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Mission, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

  • 8 reviews
  • 87 ratings
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  • 17 purchased in 2015

  • Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

    Adnan says: "Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!"
    "This is becoming one of my favorite series"

    There are a few series that, after finishing a volume, leave me with an almost obsessive urge to get the next volume and continue the story. The Dark Tower books by Stephen King and The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan are two examples (I actually had "Michael Jordan" written... glad I caught that). After finishing the second volume of Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations I am left with this same feeling. I want the next book...right now! I think I will just have to go buy the print version - if the local book store has it - because this story is really, really good. Definitely do not buy it if you haven't read the first volume though. In that case, go get "Theft of Swords" and hope that by the time you get to the end of "Rise of Empire" audible has released the next book in the series.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Island in the Sea of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    During a perfect spring evening on Nantucket, a violent storm erupts and a dome of crawling, colored fire blankets the island. When the howling winds subside and the night skies clear, the stars appear to have shifted. The mainland has become a wilderness of unbroken forest, where tools of bronze and stone litter the beaches, and primitive natives scatter in terror.

    Kevin says: "Listen to this before "Dies the fire""
    "Good Start"

    Good start to a promising series.

    I do have one complaint though: trying to figure out the order of the series on the audible website is impossible. I had to go to the author's site to figure out which book to listen to next (it is "Against the Tide of Years", btw). How hard would it be to mention the order in the description?

    The book itself is great and I am excited to see where the story goes from here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"

    This was not funny. It was stupid. I am not offended by the language but I don't think using profanity makes a book that woud otherwise be boring any better.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Farmers and Mercenaries: Genesis of Oblivion Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maxwell Alexander Drake
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle

    In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?

    cory says: "Amazing Story! with great characters and creatures"
    "Awesome Start"

    I loved this book. It was well written, fast paced, and interesting. I immediately downloaded the second book in the series (Mortals and Deities) and it was just as good or better. I cannot wait for the next one. Anyone looking for a great fantasy series should enjoy listening to Cameron Beierle read Mr. Drake's books. As always, Cameron Beierle is a superb narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Chaser: Chronicles of Siala, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alexey Pehov
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Saddened because they have left one of their number in a grave in the wilderness, Harold and his band of outcasts continue their journey toward the dreaded underground palace of Hrad Spein. But before they can reach their goal, they must overcome all manner of obstacles, fight many battles...and evade the frightful enemies on their trail.Once they have breached Hrad Spein, a task entire armies of warriors and wizards have failed to achieve, Harold must venture, alone, into the secret heart of the most dangerous place in his world.

    David says: "Way more entertaining than it has any right to be"
    "Awesome Series"

    This book, as well as the first book in the series, "Shadow Prowler" are absolutely awesome. The only reason not to buy them right now is having to wait for Book 3 to be released. I don't know if the printed version of the final book is available but I will have to find it if audible doesn't publish the audio version soon. This book will not disappoint. Just be sure to listen to book 1 first.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Red Storm Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralize NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuver to cloak a crash military build-up.

    Thomas says: "A stand alone master piece"
    "Clancy's Worst"

    I believe that I have read all of Clancy's books and loved them all. Except for "Red Storm Rising." I found it boring beyond belief and just could not stay interested. I kept hoping that it would pick up but it was just awful all the way through. I imagine that if I had read this book before the cold war ended it would have been much more interesting. However, I found it absolutely mind numbingly boring, almost painful to get through this one. If you have not read or listened to all of Clancy's other books yet, I strongly recommend a them all. They are great but I would certainly stay well away from this one.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Katy Crumpton says: "Very enjoyable (but a slight warning)"
    ""The Way of Kings""

    I have read all of Brandon Sanderson's books and each of them is excellent. The Way of Kings, however (with the possible exception of his work on the Wheel of Time books) is, in my opinion, easily his best work to date. This book should appeal to anyone who loves vast, epic fantasy series. I can see how readers who do not typically enjoy devoting endless hours to a book or series of books would be daunted by the sheer size of this novel. For those of us who love nothing more than the days and days spent lost in the worlds of Jordan, Martin, Williams, or any of the other great fantasy writers, this book, while great itself, promises even greater things to come.
    As an added bonus, the audiobook is read by two of the greatest narrators around. While many narrators can be distracting and take away from the story, Michael Kramer and Kate Reading become the characters in a way that only adds to the listener's enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizardborn: The Runelords, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Farland
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Wizardborn continues the story of the struggle of Gaborn, now the Earth King, who has lost his powers but continues to lead his people. He must contend with the threat of the huge, inhuman Reavers, whose myriads Gaborn and his forces must now pursue across the nation. It has become Gaborn's fate to follow, even into the depths.

    Raj Ahten, the great warlord endowed with the strength and qualities of thousands of men, once the primary threat to Gaborn, now struggles to retain his own empire.

    Scott says: "The Story Continues..."
    "Great Series"

    This series has been real good so far. So good that I find myself extremely frustrated at audible for not putting up the next book. This one ends at a particularly suspenseful moment and I am dying to see what happens. Its out of stock at Barnes and Noble too so hurry up Audible!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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