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  • Great North Road

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1049)
    Performance
    (949)
    Story
    (955)

    A century from now, thanks to a technology allowing instantaneous travel across light-years, humanity has solved its energy shortages, cleaned up the environment, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the powerful North family - composed of successive generations of clones. Yet these clones are not identical. For one thing, genetic errors have crept in with each generation. For another, the original three clone "brothers" have gone their separate ways, and the branches of the family are now friendly rivals more than allies. Or maybe not so friendly....

    Flapjack says: "Get the Timeline and Cast of Characters"
    "What went wrong with the audio?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Great North Road the most enjoyable?

    Long, complex, with ultimate resolution of the "Huh?" parts. I would give it 5 stars for the "overall rating" if the download would have let me continue where I left off.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Angela, of course.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio in the penultimate dowloaded part kept snapping back to the midway point when I turned off my iPod. Had to hunt around for where I left off. Hope this has been fixed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1878)
    Performance
    (1387)
    Story
    (1406)

    Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

    Gwen says: "Poeticly Written"
    "Weird pseudo English pronunciation of some words."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Royal Assassin in three words, what would they be?

    Long, gritty, well paced.


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

    With the exception of some odd choices for the pronunciation of certain common words, the reader does a good job with distinct characterization.


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

    Impossible. I have a life.


    Any additional comments?

    I am enjoying this series. My major complaint is the phony upper class British accent assumed by the reader. Some of the pronunciation is labored and unnatural.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (780)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (342)

    Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

    Eric says: "The Battle for Corrin"
    "Dune: The Battle of Corrin"
    Overall

    Too long! Too gory!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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