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FORD, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

  • 4 reviews
  • 31 ratings
  • 214 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015

  • Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill: A SW: X-Wing Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand - for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire.

    Joshua says: "The Wraiths Are Back"
    "Classic fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book so I can't say how this audio compares to the print, but I can say that hearing the different "people" really adds to the enjoyment. if you let yourself go, you can really hear the humor when each character interacts with each other.

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

    I was extremely impressed with how well the reader preformed on this book. Hearing each person and each inflection really brought the characters to life.

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

    Oceans 11 in space

    Any additional comments?

    This is not a deep book. I read some complaints that the "villan" was not that impressive. I agree. If you want to read/listen-to about a great "villan" then read/listen-to one of Timothy Zahns books. If you want to relax and enjoy some funny character driven Star Wars moments, then this is the book for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "A great "Listen.""
    Where does Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better audio books I have listened to. The idea of the story is unique and the narration really brings it to life.

    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    I am not sure how much I would have liked this book if I had "read" it. The narrator did a great job of bringing the hallucinations to life and integrating them with the outside world.

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

    This is a great book for a 2 hour car ride. I would highly recommend listening to this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crucible of Gold: Temeraire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Naomi Novik
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Naomi Novik’s beloved series returns, with Capt. Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon’s forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties, if not outright treason.

    Bill Bai says: "Back to Basics"
    "Great story."
    What did you love best about Crucible of Gold?

    I found this story to be a great addition to the Temeraire universe. It was a better story and flow than some of her past stories. The interaction between Temeraire and all of the other characters works very well.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crucible of Gold?

    I personally lovered how they added more countries and attitudes to the Temeraire universe.

    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I personally thought he did and amazing job of portraying each character differently.

    Any additional comments?

    As a note to the author, this is book seven and it would be nice if she could start tying up some of the story lines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "A hard look at evil."

    This is a very informative book. If you are looking to learn all about the politics of the nazi party, than this is the book for you. It is a very in depth book that at times is very difficult to listen to. It can be very difficult to listen to the actions of the Nazis directed against.... everyone. I have never listened to a book and felt like I was witnessing pure evil. My only complaint is that this portrays the wars ups and downs as being controlled completely by the Nazi's actions (and the soviets). No action by anyone else mattered. By this I mean they lost because they made bad decisions as opposed to the nations of the world working against them.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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