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John

WILMINGTON, NC, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11668)
    Performance
    (10879)
    Story
    (10888)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Great book"
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    Great book, really engaging and hard to stop listening to....I would highly recommend to anyone, especially anyone who really likes technology fiction.

    1 of 2 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
    (7363)
    Performance
    (6870)
    Story
    (6897)

    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, looking forward to the series"
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    This was a great listen, and by the time I was finished I couldn't believe the 12 hours were up. The narrator was excellent and the pace of the book was perfect. My only gripe was the over use of "sparks" and "calamity", toward the end I found it quite annoying. Aside from that, I look forward to more in this series and other works with this narrator.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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