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Justin

PORTLAND, MAINE, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Thousand Names

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Django Wexler
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    With this stunning series opener, Django Wexler leaps to the upper echelon of today’s best fantasy authors. The Thousand Names opens his Shadow Campaigns series with a tale of bloody rebellion that will reshape an empire -- and a world. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass see their fortunes rise under the command of military genius Janus bet Vhalnich. But Janus’ obsession with the supernatural portends a dire fate for the realm.

    Johnathan W. Hill says: "Great Military Fantasy"
    "Good. Not great but quite good"
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    If you could sum up The Thousand Names in three words, what would they be?

    solid military fantasy.


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

    No. I spread it out over three days.


    Any additional comments?

    the story is interesting and well paced. the author may not be a Brandon Sanderson or a Patrick Rothfuss but still did well. Bearing that in mind the only two things that I found annoying in the story itself were. 1 the two POV characters personalities seemed to have been taken somewhat to extremes, one is the solid workhorse captain gallant and loyal to a fault and not overly bright. the other is the woman running away from an unpleasant past and pretending to be a man to join the army, pessimistic and haunted. 2 there are no surprising twists, there are always plenty of hints to see them coming. Also while this is not a bad thing you can picture the commanding officer as a Pendergast who joined the military.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield: Lost Stars, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    Overall
    (684)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (639)

    Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces.

    Joki says: "Still Great!"
    "wow. just wow."
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    What did you love best about The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield?

    I enjoyed all of it. from the beginning where we got to see different points of views for the events at the end of invincible and the beginning of guardian, I suspect you will all enjoy how Iceni, used to being a paranoid (I.E. alive) CEO, interprets Geary's words and actions. to the end and the last two twists. I for one saw the second to last one coming and with the time left thought it would be the last big event, I was somewhat dissipated as I had seen it coming and had hoped for an end that gave me something new to think about, then the last twist blindsided me, though there was enough info others may have suspected it. the way Drakon discovers this last twist is also hilarious as are his final thoughts about it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its a hard call. my two favorites are Drakon and Morgan.


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

    He narrated tarnished knight. he also acted as the main, and in my opinion best, narrator for the black company series. I have enjoyed all of his performances.


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

    yes and no. while I did not want to stop listening and in fact did not I also wanted the book to last longer so as there could be more sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    while I would recommend this book I would also recommend reading both the lost fleet books and tarnished knight first.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • March to the Stars: Prince Roger Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Weber, John Ringo
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (517)

    This third edition to the Prince Roger Series takes the Bronze Barbarians across the Eastern Ocean of Marduk, facing giant sea monsters, pirates, and the barbarian nations that dwell on the other side. Their destination is a spaceport held by humans of questionable loyalties. As Roger comes nearer to making his way home, he learns that his attempted assassination was part of a larger plot. Not all is as it seems on Earth or on Marduk.

    L. says: "FINALLY, The Whole Series"
    "good story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of March to the Stars to be better than the print version?

    I think that the audio format may have been better


    What was one of the most memorable moments of March to the Stars?

    I think the most memorable moment of the book was when roger was able to shock everyone by saying the he had not been the first one to jump to to the other ship


    Which scene was your favorite?

    my favorite scene was when A high priestess of satin explained how her originally catholic home world ended of with satanism as the planetary religion and how different it is from what anyone reading the book would have thought of as satanism


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

    I found the death scene at the end of the book to be quite sad.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that really disappointed me about the book was that for the last two books and most of this one they were working up to the assault on the star port and then when it came it was over in minutes and I while I don't remember for cretin there may not even have been a single shot fired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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