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Jake

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  • 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
    (3119)
    Performance
    (2929)
    Story
    (2925)

    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"
    "Now we are getting somewhere"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shattered the most enjoyable?

    The narrator does an excellent job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It starts to tie up some loose ends that Atticus has been pulling at for a couple of books.


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

    His voice is the Iron Druid. Mr. Hearne if you read this please don't switch narrators mid series.


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

    Divide and conquer


    Any additional comments?

    This book gave the series some new leads to follow and answered some of the questions that were asked in hammered and the books following. I wasn't so keen on how the characters had somewhat separate stories within a larger story, but it was kind of necessary. Excellent book and it left me waiting for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paranoia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1582)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (426)

    Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

    Karen says: "Clever and interesting."
    "Great Story"
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    If you could sum up Paranoia in three words, what would they be?

    Action, Anger, Deceit


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, especially towards the very end of the book when the third person sits down to the table. My jaw dropped


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I think the dad was the most authentic character.


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

    Kinda made me mad how things turned out


    Any additional comments?

    I like Scott Brick but I have listened to him too much lately I think. I get lost sometimes whether I am in a Grisham, figuring out how Adam Cassidy will get his butt out of the sling, or running alongside Jason Bourne. He is a great narrator but I need to find titles to offset him sometimes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7030)
    Performance
    (6554)
    Story
    (6579)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "First Sanderson book but not the last by far"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I found the concept of superheroes that need to be taught a lesson by puny mortals very refreshing. The writing style and storyline of the book kept me intrigued and entertained until the very end. Characters were very well described by the author and it was pretty light on the "with great power comes great responsibility" speeches.
    This is the first review of a book that I have written if that clues you in to how much I liked it, and I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steelheart?

    I don't want to spoil anything but there were several


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

    This is the first book that Mr. Andrews has narrated that I have listened to. He did an excellent job. You could tell that he knew the story well and had developed the characters in his mind before he recorded it.


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

    Yes and I did listen to it during one whole shift at work with a few breaks.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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