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L.C.

Listens to audiobooks while travelling to and from various countries in Europe.

Hoogvliet, Netherlands | Member Since 2011

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  • 78 ratings
  • 185 titles in library
  • 25 purchased in 2014
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  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5114)
    Performance
    (4561)
    Story
    (4576)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "Pulp action horror in a good way."
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    If you do cliches, make them over the top and use them to your full advantage. That is what Larry Correia does, and in spades. Take what is stereotypical of the zombie/vampire genre and work it into a book that is full of action and despair, and let the audience enjoy it to its fullest. There was hardly anything new or refreshing to the story or the characters, but LC made it work and work well none the less. A very enjoyable book, I would recommend it to any fan of the pulp action and horror genre.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Widow's Web: Elemental Assassin, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (822)
    Performance
    (743)
    Story
    (740)

    I used to murder people for money, but lately it’s become more of a survival technique. Once an assassin, always an assassin. So much for being plain old Gin Blanco. With every lowlife in Ashland gunning for me, I don’t need another problem, but a new one has come to town anyway. Salina might seem like a sweet Southern belle, but she’s really a dangerous enemy whose water elemental magic can go head-to-head with my own Ice and Stone power.

    Julie says: "Not worth my credit"
    "Rather predictable, but enjoyable none the less."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If one is a fan of the genre, this is not a bad audiobook to listen to. So yes, I would.


    Would you recommend Widow's Web to your friends? Why or why not?

    If my friends have not read or listened to any of the previous parts of the series I would not. This book leans heavily on previous books for its narrative to make sense.


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

    Yes, her performance is good. It is engaging and she clearly puts some effort into the characters.


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

    The sequel.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook is not on par with the previous parts of the series but still engaging and enjoyable enough. It is still a reasonable story, but I don't see an improvement or progression from the rest of the series. Rather same-y.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercy Blade: Jane Yellowrock, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1662)
    Performance
    (1406)
    Story
    (1405)

    Jane, a shapeshifting vampire-hunter-for-hire, crosses paths with a stranger who has arrived in New Orleans, enlisted to hunt vampires who have gone insane - or so he says.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Still Going Strong!"
    "Way better than I had thought."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After reading the premise of this third installment of the series, I somehow had the impression that this would be the lesser of the three books. I was wrong. The character development has improved the story line tremendously and you get more and more insight into the inner workings and politics of the vampire hierarchy and its history with other mystical creatures. Khristine Hvam does a remarkable job as voice actor and I could not wait to get into my car and listen to another chapter or two. Also the cliffhanger is a nice touch, I will certainly buy the next book in the series.

    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
    (10507)
    Performance
    (9386)
    Story
    (9361)

    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"
    "Not the druid, the dog is the real star."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have listened to. The story is okay but no award winner by any stretch of the imagination. Still the story is entertaining enough.

    The narration of Luke Daniels and humour in this audiobook really sells it. On the basis of this audiobook I've listened to the other books as well, and though they are also very good, this book is the best of the series so far. The dog was without a doubt the real star of the book.

    The book is well paced, very clear, very easy to listen to when travelling or at home. As a fan of the genre I'd say this is one of the better books you can buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12140)
    Performance
    (8964)
    Story
    (8964)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Really liked the story, the narration was awful."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Storm front was the first Dresden book I've ever read, and I wanted to listen to it in the car on a long drive. As much as I liked the story and I have listened to it from beginning to end, I really disliked the way this book was narrated. The sound technician should have stepped in a few times but didn't. Drinking a glass of water is fine, just not in the microphone. The sighing and swallowing got quite annoying. It did seem to get better later on in the audiobook, but the beginning was nothing short of crincheworthy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7198)
    Performance
    (6535)
    Story
    (6537)

    Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

    Hallie says: "Love this series!"
    "Yes it's good, but could have been better."
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    This book has one major advantage over "Hexed", it does not feel as rushed as "Hexed" did. The story is taken at a lighter pace which really does the book a great service. However some chapters in this book make me question the motives of some of the people seeking revenge, they seem to be a bit underwhelming to warrant a 1000 year grudge. Also some of the decisions made while in battle makes me question the intellect of our 2100 year old druid sometimes. But apart from that, it is still leaps ahead of many other fantasy books, and the overall humour and performance of Luke Daniels made this audiobook a real please to listen to.

    1 of 2 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
    (8096)
    Performance
    (7277)
    Story
    (7291)

    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"
    "In dubio"
    Overall
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    After I listened to "Hounded" I couldn't wait to start listening to "Hexed". The story is not as good as "Hounded" was in my opinion. Though the action was fast paced, I felt the story a was bit rushed, specially when the action starts. Still, I enjoyed it enough to give it a favorable rating. It is a nice audiobook to listen to, and the conversations with Oberon are a real treat (I think Oberon is the real hero of this series).

    If you liked "Hounded", you will probably like this one as well, but it is the lesser book of the two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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