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yohance

Member Since 2010

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  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4966)
    Performance
    (4569)
    Story
    (4565)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "Great Reader, good story"
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    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its in my all time favorite list which includes: Wheel of Time Series, Shadow Prowler Series and Warded Man Series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theft of Swords?

    The part when we see exactly how good Hadrian is with his swords.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    the way he reads the story makes it feel like it was a part of history and not fantasy. Very well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't listen to books in one sitting. However I could not wait to get on the train to listen to this book. I even volunteer to do the dishes more so i can listen to the book. :)


    Any additional comments?

    This book develops the characters in a way I'm not used to. This approach to character development felt wierd even flawed in the beginning however you get to know the characters well as the story progresses.

    Its refreshing and fun. I love the characters and can't wait for the next book to become available on audio.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (912)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (316)

    Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family's farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, who are wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions except the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices".

    Eric C. Zawadzki says: "Not really my thing"
    "interesting but got bored"
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    Would you try another book from Lois McMaster Bujold and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    no


    What was most disappointing about Lois McMaster Bujold’s story?

    how it dragged on. The story had a good pace but then it seemed to get stuck on the love story. I like romance and love and background but I also need action.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    the tall dude. don't remember his name


    Do you think The Sharing Knife, Volume 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    probably but i won't be reading it


    Any additional comments?

    didn't finish the book. got bored won't go back to it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11375)
    Performance
    (9844)
    Story
    (9816)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Fascinating read about a horrible human being"
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    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    somewhere in the middle. Its close to the top of my nonfiction favorites.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?

    When he decided not to grant stock options to the early employees of Apple. Despicable guy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    seeing how his adopted dad contributed to stoves design philosophy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    nope too long. i don't do one time sitting for audio books.


    Any additional comments?

    its still hard fro me to comprehend how a jerk of such epic proportions can so positivly affect the world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Bazaar

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once-proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that anyone has been able to survive.

    JPaladin says: "Loved the Warded Man, but this isn't worth $10"
    "great tease!"
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    If you could sum up The Great Bazaar in three words, what would they be?

    feels like a missing chapter front The Warded Man.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Bazaar?

    attach of the sand demons


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    great as usual


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    this such a tease. Mr. Brett can you just release the new book already.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scar

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko, Elinor Huntington (translator)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (721)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (641)

    Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice.

    Robert says: "Highly, highly, Highly Recommended"
    "got bored"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    not really.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Relistening to Towers of Midnight from Wheel of Time series while I waiting for the final book in that series.
    Waiting for book 3 of the Warded Man series
    Waiting for book 2 of Theft of Sword (Raira Series)
    Waiting for book 3 of Shadow Prowler series



    Did The Scar inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure this is a story of redemption but its hard to listen to the main character live like craven coward for so much of the book. I know its the curse but I was looking for more story on his transformation from cocky charlaton to humble quiet warrior. Its hard to enjoy a book about a cowardly man that's afraid of even his shadow. I probably won't finish the book unless really bored.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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