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Tracy

GLENDORA, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 4 reviews
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  • 254 titles in library
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  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9089)
    Performance
    (8168)
    Story
    (8302)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "OK Book, Great Narrator"
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    I have to admit, I am an avid science fiction/fantasy reader but had never read the Hobbit. I am going to get massacred by many for saying that this story was a little boring and slow. Unfortunately this book might have been a victim of over-hype for me. I think I had heard so may great things about the book and how it was one of the best ever written in the genre, my expectations might have been a bit too high.
    On a good note... the narrator of this book was great. If nothing else he made the book more enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trek To Kraggen-Cor: Silver Call Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dennis L. McKiernan
    • Narrated By Jerry Sciarrio
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    More than 200 years after the Dark Lord's defeat by the brave alliance of Warrow, human, Dwarf and Elf, evil is again stirring, and man and Dwarf must turn to the small but stalwart Warrows for aid. And thus it is the Peregrin Fairhill and Cotton Buckleburr, keepers of the Silver Horn, find themselves marching with the Dwarf King at the head of a mighty army. They are pledged to lead the way along the almost forgotten path to Kraggen-Cor, legendary realm under the Mountain.

    Tracy says: "I love Dennis Mckiernan but not the Silver Call"
    "I love Dennis Mckiernan but not the Silver Call"
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    I have to say I have read several books by Dennis Mckiernan but "Trek to Kraggen Cor" and "The Brega Path are two poorly written books. I have read somewhere that these two books were written before the Iron Tower Trilogy which I could believe. The Iron Tower Trilogy is far superior and the characters and story are much more developed and interesting.
    Unfortunately Trek and Brega's Path are horribly boring and the characters are far less engaging. While the Warrows in the Iron Tower were smart, brave and interesting, the Warrows in the Silver Call are whiny and annoying. It was hard for me to like the characters in this book. I always felt like they were preaching or speaking as if they were talking to a 5 year old.
    To be fair, it could have been the reader of these books that made the Silver Call so unbearable. After listening to the Iron Tower and Cameron Beierle's naration, Jerry Sciarrio sounds awful. He sounds like he is out of breath and has way too much saliva when he is reading. Plus he came across very rushed, choppy and forced. He does not have the ease in narration that Cameron had. Also, he could never seem to get the pronunciation of Tuck and/or Tuckerby correct. He would sometimes get it right but other times he would pronounce it in several different ways (Tuckburry, Took, etc....) It became really annoying.
    Sadly, I would recommend buying these books and skimming them or just reading a synopsis of these books. They are not worth listening to. At least if you read the books you can skip past all the dribble and get to the meat of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4183)
    Performance
    (2619)
    Story
    (2646)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Great Book! Nothing Like the Movie."
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    This book was a great ride from beginning to end. I purchased this book before realizing that it was a movie I had seen and disliked in the 90's. I was worried I had made a mistake, but I am glad I decided to give it a chance because the book was far superior to the movie. The story never bored me and kept me on my toes at all times. The characters were well developed and interesting. I was so impressed that I immediately purchased the next book in the series.

    David Colacci was excellent as a narrator for this book. He was able to get the feel for the characters and had a good handle on different accents etc... I was also impressed that this novel had sound effects. I liked the fact that when people were in large chamber like rooms you heard a bit of an echo when people spoke, also when people were talking on the phone or on hand held radios their voices sounded different due to the sound effects. It made the who experience of listening to the book much more real and made me feel like I was actually there.

    I hope that the second book is as good as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5695)
    Performance
    (5166)
    Story
    (5182)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Good Story But Narration Is Horrible"
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    After listening to this book for a little over an hour, I finally had to give up. At first I thought it was the story, but then I realized it was not the story at all, but the narration. I think I am one of very few who thinks that Bronson Pinchot does a horrible job at narrating this book.

    Each character came across and either dim-witted/slow or bored/blase. Also, Mr. Pinchot seemed like he had a extreme amount of saliva or marbles in his mouth the entire time. I swear there were times I felt like Alfred Hitchcock was reading this book rather than Bronson Pinchot.

    This is an interesting story with interesting characters and if the narration had been better this would have been a great audio book. But, for me this was not the case. Instead I purchased the ebook and read it on my own. This was a much better option.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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