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Daniel

Full time Dental Technician. Part time pastor. Lifetime scifi buff. Father of three sons. Granfather of 6 grandsons and 1 grandaughter.

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

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  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2127)
    Performance
    (1474)
    Story
    (1490)

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    "Great Read"
    Overall

    I was pleasantly surprised by this author. I was looking for a new series and tried her as an experiment. I hoped for the best and was not disappointed. The story was slow to build tension but the main character was easy to sympathize with. At first I thought the story was too slow but by the end of the book I was having trouble turning off the iPod. Give her a try. I think you'll like her.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3574)
    Performance
    (2062)
    Story
    (2087)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Classic Sci Fi At Its Best"
    Overall

    First time read for Pournelle and Niven. I enjoyed the story much. Found it to be very original and intriguing. I usually judge a story based on how well the plot grips my attention and I found this story very interesting. The narrator read clearly and paced the reading well. I recommend this book without dissembling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7848)
    Performance
    (5441)
    Story
    (5480)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Robert says: "It doesn't get any better than this!"
    "As Usual Sanderson Does Not Disappoint"
    Overall

    I am not finished the book as yet, however, the story is detailed, complex and interesting. I heartily recommend it to anyone who has read any of Sanderson's previous works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4547)
    Performance
    (2356)
    Story
    (2373)

    Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

    D. Ramirez says: "I normally wouldn't, but..."
    "Redeems the Series"
    Overall

    To date, I have all 12 of Jordan's WOT series. I have to confess, that the last two books of the series began to try my patience. The pacing of the story was pedestrian at best. A very imaginitive world but too much and too long. I did not even finish book 11. I just gave up that the story would ever conclude. Then I heard Brandon Sanderson would be finishing the series so I gave it one last try and my interest in the story totally revived. Somehow, Sanderson beautifully captures the voice of each character. It really is amazing how well he does it. It is as if Jordan is still writing the story but with renewed intensity. I cannot recommend The Gathering Storm highly enough. Buy it! You will not be dissapointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Well of Ascension: Mistborn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5498)
    Performance
    (3504)
    Story
    (3533)

    The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler - the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years - has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a new world has been left to his young protégé, Vin, the former street urchin who is now the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and to the idealistic young nobleman she loves.

    Robert says: "It keeps getting even better"
    "Another great book!"
    Overall

    I always judge audiobooks by how difficult I find turning them off. I found this book extremely difficult to turn off.Sanderson is original, unique and interesting. I am glad he was chosen to finish off the Wheel of Time series. I'm sure he'll do it very well. Looking forward to the third instalment of the Mist Born series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4958)
    Performance
    (1858)
    Story
    (1869)

    For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

    Joseph says: "Amazing, powerful book about America."
    "Be Careful"
    Overall

    Normally, I love Neil Gaiman's writing. He's a great story teller. Consequently, it saddens me to say that I did not enjoy this book. The story was intriguing, the narration well done but the vulgarity and language was unrelenting. I can appreciate the need for occasional profanity to underscore or emphasize feeling but this was ridiculous.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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