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KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States | Member Since 2008

  • 6 reviews
  • 82 ratings
  • 211 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014

  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "I'll be reading the next book instead of listening"

    I have just finished this first book in the Game of Thrones and I will say sadly, that I will be reading the second one instead of listening. I normally love readers who act as much as Roy Dotrice, but I think I would enjoy some of the characters better in my own mind, then the way he portrayed them. There were times that I was actually taken from the story and thought, “That is a terrible way to depict that line…” He is a very exciting reader whose voice and acting is GREAT for some of the characters, and TERRIBLE for others, which for me equals a fail. I am giving four stars because this is a FIVE STAR STORY, with a reading that subtracted from the experience instead of adding.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kushiel's Dart

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

    Glen Gaines says: "The Kushiel series in order"
    "couldn't finish it"
    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't able to finish, I read about 2/3 of the way through and gave up because I just had zero interest in what was going on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Fell short of the First book"

    This book wasn't bad but could have been so much better. I don't want to give things away by using examples, but lets just say there is a lot of repetition and a ton of missed opportunities. Action could have been used to develop the characters but instead just filled up space.

    I'll continue on to the 3rd book as I did enjoy the work but hope the 3rd book lives up to the first.

    2 of 4 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

    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.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Sanderson's best work"

    I loved Myst Born but The Way of Kings is setting out to be a more mature and well developed read. I'm in love with the world and the characters and highly recommend this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boneshaker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Cherie Priest
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, Kate Reading

    In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

    Tracey says: "Doesn't live up to potential"

    Predictable and uninteresting and unintelligent characters. Boring plot.

    I was looking for something lite as I just finished the Dune Series but was let down. For a lite read with worthwhile characters and plot check out the Mystborn series.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Law of Nines

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Turning 27 may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him - and everyone he loves - into a target.

    D says: "Can't stand alone"
    "Favoret Author, Bad Book"

    I can't believe this is written by the same author as the sword of truth series. The characters are not consistent, the plot is far from strong and the antagonist is extremely generic.

    Terry what happened?

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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