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London, United Kingdom | Member Since 2011

  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 271 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2015

  • 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

    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.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "Decent, banale story, occasional great bits"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make the villans interesting. They are petty and predictable.
    Most of the heros are half brain dead.

    Too much of the story reflects the dreariness of everyday life. That is exactly what I don't want in a fantasy story.

    Would you recommend Theft of Swords to your friends? Why or why not?

    It's got the sophistication of pink pony story for teenage girls.

    Could you see Theft of Swords being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Easily it would work well for kids afternoon TV.

    Any additional comments?

    So much potential, so much disappointment. I skipped over the court case it was just too annoying to stomach.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the quirky comfort of Pico Mundo. Yet leave it he has, for a monastery. But Odd has a knack for finding trouble no matter where he goes, and a killer is stalking the ancient holy halls. Odd is about to meet an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered.

    Travelgirl says: "Odds are you will LOVE this book!!!"
    "Well crafted but it just didn't grab me"

    It was a good listen. But it didn't manage to get me moved, freaked, agitated or much else. So now Elvis retires and Frank Sinatra comes to hang out. Clever story device, but I just don't care

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Emperor of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Almost as good as the original"
    "In the echo chamber of Frank Herbert"

    It is a well constructed story, but it lacks characters to care about. It feels like watching at a far distance realising the overall premise and plot of the series. A bit like Tolkiens Silmarillion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
    "My Favourite Book in Years"

    I never bothered to read about Mr. Buffett, as I assumed it would teach me about things that I would be unable to apply or already know.

    Instead it is a fascinating recount of 100 years of financial and political history from the perspective of a person that have both feet on the ground. It is a great story with lots of little insights, but most of all a long perspective and thread of our modern times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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