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Scott

Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16225)
    Performance
    (12435)
    Story
    (12464)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Even better than the first book"
    Overall

    A Clash of Kings is the thrilling continuation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, started with A Game of Thrones.

    Dotrice continues to get better and better. He really comes into his stride in this volume, honing and perfecting the voices that he started in the first book. While A Clash of Kings has never been my favorite book in this series, Dotrice's narration breathes a life into it that was beyond my expectations.

    I highly recommend it.

    16 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2131)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (667)

    In the final installment of the Tales of the Otori, the young Takeo meets his destiny, fulfilling the prophesy: "You were born into the Hidden, but your life...is no longer your own."

    William T. Katz says: "Good trilogy. Book 3 is weakest."
    "A Very Poor Ending"
    Overall

    I was greatly disappointed by the poor display of writing skills that was displayed by this closing novel in the Tales of the Otori. The first book, I still believe, was quite well written. The second installment was not up to par, but as an obvious bridge book to the building conclusion, I was willing to overlook it. However, I can grant no excuses to Mr. Hearn for what he did here in this closing volume. It left me feeling cheated and wanted to boo and hiss at him.

    You'll probably want to listen to this book, if you've already heard the first two, but consider yourself forewarned.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Side of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Wolfram Kandinsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled and snobbish young man from the Midwest, attends Princeton University and acquires a refined sense of the proper "social" values. Lacking all sense of purpose, he interests himself in literary cults, vaguely "liberal" student activities, and a series of flirtations with some rather predatory young ladies. Perhaps This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel - succeeds because of its vibrant quality of youthfulness.

    Neil says: "Good story; painful narration"
    "Still a fine book"
    Overall

    Admittedly, the narration of this novel is poor at best. However, despite Kandinsky's best efforts to the contrary, I still found 'This Side of Paradise' to be a very enjoyable twelve hours and I do recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2709)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (592)

    The exhilerating tale of Takeo continues in book II of the internationally best-selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.

    RacerX says: "Good book. First one was better"
    "A disappointment"
    Overall

    After listening to, "Across the Nightingale Floor," I had a very high level of expectation for this second book. Unfortunately, as mid-trilogy books so often do, this novel is no more than a prelude to the final volume of the series. It has no recognizable plot, no sense of building action and tension, and most importantly no climax or resolution. If you're prepared to listen to all three books straight through, I would recommend this volume, but if you are looking for a book that can stand on its own merits, this is not for you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5977)
    Performance
    (2132)
    Story
    (2140)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Easily the best audio book I have heard lately"
    Overall

    "Across the Nightingale Floor" is fantastic. The story is fast-paced and well written, but it is the readers that truly bring the characters to life. Kevin and Aiko both do a truly wonderful job of infusing the two 'point of views' that the story is told from with sympathy, grief, and rage. It is for them that I give 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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