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Michael

Centreville, MD, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (686)
    Story
    (691)

    There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

    Joshua says: "Forget the Characters, Just Bring on the Action!"
    "Snoozer...Don't read while driving. Monotone perf."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Ian Douglas and/or Nick Sullivan?

    Only as a comparison to see if this book was an anomaly and if there is a different narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment for sure


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4612)
    Performance
    (4380)
    Story
    (4361)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Excellent performance of a Marvelous book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Skin Game again? Why?

    Without question. You can always pickup unenvisioned meaning in the story the second time through.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

    The turning of Goodman Grey. There is always a plot twist, but this one was not anticipated.


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

    The interaction of Harry with Maggie and Mouse in the Carpenters home the first time back.


    Any additional comments?

    James Marsters continues to provide the caliber of performance that all other narrators are judged against, and few attain. The book is a departure from the story line in the life of Harry. Possibly an attempt to expand the view and provide new paths for future books.

    Audible production comment - The editing of chapters in the story needs to be reviewed for accuracy.Several times through the reading I was treated to a replay of previously read chapters as if they were new.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5657)
    Performance
    (4827)
    Story
    (4823)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "13 was definitely not a lucky number in this case!"
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    Has Ghost Story turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If there are other books in the series and they are not read by James Marsters I won't be buying them.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Glover???s performances?

    Only if I have not listened to a series with another voice. After 13 previous books he is just not Harry Dresden. It completely flattened the book.


    What character would you cut from Ghost Story?

    Harry Dresden


    Any additional comments?

    Everything in this book was not in keeping with Harry Dresden. I stopped listening part way through and went to other books because I couldn't continue to listen.Imaging replacing Alan Alda with Alan Thicke in the 10 season of MASH.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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