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nelson

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  • Heretics of Dune: Dune Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (441)

    On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

    John says: "Mixed Feelings"
    "The Worm God"
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    Where does Heretics of Dune rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Dune series is an old favorite. I have read them many times, but never had them read to me. What a delight.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heretics of Dune?

    I think it was the final attack on Leto. His pain and fore knowledge. Maybe even relief.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance, Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Duncan in all his incarnations, is my favorite.


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

    Even God Worms get the blues.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to all of the Dune books. Their are 6 books before the book Dune. It is great to have all the background before the Rise of Paul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3610)
    Performance
    (1796)
    Story
    (1791)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Fun entertainment"
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    What made the experience of listening to Split Second the most enjoyable?

    The author has a sense of humor. King and Maxwell are a fun couple of character to meet. This is the their first meeting and the book just takes off. I really hate spoilers, but the twists keep coming and coming. A fun read, and it made the miles just go away.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5831)
    Performance
    (5293)
    Story
    (5309)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Noir crime meets gritty super heroes"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book. I read all the Mist Born Series. I was looking for something similar. This is written with Sam Spade like characters. The story should tickle Graphic Novel fans with its pace and wild colorful characters. Revisionist history has lots of dirigibles and alt history twists. Sci fic and fantasy fans have magic, elemental physical powers and super-weapons.


    What other book might you compare Hard Magic to and why?

    The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel
    by Brandon Sanderson


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

    His reading is lively and with his accents you a mental picture of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book. I spent a lot of time laughing.. Even though the book has a lot of fighting, it is more about the characters finding out who they are than just violence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kushiel's Dart

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (743)

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

    Glen Gaines says: "The Kushiel series in order"
    "Intriguing mix of court suspense and eroticism"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kushiel's Dart the most enjoyable?

    This is not my usual type of book. The story of young girl sold into servitude similar to a geisha. Add the backdrop a a society rife with ambitious Counts, Marquis, of various sexes and appetites. Good story but the sex is bdsm and other alt lifestyle. The children are raised to be spies.


    Would you recommend Kushiel's Dart to your friends? Why or why not?

    This book is geared to the erotic taste. I fast forwarded though a lot of the sex scenes. They were just to rough for my taste.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Flosnik – was your favorite?

    Phedre was done very well. She is the main character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Detachment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1073)
    Performance
    (891)
    Story
    (894)

    John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast paced read..."
    "A perfect addition to the " Rain " series"
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    What did you love best about The Detachment?

    Whether you are a conspiracy theorist or the lover of a good twisted suspense novel you will love this. I am not given to spoilers so you will have to read or listen to the story to find out what happens. I will say that it's thought provoking in that it warns us that our greatest enemies are often within our own society's borders.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dox is the winner.


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

    I have read many of Barry Eisler's books. They have become more thoughtful. The action is good and the characters are full. Maybe a touch less violence but only compared to the rest of the "Rain" series. I really like them all.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18208)
    Performance
    (16201)
    Story
    (16159)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "***Fantastic***"
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    Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably the best Stephen King book I have listened to. It is the best book since Dead Zone and the Stand. Original witty, spooky and just wow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    The new world that was wrought from his action. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    Jake /George


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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