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Even

Fitjar, Norway | Member Since 2012

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  • Off to Be the Wizard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1514)
    Performance
    (1423)
    Story
    (1432)

    It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

    Charles says: "Fantastic"
    "Entertainment for everyone"
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    What made the experience of listening to Off to Be the Wizard the most enjoyable?

    A good & funny story whit an even better Narrator --> Luke Daniels too make it hilarious.


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

    Whatever Luke Daniels is reading he turns into pure gold. He could be reading the most boring book imaginable and he would make it funny. He is in my opinion the best narrator out there and this book is worth getting just too hear him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times, I think my dad tought i was going crazy at some point.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Forced Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jerod Lollar
    • Narrated By Jerod Lollar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In Forced Magic, Jack Dewitte starts his incredible journey into a new world. It started with just simply walking out his front door. With just a few steps, the world of magic begins to be revealed. Across a busy street is a beautiful fairy desperately trying to get his attention. With a step out into the street (resulting in Jack almost getting run over), Jack's whole life will be changed forever.

    Even says: "New, unique and great story"
    "New, unique and great story"
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    What did you love best about Forced Magic?

    I loved how the story progressed. I Loved how the main character progressed from geek too basicly a hero straight out of legend, and how his character growed. Also Loved how his relationship whit Fetch the dragon progressed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the setting whit secret magical races in a modern setting. The banther was great I was laughing along when the main characters where goofing off.


    Which character – as performed by Jerod Lollar – was your favorite?

    Its a close call between Jack and Fetch. He did a great job. Only negative part is occationaly he would say a line or two twice. Which isnt his faulth but rather whoever put together the Audio. But not enough too rank it down too a 4 star.


    Any additional comments?

    This is worth getting for the laughs and excitement. I would reckomend it for YA but I still enjoyed it immensly and im 23. I saw someone in another review mention it ends on a cliffhanger and he/she had a MAJOR understatement there. A cliffhanger doesn't beginn too describe it accurately. (Not a bad ending at all) But I can't wait for the next release. The main story isn't hard too guess, and by the time the villain was revealed I had already guessed it a few hours back. But It didn't take any enjoyment from the story, I was just immensly pleased whit myself. So give this a try It is definately worth it. 5/5

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magus: Advent Mage Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Honor Raconteur
    • Narrated By Mark McClain Wilson
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    I looked, really looked at Trev'nor. Trev'nor has always been special, a child prodigy in a life that had no child prodigies. My head was swimming with questions after Xiaolang's revelation. Who was the boy we were to rescue, and why was Trev'nor so important for that boy?

    Kaye says: "awww book 2"
    "An Excellent sequel!"
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    Would you listen to Magus again? Why?

    Yes I might. When the next book comes out. Hopefully wont have too wait as long for the next one since its already published.


    What other book might you compare Magus to and why?

    The concept of the book isnt unique, tough many of the characters and lore is. What makes this series great is the interraction between characters and I haven't seen anything like it since I started this series so I can't make any good comparisons.


    What about Mark McClain Wilson’s performance did you like?

    He was just about perfect for it. Only negative remark for me was the mind speak between Garth and his talking horse Night (yeah yeah) tough it is a YA series I still enjoyed it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed several times actualy. It is a very funny series. Tough the elements too it is very bad / evil the entire thing is so light hearted because of the characters and they are very well written and funny.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Passage: Blood Destiny, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (169)

    As the first female vampire successfully turned in 700 years, Lissa finds herself in demand by the Vampire Aristocracy. Forced into an unexpected engagement as a result, Lissa feels trapped and stifled as she continues training with her surrogate sire. When a request comes from the Grand Master of the werewolves, Weldon Harper, Lissa leaps at the opportunity to work as his bodyguard once more.

    Barbara says: "Great story, equally great narrator"
    "Just as good if not better than the first book!"
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    If you could sum up Blood Passage in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, exciting and sad --> ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Passage?

    The ones that stick closes too my mind is how unfairly she is treated by the vampire council which pisses me off no end. Which the ending will defenately indicate.


    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?

    She is one my top 3 of favourite female narrators. so 5/5 excellent job!


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

    Yeah i got it all in one go, I was working overtime so I was listening almost nonstop from 06.30 til 19.00 whit some pauses in between.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series, and I know there are many more books that are already published so we hopefuly doesnt have too wait that long until the next one is available as Audiobook. Tough the ending truly disturbed me so they better hurry i wan't too know how its resolved Asap!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Heat: Taz Bell, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Sharon Green
    • Narrated By Suzanne Elise Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Taz is a member of a very successful rogue-hunting team. The rogues she and her teammates hunt include rogue vampires, ghouls, and shapeshifters, among others. Vampires have been legal citizens in the world for 500 years, but they do still have rogues from time to time.

    Robin says: "Preachy and annoyingly "It's, that's stupid""
    "Awesome series, definately worth getting!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I definately would. Its funny and exciting. Its very fast paced, it kinda goes from action, too detective work and then some more action.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Heat?

    There were quite a few, but the one that stuck whit me (and almost made me give 4.5 instead of 5 stars) Is the fact that Taz keept denying her Shapeshifter nature. At no point in this book does she come too terms whit it. She does make strides towards acceptance but doesn't quite reach it. Tough it is explained and understandable, but it almost got me depressed. Which is a compliment too the author i suppose =)


    What about Suzanne Freeman’s performance did you like?

    She was excellent. One of the best female narrators I've heard. 5/5 for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a great Urban Fantasy book tough it isn't quite like many others i've read. While this genre seem too be 9/10 books whit female characters the only other series that could match / best this one would have too be Kate Daniels. Tough it would be a close one. However I will be looking forward too the sequel. My research indicates there are atleast 2 more books that is already out, tough not made into Audiobooks yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, Matt Archer Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kendra C. Highley
    • Narrated By Chris Snelgrove
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park. Monsters are real. And living in his backyard. But that's not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle's bag has a secret, one that will change Matt's life.

    Dohagirl says: "Fantastic listen. 100% enjoyable!"
    "Its a fun read."
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    Would you listen to Matt Archer again? Why?

    I probobly will before the next book comes on Audible. (There are 5.5 books) and the series is finished, so if they decide too continue this on Audible its no long waits.


    What other book might you compare Matt Archer to and why?

    It reminds me abit of Percy Jackson (the later ones) not the first 5. Eccept its abit more mature.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Snelgrove – was your favorite?

    Matt of course.


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

    I Listened trough 4/5 at work and the rest while making dinner so yes =)


    Any additional comments?

    I'd say its ment for 12+ or so but I'm 23 and still found it enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3130)
    Performance
    (2939)
    Story
    (2935)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    D says: "The third druid"
    "BEST SERIES EVER!"
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    Would you listen to Shattered again? Why?

    Oh yes I will do that indeed, and more then just twice.


    What other book might you compare Shattered to and why?

    The Valkyrie chronicles by Eric Schubach. (Old protagonist) as in 5000++. However the protagonist is female there, but still almost equal too Iron Druid Chronicles in my opinion.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    A quick reference too the review before mine. There have been 2 Narrators for the Iron Druid Chronicles. Cristopher Ragland and Luke Daniels. So no there wasnt a change of narrators. However I have heard both of them and I think Luke is by far the better one. (Ragland is great, don't get me wrong, but Luke Daniels is the best narrator in the world hands down.) There is no competing whit the worlds best, again in my opinion.
    And as too waht I Loved about Luke's performance is everything, every nuance and prononciation. Especialy Oberon. Bloody brilliant.


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

    I Like Iron Druid so stick whit that.


    Any additional comments?

    The series continues where Book 6 left off. While the series is one of the best I have ever listened too, I still find it hard too reconcile whit the Granuail from Atticus's perspective and the flowery poetic way she thinks from her PoV. However that is the only criticism I can give and its so minor its automaticly forgiven. The story ROCKS as it did from book one. Get this series. Its so worth it. If you don't laugh from this you basicly have no humor =)

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Vigilante of Shadows: Scarlet Rain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Miranda Stork
    • Narrated By Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Aodhan clutched uselessly at his head, groaning. He knew it was useless, because the voice was not inside his head. It followed him, skimming across buildings and land. It had followed him since he was sixteen, and it still followed him today, like a memory too horrific to be forgotten… Aodhan is a shadow-demon, hardened and cold after years of being alone, after his love, his Entwined, was cruelly taken away from him.

    Even says: "Funny, exciting and fast paced"
    "Funny, exciting and fast paced"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aodhan. I quite enjoy books where the protagonist is centuries old.


    What about Matthew Lloyd Davies’s performance did you like?

    I loved his accents. 5/5


    Any additional comments?

    Its worth getting. It is funny and the concept is rather unique. Especialy liked how Demons weren't something inherently evil and didn't come from hell, but rather occationaly from human beings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Steel: The Cor Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Martin Parece
    • Narrated By Andy Babinski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Blood and Steel begins the story of Cor Pelson. You see, Cor is a Dahken - a race of magical warriors long though dead by both the beneficent priests of the Shining West and the necromancers of the Loszian Empire. Shortly after he was born Cor changed - the coughing attacks came, and his skin changed to the gray of a corpse. He is different, and there were those who took notice.

    John Zukley says: "Worst Narrator EVER"
    "A great and unique story!"
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    Would you listen to Blood and Steel again? Why?

    I will probobly do that when / if a sequel comes.
    Because the story is exciting and fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character Cor.
    He was pretty much everything you want your main protagonist of a fantasy story too be, while still being unique.


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

    No I have not. He is a good narrator, tough it took me 30 minutes or so too get used too him.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how he made up the world, he hit the perfect combo by Light fantasy and Dark (Imo) I realy don't like the stories too get too dark.
    I especialy liked how he made even a good god's followers seem abit like christianity in the past. You either follow our way or you're a blasphemer and evil etc. It made it seem much more real too me. Even so they aren't bad guys just ignorant and conceited.
    How the magic of this world worked was especialy enjoyable too me because it was unique, atleast Cor's magic is, the priests and necromancers are quite normal Light vs Dark and all that.
    The one tiny miniscule complaint I have is that the story had a way of going abit slow at times (Tough never ever boring, just slowly building). And It cought me hook line and sinker despite of it.
    I reckomend this too anyone who likes fantasy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (356)

    Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

    Douglas says: "One of the best stories in a long time"
    "Fantastic story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Koban to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read it I just listened. Tough i generaly prefer the Audiobook versions so i can listen while im doing errands at home or at work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Koban?

    When Carson? (I forget the names) fought the duel against a krall. But that is just one of many.


    Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    None that comes too mind. However he is an excellent narrator, I have no complaints whatsoever.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times. And at occasions i got quite anxious / nervous about what was about too happen.


    Any additional comments?

    For some reasons I didn't get very attached too the characters, but nonetheless i loved the story. Which is wierd for me, because i usualy "Bond" too the main character and absolutely hate when the narrative is switched about. However Bennett made it so it was a story I wasnt seeing trough the main characters side but rather like i was standing at the sidelines and thus while loving the story and not the characters i didnt mind all the switching about and was looking forward too what happened next. This is absolutely new for me. I would have given it a 4.5 / 5 stars.

    I am anxiously awaiting the next book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Return of the Asgard: The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Erik Schubach
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (108)

    The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

    A. Sunmonu says: "great new series"
    "Loved it!"
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    Would you listen to Return of the Asgard again? Why?

    Yes I definately will. It was funny and fast paced. Also the action was great. |


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is very hard too choose just one, so I have too say Kate, Kara and Arena. They were funny and badass.


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

    No I have not, but her voice was a perfect fit 5/5.


    If you could take any character from Return of the Asgard out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hah I don't think that would end well too be honest =)


    Any additional comments?

    If you read and loved Iron Druid Chronicles this is definately for you. Its like the female version of Atticus (Not a copy or anything, just realy well written and performed imho), just different Mythologi. And their not gods just realy long lived and powerful because of Nano tech, so its more Sci fi than Fantasy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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