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I wish I could get paid to listen to books....

DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, US | Member Since 2014

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  • Agincourt

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1561)
    Performance
    (682)
    Story
    (694)

    Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a curse, haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death.

    Andrew says: "Fantastic!"
    "Well researched"
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    Would you listen to Agincourt again? Why?

    Yes, Charles Keating always does a great job. Well worth a credit....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agincourt?

    The battle of Agincourt, the research is essential in the telling of this story. Most historical novels don't keep my attention because of the lack of detail.


    What about Charles Keating’s performance did you like?

    Keating was the perfect choice......


    Who was the most memorable character of Agincourt and why?

    Nick Hook, for me was the most memorable, Cornwell weaves a story around the life of a nineteen year old archer, educates him and the reader about 15th century life and politics.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steel World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2759)
    Performance
    (2555)
    Story
    (2564)

    In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

    D says: "Classic Space Opera"
    "Happy to find a new series"
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    Where does Steel World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Entertaining is what I would call this book. If your driving down the road trying to stay interested in the book, then the book is a failure. Not this one, not this series so far. I am starting the third book. And can say I am happy with the series.


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

    Mark Boyette does a great job with this book. Well preformed, and easy listening.


    Any additional comments?

    In the pendulum of my reading, listening interests, Larson has brought me back to sci-fy for awhile. It's always great to find a new writer that you can enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Childhood's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3478)
    Performance
    (2446)
    Story
    (2488)

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    Ryan says: "Still a classic of visionary science fiction"
    "Olden Goldie"
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    If you could sum up Childhood's End in three words, what would they be?

    Atypical alien invasion


    What other book might you compare Childhood's End to and why?

    A classic sci- fi that stands the test of time. Reminds me of all the old sci-fi classics from the forties, fifties and sixties.... With a twist.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending is a surprise, this is not just another alien invasion story from the fifties.


    Any additional comments?

    Clark is not know for his character development, or classic story telling, but the originality of this story is perfect. If you want a quick read this one should be on your to do list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2598)
    Performance
    (2429)
    Story
    (2433)

    Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

    Jack says: "The Great Swampy Middle!"
    "Worth a credit"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read several mediocre reviews about this book and I think they are way off base. Yes I would recommend this series to friends and family.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, plenty of action, moves well did not get bogged down kept my interest.


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

    Overall I liked this book as well as the first book in this series. Can't wait for the next installment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Olympos

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (153)

    Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before 21st-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy, Hector, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve.

    Jacob says: "A truly mind boggling enjoyable listen!"
    "Classic Simmons"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is classic Simmons, he likes to take the classics, turn them inside out and spin them, dice them, cook them and serve them with gravy and potatoes . If you don't mind Homer spinning in his grave, you will like this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Dan Simmons as an author, he keeps turning out great stories time after time. I've read several bad reviews of this book, don't understand why. It could be me. For what it's worth, I liked it, great story, another winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Argument of Kings: The First Law: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (3560)
    Performance
    (2726)
    Story
    (2736)

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    Lore says: "You have be realistic about these things."
    "You got to be realistic"
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    What did you love best about Last Argument of Kings?

    Abercrombie has twisted hero's, this book is dark, almost biblical violence and epic battles.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    He maintains continuity of the characters, some stories I have listened to, the prefomers have changed the voices. Pacey uses the same voice for each person from start of the first book till the last chapter in the last book. Amazing!,.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this series over a period of two weeks. Very violent and dark, too much at once, I think I will take a little break from Abercrombie before I go back to the mud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magician's Land: The Magicians, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1245)
    Performance
    (1117)
    Story
    (1120)

    Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of grey magic and desperate characters.

    Charles says: "And so, it ends."
    "Oh no not again!"
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    Would you listen to The Magician's Land again? Why?

    I will listen to " The magician's land " agian. I have this trilogy on cd and in my Audible library . Mark Bramhall does a great job bringing this book to life.


    What other book might you compare The Magician's Land to and why?

    I have never read the Harry Potter books but have heard this series of books compared to them as the " adult version" of Harry Potter.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This book moves fast, could easily been thirty hours long, I would love to have read the unedited version. I think one of my favorite scenes was Alice's meltdown and recovery.


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

    A two day listen on the road, great entertainment. Love the book and the series...worth a credit.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series but felt the last book was a quick wrap up. I wished it was longer, seemed to be rushed and left me wanting the story to continue. Nobody writes like Grossman, his style stands alone and Mark Bramhall's performance is perfectl.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (4763)
    Performance
    (3631)
    Story
    (3642)

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    Steven says: "Steven Pacey is magnificient."
    "I'm still alive"
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    If you could sum up The Blade Itself in three words, what would they be?

    Worth a credit


    What other book might you compare The Blade Itself to and why?

    I think Abercrombie could be compared to Sanderson, Rothfuss, Simmons, Jordan.......


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

    I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job. He brings the book to life, adds to the story, is not a distraction. Great job!!!


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

    It is funny and sad, dark....I would not make it in Abercrombie's world.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, happy to add this series to my collection. Well worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4903)
    Performance
    (4452)
    Story
    (4464)

    Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

    Nicholas says: "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    "this series keeps getting better"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    This is the third book in the Monster Hunter series, very entertaining, great story .
    Oliver Wyman's performance is great, he is an asset to this story.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    if your a Jim Butcher fan and you have ran out of Dresden files books to read. This series is a good substitute, and just as entertaining as any I have listened to recently.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    nothing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Remembered Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (358)

    Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "A surprising and staisfying departure for Reynolds"
    "surprised by something new and different"
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    If you could sum up Blue Remembered Earth in three words, what would they be?

    Intellengent, well written


    What other book might you compare Blue Remembered Earth to and why?

    this book has a different look to the future of mankind. I think I could compare it to some of A C Clark's concepts altought the writing style is better and modern.


    What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

    Great accents, complimented the book...


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

    I was pleasantly surprised that this book set in Africa, it was good to read a book with an international setting.


    Any additional comments?

    great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King of Thorns

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (435)

    The follow-up to Mark Lawrence' s thrilling debut novel Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns continues the tale of antihero Jorg Ancrath. After wresting back control of his kingdom from those who murdered his family, Jorg sees the land erupt with hundreds of battles fought by lords and petty kings. More daunting still, he faces an enemy many times his own strength. Jorg may not be able to win this battle in a fair fight, but he wields a rage and cunning that just might even the odds.

    Stephen says: "Great sequel!"
    "dark series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of King of Thorns to be better than the print version?

    I read this book when it came out, liked it better than the audio version.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    this is a dark and violent book, clever and fun and dark and sad.


    What about James Clamp’s performance did you like?

    i didn't care for this performance, I don't think he matched this book's dark and tortured content.


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

    yes, read thru these books quickly, took about two days to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    this plot is done over and over, young man's rise to power despite his tragic childhood. bloody and violent content. I like it when I first read the book but didn't enjoy the audible version.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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