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oslo, Norway | Member Since 2011

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  • The Broken Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Poul Anderson
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

    Corey says: "Wow"
    "A epic saga!"
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    This is a real treat for audible listeners!

    If you like greece mythology with all it's drama your are going to love this story.

    It is a lovely fast-paced story with Gods, trolls, fairies, love, war and magic!

    Bronson Pinchot does and FANTASTIC job narrating this story, I've never heard a narrator scream before <3 Bronson really makes a the characters and story come to life!

    If you are having a hard time finding a good audible book, look no further. You just stumbled over a great story! And a great narrator!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (12242)
    Performance
    (9890)
    Story
    (10002)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "A great listen!"
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    What did you love best about The Name of the Wind?

    The story has everything! love, magic, intelligence, humor and thrill.
    I really liked this story!

    Started a bit skeptical because it was so (damn) long and I usually only listen to books when I am at home knitting or whatnot (so I like them fast, good and short), but this one I could not put down once I got into it! (I even listen to it on the sub-way!)

    I was a little slow in the beginning, but just wait until he begins telling his life story it's really a magic and lovely tale!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like the main character the best, and also Bast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked all the scenes from when he was traveling with his family, my favorite part of almost every story is the beginning.
    ..In the beginning it was all new to Kvothe, and he is just starting to learn magic and thinking. Beautifully written. There is ALOT of great scenes in this book!


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

    You need some breaks in this book to think and digest, but I always wanted to go back <3
    Still do, that's why I got the second book as soon as I finished the first!


    Any additional comments?

    Do yourself a favor and get this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5433)
    Performance
    (3690)
    Story
    (3702)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "One of the the best performances I've heard!"
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    What made the experience of listening to World War Z the most enjoyable?

    All the different stories and characters! This book contains a lot of different stories about the z-war, told by different people from different views and different roles in the war. It's easy to get dragged in to, and too keep listening to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't remember the name of the characters, but the blind man with the cane and a death wish, and the women soldier who has to get trough the swamp after crashing the plane, is two of my favorites. I also like the other threats which came with the zombies war you really don't think about.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There are alot of different narrators in this book, and it surprised me at first. I was kind of expecting one man making a lot of voices. So this book took me by surprise, the only narrator performing the same role through whole book is the interviewer. This is one one the main reasons you should hear (and not read) this book. I'ts a 10-star performance!


    If you could rename World War Z, what would you call it?

    The tales from World War Z.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this book, then you are missing out! I hope they make and movie out of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    • Narrated By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (76)

    Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit's End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.

    S says: "Raise your needles and say "Yay!""
    "Funny knitting book."
    Overall
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    Funny book, but a little extreme.
    ..It's probably only funny for knitters.
    Easy, short listen.
    If you want to listen to a book about a corny women who knit to much, or you are addicted to knitting, this is it :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    Overall
    (3728)
    Performance
    (1854)
    Story
    (1893)

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Teddy says: "Fun KIDS Book"
    "A good story!"
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    Would you listen to The Lightning Thief again? Why?

    No, I only need this book once, and keep going to the next one. This is lovely stories! Easy to follow, educational, funny, a little mystery and likable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't really have a favorite character..


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

    It's good, I've started to listen to the rest of the books, And I like Jesse Bernstein's voice, but sometimes he has problems with telling what the characters are feeling and doing their voices and *tones* correct... Its hard to explain in english, but he does a alright job overall.


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

    Yes! The story is easygoing and it's easy to


    Any additional comments?

    It's very similar to the movie, when it comes down to the feeling of the book. So if you liked the movie you're gonna like the book(s).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2762)
    Performance
    (2321)
    Story
    (2327)

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    Martha says: "Get Out Your Hankies"
    "Boring"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A little action in the story would have made this a better book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My next book is the Percy Jackson books. I like the easy story telling, which this is not..


    How could the performance have been better?

    I liked the voice of the narrator, but I didn't understand all of the dialects. (I'm from Norway, so scotch is hard)


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think you will like this book if you like stories about dukes and castles and stuff, The major part of the story is based on 1700 (if my memory is correct)


    Any additional comments?

    It's a

    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
    (3026)
    Performance
    (2717)
    Story
    (2729)

    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..."
    "Good listen, I liked it!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A different twist in the zombie world, I liked it. A little hard to follow sometimes, but the voices and the stories are good.
    It's worth your time and money, if you like a little "super" in your zombies ;)
    The second part of the book is a 5 star, it's just a little hard to get into in the beginning.

    Jay Snyder was born to tell zombie stories!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Throne of Fire: Kane Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1917)
    Performance
    (1521)
    Story
    (1538)

    Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet—the chaos snake Apophis—is rising.

    Craig says: "Rick is masterful with history and incrporation."
    "Book number 2!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this one as well, I think it’s even better than the first, and I can’t wait for the third! Just as good as the first, if not better. Five stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3534)
    Performance
    (2371)
    Story
    (2376)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "Fast paced and good story!"
    Overall

    This is a good choice for a long, funny, charming, exciting and educational story about magic, siblings and Egyptian gods. The narrators where a little annoying for my taste, but I’m too old for this book..!
    I loved it non the less!
    This is really a good listen,! It was my first audible book and I don’t regret it for a second.
    If you are looking for a book for your teens, get this one.
    If you’re looking for an easy going book that will make you laugh, cry and cheer, this is it.

    I enjoyed it a lot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3219)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2309)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Okey Zombie book"
    Overall

    I haven’t read a lot of zombie books so I didn’t know what to expect. I loved the voice and feeling of the narrator! The story is good and it’s a good listen, but I didn’t find it scary (but I’m not an easy scare.) There is probably better scary, zombie book out there, but if you feel like reading a day by day survival book about the world coming to and end, get this one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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