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Scott

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  • 16 reviews
  • 72 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Aurora: CV-01: Frontiers Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (246)

    world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....

    Joki says: "Decent Modern Military Sci Fi"
    "Surprisingly Good"
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    Not generally a Sci-Fi fan, but I gave Aurora a chance and found it a surprisingly fun ride. Ryk makes you love every character, then adds a plot that keeps you guessing and intrigued. A constant rush of danger and friendship that never stops.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (1393)
    Performance
    (1333)
    Story
    (1329)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    D says: "The third druid"
    "Another good filler"
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    In Shattered, a lot happens, but we really don't get down to any of the meat of the story. It's just another entertaining filler that catches us up on Owen (Atticus' Arc Druid). Don't get me wrong, like Hexed and Tricked, the story is very entertaining, but doesn't really contribute that much to the overall story line.

    Still really good and worth a credit/payment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1770)
    Performance
    (1678)
    Story
    (1678)

    The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

    JPaladin says: "Wonderful Epic! Mature and well-written."
    "Story Excellent, performance eh"
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    Blood Song is a true epic. You hate and love Vaelin, which makes him such a great character. But Vaelin isn't the only character you feel this way about. More than half the characters go from being beloved to hated and vice versa throughout the book. Terrible people can be seen as great men/women, Great men/women are easily turned into horrible people. Ryan truly pulls you in and never let go.

    My one complaint is with Mr. Brand; whose reading isn't bad, its just similar-monotone-boring. All the characters sound similar and there is more than one time when he uses a normal speaking tone, then follows with "He said in a whisper" or "as he shouted from the roof". Really takes the edge away from some of the lines.

    All in all, definitely a great choice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4769)
    Performance
    (4386)
    Story
    (4387)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "Great Start"
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    Theft of swords is broken into 2 separate stories in one book. Story 1 is an instant classic that makes you need to finish the entire series and the prequels. Story 2 is just a filler but Sullivan is such a great writer that he keeps you both interested and entertained! Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3390)
    Performance
    (3119)
    Story
    (3137)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "A true ending"
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    Everything you wanted for the ending of this series. Great fight scenes, adventure, sad deaths and happy surprises, and the most important part, explanations, all finish off a fantastic and memorable series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marie Brennan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    You, dear listener, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart - no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments - even at the risk of one's life - is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten….All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist.

    Bonnie says: "Kate Reading makes this audio book devine"
    "Worth a chance"
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    I don't particularly enjoy reading books where the main character is narrating the story, but if you can work passed that and you're not a sexist, then this is a pretty good book. The story is lacking at times I guess, but the plot is sound. Narration is okay, but nothing great. Wouldn't recommend it, but I also wouldn't stop anybody from trying it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crown of Midnight: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (356)

    After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

    Falon says: "It got better!!!!"
    "Shame's the first"
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    You finally get to the heart of who Celaena actually is. All the heart, anger, destructive power, and future potential. Not to mention a giant step up in the character development of Chaol and Dorian. Then add a much better plot, and the promise of more to come. Plus the great narration by Elizabeth Evans and a proper ending making you wish for more. A great book, highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Throne of Glass: A Throne of Glass Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (546)

    After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

    Fil says: "The World's Most Powerful Assassin is a Sap."
    "Good but not great"
    Overall
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    My only complaint about this book is the lack of darkness in the main character. You don't go to the darkest prison in the world without taking some of that with you. But if you can work past that, and some other minor character flaws, then the book is very good. Great narration and a good plot, I would highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Frost
    • Narrated By Nick Chamian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight.

    Charles says: "good listen"
    "Eh..."
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    Alliance was good, but it's like Mark gave us all the meat and no potatoes. Everything that happened was interesting, but hardly anything actually happened. You just learned a lot about the 5 and then the Knights. But it was also like he just wrote off everybody else from book one. I guess the best way to differentiate between book 1 and 2, is that while 1 dragged on at times, but it carried a lot of weight. While 2 was all excitement, but had no weight to it. I hope 3 is a happy medium.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6632)
    Performance
    (6010)
    Story
    (6013)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "Awesome"
    Overall
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    Story

    Hearne and Atticus at their best. Best in the series: just above Hounded and well above Hexed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (5479)
    Performance
    (5056)
    Story
    (5048)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "The title speaks for itself"
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    I love the Iron Druid, but this book was lacking from Mr. Hearne. The only reason to read this is to get little facts about the future inserts of the book. Get through it and move on. Trapped is much better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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