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ratings
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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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  • Red Country

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (153)

    Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

    Raphael says: "A pleasant read"
    "If you like Joe Abercrombie you will love this"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Country to be better than the print version?

    Definitely. Steven Pacey is on of the best reader out there and perfectly fits this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Country?

    The bloody nine reemerges


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bloody nine reemerges


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

    No.. Gotta savor this one.


    Any additional comments?

    A very good listen. Good use of a credit.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated By Roger Lowenstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (184)

    When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama.

    Pankaj says: "Informative and interesting, full of suspense"
    "A fun listen"
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    If you could sum up When Genius Failed in three words, what would they be?

    An interesting slice of economics history...


    What other book might you compare When Genius Failed to and why?

    I don't read this type of book very often.


    What aspect of Roger Lowenstein’s performance would you have changed?

    Another reader... I guess.


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

    Did not have one those moments...


    Any additional comments?

    worth a credit..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4105)
    Performance
    (3832)
    Story
    (3825)

    Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

    Paulette says: "Spellbound is Pure Magic"
    "A great comic book...err... I mean novel.."
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    What made the experience of listening to Spellbound the most enjoyable?

    Fantastic Reader!!


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

    Setting... Plot...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Didn't have one..


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

    Memories of being a 12-year opening up my weekly comics..


    Any additional comments?

    Don't believe the hype: these are good fun but not great books...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5198)
    Performance
    (4922)
    Story
    (4905)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Slipping?"
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    What did you love best about Skin Game?

    Good fun..


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

    not that interesting actually..


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

    All great!


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A little worried that Butcher has slipped into cruise control with this series... Time to move on?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18753)
    Performance
    (12863)
    Story
    (12755)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Excellent book but..."
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    Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Davina Porter?

    no


    What did you like best about this story?

    well written, interesting...


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    all around great


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    A great book but may be tough for some men to connect with...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sabriel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (1329)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (705)

    Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

    Erin says: "One of the Best Audio Books I've Heard"
    "Wow.....It was good!! But not quite perfect."
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    What made the experience of listening to Sabriel the most enjoyable?

    Fantastic reader... Great story...


    What did you like best about this story?

    What didn't I like is a better question: Nothing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The paperwing description is gorgeous..


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

    This is worth the 18 dollar ticket


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first (new to me) fantasy I have heard/listened to in a couple of years where I lasted past the first chapter.. If you like this kind of stuff, no mistakes here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pagan Lord

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

    James Rouse says: "Time & Place"
    "It just gets better and better"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely... if you like bernard cornwell. He is wonderfully consistent. A great listen/read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fantastic characters, great dialogue...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Republic of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (217)

    He's back! The long-awaited return of the most exciting new commercial fantasy writer of the 21st century. After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again.

    kristen says: "The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch"
    "One was great. Two may have been a sophmore's....."
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    What would have made The Republic of Thieves better?

    a story of some kind?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Lynch again?

    No ... This was the last one I will ever read


    What aspect of Michael Page’s performance would you have changed?

    It was alright but not great


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

    The first book in the series was fantastic!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    There is a reason this took him so long to write...He didn't have a story worth putting down... The fact is, few people do.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron King: The Accursed Kings, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Maurice Druon
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (108)

    From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.

    Amazon Customer says: "Historical Goodie"
    "Great authors don't always recommend great books."
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    What would have made The Iron King better?

    More story... less dialogue


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

    It just did not seem to go anywhere..


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Joyce?

    Someone else.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Iron King?

    It needed a much stronger story.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3593)
    Performance
    (1528)
    Story
    (1545)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made I Am Legend better?

    Another author... a different book!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Matheson again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A new reader


    What character would you cut from I Am Legend?

    Honestly... just cut the pages out and burn them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of the Giant

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
    Overall
    (2408)
    Performance
    (1227)
    Story
    (1240)

    Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

    Joe says: "Enderverse"
    "An average book in this series... good if you are"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes... if he was a fan.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great dialogue among characters.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Different voices for different characters


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

    I would not make this into a film


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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