You no longer follow GLENNO

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow GLENNO

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

GLENNO

Game Developer

Member Since 2013

139
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 66 reviews
  • 238 ratings
  • 477 titles in library
  • 33 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
28

  • The Copper Bracelet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, and others
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (327)

    Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

    Reg says: "Excellent Read!!!"
    "Better than 'The Chopin Manuscript'"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At least one person complained about Scottoline's chapter. It was just as good as the rest, if a little short. Maybe they didn't like what happened.

    On the whole the book was better than "The Chopin Manuscript." It was just as well-written but more cohesive and had a better plot.

    As always, Alfred Molina's performance was OUTSTANDING. If you want to hear him at his very best though, listen to "Treasure Island."

    I enjoyed the book and I think this multi-author experiment is working out well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Infinite Sea: The 5th Wave, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rick Yancey
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (429)

    How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

    GLENNO says: "Not much action; no resolution"
    "Not much action; no resolution"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The last third of the first book in this series saved it. No such luck here.

    First of all, the dialogue from instead a teenager's head does get old after a while. Then the plot is fairly thin. Finally, there is no resolution. No denouement. You are just left hanging as if he wrote half a book and decided to stop there.

    The readers are OK and they voice teenage sarcasm well. That's the best I can say.

    I'm through with this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Rebellion: The Legend of Eli Monpress, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rachel Aaron
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (351)

    Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief. He’s also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she’s been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli’s had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job - and an opportunity to capture a certain thief. Things are about to get exciting for Eli.

    Jessica says: "Awesome!"
    "Even better than the first book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book takes place soon after the end of the first book as our heroes deal with the events of the first book. Only this time we get some great new and fascinating characters.

    This world and its spirit-based derivation of magic works really well. It sets up some great interpersonal dynamics, not only between people but between them and the spirits of doors, walls, rivers and trees. Only the wizards can communicate with these spirits.

    And the spirits have personalities, just like people do. Genius!

    The reader on this book does an even better job than he did with the last book. He is perfect for the wise-cracking Eli.

    How can I not read the next one? Five stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rachel Aaron
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (771)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (652)

    He's not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age - and he’s also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he’s going to put his plan into effect. The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he’ll need to steal some big things. But he’ll start with somethingsmall. Something like a king....

    Bronwyn Soell says: "Entertaining light fantasy"
    "Lighthearted and fun!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I very much liked the characters in this book, which is very important to me. The lead character is Eli Monpress, a lovable rogue with more tricks up his sleeve than you might imagine. As the title suggests, yes, he is a thief. But he is so much more. He lives life with a smile and he reminded me of Robin Hood in the beginning of the classic Errol Flynn movie:
    Nobleman: "You speak treason!"
    Robin (with a smile): "Fluently."

    The story flows smoothly and the author does a great job of letting me see the movie in my head. The world is interesting and the source of magic is too.

    The reader is great as Eli. And I never had trouble knowing which character was talking, which is a problem with the poor to mediocre readers.

    After reading a few merely average (or less) books, it was really nice to read a good one again! I look forward to more Eli Monpress adventures.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Atlantis Plague: The Origin Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By A. G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1282)
    Performance
    (1155)
    Story
    (1164)

    In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "A well executed reinterpretation of history"
    "Muddled story, boring plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really liked the first book in this series so I am shocked at how BAD this one is.

    The story just drones on and the plot is often overly-detailed and your attention tends to drift while reading it. There is very little action. The author knew where he wanted to take us but did a poor job of taking us there.

    The characters I liked so much in the first book changed significantly, often for the worse. Their jobs changed significantly. The evil people didn't seem to have much effect on them. Suddenly, I didn't care that much what happened to them.

    The conspiracy was revealed in the first book, so the author seemed to have trouble figuring out what the characters should do and talk about.

    The reader is just bad. I often had a hard time figuring out who was talking.

    Too bad. I had high hopes for the series but I'm stopping here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By A. G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2251)
    Performance
    (2039)
    Story
    (2047)

    Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

    Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

    january says: "Pretty bad, but not the worst I've ever read"
    "A compelling read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one of those books that you don't want to stop reading. The premise is fantastic and the heroes are likeable (always a must for me in any media).

    The story is really great. I'm a sucker for conspiracies and this book has a great one! The author folds in several scientific discoveries and historical incidents too, both distant and recent. Nice!

    The author took me in a different direction than I thought the book might go. I like that too.

    A nice side-benefit for me was that the book was so thought-provoking. It illustrates man's imperfect view of God. It also depicts how man corrupts both science and religion through his imperfection. You may think differently and still enjoy the story.

    The reader was a bit of a problem for me. His voice works perfectly for a smarmy character (there are several in this book). But he doesn't seem to be able to voice a lot of different characters. I got lost multiple times trying to keep track of which character was talking. The better readers excel at differentiation (see Bronson Pinchot). I gave him two stars but added one just because the book he was reading is so great.

    All-in-all a great read and I am about to read the sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3218)
    Performance
    (2891)
    Story
    (2895)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "This story is OK. The trilogy is not."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The premise and the revelation of what this town is about is very interesting. You might find it interesting too. But don't bother with the other two books in this trilogy. The last book especially will just make you mad. Really, it's just the missing ending to book two. And the ONE SENTENCE epilogue in that third book explains nothing.

    Very unsatisfying.

    The reader is not bad. That's the best I can say.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Day on Mars: Tau Ceti, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Travis S. Taylor
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (81)

    It's 24 on Mars: a non-stop futuristic thrill-ride, all in one day, through the critical events which were the breaking point for the underclass of Martian citizens and precipitated a revolution to break the Martian colonists free from the formidable Sol System government. The formerly red planet would never be the same would the human race.

    Joshua says: "One Fast Ride!"
    "Don't bother"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ugh! DO NOT believe the comparison with the TV show 24. The only thing this book has in common with 24 is the one day time period. No hero really. No political intrigue. No spycraft. Not even any plot twists.

    There is very little interpersonal communication beyond military comm and chit-chat. Certainly no romantic relationships.

    Instead what we get is chapter after chapter of profanity-laced interaction between--well, in any communication that goes on between any people of any kind. I get the impression that the author doesn't himself know how to communicate without f-this, g d-that. And I mean CONSTANTLY.

    Then there is the ultra (read: painfully, excruciatingly) detailed descriptions of battles, mech, machinery, and spacecraft. Right down to mathematical formulas and vomit-inducing g-forces. Page after page of it. This author loves his technology.

    Too bad he doesn't love his characters nearly as much. Nor I suspect even his plot.

    The reader did his best with the little he was given.

    Wow, did the book description ever fool me! But the misery is over now. Maybe a little Pepto Bismol would help.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tokyo Raider: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (873)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (798)

    With the Japanese Imperium at war with the Soviet Union, and the United States watching cautiously on the sidelines, Second Lieutenant Joe Sullivan of the U.S. Marines is sent on a dangerous mission to Tokyo. The Russians have Summoned a demon of epic proportions to attack the city, and all that stands in its deadly path is an untested Japanese super-robot. Now, Joe is at the controls, his gravity-spiking Power at the ready. But that is one huge, mean Demon....

    D says: "A Few More Hours"
    "Not up to the Grimnoire Chronicles level."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although interesting in that this story takes place a couple of decades after the last Grimnoire book, it lacks the usual excellence of the rest of the books and stories in the series.

    It just falls a bit flat. I have rated every other book and story in this series 5 stars so it had to meet a very high bar.

    Bronson Pinchot does his usual fantastic portrayal of Correia's characters.

    Can't wait for other books and stories in this world. I will immediately buy them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Elite: A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (680)

    In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

    Hassan says: "Wonder If There Will Be More??"
    "As great as the Grimnoire novels!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you have read Hard Magic and its sequels, you'll enjoy this story much more. And you're going to love that series!

    So go read the series then come back and read this. But that's not entirely necessary.

    Pinchot is wonderful as you might expect from one of the best audiobook narrators around.

    Bottom line: AWESOME! I'll read every book and short story in this series because I know I'll love it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 1632: Ring of Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eric Flint
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (802)
    Performance
    (730)
    Story
    (735)

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

    Sara says: "Great idea superficial follow through"
    "Fantastic premise. Lukewarm execution."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The idea of transporting a modern American town to the 1600s is a great idea and the result was imaginative and complex. But there was just too much explaining and detail about King so-and-so or Captain what's-his-name. It bogged down the action.

    The reader was adequate.

    I'm not sure I'll read any more of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.