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gatetraveler

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  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16835)
    Performance
    (13009)
    Story
    (13040)

    A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

    Teddy says: "Did not disappoint..."
    "Oustanding"
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    The first book left me shocked by the way it ended. I just had to get the next one. Now I need to get them all. I had to watch the HBO series in order to get a better idea of who was who. So many names. Although the HBO series was good, the books as always are way better. I already have a couple of friends reading the series. George R Martin, your mind is amazing. Don't stop writing, we need more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Order: Maze Runner Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Dashner
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (247)

    The prequel to the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the Earth, and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

    Madalyne says: "Waste of time"
    "It killed ME!"
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    What disappointed you about The Kill Order?

    the whole plot story. This book was not for me at all. I was hoping that it would be interesting enough for the following book. There is nothing that held my attention in this book. Therefore, I can't say anything positive about it.


    What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

    Nothing stands out. I really tried to back up and re-listen to certain points, but his story was not interested to me. This book was not for me.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better plot. I don't even recall what the plot is really about, Headaches?


    What character would you cut from The Kill Order?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    I believe I said enough about this book-----next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (2053)
    Performance
    (1102)
    Story
    (1119)

    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!!!"
    "Terry did it again!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood of the Fold to be better than the print version?

    I can't really say, since I have not read any of the print version. I enjoy listening to stories instead of reading them. I don't have time to read book as I am always on the road.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Zedd is so funny. I like him alot.


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

    I couldn't tell the who was who. His voice really didn't make much difference when changing from one person to another. I still perferred Sam Tsoutsouvas. He really made a difference.


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

    no. I had to go back a couple of time in order to know who was who talking. I had to put it down alot of times.


    Any additional comments?

    In overall, I still enjoyed the story line. Will go on to book 4 now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3892)
    Performance
    (2303)
    Story
    (2334)

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    A User says: "Better than the show"
    "very good story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wizard's First Rule to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version. I usually buy audio because the only time I get to listen to a good story is while driving. This story was good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wizard's First Rule?

    The eating of the apple.


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

    The Narrator was super great. It was a great disappointment that this narrator is not in the following books. I thought he did a super job and would have like it if he has continued in the other series.


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

    There were a few places in the story that did make me laugh. It was very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I think they should have kept the Sam Tsoutsouvas in all the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By William Shatner, Chris Regan
    • Narrated By William Shatner
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (334)
    Story
    (332)

    Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or, more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque.

    colleen says: "I can't believe he's 80!"
    "Love me some Shatner!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Why not listen to the man himself explain how the world works in his mind? I simply love to listen to his thoughts. He makes me laugh with his train of thoughts. If you need to have a
    to hear a second opinion to things, listen to Shatnerverse! You will end up liking your world better...LOL


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that Shatner himself is narrating his own book. I like his voice!


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

    When we read books, we tend to insert tones and feeling to it. However, When the original writer reads it to you, you will "hear" what he really meant because it is "his tones and feeling" in the story. So listening to Shatner reading his own story helped me to understand what he really meant to say.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4289)
    Performance
    (1975)
    Story
    (1999)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Suzn F says: "I was not sure for a while then......."
    "WOW I would have never thought!"
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    What did you love best about Wicked?

    This story really helped change my thoughts on who wicked is. I love and feel sad for her. In the book "the wizard of oz", we only get to hear one side of the story, but now that I got to listen to the other side, I feel bad for the kind of life wicked had to endure through her whole life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wicked was my favorite character. Her whole life was painful, misunderstood, with little love.


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

    There are two side to a story!


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend that instead of going to the play to see "Wicked" to listen to the audio book. You cannot transfer all the details into a play. I am going to wait a year, so that I can listen to it again. I say a year, because by than, most of it will be forgotten and it will feel fresh again to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    This superb high quality hypnotherapy program by the UK's best-selling hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, combines powerful clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology.

    Richard says: "Great Discovery"
    "Have no clue about the story."
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    What did you love best about Create Unlimited Financial Abundance for Yourself?

    I like the idea that it helps me sleep all through the night. It does work. When he saids that I am going to sleep, I somehow do because the next thing I recall is the narrater telling me to wake up...LOL As to what he said in between the story, I have no clue....lolIn overall, I think that I have felt more positive and more empower to work my business. So It must be working. I gave it a 5 stars because any book that will help me to do better in my business, ever though I have no clue what he said, must be working for me. So I will continue to listen to it and see what's up with the car issue.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recomment this book to my friends that would need some good nite sleep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Nine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Marisol Ramirez
    Overall
    (646)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (595)

    Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....

    Christopher says: "Entertaining Story"
    "Great story!"
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    If you could sum up The Rise of Nine in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me going


    What other book might you compare The Rise of Nine to and why?

    This was an interesting read. I didn't really want to stop listening to it. It has to have an ending. What's going to happen to these kids? And there still one kid missing. So there must be another book in the making. Until then, I have no chose but to keep waiting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5133)
    Performance
    (2742)
    Story
    (2780)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "good and muchie"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not really. it's a chick book. written for teenagers. The story could have been better.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was good. She was just reading what was written. It was the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Business Success: Take Charge of Your Career: Hypnosis & Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Erick Brown
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Do you wish you had the confidence and courage to step up and really take charge of your career? Do need that extra “push” to start your own business or act on your great product idea? Create the confidence and motivation you need to create business success and a mindset for financial gain with this hypnosis program from Erick Brown.

    gatetraveler says: "it's okay"
    "it's okay"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Remove the loud bells ringing toward the end of the book. It will wake the dead!
    I tried to continue to listen to it for the 21 day duration, but the loud bells are too much to handle. Plus I don't like the sound of the ocean. It was just to loud and too busy to relax for me. It might work for others, but not for me.


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

    I can think of this having had any good qualities. I didn't benefit from it at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Be More Competivie: Winning Mindset Hypnosis: Healthy Compeition & Motivation, Guided Meditation, Positive Affirmations

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachael Meddows
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    Be More Competitive: Winning Mindset Hypnosis helps you create a positive, proactive, confident mindset that will help you embrace your more competitive side, and give you the courage to really go after your dreams. Your mind will receive deep hypnotic suggestions for positive change, boosting your self-esteem, removing negative thinking and self-doubt, and giving you the courage and focus you need to be a competitor and winner. Why wait to achieve your goals?

    gatetraveler says: "relaxing"
    "relaxing"
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    What made the experience of listening to Be More Competivie: Winning Mindset Hypnosis the most enjoyable?

    I like her voice. She was not overly loud or overly slow. Just right for me. For many people the tone of voice is important. I was able to deal with the tone and was able to relax and even sleep though its entire cd. I did find that I have been more positive in my daily activities. So it must be working.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Be More Competivie: Winning Mindset Hypnosis?

    The "Blue" I have no idea what shade of blue she is talking about. But I keep thinking of "blue"....lol


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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