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  • By Schism Rent Asunder: Safehold Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (825)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (500)

    The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with a multitude of small technological improvements - better sailing vessels, better guns, better devices of all sorts - Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them.

    B. Bozeman says: "Thought Provoked"
    "Can be completely skipped"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Removal of the 20 hours of wordy filler.


    What could David Weber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Told an actual story.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    More excellent voice characterization.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom. Really hard to keep paying attention to characters who like to hear themselves talk but say nothing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Off Armageddon Reef: Safehold Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (688)

    When Earth herself lay under siege by an enemy humankind could not defeat, mankind undertook one last throw of the dice: Operation Ark. Earth's final colonizing expedition was meant to build a new civilization, on a planet so distant even the Gbaba might never find it, and without the high-tech infrastructure whose emissions might betray its location.

    Alison says: "David Weber always good"
    "Weber takes 30 hours to cover 5."
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    What would have made Off Armageddon Reef better?

    Far less useless 30,000 word monologues.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Weber again?

    Sure, as long as the device I'm listening on has a fast forward.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Excellent voice characterization work.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Assassin's Quest: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (1474)
    Performance
    (1065)
    Story
    (1076)

    King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

    Spooky Wolf says: "A fantastic, but exhausting ride"
    "Just awful"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The craptastic climax


    What was most disappointing about Robin Hobb’s story?

    The last two books. It's like reading a country song which goes on and on. Utterly disappointing protagonist with the IQ of a mouse. Hobb seems to enjoy ignoring obvious questions a person would ask so he can insert a couple more hours of at the expense of the main character. We spend three books listening to this guy get raked over the coals and his payback is wrapped up in two minutes. Author's conclusions about relationships is a bit out there as well, Hobb really needs a psychiatrist.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance overall. Absolutely amazed he didn't cut his own wrists reading this trilogy.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Never.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1720)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1581)

    Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome,and original."
    "A Very Good Series"
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    What did you love best about Rebellion?

    It's an overall good story. This one in particular is very fast paced, action in just about every chapter without going too in depth into techno babble. Just enough to paint the picture and move on.

    The narrating is absolutely superb across all three books. Hopefully, Boyett comes back for #4.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyle Riggs, of course. Nobody in this series lives long enough to go too in depth with. But, it's a 1st person story telling so just the nature of the beast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure there really is a favorite here. One stands out but strikes me as an author just deciding to take his main character on a death defiance trip for cheers.


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

    Star Force Marines, life expectancy: thirty seconds.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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