of F*** bombs which I didn't like. There were also a lot of incorrect details regarding the mentioned religion and area. The author got far more wrong than right, so be careful not to believe everything you hear; especially in regards to the religion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Time Left

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeterred by obstacles he is determined to complete his assignment. But he may realize too late that his success will permanently alter his future.

    Scott says: "I don't understand how people feel ripped off"
    "Obvious Short Story"
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    The story was painfully obvious less than half way through. Other than that it was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1029)
    Story
    (1028)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Story is barely okay and has lot of "F___" bombs"
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    The narrator is fantastic. The story is just okay, not great but not horrible. However, I don't appreciate a lot of foul language in my books, especially unnecessary bad language and this books has a lot of "F___" bombs in it that don't fit. So because the story was just barely okay and had really bad language I would recommend skipping this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pawn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven James
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    Steven James' Christy Award-nominated crime thriller pits FBI Special Agent Bowers against a serial killer who enjoys torturing women. After visiting the mountain vistas where the murderer posed his dead victims, Bowers receives a taunting call from the "Illusionist." Although Bowers gets close, his insidious foe continues to elude him.

    Bill says: "Entertaining Enough, But Don't Listen Too Closely"
    "Good Mystery Novel Horrible Narrator"
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    The book is a 3/4. It has great villains and the cops are decent. The story developed well with some great twists and wasn't totally predictable. The writer couldn't pull off the heroes humor or coffee quirk though. If it had a better narrator it would have ranked higher. Its not that the narrator did a horrible job, its just that his voice was perfect for the villain who had very few lines, but retched for the hero. The narrators voice turned the image of the hero into a pathetic loser.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1630)
    Performance
    (1523)
    Story
    (1509)

    Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

    itsallaboutthestory says: "More Serious Than The Others"
    "Another winner"
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    I love Molly Harper's whit and writing style. You get great laughs, a good story, fun characters, some passion rather than just straight sex, and a good plot. This one is another winner in her arsenal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silence: Queen of the Dead, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Alexandra Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (240)

    It began in the graveyard.... Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there - Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags.

    glowbugs says: "An imaginative new approach to a series"
    "Very, very poor book"
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    I admire anyone who can write a book; however, this one was not only written for young teenagers, but comes across as written by one. Everything, and I mean everything, about this book screams "I was written by a 14 year old;" a novice 14 year old with delusions at that. The book also has horrible language. The plot, the characters, the overall story was very immature, and poorly developed. The narrator was awful and flat as well. I enjoy well written young adult books, but this was not well written. No redeemable qualities in this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Casino Royale

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1251)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (725)

    Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless, and licensed to kill. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "Le Chiffre" by ruining him at the Baccarat table, forcing his Soviet spymasters to "retire" him. It seems that lady luck has sided with 007 when Le Chiffre hits a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules.

    Pork C. Fish says: "Ouch!"
    "Movie was so much better"
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    This is the first James Bond book I have listened to and while it wasn't bad, it really wasn't that great, average at best. It doesn't really follow the movie that close and for me the movie was overwhelmingly better and the characters more complex and deep than the book. Overall, I wasn't impressed and wouldn't listen to another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin Suicides

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (438)

    This nationally best-selling novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides was adapted into an acclaimed film by Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola. A haunting yet wickedly funny tale, The Virgin Suicides has captivated countless readers with its intoxicating portrait of lost innocence. A brilliant fusion of dark humor and tragedy, it is an atmospheric, allegorical masterpiece about five oppressed, suicidal sisters and the boys who dream of rescuing them.

    Lexi Lou says: "Read this if you want to enjoy this audiobook"
    "Sooooo Boaring! Couldn't even finish it."
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    I don't know what the other reviewers saw in this book, but for me it was horrid. It was boring, simplistic, and just yuck. It was written from a young boys perspective and dealt with him watching these girls grow up and them killing themselves. I did not find it insightful, touching, memorable, or anything beyond a waste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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