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Charles

ATLANTA, GA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4851)
    Performance
    (4316)
    Story
    (4332)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "Another great book"
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    The whole Monster Hunter series is excellent and the books are getting better with each new one. All the Monster Hunter books have plenty of action, humor and heart. If you want to read books with vampires, werewolves, and monsters that isn't written for 14 year old girls these books are for you. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4117)
    Performance
    (3739)
    Story
    (3756)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "My favorite in the series...So far."
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    This books steps away from the main MHI story line with Owen Pitt at its center for a story that focuses on Earl Harbinger, the leader of MHI. This book is by far my favorite of the MHI series so far. I couldn't stop listening and finished the entire thing in a single day.

    As with all MHI books it is filled with lots of action & humor and plenty of guns, guts, and monsters. If you are an MHI fan you can't go wrong with this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (3653)
    Performance
    (3192)
    Story
    (3229)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "Not the typical Neal Stephenson"
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    Die hard Neal Stephenson fans that only want to see him write "Neal Stephenson" books should stay far away from this one. This book is a much more straight forward techno-thirller than the typical Stephenson work and I say that isn't a bad thing. Stephenson's prose and his always well researched scientific and technical details are present mixed with techno action reminiscent of a James Rollins novel. The book moves along at a breakneck pace and never drags, a great feat for a 1000+ page (38+ hours) book.
    This book is fun and entertaining and if you are looking for a great action thriller to listen to, you won't go wrong with this one. If you are looking for a "Neal Stephenson" novel you might want to skip it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10663)
    Performance
    (9930)
    Story
    (9934)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "A great, fun story"
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    This book has a fun, interesting story that grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go. Even if you aren't a child of the 80's the story is interesting enough in its own right to keep you interested.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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