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Long

Columbia, SC, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • Kill City Blues: Sandman Slim, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (352)

    James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland.

    Cliff says: "Enter Sandman"
    "Another sandman slim story. Need I say more"
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    What did you love best about Kill City Blues?

    Sandman slim kicks more ass! And does it with style. I love this series. The writing is gritty and the characters memorable.


    What other book might you compare Kill City Blues to and why?

    There are no other characters like sandman slim.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's a scene when he talks to God. It was so funny.


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

    This book made me laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    I would start with the first book in the series then listen to the complete series. it is well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Company: Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glen Cook
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (689)

    Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

    Peter says: "Great Story, Narrator Takes Getting Used To"
    "This series is a MUST for fans of epic fantasy!!"
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    Would you listen to The Black Company again? Why?

    I have the whole series in print and bought the whole series in audible to read again. It was well worth it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development was very nuanced. There are very memorable villains such as The Limper, Whisper, The hanged man, The Lady, Soul Catcher....

    I would read a book Just about the Limper!


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

    I had read the books before but the narration brought the characters to life.


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

    Awesome! Got to read the whole series. OOOOOH! there are ten of them!


    Any additional comments?

    This series is one of my most favorite series of all time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gun Seller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hugh Laurie
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    Cold-blooded murder just isn't Thomas Lang's cup of tea. Offered a bundle to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead - a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Quicker than he can down a shot of his favorite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femme fatales. Up against rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang's out to save the leggy lady he has come to love...and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.

    connie says: "May he write on!"
    "great book!!! Didn't realize that "house" wrote it"
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    Would you listen to The Gun Seller again? Why?

    Very entertaining. I've never read a spy book like this. It very British and parodies the James Bond era type of characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gun Seller?

    The beginning of the book hooks you in. He describes how one would break an arm....


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    The Thomas Lange character was very good.


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

    When Joseph asks him if he was a good man.


    Any additional comments?

    This was thoroughly an enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catskinner's Book: The Book of Lost Doors, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Misha Burnett
    • Narrated By Brandon McKernan
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Catskinner's Book is a science fiction/urban fantasy audiobook set in a surreal world unlike any that you have seen before. James Ozryck has a monster in his head. All of his life the entity that he calls Catskinner has made him a fugitive, afraid to get too close to anyone, afraid to stay in one place for too long. Catskinner kills, without compassion and without warning, and is very good at it.

    Long says: "What an AWESOME read."
    "What an AWESOME read."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Catskinner's Book to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is amazing. Have not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Catskinner. The character was so different from most fantasy characters nowadays.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many great scenes. I liked the Bowling alley scene and when he finds out what Godiva is. Very unexpected.


    Any additional comments?

    This is different from any fantasy out there. I've read many in the last year. I just could not put this one down. The narrator is very good. I bought this book without any reviews and I am glad that I did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2450)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1650)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "i loved his mist born series, this was too slow."
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    What would have made Warbreaker better?

    Make the characters more compelling.


    What could Brandon Sanderson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?


    The action was great in the prologue, then the books just stutters with one dimensional characters.


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

    He is a great narrator.


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

    I stopped listening so never finished it. I got several hours in and got bored.


    Any additional comments?

    His mistborn series is awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty and The Midnight Hour: Kitty Norville, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1569)
    Performance
    (931)
    Story
    (933)

    Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success.

    S. Droski says: "Pleasant Surprise!"
    "after listening for an hour nothing was happening"
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    Would you try another book from Carrie Vaughn and/or Marguerite Gavin?

    marguerite gavin is an amazing narator. unfortunately, the story was boring. read the rook, or any jennifer estep books. they are much better


    Has Kitty and The Midnight Hour turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


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

    she has great voice acting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Rider's Call: Book Two of Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (326)

    Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, when she becomes a Green Rider-one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced to accept a fate she never would have chosen, she attempts to return to her life as the daughter of a wealthy merchant, but the magic in her blood is too strong. Pursued by the ghost of the legendary First Rider, she rejoins the Green Riders to confront an ancient evil.

    Cheri says: "Am LOVING this series!!!"
    "The story is great but the narrator is aweful!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story is compelling and fresh.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story and the premise is refreshingly new.


    What didn’t you like about Ellen Archer’s performance?

    The narrator is the worst I've ever heard. After listening to over 100 audible books, the narrator completely ruined to book. I will avoid this narrator in the future. All of her characters are spoken in a high pitched annoying voice. The whole book sounds like it was read by the characters of a Pokemon cartoon.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book but avoid this narrator in any future book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2105)
    Performance
    (1474)
    Story
    (1485)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "it was ok. I had to fast forward to the end"
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    What did you like best about The Warded Man? What did you like least?

    the story was slow and the characters got into some very annoying contrived situations where the bad guys were really bad and the good guys just got the shaft. i know this makes for better catharsis when the good guys win but i just couldn't stand listening to it.


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

    the premise was very good.


    What aspect of Pete Bradbury’s performance would you have changed?

    his performance was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to fast forward to the end because the situations were so annoying.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Shadow: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (1106)
    Story
    (1104)

    Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin….Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

    Amanda says: "Addicted to the series, but leaves you hanging..."
    "Full of posturing but no story"
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    What would have made Cast in Shadow better?

    Imagine watching the good the bad and the ugly but only with shots of thegunfighter's eyes back and forth the whole movie. It was awful . Hours of posturing and descriptions of the charactor's eyes. Read mistborn, name of the wind, or any of the iron Druid chronicles instead!


    Has Cast in Shadow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. There are much better ones


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    Voices were great!


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

    Waste of a credit


    Any additional comments?

    I have no idea why this book got good reviews .

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • That Hideous Strength

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (239)

    In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom.

    Larry says: "Cloning, stem cell research, psycho-chemistry."
    "Not as good as ratings"
    Overall

    This book had great reviews and I had great expectations. However, this story is very slow and verbose. There is much dialog.... The narrator has an annoying speach impediment. I can't believe that this book was rated so highly.

    1 of 14 people found this review helpful

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