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Jesse

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  • Firstborn: Dragonlance: Elven Nations Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Paul B. Thompson, Tonya C. Cook
    • Narrated By Steve Coulter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When the leader of the Silvanesti elves dies, conflict threatens to drive his sons apart. While Sithas wishes the elves to withdraw more and more from any contact with other races, Kith-Kanan and his Wildrunners forge connections and trade goods with the humans of Ergoth. As the world of Krynn watches, a new elven nation rises from the strife.

    Jesse says: "After all this time"
    "After all this time"
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    Where does Firstborn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It has to at least rank in the top ten


    What other book might you compare Firstborn to and why?

    Dragons of Winter Night. They both are gripping with sad endings. Then again I am an Empire Strikes Back man....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The odd fate of Kith's wife


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    If you are new to the series or old fans like me returning after nearly two decades this is a must have for any one who loves a good Fantasy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4291)
    Performance
    (3857)
    Story
    (3932)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "Surprisingly good"
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    Would you listen to The Fellowship of the Ring again? Why?

    Yes wonderful story and well narrated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything, n'ff said.


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

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Fellowship of the ring is already a movie


    Any additional comments?

    Surprisingly wonderingly narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer Knight: The Dresden Files, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5527)
    Performance
    (4093)
    Story
    (4088)

    The Winter Queen of Faerie has manipulated Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden into accepting a case to solve a murder and stop a war between the courts of Summer and Winter that could have literally earth shattering consequences. His own soul is up for grabs. Dresden must dig deep to discover that at time a willingness to accept a little help from your friends, be they a cub pack of werewolves, old loves in sheep's clothing, or a battalion of pizza loving dewdrop fairies, is a very good thing.

    Michael says: "Harry & James are one."
    "Best in the Series up to this point"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is freaking awesome and James Marsters nails Dresden.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer Knight?

    The attack of the little folk.


    What does James Marsters bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He nails all the characters. He is Harry Dresden.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Awe stuck


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable break from the vampire war (though that is great too, this is just something a bit different)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6103)
    Performance
    (5377)
    Story
    (5422)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "It's the STAND come on?"
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    What did you love best about The Stand?

    The whole thing.


    What other book might you compare The Stand to and why?

    The Waste Lands. Same epic story telling with equally compelling characters.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    Larry Underwood


    If you could take any character from The Stand out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Randal Flagg. To try to get some background to his character. The guy is everywhere.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've read the book this is a worthy companion. It's nice to lay in bed and visit old friends again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (772)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (209)

    Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

    Andrea says: "Good pace, weak premise"
    "If you like to think this is a good one"
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    What made the experience of listening to Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1 the most enjoyable?

    Characters are smart and well acted


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is scary possible and makes you really look around you.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The set up in the begining


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    In the near future the end begins


    Any additional comments?

    Great book but you have have a good head on your shoulders to like it. Right Wing and Left it makes you look at both sides of politics and how they work. If you are dogmatic in your politics don't even bother picking this up, you'll hate it. If you have an open mind READ IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (417)

    Fully 100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

    Kyle says: "Utterly Amazing, Mind Expanding"
    "Finish it."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Halo: Cryptum to be better than the print version?

    Print. But I read way faster than most people.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The climax, though it took too long to get there.


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not really.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Enlightenment to parts of the Halo mythology.


    Any additional comments?

    It starts waaay slow but the end sure pays off.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (857)

    The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy....

    Conrado says: "Another Great Old Republic novel"
    "Wow"
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    What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived the most enjoyable?

    The characters all had motivation and feelings. It was like sharing a bit of life with a Jedi out for revenge, a smuggler in debt to care for his daughter, and a cruel but softhearted Sith and his wife.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived?

    Darth Malgus sacrifice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The best Star Wars film since Empire!


    Any additional comments?

    This book has it all. It's a piece of believable life in the Star Wars Universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1056)
    Performance
    (986)
    Story
    (987)

    There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

    Ryan says: "Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?"
    "REVAN at last!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Exile. Her story was more compelling the rest.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The search for Madolore's helmet


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Don't hope for a happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sean Williams
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (192)

    As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and lost his heart without warning to beautiful Imperial fighter pilot Juno Eclipse, never suspecting that he was just a tool in the schemes of his masters - until it was too late to escape their lethal betrayal.

    Kerk Korpil says: "A weak story"
    "Good Book"
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    What did you love best about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

    The expansion on the story of Starkiller's fate. Also more background to Juno and the others than the game had.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II?

    When Starkiller broke into the Rogue Shadow's cockpit and Juno was not there.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    Starkiller.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he finally held Juno in his arms again.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every cent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1439)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1355)

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    Tyler says: "Marc Thompson Delivers Again!"
    "Finally"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to be better than the print version?

    They are about the same. It is nice to hear Marc Thomason reading it though.


    What other book might you compare Star Wars: Dark Force Rising to and why?

    Heir to the Empire. I think that one is obvious.


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    Luke Skywalker.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Star Wars Dark Forces Rising. Enough said.


    Any additional comments?

    great book with great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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