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Chase

FRANKLIN, TN, United States

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  • Down and Dirty: Ann Summers Short Story 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Ann Summers
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (339)

    In "Down and Dirty", a woman fantasizes about the gorgeous stranger working at the construction site every morning as she passes. Finally her dreams become reality as she gets down and dirty with the mysterious man.

    Paul says: "Not bad"
    "good"
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    the narrator isnt that good but the story is decent. It leaves a lot of questions, well not even questions, more like loose ends. Its free, its a good listen if you like these kind of stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (1678)
    Performance
    (1564)
    Story
    (1556)

    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"
    "good but wanted more"
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    Ok so first off have to tell you this. Grimoire of the Lamb is the first store on the book which is about 2 hours, then you get a random chapter from the 6th book. THEN AFTER the chapter (which is about 10-12 minutes) another story, Clan Rathskeller, starts which is 45-50 minutes.

    Why they choose to separate the stores with a random chapter is very strange and from the other reviews, confusing to many and those skip the 2nd story. Recommend you skip this, its not even the 1st chapter which even makes it make less sense.

    Anyways Grimoire of the Lamb is a good story. I like the inclusion of different gods other than the Irish or Greek variety. Its a good story with a little bit of over the top action narration (from the author not the reader) that is ok but something that was probably a 5 minute scene takes place over what seems to be 10-15 minutes, even so its not THAT bad.

    Clan Rathskeller is great too. I think this is more read like Hounded (the first book) which ties in nicely.

    Overall satisfied with the stories but for the same price as the first three books it seems a little excessive. Should probably be about half the cost. I wish that Hearne would have just written these into its own full book. I understand his "9 book" reason but cmon SUPPLY AND DEMAND! Good stories, awesome Iron Druid fun. For a fan of the series, this will feed your need even if it is just for a little bit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6155)
    Performance
    (5750)
    Story
    (5769)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "An Amazing Start To A Series"
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    So when you think of superheros what comes to mind? Most of us will probably think of people with super strength, psychic ability, flight, ect. Well this goes right on with those thoughts. This right from the beginning grabs you with its action scenes and you want to hold on until its end. Brandon Sanderson does not disappoint with this book. An amazing start to a series. I cannot wait until the next book is released.

    One thing I dont like about the book is that some of the weaknesses are a little ridiculous but it doesnt take away from the story. Besides the super powers you get a story about a little boy that grows into himself to finally finds out what his father feels but he quite never understood. There is even a bit of love and heartbreak through in.

    Overall an excellent book. The narrator does a great job with his voices to distinguish out the different characters. Definitely will be getting the rest of the series....hopefully just wont be too long of a wait.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21942)
    Performance
    (13377)
    Story
    (13515)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "wow"
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    I know during middle school and some of high school this book was selected by some classes to read, however I never read it. Well now that the movie is coming out I figured I should. So I was very impressed. Not only does this book still hold up to modern times over 20 years after it is written, it holds on and doesnt let go. I love the concept, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. I wish there were more backstory on what actually happened to lead to to the current situation, you get enough but I wanted more.

    I understand why this is such a 10-15yr old's hit. Being as I am well above this age bracket I can still love this book disregarding the such young ages of most characters.

    As far as sequels goes...well I would stop here. I tried Speaker of the Dead and was GREATLY disappointed. Ive found you ether love SotD or you dont, its an indirect continuance of the universe not the story. Ive been told I should check out the Shadow series to get more like this original book but after SotD I am hesitant.

    This is definitely a must read but after this is up to you. I think I will just let it rest personally and enjoy the book as it is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Returned: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (275)

    Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds healed through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep - flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old. All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond.

    FanB14 says: "You'd Want to Return It"
    "could have been better but great message"
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    I think for me this book left a lot of open questions. I started this with the first 3 prequel books which left me in suspension. I pre-ordered this book with hopes of continuing the story(s) from those short stories and answer a lot of the questions I felt at the time must have been saved for the full title. I was left with a lot more to be desired. Dont get me wrong the book is well written and flows together just fine, its just I wanted more out of it. I felt there could have been more easily added that could have made this book not only good but shine.

    The author leaves you with a great message about love, memories and regret which is in itself worth it. I felt the ending was rushed however surprisingly satisfied once it was all said and done.

    There is far more going on here than just a bunch of resurrections. This will open your mind to thinking about how you would feel, what you would do, and what you would experience if you had one more chance.

    All in all The Returned is definitely worth the read/listen regardless of your belief in God.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Walk the Plank: The Human Division, Episode 2

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (615)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (552)

    Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories.

    Brian says: "Bad style - at least for audio version"
    "horrid"
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    I dont know why the same narrator would change his style. In ep1 he was alright, in this ep i couldnt even tolerate it. Reading names before each sentence, reading doors opening, horrible. What a shame, I was really looking forward to the hole series after the first episode. Now? skipping all the rest.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3864)
    Performance
    (3395)
    Story
    (3395)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "great presentation"
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    So this audiobook is actually 2 books Part 1 is the reboot story "Fuzzy Nation" and Part 2 is actually the original book "Little Fuzzy". I will only review Fuzzy Nation.

    Fuzzy Nation was a great story. I enjoyed it very much. I have not read any of Scalzi's books I had come across it as another narration by Wil Wheaton, which is now my favorite reader by the way. The story is suspenseful, trilling and fun. I only gave the story 4 stars because I wish there was more of the story or that it would be prolonged. It felt a tad rushed or parts left out, but please dont take this as the story is missing something because it isnt. Hopefully there is a sequel written soon.


    Recommendation: If you like Wil Wheaton and/or futuristic novels check out "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. It wont fail you, I promise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10322)
    Performance
    (9613)
    Story
    (9615)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Couldnt get any better"
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    This has just jumped up to my most favorite book ever. It has it all, action, suspense, mystery and love. FILLED with 80s nostalgia and video games in the future, this was PERFECT for me. Wil Wheaton really fills the shoes of the characters very well and fits nicely into my vision of how the main character would sound. The book is well structured and will leave you wanting more and more. I could stop the book in wanting to know what happens. Excellent! There has been talk of a sequel and if so would be an INSTANT BUY. If you grew up in the 80s and/or early video games this is definitely for you, even if you dont the book, I feel, has enough to stand on its own as just the story to get you hooked. I wanted this to actually be real at times so that I may experience the awesomeness that is this world (minus the bad of course hehe). Thank you Mr. Cline for delivering on my inter-self of hope and fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (52)

    Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

    Jacob says: "A Wonderful Little Tale"
    "suprising"
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    What did you love best about The Magic Shop?

    The story was a refreshing short story. I stumbled upon it by looking for my other 2 favorites by H.G. Wells. I went into the story not really expecting much since the story was very short compared to his other works but I was pleasantly surprised. The story drops you into the mind of a father and an experience with his son. The ending was not what I expected, but then after all I did not expect anything. This is a good story and expresses the mind of H.G. Wells a little bit more.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very good. His expression in his voice are great and he does a very good job in separating out the characters. I will definitely be subscribing to his free story podcast from his website.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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