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Thomas

Sci-Fi, Anime, Gamer Nerd

Mesa, AZ, United States

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  • Omnitopia Dawn: Omnitopia #1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diane Duane
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    In an increasingly wired and computer-friendly world, massive multiplayer online games have become the ultimate form of entertainment. And the most popular gaming universe of all is Omnitopia, created by genius programmer Dev Logan. For millions of people around the world, Omnitopia is an obsession, a passionate pastime, almost a way of life. But there's a secret to Omnitopia, one that Dev would give his life to protect: the game isn't just a program or a piece of code.

    Thomas says: "Poking the Future with a 15' Pole"
    "Poking the Future with a 15' Pole"
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    An interesting book, good for a light and entertaining evening listen. Very much a "good vs evil", with the lines clearly delineated and not much in the way of moral quandaries.

    I would compare it to the ".HACK//SIGN" anime series. Both deal with an awakening sentience in a fantasy MMORPG represented as a childlike figure, although SIGN focuses on the internal world, while Dawn focuses on the real-world events and personalities surrounding it.

    Narration is good enough, with emotion and action coming through well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13182)
    Performance
    (10783)
    Story
    (10907)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Excellent beginning of an epic!"
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    Story

    Rothfuss' framing of the story of Kothe really brings to life the fantastic world he is building in the Kingkiller Chronicles. I can't wait tio read what comes next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (11654)
    Performance
    (9049)
    Story
    (9109)

    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!"
    "An Excellent Start for a New Epic"
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    It's easy to see from this novel why Brandon Sanderson was chosen to follow in Robert Jordan's ("The Wheel of Time") footsteps by his wife and editor Harriet. It's a masterful tale, and sets the stage for an epic conflict that spans ages and realms. I am eagerly awaiting the next entry in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5869)
    Performance
    (5029)
    Story
    (5022)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Decent, but not Incredible"
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    If you're listening to Ghost Story, you're invested in The Dresden Files already, and thus James Marsters' narration. John seems to give it a decent try, but the result is lackluster compared to that investment.

    Changing narrators at this date is similar to replacing the entirety of the cast of a TV show in it's third season and expecting the ratings to stay the same. It ultimately doesn't work at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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