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Norman

Olive Branch, MS, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2233)
    Performance
    (1586)
    Story
    (1605)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "Foundation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm thinking that maybe the audio version of this has been rewritten, because it sounded like it was far ahead of where I was when I originally read the book. If I remembered correctly, the main character Harry had not put his theory to work yet. That was being develope as you go along in the book. Has something change, or do I remember the wrong book in the series


    Has Foundation turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all. This is the first sci fi series that I have read, & what got me to enjoy this genre


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He has alway been a brilliant performer in several different authors, so no problem here.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Story line did'nt match (what I thought) what I read in the book itself


    Any additional comments?

    I am still an Issac AAsimov fan, & will always be

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1113)
    Performance
    (961)
    Story
    (973)

    When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old.

    Carla says: "An Outstanding Story with Engaging Characters"
    "Ok but could have been better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes & no. 3rd in a up til now good series. But I did'bt like the way the author painted such a professional in the 1st two books, but then goes against professional judgement for emotional reasonings.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    That the main character survived. 2 That the FBI stool on the sideline during most of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Nathan picked off the extra help at the final showdown without the main villian being aware of it.


    Could you see Option to Kill being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes. A Lifetime movie. Nothing against Lifetime they have some very good movies. But the main character while able to pull it off, took (what I thought) some unneccessary risks & showed a lot of impatience that could not be called professionalism.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the next book is just as engaging.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (2696)
    Performance
    (1935)
    Story
    (1946)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    Lore says: "You have be realistic about these things."
    "Left Hanging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    In the begining. But as I was nearing the end I could tell that there was not enough room left to finish telling all the story.


    Has Last Argument of Kings turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Glocktor finally got even with Sol


    Was Last Argument of Kings worth the listening time?

    Yes and no. I know the author continue the story in Heros, but he ended this book in the middle of a scene. His book, his rules. But like I said, it left me hanging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (510)

    Few writers have explored the human dark side with as much insight and power - and in Winter Prey, his shattering New York Times best-seller, Sandford tells his most ice-blooded tale of all. Minneapolis Lieutenant Lucas Davenport has tracked killers in cities across America. But even he may be unprepared to face the savage murderer hunting human prey in the Wisconsin woods this winter.

    Janet says: "... when Lucas met Winter ..."
    "Very entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Winter Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    8 It is a well written story, that have you guessing untill the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter Prey?

    Finding out who the killer was, & why he wanted to kill a particular person


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    Dr Weather Karkeenan


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

    No. But it made me gasp a couple of times


    Any additional comments?

    Sloan's voice is not always the same, but the entire story is good and engaging. Good for going down the highway

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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