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Eli

United States | Member Since 2005

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  • On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2442)
    Performance
    (1795)
    Story
    (1790)

    Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

    gerry says: "Damn you Steve Gibson"
    "About dang time"
    Overall

    It is about time the Honor books became available. I have read these multiple times and am glad they are finally available in audio. I agree with some of the sentiments regarding the narration, it could be significantly better but it is also far from the worst I have heard. I give it 4 stars because of the narration but I am also willing to overlook it because I am glad the books are available.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Recluce: Saga of Recluce, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (619)

    Young Lerris is dissatisfied with his life and trade, and yearns to find a place in the world better suited to his skills and temperament. But in Recluce a change in circumstances means taking one of two options: permanent exile from Recluce or braving the dangergeld, a complex, rule-laden wanderjahr in the lands beyond Recluce, with the aim of learning how the world works and what his place in it might be. Many do not survive. Lerris chooses the dangergeld.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Epic Fantasy"
    "Overall Good Story"
    Overall
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed the Saga of Recluce series since I fist discovered them years ago. I was thrilled to see that they are finally coming available in audio format. These stories take a while to develop and the series gets better with each book as the overall plot develops. Kirby Heyborne is ok as a narrator but not the best I've heard. The Magic of Recluce is worth the chance as the series continues to build on previous books. Not the best of the series but enjoyable if you have the patience to let it develop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brotherhood of the Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By David Morrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    They were orphans, Chris and Saul - raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot.

    Commander Bond says: "Great book, choppy reading"
    "Good story, mediocre narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I have been a fan of David Morrell's books for years and was excited to see this one come to Audible. It is one of my original favorites. The downside is the narration, it is too fast and at times choppy and unclear. It can be hard to follow and I find that despite knowing the story, I occasionally get lost. It is still a good book and a good choice, you just have to get past the less than desirable narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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