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John

Edmonton, AB, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Daniel Avrahams, Steven Davis
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events, which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired from Mars and land on Earth.

    John says: "Poor audio for a classic book"
    "Poor audio for a classic book"
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    Performance
    Story

    The book is written with one person as the narrator/hero yet each chapter is read by a randomly selected person and the quality is clearly different with each person reading. most of the sections are very poor quality indeed. Constant skips, noise and static make this classic book all but impossible to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets of a D-List Supervillain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (335)

    Cal Stringel may be dead to the world at large, but a select few know that he's still alive and in control of the most powerful suit of battle armor ever created. He's part of a rogue superteam taking the world by storm and changing the dynamic for both heroes and villains alike. With change comes resistance, and those holding control and power are not ready to just hand it over without a fight.

    frank says: "love d list series but"
    "Classic comic book cliffhanger."
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    This is a short catching up of what was hidden in the first book and just enough of what happens next to leave you gasping with shock at the Grand Canyon of a cliffhanger at the end. ๐Ÿ˜€

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1462)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1356)

    Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - itโ€™s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

    Creativecolor says: "Brillant!"
    "New twist on Superheroes"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Makes you think about what makes a person who they are. Heart wrenching and a good twist on the Superhero story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6631)
    Performance
    (5720)
    Story
    (5712)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Not quite the same."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    John Glover is a good actor/narrator but it does take half the book for him to get a good feel for the characters and the nuance of there speech. The story it self is great and once you get past the dramatic change in voice it is a good listen.

    If they redo this with James Marsters as narrator I would be more than willing to but it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes: Ashes Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilsa J. Bick
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (767)
    Story
    (774)

    An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

    Aser Tolentino says: "Another Readable Story About the End of the World"
    "Very subtle plot lines."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not a true zombie apocalypse but a new twist on the idea. She makes some technical errors as well on how EMP's work but if you can get past that its a good read. The ending was very abrupt, she should either have ended it a bit later or sooner.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5062)
    Performance
    (3289)
    Story
    (3323)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Ingwe says: "Give it a chance"
    "Not bad but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The plot is quite interesting and the universe works well but the multiple threads are so fractured it is hard to keep track and what could have been said in a paragraph gets 5 to ten pages. This could have used a good editor. It would also have worked if the book was split in two and the plot lines disentangled a bit between the books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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