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Daryl Olson

Minnesota | Member Since 2005

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  • 2 reviews
  • 351 ratings
  • 565 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • The Last Centurion

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (190)

    In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

    Lindsay says: "Enjoy the story and forget the politics"
    "Overburdened"
    Overall

    In spite of agreeing with most of the main character's beliefs, I found the story as a whole overwhelmed by the message the author was trying to pound into the reader. When the story was concentrating on the combat, the survival, etc. it was a great story. However, the author chose to concentrate on his politics and lost the enjoyment of the story. For people looking for a story with a strong anti liberal stance, this is the one for you. For anyone looking for a good post apocalypse war story, you'd be better off looking somewhere else.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ever After: The Hollows, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1818)
    Performance
    (1651)
    Story
    (1662)

    The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans fails. Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it.

    Hassan says: "The best book yet!!!!"
    "I give up"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. After 11 books, the main character still spends half of her time yelling "It's not fair!". At the end of every book, she shows signs of growing up and having character growth but by the time the next book starts, she's back to almost the same place she was at during the first book. Between the two things, and the by now predictable story line, I just can't even finish this one. What I got through was better than the last book, but it's just not going anywhere.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Harrison again?

    I would not read another Hollow's book. It's the same plot over and over and over again with little or no character growth and a main character that basically forgets any character growth she had in whatever book came previous.


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

    She's a good reader and I enjoy her.


    Was Ever After worth the listening time?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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