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Justin

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  • Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1013)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (940)

    In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

    Tango says: "Your ears are in for a real treat"
    "Good narration, wasn't satisfied with story."
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    What made the experience of listening to Shift Omnibus Edition the most enjoyable?

    I love wool omnibus. I read it, and bought the audiobook. Such a treat. So, this book is more of a prequel to wool. It answers some questions about the wool world.


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

    It felt incomplete. I wish this had SOME prequel and SOME continuation of the events after wool.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I prefer audiobooks lately over reading text. I appreciated the voice acting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mogworld

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Yahtzee Croshaw
    • Narrated By Yahtzee Croshaw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (597)

    In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

    Alyssa says: "Yahtzee learns to enunciate"
    "Great story. Narration has some technical issues."
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    What made the experience of listening to Mogworld the most enjoyable?

    There was quite a bit of humor in a fantasy world.


    Which character – as performed by Yahtzee Croshaw – was your favorite?

    Meryle was my favorite character. The way she was narrated made me think of the female characters of Doctor Who.


    Any additional comments?

    As stated in the title. There were technical issues. Specifically, the first major few hours of the book seemed to be of too low quality of recording and there was a fair amount of audio artifacts. I could still understand the narrator, but that weird background noise was distracting at time. The other thing was that early on in the book a truck backup noise could be heard clearly in the background. "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP" kind of dissolved the world for me until it stopped. Other than these issues, the book was a treat and I recommend to anyone who likes fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9784)
    Performance
    (9103)
    Story
    (9103)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "This is an awesome story!"
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    What did you love best about Ready Player One?

    I love the concept of the story. The tech and the nostalgia go together perfectly.


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

    The reading was very good, made me feel like it was a first hand account from a close friend.


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

    This was another great story I wanted to listen to in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8275)
    Performance
    (7447)
    Story
    (7561)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "Wonderful telling by Rob Inglis"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hobbit to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio better.


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

    I wanted to hear the whole story in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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