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Michael

Battle Creek, MI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2332)
    Performance
    (2123)
    Story
    (2130)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Great listen for Mil Sci Fi fans"
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    What did you love best about Extinction?

    Solid story, keeps it interesting with frequent action. Often when I listen to several books of a series in a row I get irritated with some of the writers repetitive quirks. I didn't notice that with the Star Force series.


    What other book might you compare Extinction to and why?

    Similar to Ringo's looking glass series but better, less pseudo-science and lengthy techno lectures.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5220)
    Performance
    (4658)
    Story
    (4672)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "Great follow-up to MHI"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This book just kept right on going from the first. Just as entertaining and the reader really fits the characters. Great book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7471)
    Performance
    (6610)
    Story
    (6603)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Mariya says: "Killin’s my business and business is fine"
    "Surprisingly Great"
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    If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

    Fast-paced, action, entertaining.


    What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really does a great job sounding like the characters are described if that makes sense. No irritating mannerisms, easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Based on the title of this book I was prepared for it to be really awful. I was pleasantly surprised that it was one of the best I've listened to recently. I'm now on the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7202)
    Performance
    (3558)
    Story
    (3561)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Slllloooooooooowwwwwwww"
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    What would have made The Passage better?

    The story needed to move along much faster. I listened for about 6 hours and just got too bored so I switched to another book. Lots of talking but not much happened.


    Has The Passage turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick was Scott Brick


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Passage?

    Half of them


    Any additional comments?

    In fairness you often need to push through the build up to get to the good part and maybe if I listened for 5 more minutes I'd have been hooked and reviewing this as the best story ever. Sometimes foreshadow is just not enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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