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Richard

Santee, CA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Carina Press Presents: Editor's Choice Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Cindy Spencer Pape, Adrienne Giordano, Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Chloe Campbell, Lily Bask, Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In honor of our second anniversary, Carina Press brings you a trio of amazing novellas. A highland laird and an unconventional physician fight monsters and fall in love in Cindy Spencer Pape's Kilts and Kraken. In Adrienne Giordano's Negotiating Point, two security operatives try—and fail—to keep their professional distance while working a high-stakes case. And a driven career woman takes a detour to enjoy Slow Summer Kisses in a contemporary story by Shannon Stacey.

    Richard says: "Good Collection"
    "Good Collection"
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    a good collection of short stories that i got because of Cindy Spencer Pape. i was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the other short stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Crime Stories Ever Told

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers (editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Bloodworth, Suehyla El Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When acclaimed mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers first began compiling anthologies of the best crime stories in the 1920s and ’30s, the genre was in the flush of its first golden age. While it is hard to imagine today - after every possible mystery plot has been told, retold, subverted, and played straight again by hundreds of writers over nearly a century - in Sayers’s day there were still twists that had never been seen, and machinations of crime that would shock even jaded Jazz Age fans.

    Richard says: "Not what it claimes"
    "Not what it claimes"
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    while the first short story is a great crime twister quality falls of in the following short stories which are so so paranormal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch of Frost: Mythos Academy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (309)

    My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things.

    Hassan says: "I'm Shocked!! It Was Really Good"
    "Another School Story"
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    An interesting twist on the secrets powered school type.
    Which is obviously building an overall storyline without sacrificing the feeling of high school.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Never Mind the Princess, Save the *Dragon*: A Comedic Fantasy Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Michael Angel
    • Narrated By Keith L. O'Brien
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Sir Maximilian Maselniczka isn't your typical knight. True, he's dashing, brave, and courageous. Then again, he talks to his horse, he's been known to burn castles down, and he's on the gallop from debts he owes the Bohemian mob. So Maximilian jumps at the chance to earn sacks of gold from King Bronislaw Jankowski. All for performing a little rescue mission. But it's not the typical knightly errand - to rescue the damsel from the dragon. No, this time he's going to have to rescue the kingdom's dragon from the King's extremely magical, extremely powerful, and extremely pissed-off daughter. Who said being a knight was easy?

    Richard says: "Different"
    "Different"
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    a greatly interesting twist in the dragon and knight storyline style. it also has good voice characters. fits its title perfectly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Merchant of Death: Pendragon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By D. J. MacHale
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (126)

    Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal 14-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby: he is going to save the world.

    And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

    Bronwyn says: "The Merchant of Death (Unabridged"
    "mediocre"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    oddly slow and non griping


    What was most disappointing about D. J. MacHale’s story?

    didn't grab my interest


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    be a better voice actor or go to a full cast


    Did The Merchant of Death inspire you to do anything?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The World of Poo

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Helen Atkinson-Wood
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    From Snuff: "Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days’ fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whomever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile.

    Jacobus says: "Its about Pooh without an h, but with humor"
    "blind typer on the "World of Poo""
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    What did you love best about The World of Poo?

    The scene i like best was the animals in Vetinarie's menagerie specially the mere-cats.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What i like best is seeing Ank-Morpok from a different point of view.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Is Pointed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.

    Dennis says: "Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one"
    "The Bone Is Pointed is a good Murder Mystery"
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    If you could sum up The Bone Is Pointed in three words, what would they be?

    Period Time Piece


    What did you like best about this story?

    the Strong character portrayal of 1930's Australian Outback life, is extremely well done. Even if not considered correct PC for most modern work.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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