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dan

I enjoy reading (and listening to) Books! I have enjoyed fantasy and history the most, but more recently I have been brodening my horizon.

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  • Grimoire of the Lamb: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2077)
    Performance
    (1934)
    Story
    (1925)

    When he’s not vanquishing villainous gods or dodging demons, 2,000-year-old Druid Atticus O’Sullivan can be found behind the counter of Third Eye Books and Herbs in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, literally minding his own business. But when an evil sorcerer - and amateur shoplifter - snatches an ancient Egyptian tome of black magic, The Grimoire of the Lamb, Atticus is not sheepish about pursuing him to the ends of the earth...or at least to the Land of the Pharaohs.

    breckoz says: "Novella, Side Adventures Before Book 1"
    "Get back on target!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I didnt have naything better to do while driving too and from work, so I guess the time was well spent.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kevin Hearne again?

    I live the first three Iron Druid books, and book six was very good, I hope they continue like 1,2,3, and 6.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon is the best!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16079)
    Performance
    (14078)
    Story
    (14125)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Dianne Houston says: "OH NO ROY!!!! NOT DENARIS!!!!!!!"
    "Yea not so much!"
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    Has A Dance with Dragons turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will continue the series even!


    How could the performance have been better?

    I dont know why I dont enjoy listening to him.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5519)
    Performance
    (2589)
    Story
    (2596)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Amazon Customer says: "It tantalized my taste buds"
    "It was very informative!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I learned to look at the founding of this country in a different light!


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was dry listening to it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6266)
    Performance
    (5667)
    Story
    (5726)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "My favorite book series of all time!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Memory of Light the most enjoyable?

    The end is here! I have been reading the series for the last twenty years, and I love it, but I am glad its done!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matrim, and Perrin. They are what they are, and dont have to try and be anything else.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have I would have!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11604)
    Performance
    (10378)
    Story
    (10346)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "I love this book!"
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    What did you love best about Hounded?

    They way the characters are brought out out, and the integration of fantasy/history/and the modern world.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oberon's personality!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31351)
    Performance
    (24547)
    Story
    (24632)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Very good start, and better than the first sesaon!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes! It was an enjoyable story, with some unexpected twists! I enjoy the Stark family, and they loyalty they have.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roy Dotrice’s performances?

    Yes.


    Could you see A Game of Thrones being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes. Not sure!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4945)
    Performance
    (3542)
    Story
    (3584)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "I like the world that has been built in this book."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Its clean, and enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everyone gets involved, even most of the bad guys arent inherently evil, and have some good to them.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I listended to the wheel of time, and she does very well with this series as well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have if I had the time!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Shadows: Night Angel Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3102)
    Performance
    (2184)
    Story
    (2195)

    For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art---and he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir. For Azoth, survival is precarious, something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly---and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name.

    Jake says: "Shockingly good."
    "Not my favorite book"
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I can say I could have spent my time better.


    What was most disappointing about Brent Weeks’s story?

    Most of the main characters are bad guys, and I am tired of books that are that way.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4201)
    Performance
    (3616)
    Story
    (3598)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Excelent!!"
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    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    Loh does a great job of giving each character a personal touch on the voice, and it is easy to tell who he is reading as.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4852)
    Performance
    (4495)
    Story
    (4492)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Getting back on track!!"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was a good listen. 4 and 5 were a little slow, and unimpressive, but this one got me back into the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Atticus finally gets the Greeks, and Romans on his side.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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