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Cweth

Chase, BC, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • Beyond the Shadows: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1776)
    Performance
    (1178)
    Story
    (1206)

    Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance---a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends---and perhaps his enemies---he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess.

    Frank says: "Best of the trilogy"
    "Paul Boehmer is becoming my favourite reader"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond the Shadows to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio version would be better than the print version, since it was performed so well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was a great cast of characters. Of course, Durzo and Kylar stand out, as they have the most focus.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

    Durzo and Lantano Garuwashi.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't laugh or cry, but I enjoyed it a lot.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9779)
    Performance
    (8781)
    Story
    (8942)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "it's as good as the hobbit!"
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    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    Throughout my whole reading life, a good book was measured against this one and its sequels... do I need to say more?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dirty Streets of Heaven: Bobby Dollar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (414)

    Bobby Dollar is an angel - a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own - pride, anger, even lust. But his problems aren’t all his fault. Bobby can’t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he’s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions.

    Michael says: "Angel Noir"
    "it was a fun read"
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    Would you listen to The Dirty Streets of Heaven again? Why?

    I don't think I'll listen to it again. Re-reading/listening is pretty rare for me. I liked this one, but I don't think it's going to come around again in my listening queue


    Would you recommend The Dirty Streets of Heaven to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would definitely recommend the story to anyone who likes urban fantasy, but also to non-fantasy readers. The ideas and characters are interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5289)
    Performance
    (3045)
    Story
    (3067)

    Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

    D. Ramirez says: "I normally wouldn't, but..."
    "I learned to Love Brandon Sanderson"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    if they read as far as this in the series, they won't need me to prompt them on, but yah I recommend WoT to anyone who likes epic fantasy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gathering Storm?

    when it hit me that the end was near... it was a confluence of a few events.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Perrin... when he's not whining :D


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did a little laughing and a little crying... I'm pretty easy to pry tears out of though.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was enough to change my mind about Brandon Sanderson and about Kate Reading... The former I was reluctant to give any chance to, and the latter has disappointed me in other audio books; however, Kate Reading has grown on me, and Sanderson is now one of my all-time favourite authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Courts of Chaos: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Roger Zelazny
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (422)

    Corwin finds his world dissolving around him when his father Oberon, disguised as Corwin's friend, steals the Jewel of Judgment so that he may defeat the evil Brand.

    Katherine says: "Corwin's psychedelic hellride"
    "It has me loading the books one after another"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Courts of Chaos to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition probably has a more timeless quality to a text that often dates itself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    in a first person voice, it's hard to consider other characters for the pole position, but I guess I'm a fan of the absent father.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    to be honest, I don't know which book this review is about. I have been listening to them all marathon style, and it blends together.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Maté
    • Narrated By Daniel Maté
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Like countless other parents, doctors Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté have had to confront their children becoming secretive and unreachable. Focused more and more on their friends, they recoiled or grew hostile around adults. Why? The problem, Neufeld suggests, lies in attachment: Children are increasingly forming stronger attachments to their friends than to the adults in their lives. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed this phenomenon "peer orientation", which refers to the tendency of children and youth to look to their peers for direction.

    Cweth says: "Great book for every parent!"
    "Great book for every parent!"
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    What did you love best about Hold On to Your Kids?

    the fact that expressing your parental love to your child is billed as the most important act of parenting. We have always believed and lived by that, but this book gave new and exciting insight that I believe will be immensely helpful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What about Daniel Mat?????s performance did you like?

    He read it well, and gave appropriate intonation to express the meaning.


    What???s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    well, the main concept of maintaining strong bonds with your children, but a quote from Neitsche(possibly someon else) about the person most likely to lie is the person most likely to be injured by the reality. Something along those lines, and it made me thankful that my wife and I have raised our son in a world where reality isn't out to get him: That we've raised a son whose lies we can accurately count, because he always admitted it in the next sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    read it! Seriously! Your family, and possibly the future of humanity, will never regret your choice to embrace your children!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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