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Mark T. Woodhouse

Cedartown, GA United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 89 ratings
  • 230 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2015
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  • Jumper

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Steven Gould
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1193)
    Story
    (1208)

    What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do?Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.

    Cather says: "A nice descent into fantasy..."
    "Thoroughly enjoyed it!"
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    Where does Jumper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25% of the books I've listened to. I listen to a lot of books!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story. Well narrated.


    What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Well done! Good voice inflection. Good pace. Enjoyed it.


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

    Couldn't put it down.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Mars: Barsoom Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (229)

    Soldier and adventurer John Carter tells the story of how he returns to the planet Mars to be reunited with his love, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris. With his great friend Tars Tarkas, mighty Jeddak of Thark, Carter sets out in search of his princess. But Dejah Thoris has vanished. And Carter becomes trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars, from which none has ever escaped alive.

    Carol says: "Scott Brick Takes On a Classic Adventure"
    "Must Read Book"
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    Great book! Nearly constant action. Cliff-hanger at the end. Scott Brick narrated masterfully. Starts where the last left off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (125)

    The faerie Magpie Windwitch, granddaughter of the West Wind, flies over the ocean with her small flock of crows. Ill-advised sailors all too often open bottles floating near their ships, and Magpie has vowed to recapture the devils released upon the world from their sea-borne containers. But there is one bottle in which a great menace was trapped by the ancient Djinn King, and when this bottle is opened, the evil of the Blackbringer threatens to engulf the world.

    April says: "Splendid!"
    "Loved it."
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    Great book!! Saw some reviews that did not like it. Sorry, I disagree. I've been listening to recorded books for 15 years. This ranks toward the top. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marauders of Gor: Gorean Saga, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Norman
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Former earthman Tarl Cabot has been struggling to free himself from the cruel control of the Priest-Kings of Gor to no avail. As he pits his strength against such a formidable enemy, a terrible beast appears from the mysterious northern lands, bearing a token of the demise of Tarl's once-beloved woman Talena. The missive is a sign of defiance and disrespect from his enemies, meant to humiliate him and force him to challenge them in response.

    Mark T. Woodhouse says: "Repeat it again Sam."
    "Repeat it again Sam."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    When I was a teenager, I truly loved these books. As I listen to them now, I remembered that there were spots that I skipped over because John Norman has this thing about telling you the same thing over and over and over.... Now they just seem monotonous. Female slaves rape rape rape... little bit of action... Female slaves rape rape rape (but always the woman truly and deeply desires this treatment.) The manliness of her man, and the womanliness of herself over take any rational thought she might have. I guess when I was a teenager, just the word "breast" and the thought of a naked woman was enough to capture my attention... Now, not so much!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Too much emphasis on subjugation of females. Wow... They are slaves.... I think if he took one and fully developed her as a real woman and a companion to Tarl, this could have really been a good series. Realistically, I can't think of any real woman who would be raped repeatedly and willingly submit to and deeply desire her rapist, unless she had been physiologically damaged. There is way too much discussion about this and not enough emphasis on the action. Carl Tabot seems, at points to have deep loyalties, but when it comes to women, these can change in a flash. There has yet to be a woman in this series that he has stayed loyal to.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe just for nostalgic reasons. They would need to perform the "Hollywood transformation" and make a lot of changes in the male - female relationship realm. Maybe have Tarlena actually become Tarl's companion in his adventures.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4849)
    Performance
    (3459)
    Story
    (3500)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "What an excellent book"
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    Where does Furies of Calderon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to many audiobooks, and this one is now in the top 10. Excellent characters and a intriguing plot! Kate Reading lends her talents (Wheel of Time) making this a must for those who love science fiction books. Fantastic mental imagery! Kudos to Jim Butcher for another fantastic book, and the beginning of a series that I am sure will bring me many hours of listening pleasure.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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