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Kyle Frace

Going with the flow while we speed through the universe on a massive rock!

Olney, MD | Member Since 2012

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  • Prince of Thorns

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (422)

    Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel. Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later - unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

    Alynd says: "Could not find anything to like about Jorg"
    "This book is not for everyone!"
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    While there were many interesting moments in this book at times the story was hard to follow. I felt that I have heard some of the plot in the book before in other fantasy books. But the Narrator did put on a decent performance.

    If you are a big fan of the fantasy genre and fighting done with bows, swords, and daggers then this book is worth a listen. The book is fairly short compared to many so the commitement isn't that large. If you are looking to get your feet wet in the fantasy pool then you may want to look elsewhere.

    But I did enjoy this book enough that I will listen to the 2nd installment of what I believe is a trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (869)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (783)

    They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.

    Kristina says: "Freakin' Awesome!"
    "Gritty, bloody, violent, and fantastic!"
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    Even if you haven't read The First Law trilogy or either the Heroes or Best Served Cold you can fully enjoy this one. Would it help to have the back story? Sure, but it is not a deal breaker.

    Steven Pacey is one of my favorite Narrators and he comes through again with a stellar performance. If you are a fan of Pacey and Abercrombie's previous work then you won't be disappointed with this one.

    One of the things I love about Joe Abercrombie's books is how real they feel. The detail when describing battles and the ruthlessness of the characters actions makes for deep and layered story and character arcs.

    This very well be my favorite of Joe Abercrombie's books. I recommend this book if you like gritty, brutal, and bloody battles with love and good intentions mixed in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3478)
    Performance
    (3184)
    Story
    (3188)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Unique plot and a great start to a series."
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    I was first drawn to this book because it had received a high rating from other listeners. The plot sounded interesting but I still didn't know what to really expect. My experience is that this book lived up to the high rating that it had received.

    The action began immediately. For a first book in a series it covers a lot of ground quickly. But at no point did I feel that we weren't getting the whole story.

    Part of what I liked about this book is that it's a Sci-fi with human and alien interaction type book but the main characters actions and decisions are similar to how I think I would react given their circumstances.

    I will definitely continue listening to this series and can't wait to see where B.V. Larsen takes it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1251)
    Performance
    (1149)
    Story
    (1157)

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

    Joe says: "Can't Believe Audible Didn't Announce The Release."
    "Well Worth the Wait!"
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    Story

    If you have listened to the first two books then it's pretty much a given that your going to listen to the this 3rd book. If you haven't started the Demon Cycle I would highly recommend getting into it. Each book has gotten better and Pete Bradbury delivers an excellent performance.

    This is a fantasy book but it does touch on many levels of emotion. The character development is great and the author puts you into a position where you can like and hate many of the characters and your feelings will change based on their interactions.

    I can't wait to see how this story will continue. This is a must listen for any fan of the fantasy genre or if your a fan of characters that kick *ss!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1450)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (713)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
    "Fantastic Listen!"
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    Cleverly written! Shinning light on a period of time when survival of the fittest requires a little bit of luck. David Benioff made me laugh and cry all while keeping me on the edge of my seat.

    I wasn't sure if I would like Ron Perlman's performance, eventhough I am a fan of him as an actor. But I was pleasently surprised at how smooth his delivery was.

    I would definitely recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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