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Jason

Calgary, AB, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Baldur's Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philip Athans
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Bhaal must be stopped! Someone is sabotaging the iron mines of the Sword Coast, pushing powerful realms toward a bloody war, and a young mercenary toward an unimaginable secret. Evil gods, giant spiders, murderous doppelgangers, flesh-eating ghouls, and wicked Zhentarim come to life in the action-packed novelization of the Baldur's Gate computer game form BioWare and Interplay.

    Jason says: "Does not follow the game's story at all"
    "Does not follow the game's story at all"
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    Performance
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    What would have made Baldur's Gate better?

    The story seems to be completely made up and does not follow the story what so ever.


    What could Philip Athans have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Author needs to seriously play through the game before attempting to recreate the story in novel form.


    Which character – as performed by Fleet Cooper – was your favorite?

    Performance was ok at best. Characters we somewhat believable however, I get the impression that the narrator never played the games either.


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

    No redeeming qualities in this book. I can not even finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a Baldur's Gate flavored story with characters and locations from the game but does not justify the epic story that was the original game.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1031)
    Performance
    (912)
    Story
    (913)

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    Adnan says: "An engrossing yet demanding high epic"
    "A book with a ton of potential but......"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a decent read but the story is ridiculously difficult to follow and would probably be best as an actual paperback novel.


    What three words best describe Ralph Lister’s voice?

    Narrators voice makes it difficult to tell what characters are actually actually talking because they all sound like the same person.


    Any additional comments?

    I thread that this is one of the best rated epic fantasy series but as an audio book it falls short.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World of Warcraft: Wolfheart

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Richard A. Knaak
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (179)

    New York Times best-selling author Richard A. Knaak continues the thrilling story begun in the record-breaking MMO game expansion World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in this new audiobook!

    Raquel S. says: "Worgens and Orcs and Elves, Oh My!"
    "Surprisingly Good!"
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    Would you listen to World of Warcraft: Wolfheart again? Why?

    This was actually one of the better Warcraft stories out there. It begins slow but once the skin of the story has been peeled away, it just screams with intensity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were represented well.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Narrators performance as excellent. Very believable. It seems like he actually did some research before attempting to do the voices for each character.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, also a great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christie Golden
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (218)

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth?

    Gabriel Cersonsky says: "Enjoyable"
    "Great Story, Can't stand the narrator's voice."
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    Would you try another book from Christie Golden and/or Justine Eyre?

    I have read or listened to several Christie Golden books. She is a fantastic author and I strongly suggest her works to anyone interested in the Warcraft universe.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator's attempt to give justice to some of the characters such as Garrosh Hellscream is so feeble, that it is border line hilarious. I have been tempted to skip over the parts where Garrosh is involved but keep listening in fear of missing a plot detail.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the book. Skip this particular audio book. The girl, although has a nice voice, she does not do any of the Orc or Tauren characters justice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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