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michael

Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.

Western Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • 42 reviews
  • 108 ratings
  • 186 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 3 - Part Two

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

    michael says: "not to long"
    "not to long"
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    even thought the book is about 30hrs long its worth it .
    the more i read the inheritance series I hope they re make the first movie, this whole series has the ability to rival that of "Lord of the Rings"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • High School Heroes: Cold Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By James Mascia
    • Narrated By Robert B. Rees
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Imagine you had the ability to force your will onto others. Now imagine that those very same powers forced your parents to disown you when you were a young teen. This is Ryan's reality. He wanders the streets day in and out, wondering what he'd done to be so unlucky. On a cold, winter's day, he is confronted by a federal agent, intent on arresting him. Ryan has no intention of going quietly, and knows just how to make his escape. Unfortunately for him, the agent is one step ahead.

    michael says: "to short"
    "to short"
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    I read what the book was about and loved it didn't even pay attention to the length and i paid for it this book could go so far but left me in angry because its so short. its almost as if the 41min was meant to be a free sample of a whole book.
    don't pay for this you will be angry to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atom and Eve

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jeff Yager
    • Narrated By C.S. Perryess
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Set several years in the future, 16-year-old Ricky Romanello, a college freshman, is playing basketball when he collapses and winds up in a coma suffering from a powerful flu that hits the U.S. population causing deaths and a dramatic economic slowdown. Research scientist Dr. Mandy Fox has been developing an anti-aging drug that she believes might also eradicate the flu. The government rushes approval for the drug as Ricky and the rest of the population soon discover there is an unintended side effect.

    michael says: "Sexist piece of s..."
    "Sexist piece of s..."
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    so men turn into woman and woman into men how do you know this?
    well men become weaker and leave there jobs woman become more confident and start working, seriously Jeff Yager you think this is the difference between men and woman.

    this book is so bad and i wish someone will sue you for sexism.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shade of the Moon: Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

    Haley says: "Should have stopped with the last one."
    "Should have stopped after book 3"
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    I was so looking forward to this and was deeply disappointed.
    Susan kept repeating the same thing over and over trying to convinces us what she is saying true.
    Ie : why the grubs (labourers) deserve nothing and the claviers (rich) deserves everything seriously we get it move on with the story. i don't need every possible reason why the rich should get more arrghh.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sands of Nezza: Adventurers Wanted, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. L. Forman
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (138)

    After hundreds of years without a true king, the desert land of Nezza is in danger of falling under the rule of a ruthless lord advised by an evil wizard with dark intentions. A desperate cry for help brings Alexander Taylor to this perilous land and sets events in motion that will require him to rescue an old friend from and impenetrable dungeon.

    Kelly Jewess says: "give me the old narrator."
    "wish EB Stevens did it"
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    I listened to the first 3 books in 1 week and fell in love and when i saw that book 4 was out i jumped at it not releasing they changed narrators, it was weird at the start but got use to it. The story was good, a nice ending to the series or a good book to follow on from they can go anyway they want.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Full Cast Recording
    Overall
    (1286)
    Performance
    (1226)
    Story
    (1225)

    Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

    Amazon Customer says: "A fresh new way to enjoy the story"
    "Just amazing"
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    could not wait to listen to enders game but hate the narrator so when i saw this full cast version i jumped at it i listened to the whole thing in one day i could not stop it was just amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Island of Icarus

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christine Danse
    • Narrated By Jack LeFleur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    "En route to polite exile in the Galapagos Islands (field work, to quote the dean of my university), I have found myself marooned on a deserted tropical paradise. Deserted, that is, except for my savior, a mysterious American called Marcus. He is an inventor and the proof of his greatness is the marvelous new clockwork arm he has created to replace the unsightly one that was ruined in my shipboard mishap."

    Colin says: "Cheesy & unbelievable"
    "Dont buy"
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    read the last review which was bad thought i would give it ago after 15min i turned it off,
    its just horrible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Before the Darkness: Refuge Inc., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Leslie Lee Sanders
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    After an asteroid strikes Earth, a series of violent earthquakes destroy secluded Phoenix and leave survivor Elliot struggling to stay focused in the bleak aftermath. And then he meets fellow survivor Adam. Together, the two search for reliable shelter and other survivors while distant murky clouds fast approach. As ominous clouds slowly shut off all light to their devastated world, they are forced to come to terms with their pasts and their growing attraction for each other.

    michael says: "horrible narrator"
    "horrible narrator"
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    I first thought my ipod was set to slow motion but it was not this narrator sounded like he was reading to a mentally disabled person. i got through the whole book story was ok but dont waste your money unless it on special for a couple of dollars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eve and Adam

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Katherine Applegate, Michael Grant
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In the beginning, there was an apple - And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die - not from her injuries, but from boredom - her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?

    michael says: "WoW"
    "WoW"
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    huge fan of Michael Grant and he and Katherine did wonders in this book.
    definitely not what i expected which made it a really good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oh. My. Gods.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tera Lynn Childs
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (100)

    When Phoebe's mom returns from Greece with a new husband and moves them to an island in the Aegean, Phoebe's plans for her senior year and track season are ancient history. Now she must attend the uberexclusive academy, where admission depends on pedigree, namely, ancestry from Zeus, Hera, and other Greek gods. Thatï¿¿ï¿¿s right, they're real, not myth, and their teen descendants are like the classical heroes - supersmart and superbeautiful with a few superpowers.

    michael says: "Dont judge a book by its cover"
    "Dont judge a book by its cover"
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    3rd book i have listen to of tera and she has not disappoint me
    loved it, one of those dont judge a book by its cover or title moments.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Living Promises: Keeping Promise Rock, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Amy Lane
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Six years ago, Jeff Beachum comforted a frightened teenager outside an HIV treatment clinic, and Collin Waters has remembered his kindness ever since. Now, after six years of crushing on the kind, brown-eyed sweetheart of his dreams, Collin is feeling adult and together enough to make his move. Too bad fate, which has never been kind to Jeff, has something else in mind.

    Donald says: "The Journey of Promise Rock Continues..."
    "was a fan"
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    i was a fan of amy lane as she has so many great books but this fell short of the expectation i had for her. i got 3/4 threw and had to give up it just wasnt going anywhere and i think i could come up with a better ending at that point of the book so ill just life with that.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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