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Mauricio

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  • Reflex

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Steven Gould
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (508)

    Davy has always been alone. He believes that he's the only person who can teleport. But what if he isn't? A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. But there's one thing that they don't know....

    Katherine says: "Exciting sequel to Jumper"
    "Plenty entertaining, and interesting idea."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend it to anyone of my friends who enjoys smooth story telling with a fandom for modern science fiction


    Would you recommend Reflex to your friends? Why or why not?

    It's a great read for anyone who is a fan of modern science fiction and psychological references, so I would absolutely suggest it to at least a few of my friends who are fans of the genre.


    What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Very smooth story telling with some very emotionally effective speaking. He also did a very good job at defining each different character with his speech which is always very good.


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

    "A jump into action and adventure."


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5194)
    Performance
    (4703)
    Story
    (4714)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "This made me a fanboy!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I absolutely would, the story telling in it was stunning. The ideas themselves are refreshing and the characters are each so clearly individual people that you can't help but pick and choose your favorites feeling a real commitment and emotions for them.
    I found myself rooting for the knights, and listening to section of the story with my breath held while waiting for the results.
    This is an excellent story for anyone who enjoys a more modern feeling fantasy that will captivate them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hard Magic?

    Without a doubt the best part of Hard Magic that really left me on the edge of my seat was near the end while Fae and Toshiko fought on the imperial warship. The unpredictability of the battle and the internal dialogue that came from Fae not only made it exciting but it was comical for just a moment as well.
    The results of the battle were so brilliant and elegant with how it neatly wrapped up a part of the story and made for a wonderful and memorable metaphor.


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

    He is an excellent story actor, listening to him really helped me lose myself in the story especially with his distinct voices for each character. There were parts of the story when I forgot that I was listening to a single dictation and it felt like a whole cast, he has a wonderful voice.


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

    This book made me giggle in public which was very embarrassing but completely worth it, and it also had times when I would hold my breath stopping what I was doing anxiously listening for what would happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to the Monster Hunter series I was already counting myself amongst Larry Correia's fans, this book has galvanized that feeling.
    I'm still a huge fan of the Monster Hunter books and I recommend them to anyone who wants a fun story, but it seems to me that the Hard Magic series is a serious refinement of his talents. I can't wait for his next story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9088)
    Performance
    (6619)
    Story
    (6658)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Captivating story!"
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    Would you listen to A Discovery of Witches again? Why?

    Yes, it was very enthralling and I lost my self in it quite readily thus it was very relaxing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Discovery of Witches?

    In the later Chapters Diana being to stand for herself and discovers how powerful she is in her own right, it's impressive.


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

    She has a melodic tone of voice that is perfect for the more emotional moments of the story.


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

    The entire Halloween scene made me smile ear to ear.


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen for fans of deeply developed fantasy and romance with just a dash of historical and scientific relevance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5270)
    Performance
    (3534)
    Story
    (3545)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "An amazing story!"
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    What did you love best about World War Z?

    I love how in depth the story reached, touching on topics that most people would have never suspected to have thought in a world of zombies.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't recall her name, but the fighter pilot lost in the woods was incredible!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each actor bought their own unique spin to each character and an intensity to their performance.


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

    The ending to the Redeka story shocked me entirely.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're debating whether or not to listen to this one stop worrying and just do! Even if you've already read the novel listing to the voice crew adds a whole new effect!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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