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Mark

WOODINVILLE, WA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Antiagon Fire: Imager Portfolio, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (151)

    The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a promotion to commander, as well as an assignment to convince the Pharsi High Council in the nation of Khel to submit to Lord Bhayar's rule, which is key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined by his pregnant wife, Vaelora, who is also Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads an army and a handful of imagers deeper into the hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst.

    Lore says: "Quaeryt is promoted and more battles ensue."
    "More of the same"
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    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People that enjoy faceless characters, and no plot.


    What could L. E. Modesitt, Jr. have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More character development, an interesting storyline.. just the basics.


    What three words best describe William Dufris’s voice?

    Rich and colorful,


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The series has take a huge fall the last two novels, and I don't see it


    Any additional comments?

    I think Mr. Modesitt wrote much of this book simply to fill pages with words. Simply put, the characters were extremely bland, the story unimaginative and predictable, and our protagonist, while a benevolent conquerer, is still a tyrant, and arrogant, self-righteous as well. He has become annoying and unlikable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Kingdom: Richard and Kahlan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (646)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (599)

    "Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.

    Nimue says: "Good story, too much rambling"
    "A decent read, but not"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was a good story, even if the whole you have death in you thing was a little too unbelievable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Goodkind before, how does this one compare?

    No Sword of Truth, or even Omen Machine, but still good.


    What about Sam Tsoutsouvas’s performance did you like?

    Clear voice, with the right amount of emotion called for the situation.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Imager's Battalion: Imager Portfolio, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (171)

    Given the rank of subcommander by his wife's brother, Lord Bhayar, the ruler of Telaryn, Quaeryt joins an invading army into the hostile land of Bovaria, in retaliation for Bovaria's attempted annexation of Telaryn. But Quaeryt has his own agenda in doing Bhayar's bidding: to legitimize Imagers in the hearts and minds of all men, by demonstrating their value as heroes as he leads his battalion into one costly battle after another.

    Lore says: "More of the same"
    "Weak story contributes to an overall bland read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was OK, but Quaeryt's self-modesty, and the ease in which he continously "saves the day" gets quite repetitive after the 4th or 5th time.


    What was most disappointing about L. E. Modesitt, Jr.’s story?

    Uninteresting characters.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by William Dufris?

    Yes


    Was Imager's Battalion worth the listening time?

    It was worth listening to in that it was a continuation of the Imager series, however as a book on its own, it lacked any character development or interesting plot lines.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the next novel returns to a more varied storyline and more interesting development of the other Imager characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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