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Ken

I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone

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  • The Shadow: Knight of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Orson Welles, William Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Radio Spirits is very pleased to present radio's greatest crime fighter, The Shadow, in this new collection of 18 digitally restored and remastered episodes selected from the classic series. Featuring Orson Welles, William Johnstone and Bret Morrison each in the title role, this set also includes the first release of two newly discovered and previously lost episodes starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston and The Shadow - "The Old People" and "The Vocie of the Trumpet".

    Ken says: "amazing"
    "amazing"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Shadow the most enjoyable?

    Being able to close your eyes, use your imagination and let your mind create all the special effects is amazing.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    How the shadow is able to outsmart everyone is amazing, but you know in the end he will live


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By James Thurber
    • Narrated By Ben Stiller
    Overall
    (1944)
    Performance
    (1737)
    Story
    (1754)

    Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies. Stiller's imaginative performance as Mitty is the perfect re-introduction to the classic character and a great preface to the upcoming film, for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    Dave says: "We Only Live Once. Or Do We?"
    "free book you can never go wrong"
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    I am not a big fan of short stories but since I got it for free I thought to listen to it. The author James Thurber did a fantastic job in getting my attention, and I could relate with Walter. How Thurber can have something so simple in the world send Walter out into a fantasy world is something most of us can relate to in one way or another.

    Ben Stiller is I think a good choice for this, as we learn at the end of the book Stiller loves to listen to a book when driving. not only that but he has the understanding about what makes a great narrator in a book. taking his skills from acting and applying them with the requirements of narration he comes together and makes the book come to life.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know that the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne.

    Tim says: "Was the Movie supposed to be based on this book?"
    "the exciting conclussion"
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    Carlos the jackel is dying, but he wants to kill borne first. who will win.

    This is a great book but the thing I don't like is that by now everyone is old yet they are super agile. they can fight through the pain but over all a great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden City: The Tamuli, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (153)

    The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle, victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power - or Ehlana would die.But Sparhawk fought on, and none of his companions flinched from the awesome struggle, though each must vanquish forces of evil from Tamuli's dark past.

    Cliff says: "A good conclusion to the series."
    "The bad guys folly"
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    the bad guys kidnap the queen and her handmaid. Big mistake there. now the Troll gods, the child god, and worst of all the queens champion and husband Sparhawk, with his companions are not happy. Honestly I like how the troll gods think is a suitable form of punishment, but I'm a pyro. so where to they run and hide.

    the thing I love the most about Shinning Ones is what I love here more. there is now points of view of eight different friends. each has there own tasks to do in order to save the queen and win the war of a forgotten god.

    Also still loving the great team he did in secret with his wife Leah Eddings to make the characters more alive. this is a exciting conclusion to two trilogies that has a major twist that I enjoy greatly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining Ones: The Tamuli, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (156)

    Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone.

    Cliff says: "A good continuation of the series."
    "David has magic"
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    With the knowledge of what god is a threat to the tamuli empire Sparhawk and his friends have to go out and get the one item that can fight the strength of a god. at the same time the queen starts to help the emperor overthrow his own government.

    David here goes back to writing with two points of interest again. sparhawks adventure recovering the blue rose and his queens point of view as she helps uncover who is a undermining the government and how to overthrow it. this is where he excels I think. unlike his other books in the belgariad series where it was one persons story in each part here they are happening at the same time keeping things more linier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cursor's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2618)
    Performance
    (1649)
    Story
    (1654)

    The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies - the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera.

    Readalot says: "Great series"
    "War"
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    the emperor has sent tavi his commission he is to be a low ranking officer in the army. and they are placed out of the way of the impending war. a high lord rebels and enemies of the empire unite to defeat him.

    at the same time Bernard is again needed to help the empire with his secret wife take septimus to the city. but septimus can not use magic. while the high lord is fighting the rebels a enemy force lands on the coast making Tavi the only defense for the empire

    Butcher again has secrets to show you as you read the books. but most of them you can figure out before the secret is reviled. but with his skill he plays some misdirection making people see the secrets he wants you to see while hiding others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Academ's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (2826)
    Performance
    (1802)
    Story
    (1815)

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    Eric says: "Wonderful series"
    "the empires favor"
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    What happens when you gain favor of the empire for saving a valley from the invading Marat? for Tavi its patronage to the university. where the bullies are bigger, stronger, and of the most powerful families. but while Tavi studies he is also secretly studding to be a cursor.

    here he finds the enemy to the empire is really a friend, and the real threat is hidden somewhere inside the great city. and the Marat girl he bonded with is now stalking him, watching.

    back home the Marat come to seek audience with his uncle and warn about a ancient threat and how it almost wiped out the marat race. now they found another queen in the valley area and need to fight it before its to strong.

    Jim Butcher is a great writer but by now its starting to become obvious about some things if you know where to look and I feel he could have done a bit better with hiding the truth just a few books longer. but overall the book is great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3655)
    Performance
    (2353)
    Story
    (2388)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "what if the roles where switched"
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    In every magical book I have enjoyed they seems to have on common theme, this is series changes things up in a world where all humans can use magic there is one person who can not. and his lack of magical skills has made him a outcast.

    but when the valley he lives in is about to be invaded by another species found on the planet its up to him to prevent the destruction of his family. at the same time his aunt and uncle both fight to prevent the army from being swept away by evil plotting from the great houses.

    can they win where the odds are stacked against them? and what skills does a magicless boy have that those with magic have forgotten?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Redemption of Althalus

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (60)

    It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor. Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness.

    Ken says: "The story is amazing"
    "The story is amazing"
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    Althalus is a thief, but in the end he is a hero. how does this happen, easy when the gods use you as the champion.

    Althalus has the greatest luck being a theif, that is until he decides to look at civilization and his luck sours, we all have off days after all. but when he comes home his luck stays bad. after visiting his friends and relaxing a stranger comes in and offers him a easy job. or so we though.

    the Eddings team does it again but this time writing it all in one book. the growth, challenges and dilemmas come together

    I did not like the performance of Dennis Holland, he does not have the range of vocal talent needed. all you can do to tell the difference between the ladies is the horrible accent and the cadence of there speech. the men where not much better. It made it hard to enjoy a great piece of work

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pawn of Prophecy: The Belgariad, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (1574)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (832)

    Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

    Michael says: "My literary "comfort food""
    "a young boy's life changed"
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    David Eddings is amazing in his writing. secretly he co wrote with his wife for the first part of his career and latter came out. this powerful partnership makes the story come to life in ways that are great.

    This story starts with you getting to know a boy named Garion as he is growing up, showing you how he learned the values he has later on. Over the first few pages you notice things that are a little off. a man without a shadow, the story teller acting stranger. eventually the story teller comes back and needs to meet with his aunt, this causes his aunt him and a farm friend to rush out on a adventure for something that was stolen, but every time he asks about it everyone is evasive about it. At the same time he comes to a personal crisis, he finds out he is a orphan and feels left out and abandoned and alone.

    This book is read by Cameron Beierle and he does a fantastic job. you can tell he read the series before hand so he knows about the right accents to use. barak has the rough voice, he also does a good job with the female voices as well. over all his performance is great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Domes of Fire: The Tamuli, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Eddings
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (203)

    Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride. And now a new danger had arisen to threaten the peace of Ehlana's realm. The trouble had started quietly. At home, bandits began to plague the hill country. In neighboring Lamorkand, the customary political unrest turned ominous with whispers that the bloody heroes of old soon would rise again.

    M. Eglestone says: "Unsatisfactory attempt!"
    "Danger lurks in a distant land"
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    Sparhawk and his friends are needed again but in a far away land to help with a dangerous threat that seems to be spreading into their part of the world

    when asked to go help the Tamul Empire with the crisis Queen Ehlana comes up with a way to help.

    This novel is a great addition to the Eddings first trilogy my only issues is that with a change of narrator some of the names are pronounced different. the main difference i noticed is Talen, the first trilogy is pronounced as a birds claw, this new guy pronounces it with a strong A.

    City names and other characters have the same difference as well. but if you can get over that then you will enjoy this book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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