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Curtis

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Alvin Journeyman: Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Blackstone Audio
    Overall
    (566)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (242)

    Alvin is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind true friends as well as enemies. And his ancient foe, the Unmaker, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

    Curtis says: "Great Every Time"
    "Great Every Time"
    Overall

    I've listened to this book (actually the whole series) multiple times. Card is a great writer and the voices are awesome. The Alvin Maker series is one great series worth listening to over and over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (324)

    You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kins treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heirall for the right to claim the throne.

    Theresa says: "A lazy disappointment"
    "Decent but that's kinda it"
    Overall

    I've listened to this whole series and while it starts off great the later books seem to be grasping for story. This one was especially bad. Introducing characters and spending entire chapters filling in their history, the history of their people group, then just dropping them (well they reference them once). This final book really just seemed like it was grasping at the last dollars of a series that had already run it's course.

    I don't feel it was a total waste of my time but I won't be listening to this again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2009)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1022)

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

    Katelyn says: "One word - Awesome!"
    "Great update to the classic"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. I am a fan of Austen already and have read and re-read the original over the years. This is a great update that adds a bit more comic relief (as you think to the real events in the original). Really a book with ninja's is almost always a winner.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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