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SGL

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  • Attorney's Run

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By R. J. Jagger
    • Narrated By Ken S. Polk
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Fresh out of law school, London Vaughn discovers there's no room in Denver's prominent law firms for a middle-of-the-class graduate. While barely making ends meet as a waitress, she encounters a beautiful woman who engages her services irrespective that she has no experience, no office and no reputation. Almost immediately, London and her client are thrust into the deadly throes of a high-stakes international thriller of unimaginable scope.

    SGL says: "Lawyers, Attorneys and Solicitors."
    "Lawyers, Attorneys and Solicitors."
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    What made the experience of listening to Attorney's Run the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable feature is the somewhat irreverent in the treatment of lawyers. In fact it may be just a little over the top. But the characters are fun and engaging.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Attorney's Run?

    Possibly when I figured out the author must be an attorney and therefore everything must be true! Well the author is an Attorney but as to the rest you must use your own judgment.


    What about Ken S. Polk’s performance did you like?

    He capture the character very well.


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

    This book simply isn't that kind of book


    Any additional comments?

    The story is definitely enjoyable and the author very creative, well worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flinx Transcendent: A Pip & Flinx Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Alan Dean Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (86)

    Flinx is the only one with even the tiniest chance of stopping the evil colossus barreling in to destroy the Humanx Commonwealth (and everything else in the Milky Way). With time running out, Flinx is a man in search of a solution and in search of himself. His efforts take him to the land of his mortal enemies, the bloodthirsty AAnn, where chances are excellent that Flinx's discovery - and summary execution - will eliminate all his demons and doubts in one masterstroke.

    Sean Dustman says: "A series that I've followed for 26 years"
    "Flinx finally made it to Blassisar, and the EYE!"
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    What did you love best about Flinx Transcendent?

    I think it was meeting and learnimg Humanx's most terrible enemy ( The Nye ) and finding them worthy. Certainly they're reptilian and while not quite as pleasant as the hard shelled Thranx, they do nave a lot of character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kajim 4th born, who befriends Flinx. He's an adolescent Nye who has agreed to help Flinx, simply out of friendship!


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki and Alan Dean Foster ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Stefan realistically owns this character. It would simly not ne the same without his voice and I am sure it would not be as good. His performance is solid and as good as any that came before.


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

    No it wasn't. It had a natural breaking point half way through , which is a nice place to take a breath before continuing.


    Any additional comments?

    Flinx comes full circle and gets to fight the bad guys and gets the girl! What more could you want?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1714)
    Performance
    (888)
    Story
    (904)

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Nicholas says: "Finally Unabridged!"
    "Epic and well writtin."
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    Where does The Sword of Shannara rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's actually right up there with the nest of them. Well read, well written with a cast of characters the equal of Dune or Lord of the Rings


    What did you like best about this story?

    How well it interleaved the race amd there history.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Shea, well mayne flick or well Minion Lee. Let's face it Scott Brick does a wonderful job with these complex stories and characters.


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

    The history of man, past, present amd future.


    Any additional comments?

    It's definitely a classic an epic tale and of course a mist read ( hear)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Starliner

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder. The Empress of Earth - neutral pawn in an interstellar war! When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them.

    SGL says: "The Empress of Earth"
    "The Empress of Earth"
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    What made the experience of listening to Starliner the most enjoyable?

    I had read the book and found the tale light and very enjoyable. I quite possible would have enjoyed the audio book more if I hadn't. I find it interesting to see how different books can be simple based on change in readers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    While I liked Rand Coville ( main character) my favorite was Wade, an older felllw with great stories and fingers in every pie.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Aaron Abano?

    It would really depend on the story, I came away some what ambivalent as it was a quite different experience and tale from reading it myself and I had read it a couple of times.


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

    Not really, for Scifi it's light reading. Consequently it's easy to pick up and read in little bites without losing content or enjoyment


    Any additional comments?

    This is actually my favorite David Drake book. I wxpect this had more to do with my so so enjoyment. It's still a great story an easy read or listen and well worth taking the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • StarFire: Vince Lombard, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mike Lee
    • Narrated By Jason Brenizer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Captain Vince Lombard, G-Marine company commander, is tasked with tracking down a stray ship. The Alliance Military Ship StarFire has gone silent, and previous attempts to locate her have resulted in the loss of more ships. After two previous wars with xenospecies humanity bumped into while expanding into space, no one knows what might be the cause of StarFire's missing in action status.

    Douglas says: "Great Story--Well Read!"
    "Capt. Vince Lumbard, G-Marines vs Starfire."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, it's entertaining with engaging characters and surprising situations. Vince is a Galactic Marine, the best of the best. Starfire, the newest, largest capitol ship that has every conceived. Starfire's first cruise is out beyond the edge of the Galaxy and it's gone silent. The Navy has sent a couple of sloops to investigate , they've gone silent as well. The Navy has tried and failed. The task falls to Vince and his small contingent of G-Marines, with only fifty men, to solve a problem the Navy can't. There are no easy answer or simple solutions and there are to many things that can go wrong.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well Vince of course! Even though his a hardcore G-Marine, he has lot of brains, lots of luck and even more humanity.


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

    No I haven't, but he does a great job with Starfire.


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

    No extreme reactions, it's a fun story and an off shoot of Mike, Lee's Fae. Which was equally as delightful. While there is a tie in between both stories there written as stand alone stories. While there are no Fae ( Faries, in space ) but it's still very creative.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend this book. It's angrwat mjx of characters and action.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Puppet Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (389)

    At key points throughout North America, an invasion force is taking over communications, government, industry, and people's bodies. And the nation is helpless to stop it, because the invaders multiply far faster than they can be destroyed, controlling the mind of every unsuspecting person they encounter. Enter Sam Cavanaugh, a can-do intelligence officer for the United States' most secret service. Cavanaugh is the only man who can stop the invaders. But to do that he'll have to be invaded himself.

    Mike From Mesa says: "An old favorite, but poorly narrated"
    "Change in management. Aliens within us"
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    Would you try another book from Robert A. Heinlein and/or Tom Weiner?

    How can you say no to Heinlein? He is a Scifi great, unfortunately not my favourite. Tom Weiner does a very nice job with a very dated story.


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert A. Heinlein before, how does this one compare?

    Actually one of my favorite early Scifi tales is Heinleins "Have Space Suit will travel". Yes it's dated as well and a such is also a mirror into to times but I found it more enjoyable. While ( Have Space Suit) reflected a more normal slice of time ( Puppet Masters) reflected a time when there was comcern, if not a little fear of alien or something out there. Not having experienced that reference it just doesn't quite feel right to me.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    He was very consistent through out the tale and characters.


    Was The Puppet Masters worth the listening time?

    With few exceptions any story is worth listening to. This one was it simply isn't among my favorites.


    Any additional comments?

    It's always worth while reading the of any genre. Heinlein is definitely one of the greats along with Farmer, Cambell, Foster, Leimster and Card it would be better to start with a tale hat draws you in on a more realistic level.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patient Zero: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3876)
    Performance
    (3226)
    Story
    (3219)

    When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

    Kim Venatries says: "Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more."
    "Zombies, I hate Zombies, but…"
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    If you could sum up Patient Zero in three words, what would they be?

    Improbably realistic Zombies. I generally don't like Zombie tales, they have a tendency to be far to over the top and completely unrealistic. This story at least allows you suspend disbelief and enjoy the story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The action was well paced with a realistic progression and the causes and underlying story are well thought out and progress in a natural suspenseful manner.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Joe Ledger of course, over the top. Flawed but over the top.


    If you could rename Patient Zero, what would you call it?

    Zombies, the begining. Or a clinical nature of a bio weapon


    Any additional comments?

    Not your traditional Zombie tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (687)

    Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

    Barbara says: "Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!"
    "At loose ends, it's time for change. What to do?"
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    What did you love best about The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax?

    The improbability of the tale. A widowed matron taking up the thread of her childhood dreams? As improbable as it may seems it still carries a reasonable feel and Emily ( MRs Virgil Pollifax) never looses her Grandmotherly charm.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    While Emily of course is the star, Jonathon Farrell's reoccurrence in several of the other books and his more realistic under cover personna makes him a favorite as well as Mr Carstairs long suffering assistant Bishop. It a difficult decision as the characters all are engaging with interesting personalities. Fortunately Emily mever gives up on a friend so many if not most will at the vrry least have a cameo in another story.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Credibility to the character. She conveys the strengths, vulnerability and warmth to Emily that as a male I probably wouldn't be able to read into the character. Let alone the wonderful job she does with the other characters.


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

    No I didn't but it not really that sort of tale, it's more of a warm, comfortable and sometimes humorous tale.


    Any additional comments?

    This tale is but the first in a series and while enjoyable amd well worth hearing and rehearing is not the most engaging of the series. It's also a series that almost anyone with any sensibilities can enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4782)
    Performance
    (2741)
    Story
    (2780)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "Bean, from Rotterdam to the stars"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ender's Shadow to be better than the print version?

    Actually yes, this book wouldn't lend itself to a solo reader and fortunately it didn't. With a full cast including the author how can can you miss? It's very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beans humanity inspite of his difficulties


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Simply that it was a full cast.


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

    Yes it was


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this more then Enders Game.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redwall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Stuart Blinder
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the abbey's tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall.

    Claire says: "Very good narration, but author's version better"
    "A mouse for all seasons!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Redwall to be better than the print version?

    No, I wouldn't, but it is well worth listening too! Brain Jacques has produced such wonderful stories with warm engaging characters. All with believable fantastical situations and incredible world building. All of which are just a little better as you interpret the depth and breadth of his words without interprtation from another.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mathias who is a great warrior and leader in a diminutive little mouse, he's a wonderful character.


    What does Stuart Blinder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a very good job of interpreting a complex endearing tale.


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

    No but that's not to say you don't or that I didn't feel a different array of feelings from this tale


    Any additional comments?

    While this is indeed a children's bookit can be appreciated and enjoyed at almost any age

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voidhawk

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jason Halstead
    • Narrated By James Killavey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Too young and naive to care about the tensions between nations, Dexter Silverhawk considered himself the luckiest man alive when he found a derelict voidship hidden amongst some asteroids. Making it void-worthy and finding a crew to sail it seem like minor problems when he ends up in a Federation prison. Rotting in a communal cell, his luck shows a fickle side when a mysterious elven woman is thrust into into his life. Helping her fend off an assault Dexter quickly learns that her mind and her tongue are weapons against which he has little defense.

    cindilla says: "Wild, Weird and Wonderful!"
    "Wooden Space Ships, Elves and Dwarves? It's Great"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Voidhawk to be better than the print version?

    No, simply because it's so richly written with such a variety of characters. While J. Killavey does a very good job, the mix of characters, male, female, Dwarf, Elf and numerous others it's very difficult to get the same characterization the come aboit while reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Voidhawk?

    When Kishira opened eyes for the very first time.


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

    Unfortunately no, since he does a credible job.


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

    Yes it is. With the variety of characters and the surprising situations ( wooden space ships) coming to grips with the physics and details of sailing the void ( bubbles of air, gravity and magic) it takes a little to get drawn into the tale. Consequently I found myself wanting to stay with it for a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Ot's incredibly fun and creative. Yes it's different and a little unbelievable But if you're able to suspend some preconceptions it's great fun and a wonderful tale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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