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Edward

Temecula, CA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • 10 reviews
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  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • The Second Book of Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Mark and Ben travel deep into the Blue Temple's hidden horde of treasures in an attempt to recover gold and Swords for Sir Andrew. Gods, demons and human traitors have other plans for the Swords and for the adventurers. When playing the game of the gods no one's survival is secure, even a god's.

    Karen says: "A little disappointed"
    "Pass on it"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

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    Did Derek Perkins do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

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

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Small Miracles

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Gabriel Sloyer
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Garner Nanotechnology is developing nanotech-enhanced protective suits and autonomous first-aid nanobots. It’s cutting-edge stuff, and when it saves Brent Cleary from a pipeline explosion that killed hundreds, the Army takes notice. Near-death experience changes a person, so no one is entirely surprised when easy-going Brent turns somber and studious, focused and cold. Not at first. But Kim O’Donnell, Brent’s best friend, cannot get past some of the changes. This just isn’t her friend, and she wonders what’s gotten into him.

    Malin says: "Science Gone Wild"
    "Pass on it"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

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    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

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    Which character – as performed by Gabriel Sloyer – was your favorite?

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    Did Small Miracles inspire you to do anything?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lexicon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (514)

    At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

    Tango says: "Fasten your seat belt..."
    "Read it"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lexicon?

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    What about Heather Corrigan and Zach Appelman ’s performance did you like?

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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3102)
    Performance
    (1751)
    Story
    (1771)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "Pass on it"
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    Would you try another book from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and/or Marc Vietor?

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    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle again?

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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marc Vietor?

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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lucifer's Hammer?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15793)
    Performance
    (14008)
    Story
    (14046)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
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    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6075)
    Performance
    (5775)
    Story
    (5784)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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    What other book might you compare The Martian to and why?

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    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4442)
    Performance
    (1742)
    Story
    (1743)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    CoCo says: "Excellent and engaging"
    "Review"
    Overall

    One of my best "reads" in quit some time. Good story, logical and good laughs

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4958)
    Performance
    (2069)
    Story
    (2061)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Review"
    Overall

    Great story but is it ever long!!! Hit the limits of my attention span but was worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fire Upon the Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (348)

    A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function.

    Noah says: "What a wild, wacky, awesome book!"
    "Review"
    Overall

    The story was an ok read as I found the concepts interesting.

    Be warned: The story wraps up all to neatly at the end and is dissapointing.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Rowan: Tower and Hive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Jean Reed Bahle
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (188)

    The kinetically gifted, trained in mind/machine gestalt, are the most valued citizens of the Nine Star League. Using mental powers alone, these few Prime Talents transport ships, cargo, and people between Earth's Moon, Mars' Demos and Jupiter's Callisto.

    James P. Dyer says: "Not a bad start"
    "Review"
    Overall

    The first half of the book was somewhat interesting as it detailed the growth and development of The Rowan. After that, it went completly down hill. The dialogue was ridiculous and their was nothing compelling about the story. I was waiting for it to end. Be aware that the incidents with the aliens were over in 10 seconds and you learned nothing about this alien race.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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