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Andrew

GLASTONBURY, CT, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Devil's Pay: Dogs of War, Vol. One

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dave Gross
    • Narrated By Steve Baker
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Samantha "Sam" MacHorne and her Devil Dogs need a contract, and when one comes in that leads to the haunted Wythmoor Forest, the company moves out with warjacks and slug guns at the ready.... Sam and the Devil Dogs may be relaxing in Tarna, but it’s not by choice - they’d rather be employed than resting up. When a dangerous job offer comes from "the old man", Sam takes the Devil Dogs and their newest recruit, Dawson, on a perilous hunt to capture an unidentified warjack before their rival Steelheads or the horrific Cryx make a claim on the never-before-seen technology.

    Andrew says: "Bark as big as their bite"
    "Bark as big as their bite"
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    If you could sum up The Devil's Pay in three words, what would they be?

    Funny. Enjoyable. A family.


    What other book might you compare The Devil's Pay to and why?

    Into the Storm. Because the Devil Dogs act just like the Malcentents... Just with a few more ladies.


    Which character – as performed by Steve Baker – was your favorite?

    Dawson was a good character to see the Dog's interaction with eachother, and he and Sam seemed to have sparks of chemistry. Sam is an interesting leader: one time being a caring older sister, the other being a no nonsense leader.


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

    The Dogs of War will Howl.


    Any additional comments?

    My only wish is that they continued to story in the next volume.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (637)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (602)

    A knight of Cygnar follows a strict moral code. His integrity is beyond reproach. He holds himself to the highest standards whether dealing with friend or foe. And he values honor above all. The year is 606 AR, and Cygnar has been sorely pressed by its enemies both at home and abroad. In Caspia, the conflict with the Protectorate is about to erupt into full war with the looming invasion of Sul. The Cygnaran military is desperate for soldiers with the skill, strength, and bravery to take up the devastating galvanic weaponry of the new Storm Division.

    Karen says: "More Madigan's Malcontents!"
    "Madigan's Dirty Dozen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good mixture of fantasy and science-fiction. The characters are interesting and charismatic and feel like brothers. The fighting scenes are not romantize, instead they are gruesome and bloody.


    What other book might you compare Into the Storm to and why?

    The Dity Dozen. Madigan's Malcontents are the worse of the worse. Drunks, thieves, cowards, and possible lunatics, under Madigan and his support squad they become a true fighting force and gain redemption.


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

    Savio Acosta. The Ordic mercenary is charismatic and well written.


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

    Redemption.


    Any additional comments?

    Into the Storm expands the political turmoil and rebuild of Cygnar after the Lion's Coup. Cassia feels alive and the morals of the characters are relatable.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Mortal Dictata

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (387)

    With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTANII program. Black ops squad KiloFive find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth's cities to get an answer.

    WT Wizard says: "Read Order update. 2014"
    "Wasted Potential"
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    If you could sum up Halo: Mortal Dictata in three words, what would they be?

    Pretentious. Hypocritical. Touching.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karen Traviss? Why or why not?

    No. Mainly from her past with the Star Wars series. She has the potential of being a great author, but choses to fall back on mediocry and paint by color characters.


    What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

    He is a talented narrator. He gives emotion and personality to characters who des privately need it.


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

    Extreme in the sense that I had to force myself throughs the Kilo-Five sections. The section with the Kig-Yar are fascinating and funny, while the scenes with Staffon are genuinely tragic and sad as he shows how devoted a parent is to their child.


    Any additional comments?

    This story had the make up to be a great tragic story, if it stayed focus on one character. The "villains" are more interesting than the "heroes", and the moral decisions of the hero characters are well thought out theories, but without acting on them, then they are nothing but theories. The Spartans are too perfect, everyone else is too stupid, and there is a constant fascism undertone to the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (11254)
    Performance
    (6775)
    Story
    (6867)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Beautiful Story. Mediocre Performance"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is classic, smart Science Fiction. Where technology is seen more as a religion and myth than science and progress. To see how people survive and live in these hostile condition will entice any reader.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationships that the characters have with one another are fascinating. The closer they are to power, the further they are to ones they love.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    Dull. Dry. Inconsistent.


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

    It's hard to. If it stayed with the full cast play, then it could be listened in a day. However, Scott Brick takes the majority of the book and he cannot hold listener's attention when they have been exposed to the other, more talented, actors.


    Any additional comments?

    More consistency with the narration could be nice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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