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  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (4697)
    Performance
    (4356)
    Story
    (4356)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "bubble of glee"
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    If you could sum up Cold Days in three words, what would they be?

    Bubble of Glee


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything is wonderful. I know that is not very discriptive or helpful. However, I have had a bubble of glee inside me during every second of this audible book. I've mostly listened to it in my car so as to draw it out as long as possible because I do not want this feeling of happiness to pass.


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

    He brilliantly brings this book to life and manages to carry forward the inflections in character's voices from book to book. When he didn't read the last one my brother and I almost cried. The stand-in did a great job, too, but he couldn't duplicate James' voices exactly though in the end this worked out because Harry was only a spirit and possibly he would sound different so we were happy about it after we listened to it.


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

    "It will be a cold day in hell before I give up my will."


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book. Brilliant job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By F.G. Cottam
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (212)

    For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

    Amanda says: "Solid atmospheric horror"
    "Occasionally dropped the ball."
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    Where does The Colony rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The reading was excellent. It was the pacing of the story that occasionally fell short.


    Would you be willing to try another book from F.G. Cottam? Why or why not?

    Yes. His descriptions were excellent and he knows how to tease out a scene beyond "It was a dark and stormy night.".


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    He performed the book, he didn't just read it. The pacing of his reading was outstanding.


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

    I was on the edge of my seat through many parts, but at other times, the writer pulled back and "told" the story rather than "showed" the story. His tension was uneven and tended to be anti-climactic.


    Any additional comments?

    I will liken the book's pacing to a roller-coaster. At first there is a long, steep climb. Up, Up, Up we went, getting closer and closer to the fateful moment. However, instead of a death-defying drop at the other side of the apex, there were a series of disappointing hillocks. This does not take away from the excellence of the general craftsmanship of the writer which is why I will be pleased to listen to another one of his books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3072)
    Performance
    (2871)
    Story
    (2869)

    Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

    Paulette says: "Spellbound is Pure Magic"
    "Brilliant"
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    What made the experience of listening to Spellbound the most enjoyable?

    Bronson Pinchot. He's an amazing reader. He always brings the characters alive for the listener.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is an excellent ballance between the action and the personal. This is a continuation of Hard Magic and it follows on perfectly.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to Hard Magic. This one is just as good. He does a brilliant job of giving every character their own voice. Even the non-dialogue portion of their point of view matches their voice.


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

    Yes. I cannot say any more without writing a spoiler. However, I particularly liked Fay and Jake's characters. And Heinrich's. Okay, I liked all the good guys.


    Any additional comments?

    Because of the brilliance of Bronson Pinchot's performance, I will definitely be looking to purchace other books read by him after I finish this Grimnoir series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pirate: An Alex Hawke Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ted Bell
    • Narrated By John Shea
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (132)

    In Paris, a ruthless descendant of Napoleon has risen to power, hell-bent on restoring France's former glory. His fiery ambitions are cynically stoked by a coterie of cold-blooded Mandarins, plotting behind the gates of Beijing's Forbidden City. Cloaked in secrecy, this unholy alliance devises a twisted global plan, backed by China's growing nuclear arsenal, that will send America and the world to the brink of a gut-wrenching showdown.

    Peter Flynn says: "Bond lives on!"
    "I love Alex Hawke."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Pirate to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version. The audio edition is brilliantly read by John Shea, though.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characterization is amazing. Every individual comes to life--particularly as read by John Shea. I think I'd listen to anything read by him.


    Which character – as performed by John Shea – was your favorite?

    Stokely Jones. He swears too much for my liking but John Shea reads him a treat.


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

    Both. The political side of the Alex Hawke books certainly made me think. Ted Bell portrays them in such a way that I find I'm listening to the news differently after listening to his books.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept expecting Lady Diana Marsh to be a bad guy--maybe she still will be one in a future edition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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