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Kelly

Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2006

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  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2505)
    Performance
    (2234)
    Story
    (2244)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Don says: "A great read if you like heroes or zombies!"
    "superheroes and zombies!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Ex-Heroes the most enjoyable?

    This is a good book. The plot is tight. The characters are intriguing and the premise of a post-infected world being protected by superheroes is engaging.


    What other book might you compare Ex-Heroes to and why?

    If you like comics and zombie movies, this is the book for you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Considered by the author to be his finest work yet, this is a novel of realistic detail, heartfelt emotion, and dazzling imagination that builds a world listeners won't want to leave and spins a tale they won't want to end. In a town of amazing magicks, where the real and the imagined live side by side and the Faerie of legend know the automatons of the future, Time sees all - but even he cannot escape the prophecy of James Hart's return, which can only mean the death of Shadows Fall.

    Angie says: "Great book, is it going to be a series?"
    "A Big Disappointment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Simon R. Green and/or Kevin Stillwell?

    I Jonesed for every new Nightside book and I liked the Secret Histories, making this book such a let down. I couldn't finish it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Simon R. Green again?

    I suggest Green fans try the Ghost Finders series after the two mentioned above. I don't recommend this book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Stillwell’s performances?

    As for the narrator, his performance did not enhance the plot. Bad chemistry? I don't know.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Too Many Curses

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. Its a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel.

    Kat says: "Delightful!"
    "painful listen"
    Overall

    I'm listening to this book right now and am having a hard time evaluating it because the narration is sooo bad. The narrator cannot do characters at all. Except for Nessy, the character voices include one really bad Scottish (I think) accent, and a bunch of typical ghost-like sounding supports. By attempting to make everyone sound supernatural, she throws off the rthym of their speech and irritates the hell out of me. Too bad, it might even be a good book otherwise.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5958)
    Performance
    (5213)
    Story
    (5214)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "If I Had a Zillion Dollars..."
    Overall

    If I had a zillion dollars I turn this book into a movie. The cinematographic writing would translate wonderfully to film. The characters are typical over-the-top paramilitary stock. The monsters creepy and mean. The gore splattered everywhere. If you like the genre, it's a good listen.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (724)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (415)

    Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

    Benjamin says: "redeeming light thriller"
    "I Liked It"
    Overall

    Island of the Sequined Love Nun is a cute story. This is what I've come to expect from Christopher Moore; a light amusing story revolving around quirky characters. I think it's worth the download.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wyrd Sisters: Discworld, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    Katy says: "Happy I gave it a chance, despite other reviews"
    "Ruined Sisters"
    Overall

    The narrator takes a classic Prattchet and makes it painfully hard to listen to. The pace is so slow you begin to wonder if the narrator lost her place in the book. Everyone, with the exception of Nanny Ogg, sounds bored. Nanny Ogg sounds both bored and "special".
    What a way to ruin a good book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary and Rue: An October Daye Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (649)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (495)

    The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations.

    Ginger says: "Missed Matched Pair"
    "Worth a listen"
    Overall

    The author creates an interesting world full of a myriad of fairie kind making the book an interesting listen. The plotline is well crafted. I agree with others that the narration doesn't fit the character. The narrator orates like a victim rather than a strong protaganist. I liked the book anyway.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Kiss of Shadows: Meredith Gentry, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (458)

    "All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually. The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped."

    Mysticalsister says: "Not for the prudish reader -- but,"
    "Thumbs Down"
    Overall

    If you are looking for an action/mystery with a fantasy setting this isn't the book for you. If you are looking for multiple sex scenes with fantasy characters, you are in the right place. The plot takes the protagonist from partner to partner with very little content in between.
    I found this title very disappointing and was unable to finish it. Titles of this genre (erotic fantasy?) should be differentiated from traditional sci-fi/fantasy.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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