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shane

eden, VT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 30 reviews
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  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3078)
    Performance
    (2683)
    Story
    (2722)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "a classic supernatural apocolypse novel"
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    its long , it borrows alot from the stand even the villain is almost a rf word for word but it has many elements that make it good on its own , and many original concepts I read it when I was younger and liked it enough to listen to it now I still prefer the stand , but i like this book.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Rogues

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin (editor), Gardner Dozois (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
    • Narrated By George R. R. Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (135)

    If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

    Ethan M. says: "12 great hours by Fantasy titans-Skip the other 20"
    "okay, just"
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    martin and Abercrombie are predictably good, and Rothfuss is predictably mediocre I really don't get why he is so popular.
    its a treat to hear roy dotrice read anything ,(neal gaiman should be read by him exclusively imo) and there is thankfully only a little scott brick you can get through it but really the only great story is martins .
    as always please help stop scott brick and john lee ruining good stories by reading them aloud.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Between Two Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Christopher Buehlman
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, has found a young girl alone in a dead Norman village. An orphan of the Black Death, and an almost unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that plague is only part of a larger cataclysm - that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven, and that the world of men has fallen behind the lines of conflict. Is it delirium or is it faith? She believes she has seen the angels of God. She believes the righteous dead speak to her in dreams. And now she has convinced the faithless Thomas to shepherd her across a depraved landscape to Avignon.

    Tango says: "Mesmerizing Knight Errant Tale"
    "Remember the golden child?"
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    Performance
    Story

    It's the golden child set in plague riddled England with Eddie Murphy played by Russell Crowe

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dust: Silo Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (906)

    Wool introduced the silo and its inhabitants. Shift told the story of their making. Dust will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.

    Tango says: "Meanders, then races to a satisfying conclusion"
    "It's a tale not three books"
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    On par with 1984 or lord of the flies it's what the passage and hunger games wish they were, the narration in the first book is horrible but the last two are fine.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7120)
    Performance
    (3521)
    Story
    (3575)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Valerie says: "Just As Wonderful as I Remembered!"
    "NONE BETTER NONE"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Gunslinger the most enjoyable?

    I first read the Gunslinger when I was fourteen and I loved it then , I am now thirty eight and Iove it as much now as ever roland is a hero and he lets the world be the anti hero he spends very little time whinning about how he doesnt want to be what he is stephen king wrote a very simple beginning to a very complex story , I adore this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gunslinger?

    roland burning circles into his fingertips as he fought the people of tulll.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    the hostler


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes many times


    Any additional comments?

    if you dont like it then you are a dope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1442)
    Performance
    (1089)
    Story
    (1101)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "Its total bs I love it"
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    Would you listen to Patriots again? Why?

    no the narrator isnt that good


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    no this is a very very dot to dot plot


    Did Dick Hill do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes but just good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    people have written that the book is a little technical term heavy , that is a gross understatement, while listening to it I thought of many alternate titles , my to favorites were,
    Gadgets and weapons I like and situations I have Imagined using them in, and, I cant wait to commit mass murder and this is the situation that would make it ok.


    Any additional comments?

    this book is very entertaining , it starts out kinda extremist god gun anti society and around three quarters thru it takes a sharp turn to the right.
    one quote that stuck in my head was "our children will grow up in a free god fearing country"
    the author is so backward thinking , that the book becomes entertaining
    apparently one jew and two blacks will survive the fall. and the two blacks dont appear until the last frame deffinate I am not racist tacked on chapter.
    this book came off like a parody to me I loved it

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11481)
    Performance
    (8347)
    Story
    (8353)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "feels like stuff found in joss whedons trash"
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    What would have made Storm Front better?

    its milk toast so it could have benefited from a harder edge


    Has Storm Front turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Did James Marsters do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    no , but he didnt have much to work with


    What character would you cut from Storm Front?

    harry


    Any additional comments?

    I like the premise but it feels like its all been done better, I have said before that this series sounds like scooby doo meets buffy the vampire slayer and after putting more credits into it my opinion hasnt changed.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (841)
    Story
    (837)

    They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

    Kristina says: "Freakin' Awesome!"
    "say one thing about joe A, say hes a master"
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    Would you listen to Red Country again? Why?

    yes because its that good It doesnt get better than this , its like deadwood mixed with conan, mixed with indiana jones mixed with the thirteenth warrior mixed with.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    shy because she reminds me of vin (mistborn)


    Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favorite?

    lamb


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the thing is full of mments that made go YES


    Any additional comments?

    mr A writes the best dark fantasy available and while some of the story feels like I have heard it before it still works, ie I know the guy who allways looks out for himself , will see the light and do the right thing ,but I cant wait to hear it .
    and I have never listened to a whole book waiting to hear the protagonist say a name his name I can picture him with blood dripping down his chin saying "I AM L&%@# N&N% F&*(@R% you M*^HERF&#K%R

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orbus: The Spatterjay Series: Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Neal Asher
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    This is a follow-up to The Voyage of the Sable Keech tracing the journey of an Old Captain, Orbus – a sadist in charge of a crew of masochists - to a planetary wasteland called The Graveyard lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom. An ancient war drone by the name of Sniper has stowed away aboard his spaceship, and the purpose of the journey is not entirely what the captain expected. Also heading in the same direction is the Prador king and the Prador Vrell.

    Edward says: "More Neal Asher Please!"
    "endless jim butcher templates and so little asher"
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    If you could sum up Orbus in three words, what would they be?

    original gritty interesting


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    made me laugh alot


    Any additional comments?

    audible continues to produce and present cookie cutter sci fi and doesnt do any more of ashers works I wish they would change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Starship Troopers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2531)
    Performance
    (1335)
    Story
    (1361)

    Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

    Michael says: "Well Aged Heinlein"
    "I dont et it"
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    What disappointed you about Starship Troopers?

    the lack of detail


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    ehh


    What didn’t you like about Lloyd James’s performance?

    nothing special monotone nothing to like here


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    it was about space and fighting giant bugs


    Any additional comments?

    skip it see the movie

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Reborn: Book Three of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5703)
    Performance
    (3354)
    Story
    (3396)

    The Wheel of Time returns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Karl Knight says: "Top Quality Audio Entertainment"
    "people I dont like doing things I dont care about"
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    Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and/or Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

    yes reading and kramer are great and do well with good material like the way of kings


    What could Robert Jordan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    come up with original ideas


    What three words best describe Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s voice?

    pros reading tripe


    Any additional comments?

    ths whole series is bsed on ideas other writers have used more skillfully but at least its not read by john lee

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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