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Peter

Bremerton, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 251 titles in library
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  • Blackveil: Book Four of Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (406)

    Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand when she becomes a legendary Green Rider-one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced by magic to accept a dangerous fate she would never have chosen, headstrong Karigan has become completely devoted to the king and her fellow Riders. But now, an insurrection led by dark magicians threatens to break the boundaries of ancient evil.

    Myrtha says: "love audible for bringing this audio to us"
    "Book 4 - A tease - has me hanging"
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    The entire series has been very well written and read . . . but with the ending of Book 4, Ms. Britain had me hanging, could not belive how she ended it, especially when I had no idea that there was a Book 5 in the works. Audible gave no indication that Book 4 was not the end of the series. For all to know - Ms, Britain has sent Book 5 to publisher, I await with great anticipation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Trillion Dollars

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Andreas Eschbach
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Yesterday John Fontanelli was just a pizza delivery guy in New York City. One day later, he's the richest man in the world. One trillion dollars - one million times one million - $1,000,000,000,000: more money than anyone could imagine. For generations the Vacchis, an old Italian family of lawyers and asset managers, had supervised the fortune as it grew over five hundred years, until one particular date that the benefactor had stipulated in his will.

    Peter says: "Tedious"
    "Tedious"
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    At the out set the premise of the story sounded interesting, and at the beginning it was ... but by half way through the storyline became tedious and I had to force myself to finish. If I had wanted a lesson on world micro economics I would have taken a course.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Existence

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (438)

    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    A. Massey says: "Big ideas, good science fiction, frustrating style"
    "Story plot reminded me of a kid on a Pogo stick."
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    In the end I came to understand the philosopy of where the author was going, but the trip to there was hard. The story plot jumped around way too much for my taste, found it boring and a drudge at too may times. Also, I was never sure who the main characters were, still not. The most redeaming part and the only reason I slogged my way through was the perfomance of the narrators.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10475)
    Performance
    (9825)
    Story
    (9852)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "How many years till book three?"
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    Dove-tailed nicely into the ending of book one, thanks for keeping the same readers! The story had a few dry spots, but for a book this length the organinztion and flow went well. The new characters were well fleshed out and interesting, and the old, they also stayed interestin. I now await for book three. I only hope it is available in months not years.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Bill Messenger
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin. Cole Porter. Lerner and Loewe. For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, great songs open the floodgates to memories and feelings. Perhaps nowhere is this more profound than in the world of Broadway musicals, with their iconic melodies and memorable lyrics.Revisit the standards, originally written for the stage, that have both delighted and helped mend the broken hearts of Americans for decades.

    L. Burbach says: "The Best of My 23 Audible Purchases So Far."
    "An eye opening listen."
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    For one who is not versed or trained in music, I found Professor Messengers' lectures not only informative and enlightening, but also quite entertaining. I have listened to them twice and will venture into them many more times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4898)
    Performance
    (3139)
    Story
    (3176)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Ending Stupid"
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    The book started out with some really good character hooks, the discriptions of locations and the technical gadgets were well written and easily visualized. A large part of that was from the high quality and profesionalism of John Lee. My major complaint, and it greatly damaged my appreciation of the story, was by the ending. You fall off the end of the World! In a word it is STUPID!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4567)
    Performance
    (4191)
    Story
    (4212)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Well worth the time and effort to listen to all 3"
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    Having finally finished the series I can now give my opinion of all three. Upon the completion of Book 1; a finely woven story and plot set up combined with a superb narration. I was then compelled to move to Book 2; once again a finely woven tale and the narration did not falter from Book 1. Now completely hooked, I had to do Book 3. There was no let down on performance or story, in fact Mr. Sullivan slipped a unique ending to the series. I strongly recommend the whole series, and once stated hang on because it will be a fun ride.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10686)
    Performance
    (6645)
    Story
    (6689)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "Awsome - across the board!"
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    Having first read the book about twenty years ago, I found that this time having two new and well polished voices present Jordan's works has allowed me to view the tale with a new and deeper understanding. Kudos and a well done to Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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