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Darryl

Kamloops, BC, Canada

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  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (2418)
    Story
    (2441)

    Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

    Aser Tolentino says: "There is Still a Need for Black Jack"
    "More excellent adventure from Jack Campbell"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I started this series at the recommendation of Steve Gibson and would recommend these books without hesitation


    What other book might you compare Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2 to and why?

    I would recommend starting at the first book and buying them all.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Christian Rummel is a professional who is worthy of my respect. This is the class of narrator that brings the story to life. I don't hear the narrator, I just hear the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Unwelcome Quest: Magic 2.0, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1668)
    Performance
    (1519)
    Story
    (1516)

    Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

    Chris says: "Happy to see more, but not as fun as the first two"
    "Audio Popcorn"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Philip


    Any additional comments?

    Once again, a great story where there's always something happening and moves along, keeping your engaged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15105)
    Performance
    (14008)
    Story
    (14010)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "This was a pleasure from start to finish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    This is a good example of someone reading a book, rather than performing it like many of the great audible narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little concerned that the 80's references might be a little gimmicky, but they were just icing on a very delicious cake.
    The characters were great and the story kept me listening when I should have been doing other things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6790)
    Performance
    (6317)
    Story
    (6318)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "The narrator ruins this story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If this was read by a one of the regular audible professionals, this would have gotten a straight 4 stars from me. The story is interesting and I like the story telling style of the author but the narrator really dropped the ball.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator would have been a good thing


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2839)
    Performance
    (1826)
    Story
    (1851)

    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
    "Tony patting himself on the back"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Delivering Happiness? What did you like least?

    It kept my interest for most of the book, but after a while, the self-congratulatory nature of the book started to get on my nerves


    Was Delivering Happiness worth the listening time?

    If you have the urge, I would recommend this, but just be warned that after a while it gets tiring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1496)
    Performance
    (977)
    Story
    (980)

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    Michelle says: "Unusual for a post-apocalyptic novel."
    "I like it"
    Overall

    When reading through the other reviews, I agreed with most of them, good and bad. Many times this book is completely unbelievable and it certainly plays out like a B-Movie, but many of the reasons why people say this book is bad are why I enjoyed it. I don't always want hard science fiction where all the facets are completely believable. This is a book where you can relax and just enjoy the story for the fun of it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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