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Spencer

Conider, CO, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9889)
    Performance
    (8528)
    Story
    (8546)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    James says: "Not as good as previous books"
    "No Ending ... Again. Boycott reading these books."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    George RR Martin either can't write an ending, or chose once again not to in an effort to get us to buy his next book. In his last book he just abruptly ended the narrative then promised in the narrative that all would be answered in "A Dance With Dragons." Well, he tricked us again. I have decided to boycott all future George RR Martin books.

    On the other hand, maybe he just is really bad at writing endings. Either way, you will feel very dissatisfied in the end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8660)
    Performance
    (6230)
    Story
    (6265)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Not For Men!!!"
    Overall

    Any self-respecting man will not listen to this dribble. The chick meets a vampire in the library then spends an entire hour talking about the attraction they felt and what it means to her and possibly him psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and politically. Then, just to beat a dead horse more, she calls her friends and they talk about it at even greater length.

    This book illustrates clearly why men and women are not from the same planet.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret: Teachers Recorded Live

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, and others
    • Narrated By Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (24)

    Now you can take lessons learned from The Secret to the next level with over five hours of practical information recorded at sold out seminars. Experience what thousands have described as the "event of a lifetime" in the comfort of your home, car, or anywhere you go, listening over and over. Share The Secret with your family, friends, and colleagues. In this astonishing program are all the resources you will ever need to understand and live The Secret.

    MrTrusty says: "Good but....."
    "Rah, Rah, Rah .... buy my book."
    Overall

    The speakers really just spent their time trying to promote their books and seminars. There was very little substance.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17645)
    Performance
    (7568)
    Story
    (7596)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "TMI"
    Overall

    Way too much detail that adds little to the plot or character development. For example, I don't really see a need to know all the brands of furniture the main character picked out. It is almost like the author is just trying to make the text longer by adding a lot of detail.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston's best selling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature they never dreamed of.

    Doug says: "WAIT! Maybe this isn't what you think...."
    "A book about how he wrote a book, but boring."
    Overall

    In the first half of this pretty bad book the author tells stories about how he actually wrote a good book, The Hot Zone. It is like one of those "The Making Of ______" movies where all the actors tell you how they knew right away the movie would be a huge success. Those movies about making movies are boring. Imagine how much more boring it would be in book form. The title is misleading because the majority of the book has nothing to do with what is in the title. The author is obviously in a slump or in need of money as the quality here is way below what he has done in the past.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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