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Brycen

I love reading, but my busy schedule usually keeps me from it. Audio Books have always been a fall back, even for long trips to anywhere!

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  • The Taggerung

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques, Beth Cassidy, Ron Delacruz, and others
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    When the outlaw clan of foxes, weasels, stoats, and other vermin led by vicious ferret Sawney Rath kidnaps an infant otter of Redwall to serve as their Taggerung - a fierce warrior who no beast can stand against in battle - they have no idea what they're getting into. Trained in all the deadly arts and able to outfight, outrun, and outthink any clanbeast, the Taggerung grows up with only one slight peculiarit.

    Brycen says: "If its not a Gold Medal book, it should be!"
    "If its not a Gold Medal book, it should be!"
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    What did you love best about The Taggerung?

    I truly and deeply cared for the creatures of Redwall, it amazed me that when one of the creatures was killed, I was in tears. The story was amazing and I just loved it all the way!


    What other book might you compare The Taggerung to and why?

    Mrs. Prisby and The Rats of NIMH.
    First of all, the main cast and crew are anthropomorphic creatures. Mice, Badgers, Moles, Rats, Foxes, Otters, and other such creatures are utilized to describe all the different manner of characters in the series.
    Secondly, its a young adult book. The vocabulary used in the book can be read and understood by young children, yet enjoyed by adults.


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

    The part at the end of the book where it put me in tears.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9636)
    Performance
    (7149)
    Story
    (7197)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Jason says: "Brandon's Best Work Yet"
    "Like a train! It starts out slow, but won't stop!"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    In the beginning of the book I had a LOT of questions. First of which was "Who's the main character in the book?" "What's the plot?" "Is this just a book of short, go-nowhere stories?"
    But once I got passed several chapters and the book came back to revisit a character that was mentioned previously, I understood what was going on just a little bit more. Eventually, I became so engrossed by the book, I was just sitting in front of my computer actively listening to it, but doing nothing else.


    Any additional comments?

    Let me say this ONE MORE TIME! The Book starts out all confusing and the like. Now that I have finished it, I'm going to go back and "reread" it again.

    Here's how the book is confusing.Prologue, introduces a group of characters, 9 in all, and they abandon their weapons while reminiscing about a 10th member in their ranks. They also make it sound like these guys are immortal. Like every time they die, they come back to life somewhere else in the world.
    Then it jumps several thousand years in the future where a King is murdered. Than it jumps six more years into the future where a small, adolescent teen is being shoved onto the front lines of a war. Then it jumps to someone in royalty (I think), Than to a girl crossing the ocean, than to a slave.
    Yeah, it gets confusing as all hell, just because NONE of it has any sense of connection, or the makings for a plot. Just a random set of short stories about several people.

    But it's all background stories for the main characters.

    This book does a lot of things like others in it's kind. Where it follows a character in the story for a time, than switches to another character to tell you what they are doing at the same time as the previous character(s).
    However, you gotta get past the confusing beginning introductions for all the characters in the story. Once you understand what is going on, it slowly begins to explain the world to you and what is going on. At first it seems like it is nothing more than a simple war between kingdoms, one from a Slaves point of view, one from a High Princes point of view, and one from a young maiden learning about the real world around her; and discovering the lies that have been placed over the world like a veil.

    When the book ends, like me, you will probably (now that you know everything) want to go back to the beginning and re-listen to that beginning portion. Just to make certain you know what is going on, perhaps you missed something because you were annoyed with the way it was telling its story.

    Know this. If you can get through that beginning portion, you will not put this book down. And with the second book coming out in March 2014... it's worth it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (5995)
    Performance
    (5559)
    Story
    (5577)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "The King does it again!"
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    If you could sum up Doctor Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    Confession heals Guilt


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dan Torrence is my favorite character, not just because he's the main protagonist in the story, but because he showed true character development in recovering from a shaky and distraught past.


    Who was the most memorable character of Doctor Sleep and why?

    Abra's Great Grandmother, Momo. Momo had a lot of insight throughout the entire book. She was an untapped font of strange knowledge.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1859)
    Performance
    (1662)
    Story
    (1677)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Adegoke A. Adeyemo says: "Finally found out about Kiev!!!"
    "Good Book, but predictable"
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    What did you love best about Dead Eye?

    The way each party was introduced and then later tied together, made for a slightly predictable plot, but was very enjoyable. I can see where some people would be put off about all the "second-guessing" everyone does in the book, but based on the style I felt that it was very believeable.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Greaney? Why or why not?

    I don't think it wouldn't hurt, especially if there was more on Court Gentry. Making it a sort of Jason Bourne-esk spinoff.


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

    Actually reading a book I'm able to imagine my own voices for a character, since this was not a full cast and crew reading...He did better than many others. But not as good as a full cast and crew reading would have been.


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

    Dead Eye: Trouble in Brussels!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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