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Edgar

Jacksonville, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (645)
    Story
    (650)

    In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.

    Casey Ferrell says: "I want longer books!"
    "The story grows!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story seems to be getting larger, to the point that an end to it would be much more difficult to write within one book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect to me is the events described in the epilogue.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    My favorite character, as performed, is Silva.


    Did Iron Gray Sea inspire you to do anything?

    This book does not inspire me to do anything.


    Any additional comments?

    There is no obvious end in sight for this storyline. Feeling this way after book 7 in a series worries me about the authors ability to finish the storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (663)

    There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

    Joshua says: "Forget the Characters, Just Bring on the Action!"
    "Pretty good sci-fi!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because the story is quite interesting, keeping to a science fiction setting that is well developed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the political setting just as much as the technical details which are explained in a way that the listener is able to keep up with.


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

    NIck Sullivan is able to bring the book's characters to life by using his voice in a consistent way that allows the listener to easily keep up with the story.


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

    This is not a book that inspires the urge to listen to the entire thing in a single sitting. Although I was interested in keeping up with the story, it was not too difficult to take a little break every once in a while. That may have something to do with the way I listen to books, though.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Rommel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Acclaimed author of Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield vividly dramatizes epic military conflicts. In Killing Rommel, Pressfield again combines historical accuracy with edge-of-your-seat battle scenes to create riveting fiction. Bythe fall of 1942, Rommel’s Panzers have routed Britain’s Eighth Army in North Africa and are poised to capture Egypt, the Suez Canal, and the Middle Eastern oil fields. To stop Rommel, England deploys a new breed of highly mobile, heavily armed “scorpion” commandos.

    Michael says: "Boys own adventure but best of all, it is true!"
    "Outstanding historical fiction!"
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    If you could sum up Killing Rommel in three words, what would they be?

    Outstanding historical fiction


    What other book might you compare Killing Rommel to and why?

    I have not experienced another book quite like it.


    Which character – as performed by Alfred Molina – was your favorite?

    Chapman, the main character, was performed very well.


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

    I almost wanted to listen to the whole book in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (770)
    Story
    (769)

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    John M says: "Very enjoyable - could have used more action"
    "The Destroyermen story continues to unfold!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would change how the chapters are arranged. There are many breaks in the story that appear to be natural chapters ends. the author chooses to continue with the story by changing setting, for example. As a listener, I would be nice to have some of those 'natural breaks' as good pausing points.


    What other book might you compare Distant Thunders to and why?

    There are strong shades of the Master and Commander, Horatio Hornblower, and Honor Harrington series. It has all to do with the similarities in naval command themes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Walker was raised and repaired.


    Could you see Distant Thunders being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, it would make an interesting visual feature. The Lemurians would be great if played by Sacha Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer. As fas as the humans, it doesn't really matter who plays them since the visual attraction is based on the strange world.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WAR

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger
    Overall
    (892)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (391)

    Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

    Jeffrey Dame says: "Why we fight re-visited"
    "Prepare to go to War!"
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    Performance
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    If you could sum up WAR in three words, what would they be?

    I've had a good listen about a topic that is so fascinating and filled with narrative. It is excellent to have a first person account of what is happening in the war zone and how that affects America's warriors.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sebastian Junger? Why or why not?

    I would buy another book from Mr. Junger because I liked the writing style.


    Which character – as performed by Sebastian Junger – was your favorite?

    No favorite character.


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

    The book made me reflect upon the sacrifice made by some to help the rest of us.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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