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G. Grimsley

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Springfield, VA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Torchwood: The Dead Line

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Phil Ford
    • Narrated By John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients that have fallen into coma-like trances, Torchwood move in to investigate. They find that the trances were triggered by phone calls, all of which were made from a number that hadn't been active for over 30 years. Determined to find out who's been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number - two, zero, five, nine - nothing. It's a dead line. Until it calls Jack back, he answers - and falls into a deep trance...

    G. Grimsley says: "A missing Torchwood episode!"
    "A missing Torchwood episode!"
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    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I absolutely love that this was a dramatization with the actual actors who play these roles narrating this audiobood. You could completely believe this was a missing episode. The dynamic between the actors in their roles was just as present audibly as it is visually on the TV screen.


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

    This story is just as enthralling as any Torchwood episode the BBC aired. I didn't want to hit pause once on this story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Janto fan... you do not want to miss this. If you just love the series pre-Exit Wounds, then you'll love this story as well. For Torchwood fans, this is well worth the time and money/credit spent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (285)

    During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior...a treasure that could reshape the world.

    Dawitski says: "Another Sigma Force phenomenon"
    "GI Joe + Indiana Jones = Sigma Force"
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    What other book might you compare Map of Bones to and why?

    I would compare this book to series such as Dan Brown's Langdon series (Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Lost Symbol) and any of the Indiana Jones movies with a military twist.


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

    Yes! It was a little long to do so, but it was very difficult to find a stopping point.


    Any additional comments?

    The team is compiled of various members of the armed forces, all of whom are trained experts in various scientific fields and come from specialized fields of the military. Sigma Force's main enemy is the Guild, who is very reminiscent of Cobra from the GI Joe series. Sigma Force is trying to protect the country/world from the Guild, who is attempting to take control. Each book in this series is fast paced and a wild ride. This book will not disappoint the action/adventure fans and will tempt the mystery fans as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (9727)
    Performance
    (8820)
    Story
    (8889)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    George says: "Struggled to finish"
    "The Fight for the Future Continues!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This book is great for teens and adults alike. Whether your a fan of novels about surviving a dystopian future, a lover of sci-fi action stories or just like a really good mystery, this book is for you. The only warning I would give is that this is the 2nd book in a trilogy, the first book is entitled "Divergent," and the last book isn't due out until Fall 2013. I would highly recommend a reader to read "Divergent" first, otherwise the plot might be a little hard to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked getting the opportunity to learn more about the other factions. I also liked finding out more about Divergents and the mystery surrounding the factioned civilization in Chicago.


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved the Hunger Games, this series is for you! This is a great story for boys or girls, as well as youths or adults.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition): The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2470)
    Performance
    (2328)
    Story
    (2342)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Finally! Unabridged after 20 years!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) to be better than the print version?

    Heir to the Empire was the very first book that ignited my passion for literature as a teenager. Imagine my disappointment when this wonderful book could only be found as an abridgment in audio format. Now, with the 20th anniversary, the fans are rewarded by an unabridged version of Heir to the Empire. I would highly recommend to anyone who has ever loved the Star Wars series, that they read/listen to this story. Fans of the SW saga will be delighted by the same level of action and intrigue Timothy Zahn placed into this book as George Lucas put into the series. Whether you are a life-long SW fan or new to the series, you will not be disappointed by this series. Hopefully, the fans will not have to wait too long for the rest of the Thrawn trilogy to be available in an unabridged format.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction between the original characters was wonderful and true to the movies. The new characters were also marvelously developed and wonderfully complex. This book does indeed read like the 7th episode in the SW saga.


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

    They may have defeated the Emperor and Darth Vader, but the Empire may not be as defeated as they think.


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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