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S,

West Jordan, UT, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Three Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (670)

    Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

    A. A. Green says: "What Fun!"
    "Only a Narration Review"
    Overall

    I didn't make it through the whole book, some other book came up and I switch over, and haven't made it back to this one. I bought this book because I recognized the narrator from another book and I have to say that I think John Lee could be one of the best Audiobook Narrators in the World. He took a book(This one) that I really wasn't all that interested in and made every second worth listening to. Thank You John Lee Thank You

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2126)
    Performance
    (1474)
    Story
    (1489)

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    "Different"
    Overall

    I always reserve a 5 star for fantasies such as A Song of Ice and Fire and most of the book in Wheel of Time. This was enjoyable and very different, I was hoping for something a bit more gritty and fantastic. I was tempted to move my rating up from a 3 to a 4 because I was happy that the author did something different, it wasn't the same old elemental magic, or sorcery (like Sword of Truth) The Author didn't pull Ideas out of his backside at the last minute(like Sword of Truth), but I felt robbed by the ending, and the narration was mediocre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (508)

    The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the "monster", Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer.

    John D. Grote says: "CSI -Transylvania"
    "Dean Koontz at his best"
    Overall

    I love Koontz's ability to create amazingly fun story lines. In Prodigal son he takes a great tale and puts his own twist on it. Would be five stars but I am picky and need to get through the other 2 books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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