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TRAVIS

Travis

HONOLULU, HI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2614)
    Performance
    (2396)
    Story
    (2409)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "Fast paced and fun"
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    Another fast paced fun book. There's been a couple books in the series that turned up the drama and turned down the action. This aint one of 'em.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Firefight: Reckoners, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6639)
    Performance
    (5854)
    Story
    (5832)

    Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

    G. House Sr. says: "Fabulous -- A Must Read Sequal"
    "Even better than the first book"
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    I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I loved this one. It was faster paced and unpredictable in the best way possible. If you read the first one and thought, "meh," read this one and you'll be like, "yeah!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1438)
    Performance
    (1321)
    Story
    (1329)

    Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

    Derek says: "Just awful"
    "Gouge my ears out"
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    I love the series this short story comes from, so there's that. The full books are a little slow but the story and characters are compelling enough to keep me excited to read them. I hoped that this short story, or the other I read in an anthology, would be good recommendations to people who haven't taken the leap into the larger novels of his. They aren't. It's as if the author is trying to show off his verbose poetic skill in the most dull and boring way imaginable. It's like an art exhibit that nobody understands or enjoys, but people will say they love it because it makes them appear artistic. I get it, you can write a story using borderline nonsensical symbolism relentlessly. That takes skill. So does writing a story that actually entertains and engages the reader. Go back to doing that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Moonrat: The Bowl of Souls, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Trevor H. Cooley
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (167)

    Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay.

    Fathas says: "Young Adultish feel but entertaining"
    "Fantastic"
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    The characters are compelling, the plot movement is faster than most fantasy, and the story is absolutely fantastic. This series will be at the top of the charts in the near future. Read it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Age of Iron

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Angus Watson
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (314)

    Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side.

    R. J. Thorne says: "Gritty and funny, ASOIF fans stop here"
    "Meh"
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    Slow. Great characters and plot, but slow in plot movement and action. I find that many fans of the fantasy genre don't just tolerate this, but embrace it. If you love to lose yourself in a beautifully crafted world with interesting and engaging characters, this is for you. If you want a fast paced exciting story with interesting and engaging characters that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you're in the wrong place. I wont be reading the second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Calculating God

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2346)
    Performance
    (1704)
    Story
    (1718)

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

    Ione says: "Interesting book, very enjoyable narration"
    "A rare gem"
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    If only more books were available that brought such intelligence, philosophy, humor, drama, and pure entertainment together into an undeniably perfect package... This will be one of those books that you fall into depression after reading, because its over and you want to go back and experience it again for the first time. Yes, other reviewers talk about the thought provoking nature of the book and how it applies to their belief systems. Its irrelevant. Whats relevant is the fact that it is powerfully thought provoking regardless of who you are or what conditioning led you to your current set of beliefs. Read that shit, son.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Way Down: Daniel Faust, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig Schaefer
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (127)

    Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human.

    Cliff says: "Urban fantasy noir. Done right.."
    "Entertaining enough"
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    This book was entertaining enough to distract me from the monotony of driving through ever present traffic to and from work. I would have liked to see the main character, a magician, actually use some magic though. The cover made him look like a bad-ass. I was expecting (hoping for) something reminiscent of Sandman Slim or the Demon Accords. Instead I got another interesting book with a main character who's basically a pussy who scrapes by through luck and impossible chance as opposed to his intellectual prowess and/or sheer power. I understand a weak lead makes for dramatic suspense because he's always in grave danger of imminent death or failure, but you can get drama from the relationships and unknown outcomes while allowing your character some legitimate power to make things more exciting. Anyway, good book. Obviously I'm just a little tired of the main character barely scraping by routine.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sunset Strip: A Tale from the Tome of Bill

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Rick Gualtieri
    • Narrated By Trish Mckinnley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    My name is Sally. For over 30 years I've prowled the night, one of the undead. In that time I've walked amongst you - a wolf in sheep's clothing - doing unspeakable things, killing countless people. Now, on the eve of Armageddon, a chance for redemption presents itself. My past has come looking for me, beckoning me back to the city of my rebirth. Those who killed me the first time are intent on finishing the job. I'm outnumbered and outgunned, but they've got another thing coming if they think I'm outclassed.

    Cliff says: "Something to tide you over"
    "Narrator bad, story amazing"
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    Read this one in print. I did and I loved it. After the narrator from the other Bill books, Christpher Fetherolf, breathed so much personality and character into Sally, I found it impossible to correlate this new narrator's voice and interpretation with the Sally I know and love. Just like the other spin off, Bigfoot Hunters, the narrator failed to do the book justice. Read it in print.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bigfoot Hunters: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Rick Gualtieri
    • Narrated By Charlie Romanelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Evolution is about to be kicked in the teeth by some very large feet. It started with a few missing hikers, a not uncommon occurrence for the remote town of Bonanza Creek. Now it's about to get a lot worse. The legendary creatures known as Sasquatch are emerging from the woods, and they're hell-bent on slaughtering everything in their path. The only ones standing in their way are a group of wayward campers, a few scared survivors, and the crew of a cable TV show.

    TRAVIS says: "Couldn't stand the narrator"
    "Couldn't stand the narrator"
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    Narrator was so bad I stopped within a chapter or two. Picked up the book in print, and loved it. Not my normal kind of book, but the author is so good I had to give it a shot. Definitely glad I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill the Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rick Gualtieri
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (290)

    There are reasons we fear the night. He isn't one of them. Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb...then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately for him, he was still at the bottom of the food chain. Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead...permanently this time.

    Cliff says: "Fun and Refreshing"
    "Fun and entertaining"
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    This book is Ready Player One meets Sandman Slim. A bit goofy with healthy heaps of vulgarity and violence. Each book in this series has been even more fun than the last. If you don't like this series, you're a pretentious bore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2194)
    Performance
    (1227)
    Story
    (1233)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "This book is amazing!"
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    The only way you will laugh uncontrollably and love every second of this book is if you are a parent, or if you've ever had a parent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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