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M. Bentley

A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.

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  • Scoundrels: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (795)
    Performance
    (752)
    Story
    (752)

    Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han's got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he's deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There's a bounty on Han's head - and if he can't cough up the credits, he'll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king's ransom. Or maybe a gangster's fortune?

    lawrence says: "I ROLLED MY CHANCE CUBES AND WON ON THIS BOOK!"
    "Ocean's 11 meets Star Wars"
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    Would you listen to Scoundrels: Star Wars again? Why?

    I would indeed listen to Scoundrels again. It was amazingly written by Timothy Zahn and well voiced by Marc Thompson. The addition of music and sound effects really enhanced the listening experience.


    What other book might you compare Scoundrels: Star Wars to and why?

    I can't specifically think of any other books I'd compare this book to, but I would say it is one of Zahn's best Star Wars novels.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    It is a toss up between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. He really capture both characters voices and mannerisms very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ocean's 11 Meets Star Wars


    Any additional comments?

    I can not recommend this book to Star Wars fans enough. Even fans of heists in general might enjoy this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jaye Wells
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (93)

    The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn't expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch. The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she's convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she's been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case.

    Angela says: "Great Beginning!"
    "A Fun Story About Cops & Magic"
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    Would you listen to Dirty Magic again? Why?

    I would indeed listen to Dirty Magic again. It was a fun story. It had an interesting protagonist in the form of Kate Prospero. It was well written and very well performed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the characters the most. They were all interesting, but believable people within the provided setting.


    What does Morgan Hallett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Morgan Hallett helped make Kate seem even more alive.


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

    There wasn't a particular moment, but the relationship between Kate and her younger brother was very touching.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Purgatory

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (936)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (879)

    When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

    Laura says: "a little different - BUT I LOVED IT!"
    "Another Excellent Entry in the Ex-Heroes Series"
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    What did you love best about Ex-Purgatory?

    I loved how Peter Clines told this interesting tale of the Ex-Heroes. It showed there was plenty of life left in this series and I hope for many more entries.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Purgatory?

    Unfortunately saying my most memorable moments would be spoilers.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kenobi: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Jackson Miller
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (491)

    Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

    Troy says: ""The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber"
    "Kenobi's early days on Tatooine"
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    If you could sum up Kenobi in three words, what would they be?

    The three words I'd pick to sum up Kenobi are: Personal, Western and Emotional.


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the characters of the story to life with excellent voice acting. Especially Kenobi himself.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Patriots

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1854)
    Performance
    (1647)
    Story
    (1656)

    It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

    Ryan David Bedford says: "Best worst book ever!"
    "Amazing story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ex-Patriots the most enjoyable?

    The talented group of voice actors made an excellent book become even better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ex-Patriots?

    Without spoiling things I will say the moment things become clear exactly what is going on.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They bring the various characters to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2862)
    Performance
    (2568)
    Story
    (2581)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "Superheroes vs Zombies!"
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    What did you love best about Ex-Heroes?

    I love the setup of superheroes fighting zombies after the fall of the country. I love how there is a small community of survivors they are protecting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is a tie between the Mighty Dragon and Stealth. Mighty Dragon because he is a hero of strong moral character. Stealth just because she is awesome.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crucible: Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Troy Denning
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (311)

    When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes - and far deadlier consequences. Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination.

    Pamela says: "Good trio swan song Novel! Had some story issues"
    "Amazing."
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    What did you love best about Crucible: Star Wars?

    I loved that it was an epic capstone to the adventures of Luke, Leia and Han. That it felt like the torch was truly passed on to the next generation of characters.


    What does Marc Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings an excellent range of voices to help flesh out well loved characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2807)
    Performance
    (2387)
    Story
    (2387)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Jane Yellowrock is Awesome"
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    If you could sum up Skinwalker in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent Supernatural Thriller.


    What other book might you compare Skinwalker to and why?

    I would compare Skinwalker to the Dresden Files books or the Walker Papers.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    She really captured the spirit of Jane Yellowrock and the side characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill: A SW: X-Wing Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (205)

    Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand - for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire.

    Joshua says: "The Wraiths Are Back"
    "Wraith Squadron is back!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good Star Wars stories and spy stories.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill to and why?

    I'm not sure of what books I would compare this to, but I think a good comparison is the TV show Leverage. Wraith Squadron works along similar lines running cons to get revenge against corrupt individuals.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5310)
    Performance
    (4929)
    Story
    (4927)

    After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

    Ethan M. says: "Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way"
    "Amazing Story & Characters"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    The narrator used a good variety of voices and injected personality into the voices he created.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Harry Dresden.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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