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Jim

@NinjaPadre

AURORA, CO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (416)

    Fully 100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

    Kyle says: "Utterly Amazing, Mind Expanding"
    "Great Book"
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    If you could sum up Halo: Cryptum in three words, what would they be?

    Honestly, I didn't like the book in written form. So as a true Halo and Greg Bear Fan, I tried it on audible. Its significantly better in audio form. The plot truly came alive in this venue. He's no Eric Nylund when it comes to Halo Novels, but still pretty good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its an alternate approach to Halo, focusing on the Forerunners. Although the Forerunners are a plot point in the Halo book and comic series (as well as the games), they aren't developed characters until Greg Bear takes a swing at it here.


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

    No


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

    The invisible maze to the Cryptum is well developed.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen for a Halo fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Beth Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Do you want to know God and really believe Him? Do you want to find satisfaction in God, experience His peace, and enjoy His presence? Do you want to make the freedom Christ promised a reality in your daily life? In Breaking Free, Beth Moore embarks on a study of selected passages from the book of Isaiah, drawing several parallels between the captive Israelites and today's Christians, in order to show how to make freedom in Christ a daily reality.

    Jim says: "Great book, terrible reader"
    "Great book, terrible reader"
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    Where does Breaking Free rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The last. I would return it if possible


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm a Beth Moore fan and have completed the James and Esther Bible Studies. That said, the book is great. The reader was horrible,


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Denaker?

    Anyone. I hope this was a volunteer effort. I would return this audiobook if possible. I've repeatedly tried listening to it. Its absolutely terrible.


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

    Breaking Free from the snares of the world


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously, buy the book. This is horrible reading. Don't believe me? Try the sample out.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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