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Patrick

Edmond, OK, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Cast in Sorrow: The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (249)

    The Barrani would be happy to see her die. So Kaylin Neya is a bit surprised by her safe arrival in the West March. Especially when enemies new and old surround her and those she would call friends are equally dangerous... And then the real trouble starts. Kaylin's assignment is to be a "harmoniste" - one who helps tell the truth behind a Barrani Recitation. But in a land where words are more effective than weapons, Kaylin's duties are deadly.

    Patrick says: "Great performance but slow story"
    "Great performance but slow story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Cast in Sorrow?

    Hvam is always gives a great performance.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michelle Sagara before, how does this one compare?

    This story is slow and focuses on just one event. Many of the previous stories had multiple situations and varied characters.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    All.


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

    Please do not.


    Any additional comments?

    I am afraid that Michelle has run out of avenues for the story and is just casting about. She has a beautiful writing style but unfortunately nothing to say.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Shadow: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1230)
    Performance
    (1098)
    Story
    (1096)

    Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin….Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

    Amanda says: "Addicted to the series, but leaves you hanging..."
    "Very good story, Great Narration."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Cast in Shadow the most enjoyable?

    The story is exciting laced with unexpected twists. Khristine Hvam is the 'perfect' narrator for the lead character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I actually liked all the characters.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    I have listened to nearly a hundred books and Khristine may be the best I have ever enjoyed.


    Any additional comments?

    I realize I am gushing on Khristine Hvam but I am convinced many more sci-fy writers should seek her out.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Greatest Aces

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Edward H. Sims
    • Narrated By Justin Hecht
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    Top World War II aces of the RAF, USAAF, and the Luftwaffe recall the greatest aerial missions in this thrilling program. There is Douglas Bader, one of the best of the RAF fighter pilots despite 2 artificial legs, Adolf Galland of the Luftwaffe, who, subsequent to being shot down in France one morning, took off in another Messerschmitt that afternoon, another German ace, Hans-Joachim Marseille, the young "Pilot of Africa" who would steal into the British fighters' own formations to down several Hurricanes before the enemy could react, and Robert S. Johnson, the American who heroically defended Liberator and Flying Fortress formations.

    Brooke says: "Excellent"
    "Poor in All Areas"
    Overall

    This is the first time I have reviewed a book but this one was so poor I felt compelled to speak out. The author spends more time differentiating between what the proper aircraft numbers were or what the actual number of downed aircraft were than focusing on the pilot aces. The actual audio quality was terrible. The volume fluctuates and the voice quality oscillates constantly. The reader seems to put his hand on his mouth and mumble on purpose. Potentially a very interesting topic that is absolutely butchered in every aspect. If you buy you will be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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