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Michael

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  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (726)

    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    Robert L. Hicks says: "Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!"
    "Nothing like the movie"
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    for those of you unfamiliar with this character let me assure you that the movie will do very little to enthrall your enthusiasm, the movie was OK, but it was nothing like the books. "The Princess of Mars" began the story of John Carter, and like most of Edgar Rice Burroughs books it is an adventure wrapped in a love story. All of ERBs leading men were heroic and strong of body and mind, and morale conviction; flawed of course, but always a step or two above average in prowess and intellect. John Carter truly was earth's first super alien, he could leap tall buildings with a single bound, fight until the bodies of his enemies lie shoulder high around him, for upon Mars his earthly sinew and mass aloud for feats of extraordinary strength and agility: 26 years before Jerome "Jerry" Siegel and Joseph "Joe" Shuster created Superman. The book is over a hundred years old and worth the read, ERB created a world and a civilization to call it home...read the books, and if you see the movie then you will know what could have been.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Night Embrace: A Dark-Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (895)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (509)

    Night Embrace spins the story of Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior who killed the son of the god Camulus. Camulus cursed Talon, decreeing death for everyone he loved. Now a Dark-Hunter in modern-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, who is key to ending his curse once and for all - not to mention helping him to save New Orleans from an ancient god bent on total destruction....

    Sherry says: "(very) Pleasantly Surprised"
    "Talon Rocks!!!"
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    This book is everything I like about Sherrilyn's books and what I don't like; what I like: intriguing characters, action, great plot development, the interaction of other characters from other books, which always makes me think she is writing a very huge story which she has broken down into smaller stories, anyway I digress...what I don't like: it is said that when I man writes about loving making they are writing porn, but when a woman writes about love making it is seduction and romance, well Ms. Kenyon as marred those lines a bit I think, I believe that in her books the action and the stories are stuff that happens around the love making (believe me I'm toning this down for Audible) the development of the characters a by product of the sensual world she has developed, don't get me wrong I like a good romp under the covers as much as anyone, but to a lesser degree in the books I read...all in all though, like her other Dark Hunter books, this one is worth listening to, I like Talon, he is cool and his powers rock...like the book that preceded this one, it is a glowing example of a very gifted writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5866)
    Performance
    (5027)
    Story
    (5020)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Where's Clark Kent when you need him?"
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    sorry for the title but anyone who caught Smallville will remember John Glover as Lional Luther and while I admire anyone that can earn a living acting I can't get the fact that Lex's dad is reading me a story out of my head...to me James Marsters was Harry, Murphy, Mab, Bob; Toot-toot! Hell how many characters did he voice through out the years...I was ready to accept James (sans his Spike roll) as the voice of the books about Harry Dresden, I grew as an audience with him, his command of the story lines got better with every reading...this is really a let down, truly...but John Glover is not to blame, truly he does his best I'm sure; and under any other circimstances I'm sure he would be fine, but this isn't any other circumstances this is Dresden which means it should be James...so I'll pretend that the ghostly shape Harry finds himself in has caused his voice to falter, his demeanor to have changed his delivery of smart ass quips lessened by his condition...then I'll pray that James retells the story someday so I will feel adquatley appeased...

    11 of 20 people found this review helpful

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