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Joseph W. Glenn

whiskeyjay

Atlanta, Georgia | Member Since 2005

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  • 7 reviews
  • 122 ratings
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  • 79 purchased in 2014
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  • Helm

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Steven Gould
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    After global devastation, the last remnants of Earth sent a handful of colonists of a distant terraformed world to give humanity one last, desperate chance. Unable to provide the technology required for an advanced civilization, the founders instilled in the colonists a strict code of conduct and gave them a few precious imprinting devices: glass helmets that contain all of Earth's scientific knowledge. Once in a generation, the heir to the province of Laal begins the arduous training required to survive the imprinting of the Glass Helm and acquire the knowledge of the lost Earth.

    Joseph W. Glenn says: "Missing Chapters"
    "Missing Chapters"
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    Would you try another book from Steven Gould and/or Paul Boehmer?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful book, it is my favorite of all of Steve Gould's books. Paul Boehmer's performance is also excellent. However the book or at least my copy which I have tried downloading three times is missing all of chapter 21, and parts of chapters 20, 22 and 23. It is also missing Chapter 24. This was probably an editorial fault, however it earns the book the two star review even though I love the book and thought the performance excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Midst Toil and Tribulation: Safehold Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (565)

    After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting - egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos.

    Ryan says: "Narrator is HORRIBLE - Love this series"
    "Great book, poor narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to Midst Toil and Tribulation the most enjoyable?

    My enjoyment of this book was marred by the narration, Mr. Collins obviously did not bother to listen to any of the previous books in the series and as a result pronounced both place names and proper names differently than the previous narrators. This introduced a repeated jarring note into the narration. An example is the name Nimue. I have always heard it pronounced Ni-mue, Mr. Collins read it as Nim-u-e, I don't know which is correct, but in the previous 5 books of the series and in the books on Arthur that I have listened to it has always been pronounced Ni-mue. This is just one of the many pronunciations that was changed.

    The book itself was the best of at least the last three books in the series

    Joe


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kevin T. Collins?

    No, unless it was unavoidable. If Mr. Collins is picking up a series that has already started I strongly suggest that he listen to the previous books in that series or at least ask the author for the preferred pronunciation.


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

    No- Way to long for that


    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Princess of Wands

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (138)

    Barbara Everette, a homemaker living in a small town in Mississippi, had the perfect life. Perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house, perfect Christian Faith. She cooked and cleaned perfectly and managed all of the chores of the modern suburbanite, toting the kids, running the PTA, teaching kung-fu in the local dojo... perfectly. But perfection has a price, and the day came when Barbara snapped....

    Captain Skurvy says: "Not a Novel but a collection of 3 short stories"
    "Know your Authors"
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    John Ringo writes adventure based fantasy, with lots of action and gore. That is what he is known for, and what his fans expect. This book is no exception and has both action and gore in spades. The most interesting thing about the protagonist is that she is a committed Christian, It makes a nice break from all of the characters that have little or no religion.

    In some ways the book reminds me of a D&D campaign based around a cleric, The cleric must be both devout and a true believer in order to recieve heavenly aid.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • A Princess of Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By John Bolen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Ex-confederate army captain John Carter finds himself unwittingly transported to Mars, while fleeing Apache Indians. This new world is populated by a race of monstrous Martians, whose culture is based on the ability to fight for their race. John must fight for survival on this hostile planet...This is the first in Burroughs' 11-volume Mars series, a blend of sci-fi and romantic adventure.

    Ken says: "Excellence"
    "A fake Southern Accent."
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    Mr. Bolen's attempt at a southern accent detracts greatly form this version of a Princess of Mars. After awhile it truly grates on the ears of a southerner born and bred.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandoned: Sail Away and Million Dollar Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    "Sail Away": Adam Drake was determined to clear his name of the false charges that ruined his career at Montgomery Inns - and if that meant deceiving the hotelier’s beloved daughter, Marnie Montgomery, and even stowing away on her boat, so be it. "Million Dollar Baby": When Chandra Hill is awakened by a cry in the night, she is shocked to discover an abandoned newborn in her barn. Emergency room doctor Dallas O’Rourke finds himself bonding instantly with the baby - and the intriguing woman who brought him in.

    Janie says: "So very very disappointing; what a lousy book!"
    "Weak Romance"
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    This romance was a severe dissapointment, I could not make a connection with either the male or female lead, The female lead is far to weak-willed to be interesting, and the male lead is an idiot. As a result the book just did not work. This is one of the few books that I was simply unable to finish. I hope that Ms. Jackson's mysteries are a lot better, as most reviewers seem to feel. But for a romance writer there are many better choices. Elizabeth Lowell, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Susan Mallery all come immediately to mind, along with a whole galaxy of both Historical and Regency writers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (550)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    William says: "Annoying Performance"
    "Enough Already"
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    I am a devoted Weber-phile and have bought all of his books both in Hardcover and here on Audible. I even bought Out of the Dark which was awful. Here is why I said enough, This series has consumed 5 Books, 3000 pages, 150 hours of Audible, and it feels like we may be 1/2 way to the end. Enough already, it's time to end it. Also the current Narrator, Mr. Keating added nothing to the story, He obviously did not listen to the previous books and it showed in the continuity of the narration.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Time Enough for Love, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Lazarus Long, the main protagonist and Heinlein's alter ego, is so in love with life he refuses to die. Born in 1916, he lives through multiple centuries. Time Enough for Love begins with his telling of his journey, lovingly detailed, through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. His story continues with Time Enough for Love, Volume 2.

    W. Seligman says: "The capstone of Heinlein's Future History"
    "Dissapointed"
    Overall

    Uneven presentation, you can also here other speakers in the back-ground, very distracting when listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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