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Darrell

NORWALK, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Firestar: Firestar Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    It is the dawn of the 21st century, and America is in trouble. Public schools breed apathy and ignorance, and politics has become the art of the quick fix. There is one woman, though, who has both the vision and the money to leverage change. Mariesa Gorley van Huyten, heiress to one of the great American fortunes, is determined to bring America, and the rest of the world, back on track. She founds an educational subsidiary in hopes of raising a new, less cynical generation.

    Amazon Customer says: "Slow Rise"
    "good but not great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good story but no real pop, excitement or action. Light on the intrigue and have on technical but it kept me hanging on till the end. I don’t know if I stayed with it because I truly enjoyed it or because I was waiting and hoping for the action to begin.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2101)
    Performance
    (1470)
    Story
    (1481)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "Very Good, Very Very Good!!!"
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    Performance
    Story

    I found this to be a very good book. The story keeps you going and makes it hard to turn it off. I like the characters and the way the writer built each of them. I came to know each of them as the reader brought each of them to life. This book is well worth the price and credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Swords: War God, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (659)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (586)

    Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

    breckoz says: "Almost Returned This One"
    "it's a good story David Weber has done it again."
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    Story
    What did you love best about Oath of Swords?

    This book was well worth the credit. if you are looking for a good fantasy book this one is it. It' funny, exciting, has great characters and full of adventure. A big thumbs UP to Nick Sullivan for bringing this sorry to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (432)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    William says: "Annoying Performance"
    "like the story, not the reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of How Firm a Foundation to be better than the print version?

    I, have been hooked on the Safehold series sense the first book. It sometimes gets overly detailed, but that's what makes the stories so good. I also liked the reader in the first 4 books, but this reader is not very good. He sounds to old for the characters, and he reads too slow. I had to increase the read speed just to tolerate it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    If you had used the first reader or at the every least a younger one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10204)
    Performance
    (7978)
    Story
    (8077)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "1 Dimensional gets boring after a while."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I just don???t like 1 sided stories. This book has no depth it is told from the point of view of the Hero and no other.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (125)

    The human was an expert sniper-and a psychopath. He had never failed in the past when he stalked human prey. But now he is on an enemy planet, and his prey is anything but human. The Darhel are a race with a highly developed empathic sense. Long ago, they learned that they cannot deal death to another intelligent being without being destroyed by the death agonies of their victim.

    Matt says: "Not a bad book"
    "Legacy of the Aldenata Not Realy"
    Overall

    I must say that this was an ok story, but I wouldn't consider it a true part of the "Legacy of the Aldenata" series. It only makes references to the characters and species in the pervious books. I think it could have just been written and published as a stand alone book. I believe "The Tuloriad" is better to be book 5 for this series. This book had no transition from "Hell's Faire". Throughout the entire book we are waiting for that link, It never comes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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