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Clay

Colorado Springs, CO, USA | Member Since 2013

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  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force #1: Betrayal

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Aaron Allston
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (249)

    Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master, has unified the Jedi order into a cohesive group of powerful knights. But as the new era begins, honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties. The Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict, with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy.

    T. Mcpherson says: "Very well done! Worth a listen!"
    "Too abridged"
    Overall

    It seems that every Star Wars book is abridged and sound effects added, and this is no exception.

    I have a well worn copy of this book that I've read at least 10 times, and my son has read as many times. So I thought I'd get the audible to listen to on a motorcycle ride.

    The sound effects were much louder than the reading and became almost painful when they would BLARE in my helmet unexpectedly.

    The story was so chopped up that if I hadn't read the book, I wouldn't have known why somethings were happening.

    I won't be wasting my money on any more abridged Star Wars books.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantment

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (1548)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (829)

    As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

    Annette says: "Enchanting"
    "Good story, good readers, over analytical"
    Overall

    The reading was well done with allot of attitude thrown in here and there, especially by the female reader.

    My real complaint is with the wordiness of the story. Card wants you to understand all 10 reasons that made a character do what he/she did. 10 seconds of action are often surrounded with 10 minutes of expaination. But wait, that's not all, later he goes back over the action revealing yet more reasons that the character themselves didn't understand at the time.

    I enjoyed the odd twists, the look into another culture, the peek at magic that could exist all around me, and the characters.

    Would I buy it if I had it to do over again, probably.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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