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Edward

Chino, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 13 reviews
  • 124 ratings
  • 399 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Stonecutter's Story: The Third Book of Lost Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Cynthia Barrett
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The gods forged the Twelve Swords of Power; now the gods have been destroyed by their own handiwork. The Swords are loose in the world, falling into the hands of human beings, changing human lives for good and ill. Young Kasimir was the custodian of Stonecutter, the sword which can hew mountains and split diamonds with equal ease - until he discovers Stonecutter has been stolen.

    Edward says: "This is more along the lines of Sherlock Holmes.."
    "This is more along the lines of Sherlock Holmes.."
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    Would you try another book from Fred Saberhagen and/or Cynthia Barrett?

    I remember reading the first 3 books 20 + years ago... They didn't age well.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Fred Saberhagen? Why or why not?

    I will probably listen to some of the other books in this series, but not in any hurry to do so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1780)
    Performance
    (1614)
    Story
    (1614)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Ethan M. says: "Harry Dresden meets English bureaucracy"
    "I really liked this book."
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    Where does The Rook rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did the following books.
    14 by Peter Clines
    Extinction Machine by Jonathan Maberry
    A Dance with Dragons by George R.R Martin
    Ghost Story: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card



    Any additional comments?

    Daniel O'Malley's gives his characters such substance, you feel as if you really know them. Some you like...some you hate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (797)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (750)

    The president of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world, reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth.

    Kim Venatries says: "Go for Maberry…Need More Please!"
    "The best book I've listened to all year."
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    If you could sum up Extinction Machine in three words, what would they be?

    Very Very Cool.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The extreme circumstances that are presented in a way that's real to life, even though it's way out there.


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ray Porter makes the characters pop.


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

    It was all great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (9803)
    Performance
    (8906)
    Story
    (8918)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "This is a Great Book."
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    What made the experience of listening to 14 the most enjoyable?

    I love everything about his book.....The book description doesn't do it justice. I purchased the book based on the great reviews...I'm glad I did. You will really like the characters. The story will blow your mind. Ray Porter is a wonderful narrator.


    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
    (2763)
    Performance
    (2539)
    Story
    (2555)

    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"
    "Look at my Library..these books rank #1.."
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    Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love these books.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was great..


    Any additional comments?

    These books are so good....that I'm not looking forward to listening to anything on my wish list..there's no way another book could be as good. If you look at my library.. and like the types of books I've listened to.. you will love these books.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4068)
    Performance
    (3731)
    Story
    (3720)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "You will be hooked."
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    What did you love best about Theft of Swords?

    Love the characters.


    What other book might you compare Theft of Swords to and why?

    I'm not sure what book compares to this...


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    I


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it... you'll like it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3011)
    Performance
    (2739)
    Story
    (2754)

    Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

    Julieann says: "Super!!"
    "I like everything about this book...."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of Empire to be better than the print version?

    I really like the audio version... Did not read it... Who reads?


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't give any insight to the story.. but if you liked some of the other book's I've given high marks to... you'll like this one. I look forward to listening to the third book in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8864)
    Performance
    (8245)
    Story
    (8243)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "This maybe my favorite books of all time."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you're Generation X, you will love this book.


    What other book might you compare Ready Player One to and why?

    This book was different... Great Story.


    What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Wil was great.


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

    If this book was food... you couldn't eat your fill..... You would never want it to stop.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (556)

    Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

    Diana says: "Glad I finally decided to read it"
    "I truly hated listening to this book.."
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    Would you try another book from Leo Tolstoy and/or Frederick Davidson?

    I don't get it... why was this book considered great? I listened for about an hour and had to stop. The narration got on my nerves, and I disliked the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Leo Tolstoy again?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many other great books to listen to... don't waste your time with this one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Long After Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (113)

    Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful, or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury.

    Iola says: "Another Bradbury Worth Listening To"
    "Most of the stories were dark in nature."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not my cup of tea... Wish I would have bought something else.


    Would you recommend Long After Midnight to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine.


    Was Long After Midnight worth the listening time?

    Not really


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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