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Parker

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • 11 reviews
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  • 339 titles in library
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  • The Shadow of What Was Lost: The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Islington
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (2230)
    Performance
    (1988)
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    (1989)

    It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

    Justin says: "The book of a thousand names!"
    "The New Dark Horse!!"
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    Wow! What incredible writing for a first book!! This is Sanderson quality of writing. Spectacular character development and builds a perfect platform for a series. My only disappointment is that the next book is not out yet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13596)
    Performance
    (11679)
    Story
    (11676)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    Allen T. says: "Amazing"
    "Unbelievable insight into the life of a SEAL"
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    Such an amazing account, very real and so good hearing his wife's experience of him leaving on each tour and through the birth of their children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11065)
    Performance
    (10350)
    Story
    (10377)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "F**king Remarkable!!!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I know it is vulgar to swear in a review, but how else do you describe an author who is fast becoming a master (also I am Aussie..). I have loved Sanderson form Elantris & Mistborn through to WOT. He has definitely taken allot of character development from WOT and created a new masterpiece.

    I love the Kramer & Reading narrator combination, so many flash backs to WOT. I must admit I had a moment when I first hear Kate's voice as she spoke the final words of one of my favourite characters of all time in WOT (not giving anything else away!).

    In a nut shell, Sanderson is awesome & I cannot get enough of his work and you would be crazy to miss out on depth and colour of this story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1598)
    Performance
    (1479)
    Story
    (1478)

    In the years since the wave of living death swept the globe, St George and his fellow heroes haven't just kept Los Angeles' last humans alive - they’ve created a real community, a bustling town that's spreading beyond its original walls and swelling with new refugees. But now one of the heroes, perhaps the most powerful among them, seems to be losing his mind. The implacable enemy known as Legion has found terrifying new ways of using zombies as pawns in his attacks.

    Lore says: "Corpse Girl for the win!"
    "They are getting so much better"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ex-Communication to be better than the print version?

    This book had me hooked, I love the concept, Zombies & Super Heroes!

    The first book was not as refined, but Peter is definitely communicating his story much more eloquently now!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Bucatinsky
    • Narrated By Dan Bucatinsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (180)

    In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl - launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother - a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew - delivered a son into the couple’s arms.

    The Reading Date says: "A Parenting Book with Humor and Heart"
    "Hilariously honest!!"
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    This book is exceptional, it covers topics that most gay and straight couples just don't talk about! As a Dad to be in a gay relationship, finally this is a book that can at least let me know that everyone has great days and days where you are utterly embarrassed! Loved it. Thanks so much for sharing your journey!!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11626)
    Performance
    (10446)
    Story
    (10539)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Cidney says: "I Guess Dan Brown Never Read “Children of Men”..."
    "Harry Dresden would have made this so much better."
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    If Harry Dresden was there, this would have been resolved in half the time and with much better Humour!!!

    Compared to all his other books, not his best. Or maybe his writing has not evolved from DC. The story was roughly fast paced, but you do wonder at times, why an art professor is saving the world with the support or multinational government agencies... Didn't like the ending...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4893)
    Performance
    (3672)
    Story
    (3683)

    Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of best-selling author Jim Butcher - a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious.

    Brian says: "Know what sucks about this book?"
    "Damn I miss Harry!!!"
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    I held off on this book for a few months after I finished Cold Days to make the wait to the next instalment not as painful. I have to admit that this book gives you such a good insight into some of the other characters in the book, especially the last story. Builds the appreciation for Harry!! Now the wait until the next instalment... Hurry up Jim!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6972)
    Performance
    (6340)
    Story
    (6356)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Awesome and the Series Gets Better!!!"
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    Fantastic and nothing like what I expected, the series just develops and the third book is great and sad that the series ended. Such a nice change having a book set in the 30's. Really cool, the history, characters and events are all woven through masterfully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (141)

    In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected - a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders, having taken Google from a small startup to one of the world’s most influential companies. Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas and a former adviser to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

    Doug says: "Digital Anarchy, A Manifesto"
    "Awesome. Brilliant Book."
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    What made the experience of listening to The New Digital Age the most enjoyable?

    Cannot recommend this book enough, really good overview and the most enjoyable part was the fast pace, the vision of the future & the history of other political climates. Really awesome!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6379)
    Performance
    (5857)
    Story
    (5858)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "Vol 3 is AMAZING... Book 1 is terrible!"
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    Would you recommend Theft of Swords to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would, book 1 is just OK... Book 2 gets much better but Volume 3 (the third audio book in the series) is actually really good. Hang in there! :)


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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