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Spartan

Audiobooks are my way of easing the long commute to work! Thank you!

MIDDLE ISLAND, NEW YORK, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Halo: Glasslands

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (418)

    The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection.

    S. Blackwell says: "Traviss at the top of her game"
    "Great part of the Halo canon"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! This is a great piece with a lot of backstory for the Halo canon. Any Halo fan would surely appreciate it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Dr. Halsey. Her interactions with the spartans as well as her superiors was great to see and enlightening as far as Halo backstory was concerned.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part where The commanding office and Dr. Halsey explain about Red and Blue Spartan origins.


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

    Yes fore sure!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and great addition to the Halo realm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3460)
    Performance
    (3096)
    Story
    (3126)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Realistic."
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    If you could sum up No Easy Day in three words, what would they be?

    Realistic, enjoyable, cathartic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character was great especially where backstory of him and his father were concerned.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    The inflection in his voice while telling the story. I felt like I was in the soldier's shoes which was fantastic.


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

    Yes, it really kept good pace and was highly enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and great narration thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3169)
    Performance
    (2368)
    Story
    (2379)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Elizabeth says: "thoroughly enjoyed"
    "Jumped around a lot but good nonetheless."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cloud Atlas to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but the audio version was quite good!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure, I felt like the book was written for a movie with cut-scenes and not the other way around.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I liked the reporter.


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

    It made me wonder about reality, there were a few parts that made me laugh and a fre sad parts as well especially when the android girl goes into the factory where here sisters were and her epiphanies therein.


    Any additional comments?

    Good listen but hard to keep track of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Renaissance: Assassin's Creed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Oliver Bowden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli, knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.To his allies, he will become a force for change in his fight for freedom and justice.

    Jason says: "Great story, Great Narration."
    "Great part of the Assassin's Creed canon!"
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    If you could sum up Renaissance in three words, what would they be?

    Action-packed, historical, seamless


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Michaelangelo!


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

    His tonality between characters was great!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Was a nice addition to the larger Creed story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (382)

    The Peace of Amiens has left Jack Aubrey with no ship, no enemy to pursue, and no possibility of prize money to supplement his meager income. His decision to seek refuge from his troubles, and creditors, in France proves doubly disastrous.

    A. F. Latronica III says: "A fair shake"
    "Was ok.."
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    Would you try another book from Patrick O'Brian and/or Patrick Tull?

    I would!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aubrey is the best by far!


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Tull – was your favorite?

    Aubrey!


    Could you see Post Captain being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Hmmm...I think a TV series would be good....Not sure about the casting but i'm sure that this would be an action packed and witty series!


    Any additional comments?

    Good read. Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16809)
    Performance
    (12985)
    Story
    (13017)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Part 2 Rocks!"
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    Would you listen to A Clash of Kings again? Why?

    I might but i'm so far into the rest of the series that i'd need another week off to listen to everything over again!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Snow!


    Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

    I liked Roy as Tyrian!


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

    The betrayal of Theon - that was terrible!


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderfully read! Can't wait to finish the subsequent books! Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sean Williams
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (974)
    Story
    (973)

    Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda.

    Karen says: "Unexpected and Enjoyable"
    "Excellent!"
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    What did you love best about Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance?

    I loved the story and the sound effects!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The smuggler was the best!


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

    The inflection of tone was great!


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

    A must see!


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful listen! Can't wait to read the rest of this series! Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2302)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1237)

    The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

    Flavius says: "Hokey But Fun"
    "Great Read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Strain the most enjoyable?

    The reader was excellent!


    What other book might you compare The Strain to and why?

    This book is really unique!


    Which character – as performed by Ron Perlman – was your favorite?

    I liked Setrakian the best!


    If you could take any character from The Strain out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Setrakian! He's a wealth of information!


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen! Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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