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John H. Kearly III

KearlyJ52

Seoul, Korea | Member Since 2011

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  • Cold City: A Repairman Jack Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (385)

    If you’ve never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It’s 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan’s rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he’ll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Fun, as long you don't think too much"
    "Jack's Early Years, Book 1"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Cold City to be better than the print version?

    Having bought the limited edition from Gauntlet Press, and the issue with the second running of Thanksgiving day, Chapter 3 in the Audio Version, I did prefer the print version. Alexander Cendese the new man doing the read has exceptional flexability in the voices. Each is distinctive and easily identifiable. Jack is my favorite character in print, by far; and this beginning shows how he started in his final chosen field. The introduction of many characters that will show up again and again and how he came to be associated with them was eye opening.I have already reserved the limited print of the second book and sincerely hope Paul will continue to have the books made available to Audible. The Print version is best, but I drive for 2 - 2 and a half hours each weekday. The Audible versions are my choice for travel listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abe Grossman, He adds a bit of humor to the entire story.


    Which character – as performed by Alexander Cendese – was your favorite?

    Abe Grossman, as done by Alexander Cendese. The switch from Jewish when he is in normal conversation, to the dropping of it when he is questioning Jack's comments was superb. Mr. Cendese does RJ and the associated characters outstanding. I'm looking for forward to the rest of the series by Mr. Cendese.


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

    Every Repairman Jack book I have wanted to either read or listen to in one sitting. This one was no different. As the new Urban Mercenary, RJ is THE MAN! He has been since the publication of the Tomb.


    Any additional comments?

    I just finished the first four books and thought Christopher Price was exceptional. Mr. Cendese in the first Pre-RJ book is outstanding!!! The difference in age for the characters in the books makes the case for both readers. Both are exceptional! Read them all!! Keep Mr. Cendese for the three book series. I'll buy them all, print and Audible!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Horizon Storms: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1185)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (473)

    Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers in the world. He is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 11 million copies of his books in print. Now the epic saga he began with Hidden Empire continues in this breathtaking novel.

    MS says: "Great Writing"
    "What happened to Part 2"
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    What made the experience of listening to Horizon Storms the most enjoyable?

    Continues the story from part 2. Waiting for the Compies to start their reign of terror and for the king to realize his worst nightmares were validated.


    Would you recommend Horizon Storms to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I would ask them to let me know if I have imagined the duplication of the story.


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

    Narrator performed this work in his normal excellent style. All major characters are identified by his interpretation.


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

    I wouldn't make a movie from it. too much to tell from the start of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Story went as expected for the 1st part. The second part appeared to be a copy of the first part from about 15 minutes in to the end of the part. The 3rd part picked up where the 1st part ended. Kind of disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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