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David D. Schneider

Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

Member Since 2014

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  • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1261)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (798)

    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
    "Captured and Held Attention!"
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    If you could sum up I Shall Wear Midnight in three words, what would they be?

    Wierd Witch Discworld!


    What other book might you compare I Shall Wear Midnight to and why?

    The Discworld series in general by Terry Pratchett is full of such irreverant, reality stretching, comical romps through a flat world where anything goes.
    A fun book and a good listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Army of One: A Star Force Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (73)
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    (70)
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    (70)

    B.V. Larson, a master of military science fiction, presents Army of One, a harrowing tale of high-tech mayhem. The Macros of the Star Force series have invaded from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision. One man attempts to stay neutral...and realizes how hard it can be to avoid an interstellar war.

    Bill says: "Short, but worth the download"
    "Not Told in "First Person Idiot" Like Col Rigs! 😱"
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    Nice little escapist story complete with a fresh perspective and a mano a machine throw down that should have been on Pay Per View.
    Pro ally written to be put in the series about book four. Acceptable time filler if, like all theses B V Larson Star Force books you pay a lot for the few short hours each book is chopped into.
    Worth three frights. 😱😱😱 mostly because it's some fun and it's soon over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Sun: Star Force, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1228)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1151)

    Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally finds some peace"
    "DON'T Tolerate Illogical Idiotic Protagonists!! 😱"
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    Skip this read as a waste of time.
    Ridiculous plot sequences.
    Flawed character development and consistency.
    A ridiculously simplistic portrayal of the mind, memory and mental abilities of a man who supposedly rose to rule Star Force thru multiple interstellar crises and became Emperor of Earth and a multi-species alliance and defeats hyper intelligent ancients BUT can't remember to give precise instructions to robot Marvin -- over and over again -- which leads to humorous pratfalls that "all turn out all right" for the survival of Earth and Humankind. And this characterization applies to his relationship with his girlfriend, his officers, and the enemy. It strains credulity.
    It finally dawned on me that this is written for 5th graders.
    Read it if you wish for a few hours of escapism but you will have to suspend your own thinking and logic for the duration.
    And I think that is too much to ask a reader/listener! I believe it reflects an author tired of his creation or simply burnt out by the restraints of his "thought universe."
    Move on to his undying series. 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Assault: Star Force, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1274)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1190)

    In Storm Assault , the eighth book of the Star Force series, the story moves in a new direction. Massive fleets are built by both Star Force and the Imperials - but there is a third player in the game: the Blues.

    Diane Rivers says: "The Emperor must DIE!"
    "Multi-Worlds Collide and Earthmen Duke It Out 😱"
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    I've enjoyed this series.
    I don't think it's for everyone but it's light, escapist, and mostly mental engagement neutral.
    The series should be read in order to catch all the references and nuances. 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tech World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1097)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1026)

    The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

    D says: "Dying isn’t enough this time"
    "Galactic World on its Knees to an Earth Man! 😱"
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    An enjoyable series by author B.V. Larson but for unexplained reasons the protagonist is dumbed down somewhat in this book.
    Nevertheless a fun light and lighthearted read for Sci-Fi fans. 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phoenix: Vlad Taltos, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    When the Demon-Goddess saves him from a certain death, Vlad must pay her back with his professional services as an assassin.

    Trevor says: "A Fantastic Transitory Point for the Protagonist"
    "A Very Nice Comeback! 😱"
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    In Something Other than a Prequel!
    I enjoyed this quite a bit and listened to it in one day. Everything very good, nicely paced, and well written -- except the soliloquy at the end -- which I suspect is some type of transition to the next book. I plan on finding out . . . 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taltos: Vlad Taltos, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (134)

    Lord Vlad Taltos returns in the prequel to Jhereg, Yendi and Teckla. In this fantastic adventure, listeners learn what really happened when Vlad found himself walking the Paths of the Dead.

    Ron says: "Vlad's begining in the Organization"
    "Redemption for author Steven Brust! 😱"
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    If you've seen my reviews there was a general decline, in my opinion, in the quality of Mr. Brust's work books 1 thru 3. But this second prequel is well written, nicely paced, and interesting. 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teckla: Vlad Taltos, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (175)

    Soon after the events of Jhereg, Vlad becomes embroiled in a struggle between the House of the Jhereg and a group of revolutionaries that his wife has joined.

    Ron says: "Rebel Uprising"
    "DECLINE! 😱"
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    I started the first book cautiously but ended enjoying it immensely.
    I looked forward to many future books as enjoyable.
    The second book not as good.
    The third his weakest so far.
    The author does not do well with cognitive exploration of personal philosophies.
    I do plan to try his next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yendi: Vlad Taltos, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (240)

    In which Vlad Taltos and his Jhereg learn how the love of a good woman can turn a cold-blooded killer into a real mean SOB.... Vlad tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him.

    Ron says: "Prequel"
    "Prequel to Bk 1-Nevertheless should be read 2ms 😱"
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    Complicated plot that moves too slowly at times with too many miraculous "coincidences" and "rescues" so that by the end of the story one's credulity organs are exhausted.
    An important story from the standpoint of providing the reader with information and background to the rest of the series of books (if the reader plans to travel that path). 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jhereg: Vlad Taltos, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steven Brust
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    Overall
    (715)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (658)

    Vlad Taltos, a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha, is given the largest contract of his career, but the job is even more complicated than he expects.

    D says: "Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue"
    "Sorcerers-Witches-Familiars-Swordplay & Psionics😱"
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    With Lords and Ladies and Floating Castles and Assasins plying their tradecraft.
    Oh, and did I mention amultispecies world?
    A pretty incredible 1st book for this series. 😱

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (860)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (444)

    Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence. But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground.

    Dan says: "One of the very best"
    "WAKE UP! Mr. Silva's Writing Just Gets Better!"
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    I am a fan of the Alon series and have been reading the in order. I see a significant improvement in the author's craft in this book--though none have left me incredulous or wanting.
    This fictional series echoes the pervasive evil that is radical Islam that is warned of -- fictionally and in non-fiction -- by Joel Rosenberg in a series entitled "The Twelfth Iman".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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