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Nathan

Bayfield, CO, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 20 reviews
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  • Saints

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    When 10-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. “Soon,” he replied. But he never came back. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham laid the foundation of his daughter’s certainty that the only person Dinah could ever really trust was herself.

    Joan says: ""A Woman of Destiny""
    "Good, but not great"
    Overall

    Yeah, this was good until I started doing some googe searches. He takes a lot of "artistic license" and his own interpretation of history. But I guess I have to cut him some slack, this book was apparently written in the mid 80's and since them there have probably been new research. So I will assume he was making the best assumption he could based on what he had at the time of this novel's writing. But the story was compelling and far from boring. Good book, just not great. Don't believe everything you read in it as "gospel truth".

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Cryptonomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1963)
    Performance
    (1327)
    Story
    (1345)

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

    flaos says: "Finally Audible"
    "Not that great for me..."
    Overall

    Just not my cup of tea I guess. I was really thrown off by the prolific swearing all the time. It was also pretty sexually charged. (IMHO)

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2929)
    Performance
    (1180)
    Story
    (1173)

    Detective John Corey now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family.

    Patricia says: "Totally predictable"
    "Not as good as the first one..."
    Overall

    I LOVED the first book and I am a huge Nelson DeMille fan, but this one just didn't do it for me. It had a harder edge than the first book, but less action in my opinion. There was a lot of needless F-Bombs dropping too. It was just OK for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2371)
    Performance
    (1732)
    Story
    (1742)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "SOLID!"
    Overall

    This was a solidly good book! Plenty of action and quite a bit of character development to give the story some good depth. Keep in mind that this author can jump around - all your questions get answered eventually in this book or the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Victorious

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2704)
    Performance
    (1720)
    Story
    (1733)

    As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral - even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.

    matthew says: "A Great Book From a Great Series"
    "Another great one!"
    Overall

    I have really loved this series! This book was just as good as the previous ones.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Desert Spear

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1758)
    Performance
    (1295)
    Story
    (1299)

    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    John says: "Worth My Credit"
    "Good story, but too hard of an edge for my tastes"
    Overall

    This one was good, but there was a lot of needless junk in it. Too much hard sexual references and details for my tastes. The Author could have easily gotten the same ideas across without going into so much details. But the story and action were both good aside from the above caveats.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Komarr: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (517)

    Komarr could be a garden with 1,000 more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why.

    Nathan says: "More of a set up book for the rest of the series"
    "More of a set up book for the rest of the series"
    Overall

    This one (in the series) has the feel of a set up for the rest of the books that come after it. On its own it is a good book, but if it is taken as a piece of the large picture of the series then it really keeps your interest. It still has some good action, mystery, and suspense. The characters introduced and developed end up playing key roles in the plots to come in future books. For these reasons, I have to take a starr off my review even though I loved the book. I love the series! If you like the 'Prince Roger' series by David Weber and John Ringo then you will love these too!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1091)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (514)

    Dying is easy. Coming back to life is hard. Miles Vorkosigan should know - having done both once already. Thanks to his quick-thinking staff and the artistry of a medical specialist, Miles' first death wasn't his last. But it does take some recovery, a fact he has been reluctant to admit. When he makes the mistake of returning too soon to duty, he finds himself summoned to face the security chief, Simon Illyan. But Miles' worst nightmares about Illyan are nothing compared to Illyan's own nightmares.

    Louis says: "Order of series"
    "Plenty of action, drama, and suspense!"
    Overall

    I really loved this one! I liked the character development which is more of a focus of this one. It still had plenty of action, drama, and suspense. Love the series! If you like the 'Prince Roger' series by David Weber and John Ringo then you will love these too!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mirror Dance: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1177)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (541)

    The dwarfish, fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles. Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself, Miles has set the clone, Mark, free for a new chance at life. But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson's Whole, things get really messy.

    Paul Mc Galey says: "Excellent book, but needs editing?"
    "Great action, plot, and characters!"
    Overall

    I skipped all the previous novels in this series and picked it up cold from this one. Well this one set the hook. I really loved it! I liked the character development. I liked the action. I found some to detailed torture segments to be too detailed and I admit that on 2 or 3 occasions I fast forwarded because I could not take the hard core torture scenes (and I am an avid 24 series watcher). So that is the only reason I had to give this one 4 stars instead of 5. But all and all I really enjoyed this one and the books after this just got better and better. Love the series! If you like the 'Prince Roger' series by David Weber and John Ringo then you will love these too!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wyrms

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (52)

    The sphere is alien in origin, but has been controlled by Man for millennia. A legend as old as the stars rules this constructed world: when the seventh seventh seventh human Heptarch is crowned, he will be the Kristos and will bring eternal salvation...or the destruction of the cosmos.

    Melissa says: "Card fans, don't miss this one!"
    "Not Another Epic Journey Novel!"
    Overall

    I am normally a big Orson Scott Card fan but this book just did not do a thing for me. I made it about half way through before calling it off. It turned out to be yet another formulaic ‘epic journey’ fantasy novel. Here is the formula: Under Estimated Main Character Long Journey Eccentric Characters picked up along the way = Arrival at the destination and each character is needed to ‘win the goal’. You know how it goes…The main character goes on a journey and picks up key characters along the way and when the little band arrives at the destination each character ends up being crucial to completing the mission. It just drug on and lacked creativity – I could see the plot devices coming from a mile away. Sorry Orson, but I have to give this one a single star rating.

    2 of 11 people found this review helpful

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