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Ian

san luis obispo, CA, United States

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  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4502)
    Performance
    (2652)
    Story
    (2653)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "damn fine story"
    Overall

    Dont know about validity or accuracy but the story is raw and compelling. The narration is excellent and easy to follow. Characters wonderful but this is a no nonsense and quite vivid war story. Worth the listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3619)
    Performance
    (2880)
    Story
    (2881)

    An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    Luke A. Reynolds says: "Stupendous, but be warned."
    "excellent story and character development"
    Overall

    The story is excellent and carries well throughout. The characters, development and history is exceptional and stays consistent. Some parts slow more than others but the many plots are wrapped up nicely. The sequel is also very good and stays consistent with the characters. Narration is excellent, one of best.

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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