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Lou

If your not haveing fun your at the worng table.

Topeka, KS, US | Member Since 2008

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  • When Diplomacy Fails: Freehold, Book 7 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated By David Doersch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Alex Marlow and Ripple Creek Security's best personal security detail return to action. This time, they really don't like their principal, World Bureau of State Minister Joy Herman Highland–a highly-placed bureaucrat with aspirations to elected office. Even worse, Highland’s assistant wants to publicize every movement and action for her boss’s pending campaign, which is anathema to good security. With a person of this status, it's not a case of someone wanting her dead. The only question is how many people want her dead, and what are they bringing to the fight?

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Another winner from the Freehold universe"
    "Not what I expect from Michael Williamson"
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    Would you try another book from Michael Z. Williamson and/or David Doersch?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Huh? that's it?


    Did When Diplomacy Fails inspire you to do anything?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    Glad this one was not my first read from Michael Z. Williamson, this one had that feel of trying to squeeze out one more book.... Which puzzles me cause he made a great world to play in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War Maid’s Choice: War God, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (367)

    In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider - the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man - or hradani - for her. Now, War Maid’s Choice continues the story - and things really get complicated.

    Professor says: "Been Waiting for years"
    "Oh no.. At lest I can say I did not see that one"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of War Maid’s Choice to be better than the print version?

    Who cares? Print is good audio is good it really depends on who in the mood for what at what time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well I had assumed that I could predict David's next move with this book and well he threw me a good one. Guess that is I get for being full of myself.


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

    Yep there was, and I ain't going tell ya..... your going have to read it yourself but it dose involve to coursers and their riders.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Season: Star Kingdom, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber, Jane Lindskold
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (469)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (418)

    Fire in the forest – and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious 14-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie’s alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two-legs, he cannot communicate directly to her. Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may be enough....

    Anne Roberts says: "More treecats!!"
    "There may be flames but not from me turning pages."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fire Season to be better than the print version?

    mox-nix the one the other it really dose not matter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fire Season?

    Recusing the sciencetists from the swamp.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the adoption scene in the midst of the flames.


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

    A friendship formed in thunder and lighting but can it stand the flames of the fire.


    Any additional comments?

    I like David's work I am still on the fence about this series though. I will admit though I am above his target audience though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andromeda's Fall: A Novel of the Legion of the Damned

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By William C. Dietz
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy. Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters - including Cat’s family. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project - developing cybernetic technology for the masses.

    Tracey says: "Fun read but not one of Dietz's best"
    "Not quite right but close"
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    Where does Andromeda's Fall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About middle, interesting story concept. But there was a few too many opps I wrote myself in a corners so I’ll just have the character lie to get me out of it. Or ignore facts that I kinds of had written in the book earlier. Almost made me wonder if he was a rookie writer, I may follow this book series but I don’t see myself getting to deep into his worlds.


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

    Opps! How clumsy of me.....


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Nightstalkers: An Area 51 Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    Staff Sergeant Winthrop Carter only enlisted in the army for the steady pay. When he cheated on the Special Forces’ final exam, he never expected his actions would get him drafted into the Nightstalkers - an elite team with a mysterious mission and even more mysterious leader. For decades, Rifts have been opening and unleashing bloodthirsty alien life forms into our reality. The Nightstalkers’ goal is to shut down these breaches and stop the beings that emerge from rampaging out of control.

    Tracey says: ""We don't need no stinking lawyers""
    "Short, But well worth it"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Nightstalkers in three words, what would they be?

    Believable, interesting, different


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scout, hey I am a sucker for the plucky comic relief who turns into a star of the show.


    What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

    Read it well and gave good voice to the characters, and not many stumbles that I could find


    Any additional comments?

    This was a "why not?" I think I'll keep following the Nightstakers Bill Mayer does a much better job on this book than in the other Area 51 books. I think this spin off is better than the mainline that launched it. But we shall see in book 2.....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4015)
    Performance
    (2416)
    Story
    (2447)

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    A User says: "Better than the show"
    "Just could not get into this book"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not really sure I just could not get into this book. The charters where well developed and told well. But the story just did not really grab me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (603)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (547)

    After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

    Ryan says: "Narrator is HORRIBLE - Love this series"
    "David Weber next one in the safehold series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Midst Toil and Tribulation to be better than the print version?

    Maybe, I get the audio books to listen to at work. I still get the print ones as well.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin T. Collins?

    Maybe he has a good strong reading voice


    Any additional comments?

    Once aging the change narrators in the middle of a book series and how words get pronounced changes. It really is quite jarring. I think David Weber was a bit to much scatter brained on this book. A few too many side tales and not enough focus on the main stories

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Warlock in Spite of Himself: Warlock of Gramarye, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Stasheff
    • Narrated By Dennis F. Regan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (95)

    Welcome to Gramayre - where witches, warlocks, elves, and gnomes are real; where a spoiled girl-queen and an army of teenage witches, and ragtag beggars battle an overwhelming force of rebel knights and time-travelling anarchists for the future of the most unique, and perhaps most important, planet in the galaxy.

    Shari says: "Production: disappointing Story: good"
    "The start of a great series"
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    Where does The Warlock in Spite of Himself rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the top third of my collection.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fess, Always there and by Rod's side.


    What does Dennis F. Regan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not to much. I tend to have a very active imitation, I did not like on some of his character's voices his voice dropped to where I could barley hear him.


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

    Sword's, Sorcery , and Science???


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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