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chris

la vernia, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Chapterhouse Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (457)

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

    Loren A Goodwin says: "Unchallenged Series Finale"
    "Great Story! Horrible way to compile a narration."
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    I love the story. I been reading all the dune series that Frank Herbert wrote and been doing the audio books too. The worst narration was Dune Messiah. This narration has the same problems as Dune Messiah. Instead of using differ narrators for differ characters they just had them all narrate random chapters. Like they are all practicing narrating and not taking this one seriously. A message to whoever produces this audio book: We do not want random narrations that are disjointed. We want a male narrator doing male voices and a female one doing the female voices. Quit messing up our audio books. These narrators are great but who ever produced this is dumb as all can be.

    3 of 3 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
    (23208)
    Performance
    (14540)
    Story
    (14692)

    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"
    "Great story but a mess of narrators"
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    This book is a must read especially since the movie is coming out this year. I was hooked in the book where I finish it faster than most of my other audio books. I didnt think it was the best Sci Fi I ever but it was entertaining. My only problem with the book was they used several differ narrators that didnt make any sense on how they were using them. It starts off with a male who poorly imitates a child's voice. Then half way a female is used to narrate a female's characters chapter. Then at the end they combine both of them in a male and female dialogue that should of been used the whole time. Why dont all audio book use a male narrator and female narrator when a male and a female is talking. It would be way more immersive. Instead they just flirt with the idea in this book and it makes you wish they didn't even try to experiment with it.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (1140)
    Story
    (1141)

    There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

    Ryan says: "Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?"
    "A must read for Kotor fans"
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    I heard a whole lot of bad reviews on this title by fans of the video game on Amazon.com. For some fans of the game only a 3 or 6 book trilogy would only be worthy enough to flesh out every detail of the story. Since the intention of the book is to reveal the unfinished story of what could of been kotor 3, in one book, and to connect the story to old republic, this author did a fine job at that. If you are not a Kotor fan this story would not make sense to you. The performance of the narrator is great as you would expect from this narrator and the sound effects and music adds to the imagination. This book satisfies my curiosity of Revan and the Exile and had some epic scenes. It bridges the connection of Kotor 1 and 2 as well.Maybe if I had higher expectations of the book I might of not liked it but from what I knew about it, and my expectation of what it is, I found it a very good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3272)
    Performance
    (2226)
    Story
    (2258)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "Amazing story"
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    I could see why this story gain made a whole southern revival in US when it came out. I am a 28 your old guy from Texas who once lived in Georgia. After reading this book it made me want to go back and visit Georgia. Its a story of war, love, business and the strength of a passionate women. There is not many books written these days that can match the perfection of the writing style. The narrator of this book made the voices nice and realistic. It helped capture the magic of the book. I was able to forget easily that one person was narrating the whole book. I wish there were more books of this caliber.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3368)
    Performance
    (1821)
    Story
    (1853)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    A. Wright says: "Inspired reading of a great book"
    "My first western novel and it was awsome!"
    Overall

    This is the first wild west book i ever read. Been enjoying the movies and always been curious about the genre. Most of my patients who were old timers told me to read this book. I thought it was slow at first but once it picks up it was an awesome ride. I love Gus the best character. I felt he made the whole book. His wild west pragmatic wisdom's were very insightful and felt like it was a perfect commentaries of the time period. The book had a touch of realism too on how harsh living in the open west could be. Life and death are always at edge. After reading the book though I could not get into the miniseries. Maybe it felt to campy and outdated or this audio narration of Gus was so much better than Robert Duvall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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