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Richard

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  • The Omen Machine: A Richard and Kahlan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1114)
    Performance
    (977)
    Story
    (982)

    An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous. As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen....

    Alan says: "Different"
    "expected better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Really expected better from Goodkind. The narrator is decent, but the story is frustratingly repetitive. It is slow, VERY repetitive and frankly boring.

    Hardcore fans might be willing to suffer though, but I would recommend moving on. The popularity on Audible is riding off his previous work.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Influx

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2846)
    Performance
    (2618)
    Story
    (2623)

    Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: A device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics - the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring.

    Sterling Okura says: "Entertaining Physics SciFi"
    "Fair - story does not reflect the rating."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you’ve listened to books by Daniel Suarez before, how does this one compare?

    I am a fan of both Daemon and Freedom, so I picked Influx up with no hesitation. I really wish it was more like Suarez's other work. Between the author and the rating I was expecting more.

    It's average at best and reads more like a bad movie than a good book. The second half in-particular felt very contrived and rushed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26869)
    Performance
    (20633)
    Story
    (20716)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "fair"
    Overall

    Well written and narrated for sure, but I found it very dry. There was enough intrigue to get me about 12 hours in, but I gave up waiting for something to happen. Some may enjoy, but not worth 2 credits. I'd recommend the Wheel of Time series if you haven't listened yet.

    10 of 18 people found this review helpful

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