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John

Las Cruces, NM, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    Overall
    (1592)
    Performance
    (1496)
    Story
    (1494)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    Mike Naka says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "Not Marc Thompson"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend to any Star Wars fan, it really helped fill in the blanks as to where Sidious got his start and training.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis?

    When Plagueis realized that he had been played by Sidious right before his death.


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

    I had a hard time getting into the book at first since I really like the performances of Marc Thompson. As the story progressed I did like how Daniel Davis was able to keep the voice correct.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, Great addition for any Star Wars fan, but I felt that James Luceno goes into great detail on items, or locations that really puts the reader into a long winded unnecessary discription.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ian Doescher
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, Ian Doescher, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (287)

    Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.

    Amazon Customer says: "To Thine Ears, Brilliance This Doth Be!"
    "Shakespeare would be proud!!!"
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    What did you love best about William Shakespeare's Star Wars?

    I enjoyed the entire book very hard to pick what I loved best about it!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How all the talented artist came together to pull this story off


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    R2-D2's attitude through out the story...


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

    I laughed out loud several times throughout the performance!!!


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for Star Wars or Shakespeare fans..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilation: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (406)

    The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy. But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force - but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood.

    Kurt says: "Excelent Story and another great Old Republic book"
    "Another Excellent Star Wars Storyline"
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    What made the experience of listening to Annihilation the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy the way Marc Thompson brings the Star Wars Charactures alive. Each voice is different and very distinict. The story was very well written.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Annihilation?

    When the supreme commander revealed he was the father.


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

    The GREAT voices of each characters, and he never forgets the voices he has used for each individual character.


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

    No


    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
    (13281)
    Performance
    (11656)
    Story
    (11703)

    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.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "GREAT book but Mr. Dotrice stunk"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dance with Dragons to be better than the print version?

    I don't know I haven't read the books


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The different voices for the charachters really were distracting. Towards the end of the book Terrell sounded like Tywn Lanister and the Iron born sounded more Irish. REALLY BAD I would make Mr. Dotrice redo the audio.


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

    It was hard to stop listening, the story was excellent and I couldn't wait to hear what happened next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9967)
    Performance
    (9160)
    Story
    (9213)

    Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

    Pi says: "Jarring change in Dotrice's performance"
    "Good book but hard to stay engaged."
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    What didn’t you like about Roy Dotrice’s performance?

    Roy Dotrice was off his game, at some times in the story the voices didn't match the character.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very hard to stay engaged, and I feel that several characters were forgotten in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16825)
    Performance
    (13256)
    Story
    (13332)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Wonderfully Done!"
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    If you could sum up A Storm of Swords in three words, what would they be?

    Very Well Done


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, very hard to stop listening. Roy Dotrice does a good job with the reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3952)
    Performance
    (3517)
    Story
    (3538)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "AWESOME!!!!!!!"
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    Would you listen to Killing Lincoln again? Why?

    Yes! I am a History Major and this book was well done, Bill O'Rielly was brilliant.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lincoln, he was one of the Greatest in American history both loved and hated but knew that the union must be preserved.


    What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. O'Reilly brought history alive, you get his passion for history and the story of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln.


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

    How everything happen to fall just perfectly in line even tho Booth and his band of misfits were bumbling idiots or drunks.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome book would recommend as a must read for any history major.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, Mark R. Levin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (506)

    #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Levin explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations and the crisis that faces government today.

    Virginia says: "Man's basic nature : Liberty"
    "GREAT BOOK"
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    If you could sum up Ameritopia in three words, what would they be?

    Great book, audio lacked I think they could have gotten a better reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Paul S. Kemp
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1147)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (961)

    The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy....

    Conrado says: "Another Great Old Republic novel"
    "Awesome!!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, any true Star Wars fan would love this book, and it does not require one to play the new online game.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived?

    When Lord Scurge attacked the Jedi before the emperor, I was shocked but understood his reasoning.


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

    Marc Thompson is awesome and he did not disappoint with this story as all the others he has done.


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

    The end was sad that Revan and Bastilla were not able to be together.


    Any additional comments?

    This book tied the characters from Star Wars the Knights of the Old Republic computer game from years back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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