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Cameron

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  • A Feast for Crows (Part One): Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (260)

    A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast.

    Candice says: "Can't get past the narration"
    "Excellent Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great story line and the narrator does a great job with the diverse range of characters.
    The narrator does re-use some voices but with so many key players it would be hard for anyone to do better.
    How George managed to keep this story line in place and not get lost is amazing.


    What other book might you compare A Feast for Crows (Part One) to and why?

    All the Song of Ice and Fire Series.
    Tad Williams: Shadowmarch
    Raymond E Fiest: All his
    David Eddings: All his


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Whole storyline


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

    Too hard to make a movie about this series, there is just to much happening.
    The movie would be a week long


    Any additional comments?

    If you love fantasy epics this is for you

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Peyti Crisis: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 5 (Retrieval Artist Universe)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The Moon barely survived the devastation of Anniversary Day. The second round of attacks planned to kill millions more. With the life of every human and alien on the Moon hanging in the balance, the Moon's chief security officer Noelle DeRicci races to discover the identity of the masterminds behind the attacks before it's too late. Desperate to find answers, DeRicci turns to Retrieval Artist Miles Flint and Detective Bartholomew Nyquist for the kind of help only Flint and Nyquist can provide.

    Shaliali says: "Enjoyable, but Very Little Miles et al."
    "great storytelling and great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had trouble finding an excuse to turn it off hanging out for the next installment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5329)
    Performance
    (3799)
    Story
    (3833)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    crazybatcow says: "Perfect example of decent military sci-fi"
    "Worth the wait!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless again? Why?

    Probably not for a long time, but I could


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John of course, thrown in the deep end, sink or swim, its all there


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I usually like to listen to Elizabeth Moon, Kristine Rusch etc. I put off listening to Jack Campbells books for about 4 years or so. Had them in my wish list and recently hit a wall with what to listen too. Not into the werewolf/zombie/vampire stuff that is being churned out by the truckload. Finally I succumbed and as I thought........hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Murder of Clones: Anniversary Day Saga, Book 3 (Retrieval Artist Universe)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    The Anniversary Day bombings on the Moon sent shockwaves throughout the Earth Alliance. No one knows who created the clones responsible and turned them into ruthless killers. No one knows where or when they'll strike next. The bombings compel Earth Alliance Frontier Marshall Judita Gomez to launch an unauthorized investigation into a case from her past involving the murder of clones. An investigation that might cost Judita not only her career but the lives of her crew.

    Dr. Curmudgeon says: "Required reading if you're already into the series"
    "the story builds as does the suspense"
    Overall
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    anyone who enjoys KKR's writing and is a recovety fan eont be disapounted bring on book 4

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of the King: Legend of Drizzt: Companions Codex, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (261)

    In the second audiobook of the Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, the orcs of Many Arrows decide to take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Sundering to reignite a blood feud first brought to life in the phenomenal best seller The Thousand Orcs.

    spyros says: "Just Keeps on getting better"
    "Drizzt!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    RA Salvatore and Drizzt awesome author/character combination that keeps the reader coming back


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt


    Have you listened to any of Victor Bevine’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes as good as ever


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

    From the Darkness comes a light


    Any additional comments?

    great

    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
    (5640)
    Performance
    (3366)
    Story
    (3390)

    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..."
    "Epic Storyline, Narration is Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, narrators do a really good job


    What other book might you compare The Gathering Storm to and why?

    Hard to compare but Belgariad, Ice and Fire, but not really???


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Matt Cauthon


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

    Maybe....yes


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators make the story from a slow read to good listen...this keeps me going when driving all the time and a good narrator keeps it interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night of the Hunter: Legend of Drizzt: Companions Codex, Book I

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (404)

    R. A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf-turned-vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead.

    Derek says: "The feeling of adventure is back!"
    "Drizzt!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Night of the Hunter the most enjoyable?

    Companions of the hall ride again!! The gang is back together and on the road to adventure!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drizzt, a shadow with swords


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

    Brunor


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

    Yep


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Companions: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By R.A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (543)

    This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

    Roger says: "BWAHAHA! R.A. Salvatore does it again!"
    "Awesome twist to the tales of the Dale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Companions the most enjoyable?

    The story was great


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Companions?

    The Return!!!!!!!!


    Which character – as performed by Victor Bevine – was your favorite?

    Bruenor or Bonegar!!!


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

    Pretty much


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book in this series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Hounds of Artemis

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By James Goss
    • Narrated By Matt Smith, Clare Corbett
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    Matt Smith and Clare Corbett read this exclusive audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, with original music and sound design. When Lord Woolcroft and his team break open the fabled Tomb of Artemis, sealed for thousands of years, they are astonished by what they find inside... The Doctor and Amy have come to Smyrna in 1929 to investigate a mystery.

    flying says: "As a Whovian, it's hard to criticise Dr Who, but…."
    "How can you not love the Doctor!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Doctor Who: The Hounds of Artemis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I put the Doctor Who series as one because it would not be fair on all my other books!!
    Top 5


    What did you like best about this story?

    Doctor Who


    Have you listened to any of Matt Smith and Clare Corbett ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and just as good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The theme music!


    Any additional comments?

    Am a bit of a Doctor Who tragic sorry

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (723)
    Story
    (719)

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Classic Sci Fi"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Footfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 30?? I have over 100 in my library and it is hard to decide.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Read the story in paperback years ago, just a good sci-fi story


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Just a good read and now a good listen as well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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