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Jake.

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  • March in Country: The Vampire Earth, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By E. E. Knight
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, E. E. Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (149)

    The race is on to claim the area between the Ohio River and Tennessee. What's left of the resistance is hiding out in the tangle of central Kentucky hills - leaving the powerful, well-organized Kurian vampires the opportunity to fill the void. Major David Valentine knows there's only one way for them to find help before the Kurians settle in: a desperate dash by hijacked rail, followed by a harrowing river journey. Valentine unites friends old and new in the effort - but the Kurian Order won't easily yield.

    bobby says: "march in country"
    "love this series but"
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    What did you love best about March in Country?

    That there feels like a conclusion coming to the series


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narator had a monotone voice


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

    Opening felt like old books in the series


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like filler books in long series writings I found this one lacking action as per the history of this series

    0 of 1 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
    (3970)
    Performance
    (2906)
    Story
    (2918)

    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."
    "For grown ups!"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's is bloody and truthful. Logan nine fingers is the man.


    What did you like best about this story?

    People die and some can't believe that they do.


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

    Yes. Absolutely. I only listen at work. About eight hours a day is the most I can manage. Took me only three days to finish


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing book. Can't remember any point where I "groaned" in aggravation BBC of crappy writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (2604)
    Performance
    (1953)
    Story
    (1966)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "A nice fresh world"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I found the writing fluid and easily descriptive. You can feel the overwhelming terror of the people that live it this world.


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

    I find it hard to give each character it's own voice in my head. That's why I listen and his narration was good.


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

    Be fearful and live be heroic and pay the consequences


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of my favorites just for sheer originality. And I have heard and read most critically acclaimed fantasy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1394)
    Performance
    (1241)
    Story
    (1246)

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    Adnan says: "An engrossing yet demanding high epic"
    "stick with it"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Gardens of the Moon?

    The sheer size of the story and nothing is explained right out. The series is not for a novice.I have read most fantasy epics and this is impressive.


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

    That nothing is simplistic, magic, ghosts, gods,rulers, heros, villians, it is never black amd white. Least interesting is...well his description of types of peoples is tough to remeber at times.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Imass race is first introduced. Maybe when Anamando Rake is introduced as well.


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

    The characture named Kroper makes me smile.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot of plot to process at first but this is a masterful series. Remember dear friends that nothing is as simple as it appears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2591)
    Performance
    (2449)
    Story
    (2448)

    The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

    Robin says: "Complex but could be more compelling"
    "Book felt rushed"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Writer sounded and seemed rushed in writing it


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The sword play was the only details in the book


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

    Yes if he took on smaller ideas I love epics but...


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

    All the charactures were memorable but rarely described it felt the religous war raging on was kinda vague but maybe that was the point.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I was let down by this book the reviews I read on it were almost all false

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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