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  • Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (2051)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1023)

    Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

    JHawk 77 says: "Artemis Fowl (unabridged)"
    "Fun for All"
    Overall

    This series has become one of my all time favorites. I would say only Potter ranks higher than this.

    As a youth I was not much into reading. If I had these books when younger I would have spent far more time infront of book than the tv.

    Read - Listen to them all. You will not regret it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Black: Odyssey One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1655)
    Performance
    (1527)
    Story
    (1532)

    Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

    C. Hartmann says: "Great, Solid Military SciFi / Evolving Space Opera"
    "Love the Sci-Fi fun - worth my time"
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    What did you love best about Into the Black?

    Details about new tech was fun.


    What other book might you compare Into the Black to and why?

    Enders Game


    What about Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance did you like?

    Great voices. Fun pace.


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

    No extreme reactions here - but it kept my interest from start to finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Give this book a try

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8397)
    Performance
    (7950)
    Story
    (7979)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "Worth the Wait. Come on Brandon Focus on this seri"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great story. Epic and interesting. If you enjoy the development of characters than this is for you


    What other book might you compare Words of Radiance to and why?

    Mistborn - Same feel same author.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he is trying to lean to fly - Ouch


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

    Yes - To devour this would be an understatement.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the writing style and the narration enhances the writer. Will listen to again before next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5241)
    Performance
    (4964)
    Story
    (4946)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Same Dreseden - Same outcome - Same Route"
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    If you could sum up Skin Game in three words, what would they be?

    Always clever


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

    When the sword of faith turns into a lightsaber


    What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

    He is always a great narrator. He does bad guys exceptionally well.


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

    No. The story was typical of a Dresden novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Good listen. Worth you time and money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7372)
    Performance
    (6877)
    Story
    (6905)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Great book for kids or a light listen for an adult"
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    I like to preview the books my kids read and I enjoy Brandon Sanderson. Note to all readers - Sanderson is a great one book writer. He has so many series started that are not complete or even to the second book. I as fan it is disappointing to wait years for the next book. -

    Anyhow - This book is well written and enjoyable. Good to see a modern day based fantasy. The Main characters are well developed. The story is a bit based on Xmen - Epic could be subbed for Mutant. The society is well done and you are transported to that world.

    It is a great listen and a safe read for 9 and up. A little violent, but nothing more than a cartoon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbound: Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3255)
    Performance
    (3049)
    Story
    (3042)

    Only a handful of people in the world know that mankind's magic comes from a living creature, and it is a refugee from another universe. The Power showed up here in the 1850s because it was running from something. Now it is 1933, and the Power's hiding place has been discovered by a killer. It is a predator that eats magic and leaves destroyed worlds in its wake. Earth is next. Former private eye Jake Sullivan knows the score. The problem is, hardly anyone believes him.

    D says: "Started Strong-Finished Strong"
    "Great Series"
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    You know the book and series was great when you are finished you feel a sense of loss. i did with this book. This book is not life changing but it is fun and you can feel the authors mixing of current day politics.

    You will need to listen to series in order. Do not skip around. Not that you will want to.

    If you love magic and mystery with characters that may the journey fresh listen to this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6092)
    Performance
    (5536)
    Story
    (5553)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "A book and Series worth their Time"
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    The author had taken what is familiar in the magical world and put his spin on it so well it does not get old. He does this by creating fantastic characters that you pull for and also want dead. The late 1800's is a great setting for magic. This series is worth the listen and a read.
    On a personal note I could have did without the "f - word". He handles the sex and violence with a deft hand. Less is more. If there was not so much profanity (there is not a ton but enough) I could have my 12 year old read this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4015)
    Performance
    (3700)
    Story
    (3720)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "Great fun - a series worth my time"
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    I enjoy books that are longer, full of detail. This was one of those books you look forward to listening to. You find yourself running a little more or taking it to the store with you.

    This series did not disappoint. The writing was fluid and the characters were were personable. The leads Hadrian and Royce could fill up several other books. You grow to like even the smaller parts, such as Magnus.

    This series is worth a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5524)
    Performance
    (5088)
    Story
    (5084)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "If you are looking for a new series - this is it!"
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    After not being able to complete the last book I started (Gardens of the moon - o first for me) I was looking for something that I could follow with out taking notes. This book has typical races in it but the story is fun and characters are likeable and engaging.

    I love longer books and detail. If you are looking for something new this book is worth a shot. Starting the next book in the series today.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gardens of the Moon: The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1551)
    Performance
    (1382)
    Story
    (1391)

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    Adnan says: "An engrossing yet demanding high epic"
    "A first for me...I could not finish this book.."
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    What disappointed you about Gardens of the Moon?

    The structure of this book make it stop and start from now where. While I have read reviews about this problem I thought it would be something that would prove worth while. It has not been.

    I gave this book two attempts. One in normal daily situations, cutting the lawn or going for a walk. That sort of thing. I could not get in to it.

    I went camping deep in the hills where I would not be disturbed. Tired and ready for a peaceful night by the fire, I was bored to tears.


    Has Gardens of the Moon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    choppy - slow


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ralph Lister?

    sure. Good narrator.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gardens of the Moon?

    I have no idea. Maybe have a reading guide to go along with it.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dante's Inferno (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Corin Redgrave
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    This original and refreshingly different dramatisation follows Dante, "lost in a dark wood", who is met by Virgil, who takes him on a tour of the underworld: a place he could end up if he decides to take his own life. Corin Redgrave is the voice of Dante.

    Joseph says: "Dante's Inferno"
    "Out of Material -"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book could not be more boring. Same conventions in all his books. The back bone of Dontes' was so boring I had to force myself to keep going. I dont mind a history lesson if it is a side note, not the focus.


    What was most disappointing about Dante Alighieri’s story?

    It was a modification of previous books. He adds a young woman here, a few old friends there , shazaam - new story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Reader was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    sleepiness


    Any additional comments?

    waste of money. Find something else.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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