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Atlanta Russ

Atlanta, Ga United States | Member Since 2002

  • 4 reviews
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  • 10 purchased in 2015

  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "Fantastic Listen!"

    Over my 4 years of being a member here, this is one of the best books I have listened to! The author's writing style is superb, the characters enjoyable, and it is all made even better by the superb performance of Gerard Doyle's narration - one of the best I have heard, and in the same class as Frank Mueller, whom I sorely miss! I give this book the highest marks on all counts!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett

    Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

    Elena says: "Pretty good story"
    "Solid start to what looks to be a great series!"

    Not sure how I missed this series, but glad a friend recommended it recently! Good story, well developed characters (that you can actually care about), and very well paced, never a dull moment! Won't give anything away, other than to say I give this book my highest recommendation! Also worthy of note is the excellent narration by Joe Barrett - he may be my favorite narrator now, very reminiscent of the late, great, Frank Muller - and that is the highest praise I could give any narrator! Can't wait to start the next book, though I see Mr. Barrett is not the narrator this time around, too bad - will be listening to some of his other work in the near future!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Most entertaining book I have read this year !!"
    Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very near the top of the list! OK, this is not Shakespeare or Dickens, but it IS 100% entertaining! Especially if you grew up in the 70's and 80's, and even more so if you happened to be a geek during those years

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    close between Aech and Art3mis, but to answer why would entail spoilers....

    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    Very well done, fits right in to the story

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

    It was a TERRIFIC stroll down memory lane for me, having been a computer game geek and computer nerd during just the times this book references constantly... (My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80, graduating to an Atari 800, then a Commadore 64...)

    Any additional comments?

    I found this to be one of the most entertaining reads in a long while, partly because of the memories evoked by all of the old game and computer references, but also has a great story - I was sad when it was over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Sure to be a classic!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Game of Thrones to be better than the print version?

    Roy Dotrice delivers one of the best narrations I have ever heard (and having been an Audible subscriber for over 10 years, that is saying quite a lot!). He really sets the mood with his accents and character voices, glad to see he does the rest of this series also!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Thrones?

    Don't want to give away any spoilers!!

    What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I mentioned above, Roy's accents and character voices are all done superbly and really do add to the ambience.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I believe HBO has already done this :)

    Any additional comments?

    Get this one, you won't regret it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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