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C. Russell

Roswell, GA | Member Since 2011

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  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (665)

    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    Robert says: "Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!"
    "Fascinating & engaging!!"
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    What did you love best about John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars'?

    Totally different world of imagination; amazingly written so long ago, but as visual as Star Wars


    What other book might you compare John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars' to and why?

    EE "Doc" Smith's Lensman series


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    John Carter


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

    Just a fun read


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (1308)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (718)

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    John M says: "Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this."
    "History like I wish it had been taught"
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    What did you love best about The Second World War?

    Churchill's perspective and his ability to articulate it are engaging and exciting, even when you know the eventual outcomes.


    What other book might you compare The Second World War to and why?

    His The Gathering Storm was much the same, and Liddell Hart's, The Real War is similar.


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

    no


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

    The unnecessary war and how it happened


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18388)
    Performance
    (8284)
    Story
    (8311)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Into the fire"
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    If you could sum up The Girl Who Played with Fire in three words, what would they be?

    unbelievable tough spot


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lisbeth is revealed more and more


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

    Outstanding characterization, especially with the accents


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

    When Lisbeth kicks the hell out of the bikers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1302)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1147)

    Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

    Ann says: "Best of America, honor and character astounding"
    "Good adventure story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor to be better than the print version?

    More fun; like a semi-movie except in your head


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Realistic but not what I wanted


    Which character – as performed by Steven Weber – was your favorite?

    The second character


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

    Like being on the mission


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (4724)
    Performance
    (3429)
    Story
    (3435)

    The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

    Lisa says: "Worthy Addition To The Series"
    "Dresden gets better and better"
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    If you could sum up Turn Coat in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging mystery adventure


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dresden's human challenges even being a wizard


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dresden claiming the island as a sanctum


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

    just fun


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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