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Andrew

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  • The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (790)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (503)

    Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan MacKenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper MacKenzie.

    JasonK says: "Not bad, but not great"
    "Good fantisy book"
    Overall

    I think if you remeber that this is a fantasy or sci-fi book and not a real world fiction then you'll be okay with the odd bits of the book/series.

    for instance, now 3 random brits make it to the states on a Tazmania ship looking for MWD. man thats a bit of stretch (but not for a work of fiction... hey its fiction). What ever, they got there. Get over it.

    there is the standard writer repetition but maybe less than normal.

    i actually like this narrator a lot too. sure no one pronounces things the way we want them to all the time, but so what. Also, later in the book some acents are explained. But what ever... he has to pull off an obseen number of voices.

    I'm liking the series a lot
    -A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (799)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    deedeeg says: "Nice surprise"
    "Not much happened"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Steven Konkoly and/or Joseph Morton?

    Probably not.


    Has The Jakarta Pandemic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But this book really didn't have anything interesting in it to read about. It basically was a very very realistic telling of one family staying safe in an epedimic that really didn't get to out of hand. It was so realistic (no zombies, no massive gangs, no aliens) that I'm sure this is what will really happen but it was pretty boring as a book


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    The reader was fine


    Could you see The Jakarta Pandemic being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    not really fun

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8564)
    Performance
    (7955)
    Story
    (7981)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Great book for the whole family"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its imaginative with new cleaver "magic" and he keeps the bad language out


    What other book might you compare Steelheart to and why?

    maybe like a robotech book from long ago.


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

    Yes, this was good


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

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this with my young kids and we all enjoyed it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rithmatist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2011)
    Performance
    (1834)
    Story
    (1847)

    More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

    Brandon says: "Beware of the chalk!"
    "very cool magic system"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Rithmatist the most enjoyable?

    he always does a good job of creating plausible magic systems plus I love the reader.


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

    mistborn. a new and unique magic system with fun characters


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

    the main


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

    the time warping power fights
    when he shoot the new bullets and forgot he could push them


    Any additional comments?

    great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flag in Exile: Honor Harrington, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1114)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (826)

    Two irresistible forces are rushing together to crush the planet Grayson between them, and only one woman, uncertain of her capabilities, weary unto death, and marked for murder -stands between her adopted planet and its devastation.

    Professor says: "Honor Harrington Universe Book 5"
    "Another good Harrington book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, b/c it was entertaining. I also like the fictional science that makes up space travel etc


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flag in Exile?

    the cat fight


    Which scene was your favorite?

    navy battles


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

    na


    Any additional comments?

    good fun book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3274)
    Performance
    (3050)
    Story
    (3059)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Mike Naka says: "bucket full of zombie juice"
    "Great zombie book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout to be better than the print version?

    na


    What did you like best about this story?

    that the author wrote the main character more like a real person with side mental conversations and jokes. Very funny and like me in real life (minus the whole zombie thing)


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

    laughing during a zombie book


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

    naw its just a better than normal zombie book


    Any additional comments?

    I really like this one

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Wesley, Rawles
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (282)

    It’s the near future, and thanks to a perfect storm of reckless banking practices, hyperinflation, a stock market gone mad, and the negligence of our elected officials, the entire social, political, and economic infrastructure of America has collapsed. Chaos reigns in the streets, medical treatment is no longer available, and a silent coup has placed a dangerous group of men at the helm of a false government. America’s fate is in the hands of those few individuals who have the survival skills, the faith, and the forethought to return this country to the state its founding fathers intended.

    J Bailey III says: "Buy the first two not this one"
    "continued story line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Founders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The reader was better and the story was still good. He simply tells the side stories of other characters from the first book. It is still pleasurable and interesting.

    I was concerned by the bad reviews but listened anyways and really liked it.
    A


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    not really but its not that kinda story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the whole cross the country episode


    Who was the most memorable character of Founders and why?

    lead


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Diamond Age

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3386)
    Performance
    (1408)
    Story
    (1426)

    Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

    Tango says: "The rock could use a bit more polishing"
    "fantastic"
    Overall

    I love the whole idea of this book. I also enjoyed his other book. They have a similar concept or mutual comunication via tech in a bizar way but both were enjoyably different.

    I especially like the side adventures of Princes Nell as she is taught morals and direction.
    I have found myself pondering this 'subversion' idea on my own and so loved this stories ideas on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (41)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    Eddie says: "Great book"
    "original to me and fun to listen to"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this departure from reality. I got a kick out of the chapter transition sound effects and out of the protagonist's or hero's name :)

    if you are up for a little adventure in oddity this is a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marc Scott Zicree, Barbara Hambly
    • Narrated By Armin Shimerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    When an overworked team of government physicists unwittingly invites something catastrophic into the world, rising young New York lawyer Cal Griffin is forced into a strange new role in a world of nightmare and wonder.

    Robert says: "Poor audio"
    "loved it"
    Overall

    this whole series was great
    it was an unusual twist to my normal listenting habbits.

    It was fantasy and scifi in present day times.
    I would definitly recommend this series

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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