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James

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  • The Striker: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (366)

    It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

    tristan says: "Excellent, really enjoyed this one."
    "Nice addition to the series"
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    Where does The Striker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you like Cussler, it is probably on of the better of the recent novels that he has done. Scott Brick is always a great narrator, but as always Cussler's books a formulaic action fair


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick is always consistent and one of the best out there.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but mostly just because I was curious how this would fit into the series and is a step up from the last Issac Bell novel.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9765)
    Performance
    (6733)
    Story
    (6742)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Production is hit and miss, but good story"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Dresden is a well rounded character with an exceptional amount detail to his motives and drive paid to him. I very well done piece of character development.


    What aspect of James Marsters’s performance would you have changed?

    While his performance was perfect for the lead character of harry, there was little emotion behind it. It was a very flat performance.


    Any additional comments?

    The production has odd moments where there are odd pauses and Marsters performance was very flat, but for the character of Dresden himself it was actually suiting. It was just disappointing that the other characters were not given the same care and attention in the performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3286)
    Performance
    (2246)
    Story
    (2258)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Jefferson says: "Violent, Ironic, and Absorbing Epic Fantasy Noir"
    "Good, but not great fantasy"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Blade Itself the most enjoyable?

    The narrator does a great job elevating this from a decent fantasy story to a good, enjoyable audio experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Most of these characters are relatively flat, but also realize that this is part of a series where the characters get more expanded upon in the following novels.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1633

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Eric Flint, David Weber
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (262)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint’s 1632 presented listeners with a fascinating alternate history of the Thirty Years’ War, through the eyes of a West Virginia community tossed back in time to 17th-century Germany. Here, Flint teams up with acclaimed science fiction author David Weber to continue his epic tale. In 1633, the West Virginians attempt to use their modern-day knowledge to build a resistance against the forces of France, Spain, and England.

    Kenneth says: "Audible Get the Rest of This Series Online!"
    "Disappointing follow up."
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    Where does 1633 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the road, which is disappointing when compared to the first book of the series.


    If you’ve listened to books by Eric Flint and David Weber before, how does this one compare?

    A very poor follow up to 1632, which to me was one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eric Flint
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (452)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

    Ben says: "Finally on Audible!!"
    "Great book!"
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    What did you love best about 1632?

    This is probably one of the best audiobooks I've heard in a while from the storyline to the performance. Usually fantasy/alternate history isn't something I enjoy, but this really hits on all fronts.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He really embodies the characters in the story very well, flawless.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and if it wasn't as long as it was I probably would have. This is a rare audiobook I had to force myself to pause.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (457)

    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    A User says: "The Review: An Issac Bell Piece"
    "Good, but not great"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I believe that fans of Clive Cussler or the Isaac Bell series will at least mildly enjoy this work even if it is not up to par to many of his other works. The villain in this story is far to unbelievable and this takes away from the realism of the story. As a fan of this series I was a little disappointed, but it is still worth reading.


    If you’ve listened to books by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott before, how does this one compare?

    It is probably the weakest in the Isaac Bell series to date.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick does another great job as the narrator and seems to have the Cussler books down to an art when it comes to reading them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6474)
    Performance
    (4882)
    Story
    (4960)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Unique Concept well performed"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be better than the print version?

    I liked the overall concept of using historical fact and blending it with a horror/science fiction story to link it together also. A relatively fresh approach to this type of concept that is overall very well written.


    What other book might you compare Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to and why?

    It actually made me want to look further into more of the author's stories and also historical non-fiction about the time period.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Overall a solid performance by the narrator. Better than most of his other work, so an overall solid job.


    Any additional comments?

    The overall experience of this listen was well worth the download. An interesting story line for both history buffs and vampire story lovers that is overall solidly read by Scott Holst. Not the best narrator, but he does a solid job with this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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