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Gerard

Rye, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • 207 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Name of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (322)

    I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

    William says: "Amazing. I want you to listen to this."
    "Best book ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Listen to this it would have to be the best book I have ever listened to. You will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (626)

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Where do they get this stuff?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great listen, strange in places but very real and entertaining. I will be getting another Larry Niven soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition): The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2778)
    Performance
    (2620)
    Story
    (2634)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Intro back to Star Wars"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I asked a 15 year old who loves the Star Wars franchise what I should read to fet back into it. Really enjoyed it. Except for background noise I felt like I was in a Tunnel. Am downloading the next now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

    Gerard says: "Not everything you read needs to be nice"
    "Not everything you read needs to be nice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great story, with a great performance. Story at times is a bit harsh. You see parts of yourself in the characters, could Kevin be your boy? Are you the doting dad or the detached mother. Not all in life is NICE..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Matthew Reilly
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    An old Soviet weapons installation in the Arctic has fallen into disrepair. Known as Dragon Island, the facility is home to a next-generation weapon with the potential to unleash a destructive force upon the world that was developed during the Cold War and subsequently forgotten. When a terrorist organisation known as the Army of Thieves takes control of the fortified island and activates the weapon, a small band of Marines and civilians is sent in to stop them.

    A User says: "Scarecrow equal to his best"
    "Love you Scarecrow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Big fan of Mathew Rielly and want to date mother (after fox died who else is there). Great listen and performance from Sean. If you love the Scarecrow you know the maghook rollercaster ride will deliver you to hell, and back to the safety of your car. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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