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jesse

Deland, FL, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 8 reviews
  • 97 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2014
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  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (8857)
    Performance
    (4937)
    Story
    (4977)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "Waste of credit!"
    Overall

    I had to stop listening after about 3 hours. This in when I realized that I was reading a book written for 12 year olds.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1451)
    Performance
    (1097)
    Story
    (1105)

    There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

    Tommy says: "The best thing to happen since Mitch Rapp!"
    "A more believable version of Cussler"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Power Down rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1 in this genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Raw and fast paced. At no point did I feel like the events in this story were not possible.


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

    Very cool voice


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

    Eh


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (942)
    Performance
    (887)
    Story
    (891)

    In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

    Benjamin says: "Quickly Addictive. Great First Novel!"
    "Don't let the 5 star reviewers deceive you."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Emperor's Blades better?

    More accurate reviews. Who is paying these people to compare this author to Martin and Abercrombie......so rediculously misleading:/


    What was most disappointing about Brian Staveley’s story?

    Elementary dialogue and rushed character development.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the seedy bar that fell into the sea. This is when the dialogue got so bad that I knew I was done reading.


    Any additional comments?

    Returning immediately. Thank you Amazon


    Oh....Simon Vance was excellent as always.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14933)
    Performance
    (11505)
    Story
    (11566)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Amazing"
    Overall

    The narrator is fine, get over it! This book is just as good as the others. Some of the characters are missing because there coinciding events will be told in the next book. Martin has so much to say about each character, he had to split it into two huge books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Happy Return

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (176)

    Horatio Hornblower sails South American waters and comes face to face with a mad revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. Throughout his escapades, Forester's hero remains resourceful and courageous.

    Carol says: "AKA "Beat to Quarters""
    "Thank you Forester"
    Overall

    Great writer, good story. Not as good as the later books when Hornblower is young.

    Hornblower needs a buddy like Stephen Maturin.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3022)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2336)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "Tedious"
    Overall

    Interesting begining, but then it got weak fast. Could not finish. Maybe the end is good, but I am not willing to risk my time.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7280)
    Performance
    (5352)
    Story
    (5328)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    This second book in the series is lacking some of the original ideas that made the first book so good.

    Maybe the wolves have saturated the market to much.

    There where passages in this book that felt a bit Twilightish and I almost deleted it from my library before finishing.

    I will probably not continue with this series.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (184)

    Post Captain is the second novel in Patrick O'Brian's beloved adventure series. In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, Royal Navy, taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held-harbor.

    Joel says: "Good story, but better narrator available."
    "Should have brought Simon Vance version."
    Overall

    I have read all of the books in the series and now I am enjoying them through audio. I normaly do not write reviews but after reading some of the others I had to put my opinion out there for the potential listeners. I have been listening to the Simon Vance narrations and I believe he does Patrick Obrian justice. I accidentaly purchased the Patrick Tull narration of The Surgons Mate and it was difficult to get through due to the slow monotone reading. I have to recommend Simon Vance to potential listeners. The Simon Vance narrations are cheaper and in my opinion far better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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