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Jonathan

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island.(Walt Disney)

montreal, QC, Canada | Member Since 2012

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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (717)
    Story
    (722)

    "Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

    Nimue says: "Good story, too much rambling"
    "in the top 5 of terry goodkind`s books !"
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    although the conversation with samantha(a wizard)was very long,she really kicked ass afterward!Sam Tsoutsouvas is really pleasant to listen to and brings a plus to the story it was worth hanging on in there.i hope the sequel is as good with cara on a rampage!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Song of Kali

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Blood will curdle in Calcutta. In the most crime-ridden city, nightmares become real and evil is defined by frightening occurrences. When an American family finds themselves encircled by the terrors of this land, lurid events befall them and life takes on a new meaning - death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Song of Kali will chill the blood and frighten even the most jaded of horror fans.

    Darwin8u says: "All Violence is an Exercise in Power"
    "A hell of of trip in iNDIA !"
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    i REALLY HERE FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR A WHILE,A GOOD HORROR STORY AND ADVENTURE IN INDIA,WICH ONLY AUTHORS IN THE EIGHTIES SEEM ABLE TO REALLY MAKE IT GREAT! MAKE ME WANT TO VISIT INDIA TOO IF I DARE,MARK BOYETT IS TRULLY A GREAT PERFORMER,AS IF IN IN A SCARY HORROR STORY,REALLY WORTH THE CREDIT,ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS AND NARATORS!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hitch-Hiker: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Lucille Fletcher, Rod Serling
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Kate Jackson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for audio! A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride.

    Jonathan says: "Twillight zone is really great to listen to !"
    "Twillight zone is really great to listen to !"
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    Pretty good story,excellent narration,best radio dramas i have encountered,really worth it with the special effects,they cut all exterior noise out too when you are listening with good phone earbuds !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Un lieu incertain (Commissaire Adamsberg 7)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Fred Vargas
    • Narrated By Thierry Janssen
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Amené à sillonner l'Europe pour élucider le mystère de 17 pieds coupés, retrouvés chaussés, dans le cimetière d'Highgate, à Londres, le commissaire Adamsberg ira jusqu'en Serbie sur les traces d'un... vampire.

    Jonathan says: "Très bon roman policier avec du fantastique !"
    "Très bon roman policier avec du fantastique !"
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    Ce sont Fred Vargas Jean-christophe Grangé entre autres qui m on fait redécouvrir la culture francaise.Leurs livres rivalisent certainement avec les grands auteurs américains comme Stephen King et Preston and Child mais en étant aussi très original et différents.Excellent narrateurs !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollow World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (339)

    Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing. But when he is faced with a terminal illness, Ellis is willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his disease; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time has begun.

    Carol says: "We Aren't in Riyria Any More"
    "much better than i was expecting !"
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    As good as the sci-fi classics,really great book to make you think,it is escapism and i like the way mr.sullivan writes:the characters,they feel real and the story is without too much visual actions and descriptives that are not really suited to a book,( but just enough of it!).Truly excellent narration, i really got into the story,well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Kellie Fitzgerald
    Overall
    (998)
    Performance
    (919)
    Story
    (920)

    In the time before the Confessors, when the world is a dark and dangerous place, where treason and treachery are the rule of the day, comes one heroic woman, Magda Searus, who has just lost her husband and her way in life.

    Kurt says: "Hold on, we are going for a wild ride"
    "one of the best female narrators i have heard !"
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    Excellent audiobook,one of my favorite of Terry Goodkind.excellent quality audio in enhanced format. too bad she didnt narrate more books.Sam Tsoustsouvas is also excellent though.It would be nice to explore more the temple of the winds magic in a future book maybe...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Black: Odyssey One, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By David deVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (749)

    The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.

    Mark Alspaw says: "Not what I was expecting!"
    "Captain Weston Kicking ass and taking names !"
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    The best so far.I liked also the previous narrator, it takes just a little while to get used to a more energetic narration,but it is perfect for this book,excellent story with pretty interesting technological weaponry ideas, a lot of action,i m not a scientist but the author seems to have done his homework on gravitational breaking and other things i learned. excellent audiobook !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandman Slim

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2078)
    Performance
    (1773)
    Story
    (1784)

    When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

    Mike Naka says: "jack bauer + spawn = sandman slim"
    "One of the best in the genre !"
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    I own about a thousand audiobooks and this is surely at the top of the list for fun and entertainment, a hell of a ride,great writing, excelent narrator . i really like the mythology in it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invisible War: Dark Space, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jasper T. Scott
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (112)

    Ethan Ortane has just met his long lost son, Atton, but the circumstances could have been better. After a devastating bio-attack and the ensuing battle, they've fled Dark Space aboard the Defiant to get away from the crime lord, Alec Brondi, who has just stolen the most powerful vessel left in the Imperial Fleet--the Valiant, a five-kilometer-long gladiator-class carrier. They need reinforcements to face Brondi, but beyond Dark Space the comm relays are all down, meaning that they must cross Sythian Space to contact the rest of the fleet.

    Jonathan says: "Excellent!"
    "Excellent!"
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    One of the best sci-fi series i found recently.the story is one you want to keep listening to.Easy listen,excellent narrator.A lot of sci-fi action and aspects you dont necessarily see in more classic sci-fi. I really like all the caracters(the nova pilots,the defiant bridge crew and their alien allies!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Space: Dark Space, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jasper T. Scott
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    Ten years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race. Now the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space--once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.

    Travis says: "An upgrade to the lost fleet series."
    "A great find !"
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    Different twist on the genre,not to put down pionneer writers that came before.Humanity is in hiding in a black holes system from a deadly alien race. great starfighter battles and a little enders game going on but for older fans.The narrator is excellent as Ethan ! A great find !

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deadlocked 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By A.R. Wise
    • Narrated By Lameece Issaq
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (210)

    Part two of the series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura, Kim, and Annie in jeopardy. Laura is forced to overcome unimaginable horrors as the zombie apocalypse explodes around her, but it is the evil intent of humans that present her greatest challenge.

    Amanda says: "BRUTAL HUMANITY"
    "A cut above many series !"
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    I really liked this series,i m into book 4 ,the narrators are all good and the story is pretty good no long arguing amonst the survivors, lot of action and some smart thinking, i like books that make you think up solutions! it is amonst the best zombie series out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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