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Miranda

Carbondale, CO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1552)
    Performance
    (1456)
    Story
    (1454)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    Mike Naka says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "Don't waste your time or money!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was SLOW, SLOW, SLOW. Maybe the print version is better, I don't know, but I was almost to the end of this one and didn't even bother finishing it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Definitely a book by John Scalzi, preferably narrated by Wil Wheaton.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    SLOW SLOW SLOW. Half the time, I didn't even know what was going on because it was so SLOW my mind just wandered away...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    All Star Wars books are pretty good, and it brings in some history with Senator Palpatine - that's about it.


    Any additional comments?

    BLAH! Get it at the thrift store or somewhere else you don't have to spend any money on. Better yet - the library!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3524)
    Performance
    (3046)
    Story
    (3050)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    "Too Darned Funny!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Agent to the Stars to be better than the print version?

    Sorry, didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joshua, of course!


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

    This one was great - just as good as Fuzzy Nation, which is my favorite of Wheaton's. He used different voices for most of the characters and it was extremely entertaining.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed CONSTANTLY. This was a great story.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this one - you won't be disappointed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2978)
    Performance
    (2626)
    Story
    (2624)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Another good one but not as good as Fuzzy Nation"
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    If you could sum up The Android's Dream in three words, what would they be?

    Another political mess


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kreeg is my favorite character because he is smart and kicks a$$ too.


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

    This narration wasn't as good as he did in Fuzzy Nation, but it was still pretty awesome.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind. We laughed once in a while. That's about it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5521)
    Performance
    (3839)
    Story
    (3859)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Fun story, narrator could have been better."
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    Would you listen to Halfway to the Grave again? Why?

    Probably not. Bones's accent by the narrator was annoying, and she spoke too quickly for the main character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, but she seemed a little flaky.


    Did Tavia Gilbert do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Not so much, see Previous comments.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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