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JH

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  • Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4066)
    Performance
    (2342)
    Story
    (2374)

    The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time. Crossroads of Twilight is book ten of Robert Jordan's best selling Wheel of Time series.

    Robert Eric Koch says: "The Lowest Point of the Entire Series"
    "Winter's Heart: The Deleted Scenes"
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    What disappointed you about Crossroads of Twilight?

    Each chapter felt like a "deleted scene" from the previous book. This is not the same Jordan as earlier. Perhaps he got too side tracked with other projects or was ill, but clearly this book is the worst of the series so far.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The performances are spectacular. Reading and Kramer consistently perform in this series.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If you are a fan of "historical fiction", you might enjoy this book more than I. Story-wise it is very weak, but the details and plotting is very deep. Reminds me a lot of reading historical fiction novels.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Nemesis

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (2241)
    Performance
    (2098)
    Story
    (2105)

    Agent Franks of the U.S. Monster Control Bureau is a man of many parts - parts from other people, that is. Franks is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle. He's nearly indestructible. Plus he’s animated by a powerful alchemical substance and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity itself. Good thing he’s on our side. More or less.

    Bruce Selzler says: "Another Winner"
    "Best Monster Hunter so far!"
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    I never thought a book focused on Franks would be so engaging. This is my favorite of the Monster Hunter books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3151)
    Performance
    (2948)
    Story
    (2939)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Just keeps getting better"
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    If you could sum up Warbound in three words, what would they be?

    Loads of fun


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Pinchot does an awesome job with the voices. Jake Sullivan is the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a casual fan of the Monster Hunter books and figured I'd try the Grimnoir books out for something different. Boy, was I impressed. The Grimnoir books just keep getting better and better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Movement: A Short Story About Autism in the Future

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Nancy Fulda
    • Narrated By Marguerite Kenner
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When her concerned parents investigate a treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah's world is thrown into turmoil. Unable to speak - at least not in ways most people can understand - Hannah struggles to face the question of who she really is, and who she wishes to become.

    JH says: "Refreshingly Different"
    "Refreshingly Different"
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    If you could sum up Movement: A Short Story About Autism in the Future in three words, what would they be?

    "Impressively written" - I don't usually listen to short stories, but was intrigued when I heard the author in an interview on a podcast (writing excuses). The prose was fantastic and the imagery really pulled you into the main character's head. I'm really glad I picked this up.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Movement: A Short Story About Autism in the Future?

    My most memorable moment would be a spoiler, so I won't say that. I also really enjoyed how the author tied in all the temporal connections. The author did a great job helping me see the world form the main character's point of view.


    What three words best describe Marguerite Kenner’s voice?

    Overall I thought the narration was average (which for an independent short story is not a bad thing). I thought she did great with the prose, but something about the dialog bugged me. It might not be the narrator's fault. There were a couple of audio glitches that were slightly distracting, but not too bad.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for a short story to throw into your mix, I definitely recommend "Movement". Keep in mind it's only a couple of bucks, so don't use a whole credit for it. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (1479)
    Story
    (1485)

    After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

    David says: "A transition and a preface"
    "Way to drawn out. Very little tension."
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    What disappointed you about The Republic of Thieves?

    I liked the first book and loved the second book, but the third book just felt like it went on and on and on without much tension or story advancement. It's almost as if he had a cool idea, but then felt compelled to fit it in the same length novels as his prior two stories.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Lynch again?

    Maybe, but there were a couple points where I felt like stopping. I'm glad I didn't, but there are "unimportant" sections I just tuned out. There are too many other books in the world I could be spending my time on.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Republic of Thieves?

    I thought both story arcs were weak and felt forced. It felt like he struggled with writing this novel and was trying to force something to fit where it didn't. I think he probably should have just tossed the entire story aside and came up with something different. Lynch's writing is great, but the story just never took off.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Red Seas Under Red Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2257)
    Performance
    (1795)
    Story
    (1797)

    After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke Lamora and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can't rest for long - and they are soon back doing what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.

    Anthony says: "This is how you write a series!"
    "Rollickingly Refreshing"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Seas Under Red Skies to be better than the print version?

    Michael Page brings the characters to life. He has become one of my favorite narrators in just two books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the story was not formulaic or predictable.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Locke is definitely the best. But Michael Page gives pretty unique voices to every character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition): The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2860)
    Performance
    (2696)
    Story
    (2710)

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    Ryan says: "It's about time!"
    "Still good after all these years"
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    If you could sum up Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition) in three words, what would they be?

    Great production quality!


    Which character – as performed by Marc Thompson – was your favorite?

    They were all very well done, but I liked Lando best for some reason.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book when it first came out and was wondering if it would still hold its magic. It does. The production quality of this book is top notch. I wish this trilogy would be made into film!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5509)
    Performance
    (3765)
    Story
    (3774)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "Entertaining change of pace for me"
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    What did you love best about World War Z?

    Based on the title and background, I had a lot of preconceived notions of what the book would be like. It surpassed those.


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

    Some of the cast are great, but some just seem like they had little direction. Overall, I was very happy, but I expected something more dramatized than it really was.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were a number of points in the book where it showed the author thought a lot of this through in trying to make decisions believable by governments, people, and even the zombies. I really enjoyed those moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to long epic fantasy lately, and World War Z was a good break from that format for me. Zombie books are not my typical choice, so I think the 6 hour format was perfect for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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