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Donald

Colorado Springs, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3732)
    Performance
    (2195)
    Story
    (2223)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "God Eye"
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    Would you listen to The Mote in God's Eye again? Why?

    Probably not. I liked this story, but not enough to hear again


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the miniatures. I wish they kept a couple around


    Which character – as performed by L J Ganser – was your favorite?

    I liked Sandy, She was a strong woman with a clear attitude towards what she wanted to do with her life. If there is a book 2, I bet she'll find the solution to the moats problem


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

    Just about the gift ship and ambassadors. I was expecting to take another direction.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lycanthropos

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Sackett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    When a chance encounter between a squad of Hitler's elite SS troops and a band of gypsies ends in slaughter, the Nazis take a man named Janos Kaldy into custody for the killings. When they find that Kaldy is a werewolf, the Nazis bring in a beautiful young chemist and an aging doctor turned minister to aid in a daring, crazy plan. As the Dr. attempts to regress Kaldy through hypnotism to the root of his curse, the Nazis strive to isolate the enzyme that can turn an army of their troops into an unstoppable killing machine.

    TxWriter62 says: "Good Read...Interesting take on Werewolf Lore"
    "Lycantropos"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lycanthropos the most enjoyable?

    Adding past history to the basis of the characters made it very interesting.
    The events that happen coincide within a good time line of WWII.


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

    I've not listened to John's performances before. I thought he did a good job in developing each character. I'll have to read his other book about the werewolves in America and see how it compares to the original story.


    If you could rename Lycanthropos, what would you call it?

    A history of the werewolves


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good listen and flowed well. It kept me interested in the story, The ending with a good lesson is always a good way to end a book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ex-Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2805)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2532)

    Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place. Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Superheroes vs. Zombies? Sure, why not..."
    "EX's"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would explain the heroes and change the before and now's to fit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I likes St George. He had plenty of values and was not about to change any of his principles for the situation


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder and Khristine Hvam ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I found the characters were not explained enough. A meir mention of them and there abilities from time to time was confusing. This part and jumping back and forth also muttled the story for me. All in all, it came together well. I was not expecting the story to end with this one battle. I felt that it should have gone on beyond the last chapter. Without giving anything away, I won't go into any moor details.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6442)
    Performance
    (5655)
    Story
    (5655)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "MHI"
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    Where does Monster Hunter International rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is by far the highest ratings that I can give an audio book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the never ending situations that Z ended up in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very beginning. " Is that a hand?" I liked the humor added in to make this book a


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

    I laughed a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio was hard to stop listening to. Even to take a break. The last time that happened, was with the Eragon and Harry Potter series. I highly recommend this audio. It is well worth the time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2095)
    Performance
    (1274)
    Story
    (1276)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    Benoibe says: "I'm so in love and I'm SO moving to Scotland!"
    "Scotland's best at the time"
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    What did you love best about Beyond the Highland Mist?

    I love the characters. The confusion and hurt of Hawk' The hurt and betrayal of Kate's past love, and the shrewdness of the blacksmith kept everything up in the air.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond the Highland Mist?

    I hate giving away anything in Books. It ruins parts for everyone who reads or listens to stories. There is one part on being a mid wife that brings out the differences and advances in medicine.


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

    No. This was the first one.


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

    No. I listen to the audio stories while commutting


    Any additional comments?

    I could imagine living in castles. Now I would love to go there and see the place for myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7401)
    Performance
    (6469)
    Story
    (6473)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "A nice finally"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and have recommended this one to several people


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought the writer brought this to a nice conclusion. Nothing was left unanswered.


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

    OH MY!!!


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

    No. I read books at lunch, and listen to audio when I'm in transit.


    Any additional comments?

    When i started this trilogy, the first book left me flat for the most part. However, I was curious about the characters. It kept getting better, or (did that just happen). I just had to find out what was next. I'm glad that I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6638)
    Performance
    (5032)
    Story
    (5112)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Hunter"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the writer made the fact seem plausible. Very interesting.


    What other book might you compare Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to and why?

    I will definitely read his other book.


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

    no


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1520)
    Performance
    (983)
    Story
    (1004)

    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Rescued by the second half"
    "All clear is ALL CLEAR!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The precision of historical records and following datelines were amazing. The writer accomplished a feat of fact and fiction keeping it well in balance and also maintaining a point of "Whats gonna happen next".


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Hopkins, what a terror those two were.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first play


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

    No. This is time taking experience. I believe it would take a solid week to hear all in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    this is part 2. If you do not read Blackout first, you will be totally lost

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7362)
    Performance
    (6595)
    Story
    (6606)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

    Adam says: "Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing"
    "Hexed"
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    If you could sum up Hexed in three words, what would they be?

    This writer is becoming my favorite rapidly.
    I really enjoy the total story line.


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

    The dog has a down to earth way of thinking.


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

    I would do the whole series.

    The Druid and the witches.


    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
    (9517)
    Performance
    (8480)
    Story
    (8456)

    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"
    "Hounded"
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    Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    10. What a creative book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the Dog. He brings back common sence


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    His character portrail was excellent. You could definetly identify with each person


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

    No. I use audio books to travel with. The make drive time shorter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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