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Jason

Canyon, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 263 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10695)
    Performance
    (8149)
    Story
    (8195)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Brandon's Best Work Yet"
    Overall

    I read Warbreaker when Brandon became Robert Jordan's successor, as I wanted to measure his writing style against my expectations for the Wheel of Time. I have since devoured every novel (except the Alacatraz books) he's written. I expected TWoK to be on par with all his other excellent works, but I was completely blown away. This is far and above Sanderson's best work, and that's really saying something because all his other books are, in my opinion, outstanding.

    Oh, and Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are awesome. That is all.

    64 of 66 people found this review helpful
  • House of Chains: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (288)

    In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

    Armand says: "Write Brilliance Audio to get Ralph Lister back!"
    "Unfair Criticism of Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was another fantastic book by Erikson. Can't wait for Audible to release book 5. Just a word about the narration. I think the criticism Michael Page has received for this book is a bit unfair. True the new character voices were a bit distracting at first, but if Page had started the series there would be no complaining. He does a masterful job of reading a masterful story in my humble opinion.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5792)
    Performance
    (5398)
    Story
    (5396)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Doesn't live up to the hype, but pretty darn good."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from John Scalzi and/or Wil Wheaton?

    Sure.


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

    Yes with the warning of excessive profanity. Just not needed.


    What aspect of Wil Wheaton’s performance would you have changed?

    Wesley Crusher has a pretty good reading voice, but there are no character variations. All of them sound the same.


    Was Redshirts worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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