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Kevin

mason, OH, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Orc King: Forgotten Realms: Transitions, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (288)

    An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World.

    eastbayrae says: "The reader is horrid!"
    "Enjoyable listen"
    Overall

    First off, I am a pretty big fan of Salvatore's works, I have always enjoyed his action packed writing style, and human interest essays in the Drizzt books. However, this is not his best work. Don't get me wrong it is still a good story, but it is not as involved and suspenseful as many of his other books. I still enjoyed the listen, but I found that it was hard to concentrate on the story, especially when doing other things at the moment (I multi-task a lot).
    Overall the reader did a good job with the reading. But I look forward to the day when earlier Drizzt books are made into an audio format. If you are a fan of these books and the Drizzt series I recommend this book if you have a credit to spend. If you have not read any books featuring the character Drizzt, then stop by the book store or library to pick up the Dark elf Trilogy first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1170)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (710)

    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
    "Always a fun listen"
    Overall

    I have been waiting since october to get a chance to listen to the newest installment of discworld. I already went out and bought the book, but these stories translate so well into a spoken narrative. The new Tiffany Aching book is a little bit slower to start than the rest, but it is still a fantastic read. The themes are a little more adult (nothing lewd) as Tiffany is getting older, but it is still child friendly. There are some great feegle moments to look forward to in this book. So while its not Pratchett's best work, it is still very good.

    Now i just have to wait for the US to publish Jasper Ffordes new book....

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27132)
    Performance
    (20965)
    Story
    (21171)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "A fitting end"
    Overall

    There are so many negative reviews for this book yet I enjoyed it. I'm not sure what everyone was expecting, but in all three books there are tragic moments, and heart wrenching scenes. So why did everyone think that this book was going to be any different. There had to be a resolution between the love triangle. The resolution was well executed, and the reasoning was sound. This girl goes through so much, and experiences so much death, did everyone really think that they would all go dancing off to pick flowers at the sunset? No, this was a good read, even if it was a sad one. The narrator does a great job as always. If your looking for a pick me up book, this is not a good choice. But if you are looking for a well wrought tale of heartache, love, and perseverance give the hunger game trilogy a try

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Armor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Steakley
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (674)
    Story
    (679)

    The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water poisonous. It is the home of the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered. Felix is a scout in A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred.

    George Dean says: "An intense and unusual work, wonderfully performed"
    "Recommended for fans of military sci fi"
    Overall

    Once upon a time I used to think I read star wars books and thought I was a sci fi fan. This was the first book that really launched me into the science fiction genre. I had no idea what I was missing. This book really is an excellent read and I suggest it to anyone. From here I went on to broaden my horizons and read the classics, and contemporary sci fi, but I still have a soft spot for this book.

    Highly recommended for fans of military sci fi

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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