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  • The Traveler

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By David Carradine

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    holley says: "Not sure why this is a bestseller..."
    "Remined me of a William Gibson book!!"

    I have listened to over a hundred audio book (way over)and I thought this book was great. I didn't check to see who the narrator was and so did not know it was David Carradine until after I had listened to it. Personally, I think actors make better story tellers than announcers do and I thought Carradine did a good job, his style did not get in the way of the story(I did not stop the book to look up the name of the putz that was telling it).
    The story was compelling and reminded me of a William Gibson book. His charactors are well developed and and have depth. The story moves along well; I was anxious to get back to listening to it. The only bad thing is that this is book one of three and I want to know what happens to the characters!
    The author is more than just a writer of fiction, he lives a lifestyle that is outside the "system", like many of his characters do(there is an interview with him at the end of the book). A little bizzare but he writes very knowledgeably about the subject from that perspective.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur: The Pillars of Reality, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews

    Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "an intricate spiderweb of a story"
    "Better than the first book"

    Great continuation of the story of these two characters.
    The first book confused me at the beginning a bit since the boys name was Elaine. I kept thinking I was missing some sort of sexual identity subplot.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Associate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

    JoAnn says: "Good, but not nearly as good as The Firm""
    "Where's The Ending?"

    Great premise, good characters, good story line but then it just ends. Nothing is wrapped up, everyone just disappears or goes home and the story ends. No explanations no wrap-up of any kind, no real ending. You invest 10 hours and your left with nothing at the end except questions :-( I thought Koonz was the only one who did that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brief History of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kevin Brockmeier
    • Narrated By Richard Poe

    All residents of the City have recently died, and they will remain in the City only as long as someone still living on Earth remembers them. On Earth, however, the population has been devastated by a terrible pandemic. Laura Byrd, isolated at an Antarctic research station, may be the only person to have survived the pandemic. But she's running out of time and supplies, and her memories are fading.

    Audrey says: "Can't wait to hear it again."

    The book seemed to consist of long, detailed, drawn-out descriptions focusing on minutia with no true plot or direction tying them together. In the end no real questions are answered and nothing is resoloved, which is disappointing since the idea behind the book is clever and novel. So much potential, but ultimately so much of my time was wasted listening to this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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