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Neil

Mercer, WI, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 462 titles in library
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  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #7: Fury

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    While Luke grieves the loss of his beloved wife and deals with the guilt over killing the wrong person in retaliation, Jaina, Jag, and Zekk hunt for the real assassin, unaware that the culprit commands Sith powers that can cloud their minds and misdirect their attacks - and even turn them back on themselves.

    Trent says: "Great Series! Great production!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Against All Enemies

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1980)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1371)

    For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance?

    Jean says: "Against All Enemies"
    "Tell One Story, Not Three"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Seems like the author didn't feel he had enough of one story for a full book, so he mashed three stories together. There's the flashback story of Moore's training as a Navy SEAL and the mission that went bad, the story of trying to take down one of the world's biggest drug lords, and the story of the terrorists. If he had left one out, the book would have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodhype: A Pip and Flinx Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Alan Dean Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (82)

    It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciating slow death, and there was no known antidote. It was a killer. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy.Someone somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!

    Cheyrl says: "Fantastic Listen!"
    "Not really a "Pip and Flinx Novel""
    Overall

    Much like Trouble Magnet, Bloodhype is a story set in the same Universe as Flinx, and he appears in the book, but little of the story involves him. It seems like ADF added Flinx as an afterthought. I have half-an-hour left to listen to, and there hasn't been one thing done by Flinx that couldn't have been done by another character.

    Otherwise, the story is OK. Not particularly riveting, but not a bad listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #8: Revelation

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (130)

    Jacen Solo's shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life.

    Trent says: "Well worth the money!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #6: Inferno

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Troy Denning
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he's the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.

    Trent says: "A great series!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #5: Sacrifice

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance, led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker, battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen.

    Trent says: "A great series! Keeps your hungry for more!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #4: Exile

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (146)

    With each victory against the Corellian rebels, Jacen Solo becomes more admired, more powerful, and more certain of achieving galactic peace. But that peace may come at a price. Despite strained relationships caused by opposing sympathies in the war, Han and Leia Solo and Luke and Mara Skywalker remain united by one frightening suspicion: Someone insidious is manipulating this war, and if he or she isn't stopped, all efforts at reconciliation may be for naught.

    Trent says: "Very well done! A great series!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #3: Tempest

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Troy Denning
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (159)

    As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels' plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally, which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter.

    Mark says: "Great Because of Sounds and Music"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #2: Bloodlines

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (175)

    Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds - and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han's homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance's campaign to crush the insurgents.

    Trent says: "Very well done! A great series continues!"
    "No More Abridged Books !"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #1: Betrayal

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (214)

    Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master, has unified the Jedi order into a cohesive group of powerful knights. But as the new era begins, honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties. The Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict, with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy.

    Trent says: "Very well done! Worth a listen!"
    "No More Abridged Books"
    Overall

    I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was kid and saw the original movie for a friend's birthday party on May 29, 1977, but I don't think I'll be buying any more SW books...

    A) The abridged versions are terrible. A big part of the SW universe is the description, most of which is cut out in the abridgement.

    2) The current and future books are all in nine-or-ten part series. It seems like the authors and publishers are just stringing the readers along... A single story from beginning to end costs well over $100.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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