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Devon

Lynnwood, WA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5419)
    Performance
    (3122)
    Story
    (3148)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Well done!!"
    Overall

    Great book! I couldn't stop listening to it and am thoroughly excited for the last one.

    An extra note, one big kudos for Sanderson. As much as I enjoyed Robert Jordan's story line and the world he created (I've reread the series almost every time there was a new release), the one major component that I've always found frustrating to read has been his character interactions and internal dialogues regarding those interactions. Many of these traits, interactions, lack of communication and internal drama always seemed very contrived and completely unrealistic to a degree that was painful for me to read. It's like a world filled with people that have the emotional maturity of my fiver year old. I mean, who really thinks like that? Sometimes funny, but mostly it just dragged out the story to no point. Now, I thoroughly love the way Sanderson includes all those personalities to stay within the story line, but it doesn't seem so contrived. It doesn't distract. It seems like all these amazing 20 - 300 year old characters finally made it through puberty and can hold a conversation. Thank you Sanderson for making the awesome even better. To reference a scene in the story... My wife will also send me a quick little message not to stay out too late drinking with the guys... that is a realistic interaction because she's concerned about my welfare and I lose track of time. Not because I'm a 36 year old wool headed idiot boy that can't even blow my nose without a woman telling me how and when to do it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cryptonomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1967)
    Performance
    (1331)
    Story
    (1349)

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

    flaos says: "Finally Audible"
    "Great book!!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. I laughed on how 2/3 of the way through the book, I still wasn't entirely clear on the plot. Normally this would bug me, but it was so well written that I just enjoyed the ride to see where it was headed.

    I also have to say, the narrator was very good. Hard to beet.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2072)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (687)

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "Fun Read"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. It consisted of plenty of action, had a little sci fi and was easy to read. If you want a fun read this is it. If you want deep charactor development and an amazing unique experience, this is not it. I like to throw in an easy read, like this one, in between the deeper novels. The only critism I have is the narrator, I've heard him before and as always... everything is dramatic. Even getting a cup of coffee is life or death.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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