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Cameron

Waikanae, New Zealand | Member Since 2010

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  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part One)

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (314)

    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

    Thorz says: "Part two of the masterpiece"
    "Terrific sequel! Keeps getting better."
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    The Name of the wind and Wise mans fear are simply my favourite Audiobooks. The story is great and I just need to find out what is happening next. Hurry up with the next one. Please. Please please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1537)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1441)

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

    Pi says: "Among the drow, all trust is foolish."
    "This is simply brilliant."
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    This is a brilliant story. I listened to it non-stop. The narration of the book was a little bit speedy but I put that down to it being a riveting tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3083)
    Performance
    (2771)
    Story
    (2781)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "Great superheroes/scifi/zombie story!"
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    Story

    I listened to this book based on the author - his book 14 was really good - I didn't know quite how he would make this work but he did and it's a great story and very we'll read! Nice job team.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (3246)
    Performance
    (2395)
    Story
    (2406)

    Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

    David says: "This is heaven"
    "As good as book 1 in the series"
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    I listened to this book basically non-stop! If you enjoyed book 1 then you'll love this too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4059)
    Performance
    (2991)
    Story
    (3004)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Steven says: "Steven Pacey is magnificient."
    "I loved this book! I enjoyed it as much as GOT."
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    This is a rich world full of unique and interesting characters. It has an "I can't stop listening" storyline and keeps good pace throughout. I had just finished the Game of Thrones series and was looking to fill the gap in my life that had created - I'm almost close to saying this was better!

    The narration of this book was excellent - perhaps one of the best I've heard (and I've heard a few now!) The voices of the different characters were all very unique and consistent which is impressive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows (Part One): Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast.

    Candice says: "Can't get past the narration"
    "Poor compared to the previous 3"
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    What would have made A Feast for Crows (Part One) better?

    Narration was poor - which is a shame as the I thought the first 3 were top notch.


    Has A Feast for Crows (Part One) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No - this was an anomaly - part 5 got things back on track


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The accents differed from the previous 3 books. Quality was'nt as good.


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

    Disappointment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Co. Aytch: The Classic Memoir of the Civil War by a Confederate Soldier

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sam R. Watkins
    • Narrated By Pat Bottino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (29)

    Early in May 1861, 21-year-old Sam R. Watkins of Columbia, Tennessee, joined the First Tennessee Regiment. He fought in all of its major battles, from Shiloh to Nashville. Twenty years later, with a "house full of young 'rebels' clustering around my knees and bumping about my elbows," he wrote the remarkable account of "Co. Aytch," its common foot soldiers, its commanders, its Yankee enemies, its victories and defeats, and its ultimate surrender on April 26, 1865.

    Tucker says: "Must Have"
    "Worth the effort to listen to!"
    Overall

    Sam Watkins has kindly given us insight into the thoughts and experience of a Confederate soldier. I can't imagine how he managed to survive the hardships, deprivations, battles and defeat!

    I found this a really worthwhile book to listen to and was even more fascinating towards the end. The style of writing is very different from anything else I'm used to. The narration could be better tho!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1677)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (787)

    Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days, Second Manassas to Antietam, and Perryville in the fall of 1862, but so are the smaller and often equally important engagements on both land and sea: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, Monitor versus Merimac, and Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, to mention only a few.

    Jeanne says: "The best"
    "Magnificent journey through time"
    Overall

    I loved every minute of each of the three volumes of Shelby Foote's masterpiece. It was a deeply facinating journey through those tumultous times and events. I felt this audiobook bought to life the great charachters and personalities that defined the Civil War. Grover Gardners reading of this was outstanding and suited perfectly to the subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charles Henderson
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (242)

    There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has been only one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legend of Marine lore. He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is his story. Powerful, chilling, and all true.

    sheridan says: "history at its best"
    "Riveting listening"
    Overall

    This is an 'I can't turn it off' audiobook! Very well read.

    Hathcock was certainly someone who was uniquely suited to being a sniper. He was also passionate about his profession and helped set the standard for others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3908)
    Performance
    (2346)
    Story
    (2379)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Long and boring."
    Overall

    I'm sure there are some people that appreciate this for being a well thought out, sophisticated storyline. However I just found it dreadfully boring - I kept listening in the hope it would redeem itself but it didn't.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful

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