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CRETE, NE, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Blood of the Fold: Sword of Truth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4986)
    Performance
    (3762)
    Story
    (3782)

    In a fantasy world as rich and real as our own, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell stand against the ancient forces which besiege the New World - forces so terrible that when last they threatened, they could only be withstood by sealing off the Old World from whence they came. Now the barrier has been breached, and the New World is again beset by their evil power.

    Jim says: "Narrator... From bad to worse in this book"
    "story is great but the narrator is terrible"
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    If you could sum up Blood of the Fold in three words, what would they be?

    epic story. horrible narrator.


    Did Buck Schirner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    the narrator from the first book was GREAT, but the one in second book was iffy and this one is terrible. i fear how the next one will be if this trend continues.


    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Scourged

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2600)
    Performance
    (2442)
    Story
    (2438)

    New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

    C. Cooper says: "Did I buy the Cliff Notes version?"
    "an ok but disappointing finish to a series. "
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    in the beginning of the series I really enjoyed each book, but starting with hunted and continuing on the books just weren't as fun or engaging. all the big events felt more like ticking check boxes rather than things that were occurring. I Also had a hard time for most of the book telling if the narrator was doing atticuss's voice or granuale's because they seemed to bleed into each other at times. this is especially weird considering I know he can do really good work with a wide range of voices.

    all in all though the story wrapped up as you would expect. good guys win granuale pouts and atticus does something stupid. if you haven't gotten all the extra novellas there will be an army of people who just appear and disappear for the sake of putting in cameo appearances I guess. if you love the series though I guess I would still get this one of only to see how it officially ends, but it does feel hollow when compared to earlier books.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William D. Arand
    • Narrated By Jeff Hays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4271)
    Performance
    (4065)
    Story
    (4055)

    In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

    Phillip hinch says: "Lot better than I thought it would be"
    "I'm sorry i waited so long to buy. "
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    as a quick preface my tastes in books run towards Dresden files, earlier iron druid and anything written by Brandon Sanderson, but this book is awesome and I can't wait for the next.

    I've had this in my wish list for 4 or 5 months before buying it and holy crap was it worth getting. it is a great blend of light comedy, dark humor, heavy themes like the moral ramifications of accidentally coming to own slaves and finding out they make your power much stronger, but also not wanting to be a horrible human being by owning other people so trying to find a balance between giving them their freedom while also benefiting fromtheir service. the character turns a mislabeled delivery gone wrong into a budding empire to be feared full of subjects who love him and respect him. I know it sounds weird, but give it a chance and I promise you won't regret it and you'll be craving pancakes by the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46702)
    Performance
    (42028)
    Story
    (42046)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Love it"
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    I love everything I have listened to by Brandon Sanderson. At first I wasn't a fan of Lift when she was introduced in the main series, but this book won me over. It really fleshed her out as a character and gave some insight to the method behind her seeming madness. this is a must have for fans of the stormlight archive series as it does some world building and character development that presumably will feel very out of the blue if you jump straight from words of radiance to oath bringer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clash of Faiths: The Paladins, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Dalglish
    • Narrated By Ben Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Stripped of his power, and branded a renegade by his Order, Darius seeks a way to prove his god is not the bloodthirsty deity his fellows have created. Meanwhile Jerico takes refuge with a band of rebels as Dark Paladins scour Dezrel seeking to claim his life, and the lives of all who would help him. As the silent war rages, their faith is tested, and one will succumb to the promises of a prophet who has lived for centuries.

    says: "great follow-up "
    "not terrible"
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    I found the first book as a choose your own adventure style story on my the Google play store and I really enjoyed the story and wanted to see where it went. so when I found out audible had the second book in the series I was excited. until I bought it that is. the narrator is terrible and it really brings the story down and makes me wish I saved my credit and bought the ebook instead.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Switch: Joe Ledger, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3912)
    Performance
    (3676)
    Story
    (3667)

    Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to 10 major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide.

    Ryan Hooey says: "When the lights go out"
    "great narrator and awesome story"
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    loved the H.P. Lovecraft stuff that cropped up in this series. it was done well and added rather than detracted from the story with its strange nature.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Staked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9157)
    Performance
    (8548)
    Story
    (8524)

    When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

    Alton Troy Henshaw says: "Used to be my favorite Audible series"
    "i love this series"
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    Any additional comments?

    i love this series but luke clearly didn't listen to how he did the previous books. in every book before this one his voices are perfect and make the characters feel alive. though on this one the voices and pacing of the reading don't match at all with how he did every other book in the series and its very jarring and disorientating.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18805)
    Performance
    (12972)
    Story
    (13060)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "new narrator please"
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    What didn’t you like about Gerard Doyle’s performance?

    saphira sounds like yoda if yoda smoked a pack a day. i think everyone who has read the books or god forbid seen the terrible movie expects her voice to well at least feminine and regal rather than this raspy mess. it is terribly jarring whenever she speaks it knocks me clean out of the experience and i lose all immersion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42441)
    Performance
    (38458)
    Story
    (38517)

    Robert says: "Well worth your time"
    "loved the narration story and characters"
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    Would you listen to The Wise Man's Fear again? Why?

    the narations was done very well and the story was very interesting and i'm dying to get the next book so i can find out what will happen next for coat and kvothe for they seem two different people yet one person with different NAMES. my favorite charecter is Elodin who for some reason always make me think of Udahara from bleach. Both are cool characters who seem odd and more than half crazy yet for some reason you know they can kick damn near anyone's ass without breaking stride and only have to pause mid stride to defeat the rest.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wise Man's Fear?

    as i said elodin has me interested to see if he will live up to the expectatioins i have for him, and Kvothe's journey was very interesting and I enjoyed the twist and turns of the plot.


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

    The interactions between Coat and Bast always leave me confused. I'm dying to learn how they met and how their relationship actually is. at first i thought they were just mentor and student though Bast being one of the fey made that seem odd i could buy it because of Kvothe's reputation, but by the end i was not so sure it was quite that simple. I think there s more going on yet and we can expect many great and terrible things in the next book and we may even learn why Kvothe changed his NAME.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soul of the Fire: Sword of Truth, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3720)
    Performance
    (2789)
    Story
    (2823)

    Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

    Alain says: "Not his best not his worst"
    "ok story and finally a good narrrator"
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    Any additional comments?

    finally they found a decent narrator while he isn't as good as the one who did the first book he is a greatly appreciated change from the terrible narrators that did books 2,3,4. though i agree with other people this story isn't as good as the others though it still is ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Temple of the Winds: Sword of Truth, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4652)
    Performance
    (3534)
    Story
    (3555)

    The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

    Dani says: "Good book, poor narration"
    "terrible name pronunciation and poor dilivery"
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    I would rather be slashed open by a mirswith than listen to another book read by him. who would think to pronounce the name kahlan as "collin"? every time he says it is like sandpaper in my ear. Why is it that every narrator takes it as a personal challenge to be more annoying and worse suited to the task of reading the book than his predecessor? i love the books, but i don't know if i can grit my teeth and finish this one let alone get the next out of sheer terror of how bad the next narrator would be not that there is much room left to fall after this one terrible performance.


    Any additional comments?

    other than me dancing on my soap box about the delivery of the book i have to say the book is great but the audio book is BAD and requires a great devotion to the series and a serious reason to not simply read it yourself to be able to stomach it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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