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Chetwynd, Candada | Member Since 2012

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  • The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (238)

    They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field - especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

    Amazon Customer says: "Quite an enjoying listen."
    "Quite an enjoying listen."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Enjoying listen. Quite a rich world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it ties up some nice bits of the story of the other series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene that is funny.


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

    Join the adventure as a young boy learn what it takes to be a man.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, it is written for a younger audience. It's violent but not so badly that I would not let kids listen to it. It has lots of lessons in it about what it takes to be a good person.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (221)

    Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.

    Amazon Customer says: "First battle for the young Brotherband"
    "First battle for the young Brotherband"
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    What did you love best about The Invaders?

    The inventive side of the young boys.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The old one armed man, as he is so talented.


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

    Not bad, he did a good job. He is one of my favorite voice actors.


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

    Yeah when the young boy got hit by an arrow in the boat. It was very predictable that it would happen but it was also a scene that had to happen in one way or another to move the character development forwards.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book. Listened to the whole thing in one shot. Love the inventive side of the characters. The story line is quite predictable it however still holds my attention.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4868)
    Performance
    (3653)
    Story
    (3664)

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

    Donna says: "Intrigue in The White Court"
    "The White Night, A Wizard and His Exploits."
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    Where does White Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's missing some thing, but it adds to the overall story of the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry, because the series is from his perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene at the end where he finds out what his brother has been doing. Or when the go blasting out of the tunnel like a cannonball.


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

    Hero, teacher, lover, fighter.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book, listened to it over a period of about a month or so. Easy to follow, and enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5152)
    Performance
    (3869)
    Story
    (3854)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Darran says: "Great listening experience"
    "This book is guilty of something."
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    What did you love best about Proven Guilty?

    This book made me guilty of not being able to turn it off. Its a continuation of the earlier books. New allies and we see a few old friends in new situations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Proven Guilty?

    The big scarecrow immune to fire chasing the car down the highway.


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

    His performances are always top notch. Very good performance.


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

    The moment they are all fighting to get out of the never never and they are being chased by a bunch of fairies and Dresden's brother starts kicking butt.


    Any additional comments?

    Over all a decent listen if you like these kind of books. I love this series because it is so long and allows me time to learn a character before they are disposed of and a new one comes along. But the lack of movement of the story sometimes can be frustrating, I was noticing through most of the books in the Dresden files that as the end of the book approaches, there is a flurry of activity and a resolution and the book ends. Most of the earlier pages supports what happens in the end and basically sets up the situation. This is nice in some ways especially if you like slow moving stories, but if you miss a word here or there your not going to be completely lost unless your near the end or a critical moment in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Two Ravens and One Crow: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2563)
    Performance
    (2387)
    Story
    (2390)

    Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods. Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon - and he must also leave his sword.

    Jessica says: "Can't wait for November!"
    "Could not turn it off."
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    What did you love best about Two Ravens and One Crow?

    I loved the jokes, from oberon, the voice actor brings that dog alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Ravens and One Crow?

    When oberon says he is out of dog treats.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon, by far my favorite character.


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

    I laughed at quite a few parts.


    Any additional comments?

    The story of this series seems to be moving in a disturbingly more raunchy direction. Hopefully this trend does not continue.

    0 of 0 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
    (7933)
    Performance
    (7127)
    Story
    (7145)

    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"
    "One of the best listens I have ever had."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hexed to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would, the audio version with the character voices create a vivid landscape that allows the minds eye to follow the story almost like sitting in front of a television.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon would have to be my favorite character, the witty remarks made by this Dog got me laughing more than once.


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

    Yes, I have listened to the whole series, Got hooked on the first book of the iron druid chronicles, and have enthusiastically followed the whole series.


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

    I laughed quite a bit while listening to this book. Without the comic relief this book would have been much harder to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is without doubt one of my favorite, my many thanks to Luke Daniels, I have become a huge fan of his work, I especially like how he has found a way to work known mythology into a believable story line. The new way to look at old "mythological heroes" has opened my eyes to realizing that some old preconceptions about characters who generally get cast in a favorable light need not necessarily be conceptualized that way. Casting Thor as a bad guy along with the rest of Asgard was a brilliant move.
    I find it hard to wait for the next book in the series, I hope this series continues for a long time. There is much back story to be told yet, and some of the characters such as the witches coven, or the wolf pack, and even the story of some of the elemental's, could have their own series of books.

    Thank you so much Luke Daniels for creating a character that I can connect with after listening to this book, I am even more proud to have Irish blood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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