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Sandra

Monroe, WA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3779)
    Performance
    (3314)
    Story
    (3312)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "Wil Wheaton is disappointing as a narrator."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The He said, She said identifying comments, in the text were delivered in a manner that was distracting to the whole. The voice had little to no emotional inflection. The story was too close and at the same time too different to the original to be a comfortable fit for readers who enjoyed the original. The overall book was OK, and probably would have been more OK if the reader/listener had never read the original. I, however, would not have purchased it if I had listened to the voice of the narrator first,

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Oath of Swords: War God, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (621)
    Story
    (628)

    Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

    breckoz says: "Almost Returned This One"
    "Enjoyed it so much I purchased the other 3 books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book was totally enjoyable. The plot was far fetched and this disassociation with the "real" world made it prime entertainment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Naamah's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (239)

    Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts---the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

    Glen Gaines says: "The Kushiel series in order"
    "Naama's Kiss"
    Overall

    I read the book, because it was the only thing I had with me for a fairly long plane ride, and there was a crying child in the seat in front of me so the ear buds helped to limit the external noise. I would not have purchased the book had I known how explicit and the orientation of the sex. Also - the ending left you in the air. The narrator began with an accent with a near eastern flavor and morphed into a pseudo Scots accent.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tanequil: High Druid of Shannara, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (139)

    The danger is increasing for Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara, who has been banished to the harsh world called the Forbidding by a treasonous fellow Druid. Her only hope for rescue is her nephew Pen, but Pen is under siege as well. Both he and his parents are sought by the Druids, who want to make sure that their magic will never help Grianne to return.

    Lainee says: "Wrong Narrator"
    "Tanequil: High Druid of Shanara, Book 2"
    Overall

    The writing quality is consistantly good in all of Terry Brooks' efforts. I was hesitant to purchase the book because I really like Scott Brick as narrator and was not sure I would like the transition to Paul Boehmer. I was right. While Paul Boehmer's voice is not unpleasant, the difference in the voices is a huge distraction from the story for me. I keep listening for the inflections/tonal quality in the other volumes and not hearing them. I believe that it is a mistake to switch narrators in the middle of a series. I will probably purchase book 3, but under protest and only becasue I want all the books in the series on Audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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