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Dillon

TURLOCK, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Bloodstar: Star Corpsman, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle joined up to save lives and see the universe. Now he and Bravo Company's Black Wizards of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force are en route to Bloodworld - a hellish, volatile rock colonized by the fanatical Salvationists who desired an inhospitable world where they could suffer for humanity's sins. Their penance could prove fatal - for the Qesh, a strange alien race detected but still mysterious for six decades, have made violent first contact. Suddenly countless lives depend upon Bravo Company - perhaps even the fate of homeworld Earth itself.

    Dillon says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
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    What disappointed you about Bloodstar?

    When I downloaded this book, I expected battle-hardened bad asses fighting enemy alien species. However, I made it about 3 hours into the book, and the only violence involved a clumsy marine breaking his leg on a rock. The author seems more focused on brain chemistry than actual plot development. This book isn't worth your credit, I highly suggest trying a different series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2446)
    Performance
    (2335)
    Story
    (2319)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Best Book So Far!!!"
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    This book really has it all, an exciting heist, double crossers, triple crossers, a dog named spot and most importantly; Harry on a rampage. This book was exciting from beginning to end with clever writing and epic reading I can't imagine anyone not liking this book. Buy it and buy it now!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (372)

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    Tad Davis says: "Delightfully silly"
    "I listened to it over and over"
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    I always imagined Oscar Wilde as being a very serious writer. However there were several instances in this play were I couldn't breathe because I was laughing to hard. I've made everyone I know listen to it and everyone has thanked me for the experience. I definitely recommend this for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marines: Crimson Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (215)

    Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

    Jack Brown says: "Refreshing"
    "Good Story, Poor Narration"
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    Let me start off by saying the story itself is pretty great. If you enjoy space and warfare, then you'll enjoy this series.

    But be warned the narration was less than perfect. There were two things in particular; the narrator doesn't speak with confidence like you would expect a marine to sound like. He just sounds depressed about every little detail.....

    The other thing involves what could be described as "sound effects", Whenever a character is speaking with a radio, they add an echo which I found very distracting. I wish they hadn't done that.

    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
    (4667)
    Performance
    (4288)
    Story
    (4288)

    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!!"
    "If you liked the 'Night Angel' Trilogy, try this."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book reminded me of the Night Angel series in several ways; shady relations between nobles and criminals, an entrepreneurial whore named Gwen, and even a ridiculously o.p. sorcerer named Ezra.

    I think this book was the perfect combination of action, politics, and lore. The book jumps to different points of view fairly regularly so you understand the plot from everyone's perspective, even the bad guys.

    This volume has the first two books in the series, so don't be surprised when the story seems to end early.

    If you are a fan of clever criminals, betrayal, of desperate battles (both physical and political) for the throne, then this series is for you.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By James Langton
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (307)

    Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks' New York Times best-selling Night Angel trilogy.... "I got a bit of prophecy," the old assassin said. "Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night. I had this vision that I was going to be killed by forty men, all at once. But now that you're here, I see they're all you. Durzo Blint."

    Tara says: "nice to get some background on the hero"
    "Good, but not great."
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    This is a must-have for anyone who is enthusiastic about the Night Angel series. That being said, the narrator really distracts from a great plot. I really wish he had done his homework and listened to the previous books, names were mispronounced, weird accents were assigned ect. Just grit your teeth and try your best to enjoy the content and prey Weeks writes more Night Angel goodies with a new narrator on the payrole.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilation: Star Force, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (964)
    Story
    (965)

    Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride. In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?

    Jonathan says: "It could be so much better!!!"
    "Kyle needs to get his act together"
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    What made the experience of listening to Annihilation the most enjoyable?

    The first half of this book is the typical badassery you can expect from the Star Force series. The Star Force marines get new toys to rain destruction down upon the Macro forces. However after the dust has settled from this first skirmish with the enemy, Kyle becomes dysfunctional and frustrating for the entire rest of the book! Don't expect this book to be as good as Empire or Battle Station. I really hope the next book in the series dramatically improves.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Shadows: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2395)
    Performance
    (1532)
    Story
    (1541)

    For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

    Ethan M. says: "A good grim fantasy series, with caveats"
    "You won't be disappointed!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    When I was new to Audible.com, I asked my friend what series I should start first. He told me about the Night Angel series and I started it right away. I have to say that I loved it right away. The characters are interesting and complex. I loved watching bad guys become good guys and good guys become bad guys. If you like Tolken or Game of Thrones, you'll love The Night Angel Trilogy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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