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john

carrot creek, AB, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Orion in the Dying Time: Orion Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    At the end of the Cretaceous Period, Earth is in the grip of the dinosaurs. Their leader is a reptile, worshipped by the Egyptians as a powerful god for thousands of years. His mission is to destroy the Creators - Orion's masters - and rule the planet.

    Stephen says: "Fun Continuation Of The Series"
    "Great book from Ben Bova"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked this book because of all the ways Orion rescued and trained the people he came across including the Neanderthal, Ben Bova has a good imagination


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orion in the Dying Time?

    Most memorable part for me was where Orion got to see the Neanderthals in their home before the wars and finally saw who he was really fighting the whole time


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

    I like the character that he brings to the people in the story, something I can't do for myself


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3323)
    Performance
    (2481)
    Story
    (2466)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
    "No surprise here, from child... Awesome!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I love lee child, I have only heard a few of his jack reacher novels, but they're great! I'm never dissapointed with lee child


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuader?

    The part where jack saves the boy and his mother from Paul and his devious pleasures, how he wasn't afraid to give his life to save others, like a good soldier offers his life to save innocent people.


    What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance would you have changed?

    I'm a truck driver, the cab of my truck can get noisy, I would much appreciate if he wouldn't drop his voice so much, he gets very hard to hear sometimes, unlike Scott brick or jay Snyder who are very nice to listen to when I'm driving


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

    Yep! But I break it up over several days, because like I said, I'm a driver and I like to listen to a good exciting book to keep me awake when I get sleepy


    Any additional comments?

    Great work lee child! Love all your books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire Builders

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a 21st privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration, and became one of the world's richest men in the bargain.

    Jan Saell says: "And excellent book and hard to stop listen to"
    "Another keeper from Ben Bova"
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    Would you listen to Empire Builders again? Why?

    Yes, I would listens again, I enjoyed this book


    What other book might you compare Empire Builders to and why?

    I think I could compare this title to the Orion series, there is a lot of space travel and exploration in both


    What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

    I like Stefan Rudnicki, he is a very good narrator for truck drivers because he keeps his voice at a fairly constant volume, which is nice because I don't have to keep fooling with the volume control while I'm driving


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

    No, I'm generally not an emotional person


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Relic: Pendergast, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4354)
    Performance
    (2777)
    Story
    (2807)

    Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who - or what - is doing the killing.

    Snoodely says: "Non-Perishable"
    "Didn't see that coming!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Relic the most enjoyable?

    It kept me on my toes and guessing, I was never sure what was coming, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


    What other book might you compare Relic to and why?

    I'm not sure what to compare it to, I've never listened to or read another book like this one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know if I had a favorite part, I enjoyed the whole book other than the end here the mad scientist was growing more of the weeds and selling it as drugs, that part was a bit disturbing


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

    No, it was not that kind of book for me


    Any additional comments?

    Preston and child are my favorite duo, they never disappoint

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6910)
    Performance
    (5276)
    Story
    (5358)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "One of the better vampire books out there"
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    What did you love best about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

    I liked the fact that there was a vampire helping him kill other vamps, and teachiñg him that u can't judge people by what they are, u gotta reserve judgement until u know the person before u can pass judgement on anybody


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

    When Abe avenged his mothers death by killing the vampire who poisoned her


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the gang war between the different vampire groups


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

    No not really,


    Any additional comments?

    I'm kinda waiting to see the movie

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jester

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Neil Dickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (614)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (120)

    Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

    Sheridan Race says: "Spellbound and engaged"
    "I loved it, very touching."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, James Patterson created a masterpiece with this book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hue was my favorite character, he was the main character and the story was written around his life


    Which character – as performed by Neil Dickson – was your favorite?

    See above


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

    Yes, I was moved almost to tears when hue found Sophie only to have her die in his arms


    Any additional comments?

    I do like the end of the story how the king sets all things right

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantment

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (1507)
    Performance
    (793)
    Story
    (798)

    As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

    Annette says: "Enchanting"
    "A true gem, I loved it"
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    If you could sum up Enchantment in three words, what would they be?

    A true masterpiece!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the way a 20th century boy overcame 9th century problems, problems he was ill prepared to face, but he never gave up no matter the odds against him


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

    I love Stefan Rudnicki, I don't believe I have ever been dissapointed with any of his performances.


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

    Yes, some things made me laugh, the widows tricks were pretty funny


    Any additional comments?

    I would to see more stories like this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3905)
    Performance
    (3610)
    Story
    (3624)

    When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

    Sandi says: "What A Shock..."
    "A bit too much for me"
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    Where does Monster Hunter Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably middle of the road, not quite up there with john rain series, but above the other monster books I've heard


    Would you be willing to try another book from Larry Correia? Why or why not?

    Yes I think I would try another book, I rather enjoyed the first and third books in the series, I also enjoyed hard magic, other than the narrator


    Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

    Earl, although he didn't play as big a role as I would have liked


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

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    I'm waiting to see the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spartan Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1170)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (815)

    Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

    C. Johnson says: "A little bit National Treasure..."
    "Another marvel! Cussler doesn't disappoint!"
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    What did you love best about Spartan Gold?

    All of it! I love the husband wife duo! I like all the close calls and narrow escapes, as well as the ingenious modes of escape.


    What other book might you compare Spartan Gold to and why?

    I can compare it with "the navigator" much the same story, evil rich guy has visions of grandeur and power only to have his plans spoiled by the good guys, but I loved it.


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

    Scot Brick has a gift, not only for telling the story but for giving the characters their personality and voice, without sluring to accomplish the goal. 5 stars for Scott Brick


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the great work Clive, I look forward to all your books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6093)
    Performance
    (5537)
    Story
    (5554)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Not what I come to expect from Correia"
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    Would you try another book from Larry Correia and/or Bronson Pinchot?

    Larry Correia, certainly! Bronson Pinchot, not so much, I was a bit disappointed with the way he slurs.


    What was most disappointing about Larry Correia’s story?

    I wasn't really disappointed with the story, a bit less than I come to expect from him though


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance could have been much better if Bronson didn't slur so much to give the characters their voices, but perhaps that's the only way he can do it, not everyone has the gift like some other narrators have


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hard Magic?

    Delila becoming a zombie, although he did rescue that scene with her heroic death.


    Any additional comments?

    A decent story, but ot quite what I expect from Larry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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