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  • The Red Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Miles Cameron
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (589)

    Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild. Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder. It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

    Amazon Customer says: "A New Favorite in the Epic Fantasy Biz"
    "Very well done. Lots of built in back story."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Red Knight the most enjoyable?

    I liked that the characters had a lot of back story, some of which gets explained and some doesn't.
    I liked the magic combat systems too.


    What other book might you compare The Red Knight to and why?

    Have to think about that one.


    What about Matthew Wolf’s performance did you like?

    Well narrated with different voices and verbal punctuation.
    Never left wondering which character is speaking.


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

    Yes, if it weren't so long.
    Made good car-listening though.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd definitely recommend both the author and the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sword-Bound: Tiger and Del, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Roberson
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    For the first time in years, life seems settled for Tiger and Del. They run a school for sword-dancers in the South. They're raising a two-year-old daughter. They collect income from their interest in a thriving cantina. Occasionally Tiger must dance against sword-dancers bent on killing him for forsaking the oaths and vows of the circle, but for the most part it's an idyllic life. Until Tiger's twenty-five-year-old son accuses him of being "domesticated."

    Tracy says: "No Overall Plot"
    "No Overall Plot"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sword-Bound to be better than the print version?

    Only had Audible version.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Nice to see Del and Tiger again, but there's no overall plot line, nemesis or end goal for most of the story. Seems more like a series of short stories tied loosely together.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sequence with Umir the Ruthless.


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

    I'm using these as stay-awake-while-commuting books, so this doesn't really apply to me. There were a couple of parts that I sat in my turned off car to finish though.


    Any additional comments?

    Author has kids going to college soon, maybe?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fell Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Miles Cameron
    • Narrated By Matthew Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (354)

    Loyalty costs money. Betrayal, on the other hand, is free. When the Emperor is taken hostage, the Red Knight and his men find their services in high demand - and themselves surrounded by enemies. The country is in revolt, the capital city is besieged, and any victory will be hard won. But the Red Knight has a plan. The question is, can he negotiate the political, magical, real, and romantic battlefields at the same time - especially when he intends to be victorious on them all?

    Andrew says: "Enjoying read"
    "Absolutely great"
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    If you could sum up The Fell Sword in three words, what would they be?

    Miles, write faster!


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

    No crying, some laughter.


    Any additional comments?

    The magic system and the mixed historical world view are very interesting.

    0 of 0 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
    (6095)
    Performance
    (5539)
    Story
    (5556)

    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."
    "Great Story, Great Reader!"
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    Would you listen to Hard Magic again? Why?

    I don't often listen to stories more than once (Roger Zelazny excluded), but if i did, then i would listen to this again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are real people that you really feel attached to, even the bad guys. The action sequences don't trigger my suspension of disbelief filter - they all seem to be reasonable given the magic system being used.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Just absolutely great from timing, to pitch, to different voices for different characters.


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

    Laughed a couple of times.


    Any additional comments?

    I've put Larry Correia on my read-the-next-book list. In fact, I'm downloading the next one now!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder Strike!

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Michael McCollum
    • Narrated By Keith O'Brien
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible treasure trove of water-ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna Republic and Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were squabbling over rights to the new resource. But all thoughts of profit and fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the comet's trajectory placed it on a collision course with Earth!

    Tracy says: "Some verbal punctuation would help."
    "Some verbal punctuation would help."
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    What disappointed you about Thunder Strike!?

    The narrator doesn't seem to breath at all. No pauses between sentences. No pauses between scene shifts. Makes it hard to tell when one thought ends and the next begins.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Story idea is interesting. Kind of over does it on the math and physics part.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Keith O'Brien?

    Almost anyone else.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think the book would have been okay with a different narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Might be willing to try this author again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Steel Remains

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (273)

    In just a few short years, Richard K. Morgan has vaulted to the pinnacle of the science fiction world. Now he turns his iconoclastic talents to epic fantasy, crafting a darkly violent, tautly plotted adventure sure to thrill old fans and captivate new readers.

    Tizroc says: "This isn't your father's gay hero!"
    "beware - graphic gay sex"
    Overall

    I've liked his other books and was not expecting to be presented with graphic gay sex while driving to work. The story was almost interesting enough to let it pass .... if i'd been reading a physical book that i could just page past the irritating parts. As it was, I dumped the book.

    Before the flame war starts, I'm not homophobic and I'm not generally a prude. This was just not what I was looking for.

    6 of 16 people found this review helpful

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