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Richard

As a visually impaired person), it has always been difficult for me to read books in print, but Audible makes books enjoyable again!

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  • Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2262)
    Performance
    (1289)
    Story
    (1308)

    In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

    Donald says: "Finally!!!"
    "Great book!"
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    Great read. My favorite part was when Richard came to power as the new Lord Rahl.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13169)
    Performance
    (9901)
    Story
    (9907)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Great for a mystery!"
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    If you could sum up Storm Front in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, intense, exciting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Storm Front?

    SPOILER!!!!!!


    When Linda was found dead.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Harry Dresden


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

    No. There was a lot to take in. I had to stop the book to absorb each twist and turn, but it was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Like magic? Like mystery? Then read this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefight: Reckoners, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5271)
    Performance
    (4658)
    Story
    (4634)

    Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "If you loved Steelheart you will love Firefight!"
    "By the spirits, THAT WAS INTENSE!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! This book is great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmm . . . So heard to tell.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    He narrates emotions well.


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

    YES!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (2625)
    Performance
    (2389)
    Story
    (2405)

    Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

    Thomas says: "He is back!"
    "Great prelude to the next book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This series is amazing!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David. He's an awesome character who's instincts always seem to be right.


    Have you listened to any of Macleod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Hmmm. If you count the first book of the series, then yes. And it's the same. He does a good job.


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

    Well, I did.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chaos: Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Sarah Fine
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    With Juri in control and everything in absolute chaos, Lela plunges into the depths of hell to free Malachi from creatures that have waited decades to exact their revenge. But the Judge has her own way of doing things, and Lela must work with Ana, the new Captain, who has a very personal mission of her own. Together, they infiltrate the most horrifying realm either has yet encountered in the Shadowlands - the bitter landscape ruled by the Mazikin.

    Happy Mommy says: "YA favorite!"
    "Another series comes to a close."
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    Would you listen to Chaos again? Why?

    Yes. While it wasn't the best series I've read, Guards of the Shadowlands was still pretty good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmmm. I liked Lela and Malachi both. Both very strong characters. Lela did seem a bit immature at times, even after all she'd been through, but she is a teenager after all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Well, if I told you that, it might spoil some things. :)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How much hell would you go through to save the one you love?


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended for teen readers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4014)
    Performance
    (3577)
    Story
    (3606)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Great insight!"
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    What did you love best about No Easy Day?

    It is a first-hand account of not only the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, but also a peak into the daily life of a Navy SEAL.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Mark Owen was really the only character described in length, so there's really no comparison.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    He put emotional emphasis where it was needed


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Depends. If you mean moved as in brought me to tears. No, not necessarily. If you mean moved as in opened my eyes to how Osama thought, yeah. You'll see when you read it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Severed Souls: Sword of Truth, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (391)

    Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget. A sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

    David says: "Opinion on Severed Souls"
    "All I can say is wow."
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    If you could sum up Severed Souls in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting. Tragic. Amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oooh. Tough. I've always liked Zedd for his humor and wisdom, but i also really like Richard and Kahlan. Three very strong and well developed characters.


    Which character – as performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas – was your favorite?

    Zedd, Hands down. Sam Tsoutsouvas narrates the series best, in my opinion, and i like all his voices, but Zedd is my favorite


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A simple knife will change everything.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. It, as well as the series itself is highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4103)
    Performance
    (2187)
    Story
    (2236)

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Martha says: "Great Story!"
    "Good Book!!!"
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    Would you listen to The Lightning Thief again? Why?

    Yes. I just finished the Series and LOVED IT!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmm. Well, it's a toss-up between Percy and Annabeth. I like Percy because i can sort of relate to his mortal life, and i like his ability to take action on the quest. And Annabeth is just awesome. Period.


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

    Jesse has a knack for expressing the emotions and attitudes of the characters very well.


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

    No. To be honest, it took me a bit to get into it, but that's more because I'm not 12 anymore, but i still loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret reading (listening) to this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fractured: Guards of the Shadowlands, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah Fine
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (91)

    In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: The Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living. Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they hunt for the Mazikin nest along with two new Guards. Jim, one rogue recruit, repeatedly challenges Lela’s authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.

    Amazon Customer says: "Absolutely LOVED the series!!"
    "Slow start, but great read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fractured the most enjoyable?

    The story was slow going at first but it really picks up. It definitely had it's share of twists and turns.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sarah Fine? Why or why not?

    YES! I WANT GUARDS OF THE SHADOWLANDS BOOK 3!!!


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

    She's very good at portraying the teenage attitudes of the characters, both when she narrates the thoughts of the main character and when she reads the words of others.


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

    No. Not until it picked up, that is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20498)
    Performance
    (18418)
    Story
    (18579)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Jennifer says: "Rated for 1st book, reviewed for trilogy"
    "Great book!"
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    What did you love best about Divergent?

    I loved the whole idea of the factions, each one representing a virtue. Dauntless is a really cool faction!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Four. He is a strong character. He is usually calm, cool, and collected. He is stern, but can be sensitive and affectionate at times, too. He's tough, but not so tough that he's forgotten to be human.


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    She performed really well. She portrayed Tris' emotions really well.


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

    Oh, yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    Was much better than i expected at first. Great book. Looking forward to reading "Insurgent".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31548)
    Performance
    (24467)
    Story
    (24652)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Slow start, but great read!"
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    The book started off kind of slow, and I kept thinking "okay, the first book was great, so i'll finish this one, give it a chance." And i'm so glad i did! There's a major twist in the book that changed my mind. Well worth the wait! Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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