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Pensacola, FL, USA | Member Since 2007

  • 4 reviews
  • 21 ratings
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  • 13 purchased in 2014

  • The Time Quake: Book Three in the Gideon Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Linda Buckley-Archer
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle

    Abducted to 1763, Peter Schock and Kate Dyer begin to understand that history has reached a tipping point. The antigravity machine is in the hands of the cruel and ambitious Lord Luxon -- who has set his sights on the most valuable prize of all: America. He is determined to manipulate time to his advantage, no matter what the cost.

    Philip says: "Bad"

    I really was looking forward to this book, but the author just lost their puff. The pacing was off and the characters had just lost something.

    Time travel stories are tough the author tried to do to hard and fell flat.

    My son and I enjoy all types of books and he will listen to the end of books I give up on. I told him not to bother.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein

    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.

    Teddy says: "Fun KIDS Book"
    "The movie was a disappointment"

    The book is great. If someone asked me who the 12 great Greek gods were before, I would have said "the what"? The reader is also great he is supposed to sound like a teenager with out a clue. THAT'S THE POINT. And could we PLEASE get over the stupid HP guy.

    HP is over and JK is only in this for the money. Be honest, a two part ending. MONEY MONEY

    Please read the book I have read it at least 5 times, and have enjoyed it every time.

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By David Pittu

    What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

    Darla says: "Didn't realize this was a childrens book"
    "THIS is going to be H U G E"

    This is the first of a group of books for young adults that is using ALL available media sources to play a game. Socialistic wisely chose Rick Riodan to start this project. Rick Riodan is known for the Percy Jackson books (young adults) and for his Tres Navarre mystery (adult) books.

    The plain is for Kids to read the books, go on line assume a family, and search for clues to solve the 39 clues.

    I must say I am having a ball..

    I am trying hard to keep up with my son, and must say he is winning. For now

    Get this and have some fun too.

    14 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle

    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    A User says: "Good but not complete."
    "Too Long"

    Robert Heinlein once said that a good writer must be able to tell his/hers story in as few words as possible. This was once called editing. If you do not have the ability to delete whole chapters for the benefit of the story you do not have a story to tell. This book should have been cut by at least 200 pages. Even Gerard Doyle was sounding tired at the end. I had great praise for Christopher Paolini after Eldest. I felt that he had grown as a writer, but his editor is just plain awful. And after hearing the bubble headed MTV voice of his "editor" I can see that Christopher Paolini's only hope for a future is to get a serous editor that has more experience then he has.

    This said I am giving the book 3 stars because it is not a terrible read (listen). Mr. Paolini has brought us a good book, I am just sorry to see such talent being manipulated for the publishers good.

    16 of 26 people found this review helpful

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