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Brad

JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4843)
    Performance
    (4307)
    Story
    (4324)

    Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

    Jason says: "Exciting story, well told, with a great villain"
    "Better than the First, An Action Rollercoaster"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Monster Hunter Vendetta to be better than the print version?

    I don't know that the audio is better than the print. I always liked inventing how characters sound in my head for the print version. The performer (Reader?) does a very good job "acting" each individual character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Once the story gets past the premise, it doesn't stop. That takes about the first 1/3rd of the book and then it's non-stop. I never got the chance to say, "What's next?" because the book becomes a roller-coaster ride through a twisted set of events whose backdrop is a mysterious nemesis, the back story of a previous mysterious character, overall history of the series, and reader gratification of past novels. HA! NO SPOILERS!


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

    Book one is pretty much setup. This book begins the real story of Owen.


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

    There's no point that really moved me. This book is an action novel, put your emotions on hold while stuff gets blown up.


    Any additional comments?

    This book felt less awkward that the first book in the series, and the author just had plain fun. The book can stand on it's own. The story recap and character backgrounds are on fast-forward. I'm pretty sure the first novel only took about few minutes to explain in this book. It's just enough to remind the reader of the first novel or get past difficult questions for the new reader.

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  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10958)
    Performance
    (9943)
    Story
    (9964)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Odd Story - Quite Different"
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    Would you listen to 14 again? Why?

    Like any mystery, the magic happens on the first read (listen). I wouldn't listen to 14 a second time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be Velma, not Daphne.


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

    Zeela


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Jinkees! The best way to describe 14 is an homage to Scooby Doo with fate of the universe overtones. You have to pardon the author for spending so much time "in the mystery", but it's that and the quirky characters which make the story enjoyable.

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