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Brian

Lewisville, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 259 titles in library
  • 27 purchased in 2014
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  • 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
    (2067)
    Performance
    (1846)
    Story
    (1853)

    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!"
    "Brilliant"
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    A perfect fusion of Superheros and Zombie Apocalypse. What others promised and failed to give, this delivers in spades.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Junkie Quatrain

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (956)

    Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

    Tango says: "An awesome set of vignettes"
    "Great Reimagining of "Zombie""
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    Any additional comments?

    Peter Clines does an excellent job in reimagining the zombie sub-genre. I enjoyed the twists in the 4-in-1 story's perspective. I really wish there was more to it. I feel a reader would enjoy more stories from any of the protagonists, and one antagonist, that are followed in the tale. Excellent work!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3237)
    Performance
    (3034)
    Story
    (3027)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Great ending for the Trilogy! More to follow?"
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    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    The Power saw.


    Any additional comments?

    Warbound is a great wrap-up to this story arc, and I hope to see future titles from the Grimnoir Chronicles. I was a little disappointed by the smaller roles given to Francis, Dan, and Heinrich, but there was so much covered in this installment that it was to be expected.

    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
    (5934)
    Performance
    (5521)
    Story
    (5520)

    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"
    "Dresden & Marsters are Back!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cold Days the most enjoyable?

    Having Marsters back in the Dresden driving seat brought the characters back into focus. Not that Glover was bad... just not right.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Butcher has ramped up the stakes in the Dresden-verse. It would be to easy to spoil it by bringing up the best moments in this story


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    It is also worth mentioning again, that with all of the character development Marsters put into the voices, It was amazing "seeing" them again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fly by Night

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated By Lesley Sharp
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    In a fractured realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a 12-year-old orphan and her loyal companion, a large and homicidal goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a revolution.

    Brian says: "A Play of Names and Words"
    "A Play of Names and Words"
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    A colorful cinematic created with well timed descriptions and vibrant dialogues. It's thought provoking plot involving the importance of "Names" was really enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6079)
    Performance
    (5527)
    Story
    (5544)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "A Must Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A nice fusion of magic, steampunk, and crime noir. Good characters and a fairly smooth story narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7652)
    Performance
    (3058)
    Story
    (3120)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "Actually not a bad story"
    Overall
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    Actually not a bad story, Most of the plot has been used many times, but I thought the differences were refreching. This change to the vampire mythos takes a bit of getting used to, but it showed daring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6745)
    Performance
    (3149)
    Story
    (3205)

    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

    Angie says: "I couldn't wait for the audio book"
    "A clever ending"
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    I enjoyed this mashed up retelling of Shakespeare. I was left wanting more of the loose ends tired up, but the primary story was good. The narration kept my attention even through some of the more trivial parts of the story. Thanks.

    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
    (3152)
    Performance
    (2835)
    Story
    (2846)

    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..."
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is everything that Marvel Zombies should have been. I was really impressed with how the story draws you in, and manages the character origins while not losing thread of the current events. Well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5869)
    Performance
    (5029)
    Story
    (5022)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Great Story... loses something without James M."
    Overall

    Butcher gets better with each story, and leaves one wanting the next installment as soon as the book ends. I was a bit disappointed in the narration. John Glover did great, but he just isn't Harry.... or many of the other characters. It may be different if he had been "Harry" from the beginning. Definitely still worth the listen, though I hope Marsters is available for the next story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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