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Nate_D

Payson, Utah USA | Member Since 2013

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  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9306)
    Performance
    (8599)
    Story
    (8610)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Sherry McNee says: "SO DISSAPPOINTED!"
    "Can't get enough!"
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    Man, I love this series! I love that it doesn't' take itself too seriously. There is just enough comedy to keep things moving, and lightens up the plot. A lot going on, and a fast moving story. The world that Hearne has created is so intriguing and fun! Luke Daniels is a fantastic narrator and adds to the enjoyment of this series. Can't wait to get to the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Write to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1118)
    Performance
    (1008)
    Story
    (1009)

    Hollywood's latest blockbuster is all set to premiere - until a faded superstar claims the script was stolen from her. To defend the studio, in steps the Harold Firm, one of Los Angeles's top entertainment litigation firms and as much a part of the glamorous scene as the studios themselves. As a newly minted partner, it's Rory Calburton's case, and his career, to win or lose.

    R. Pontiflet says: "A Very Good Storyline....."
    "Why did I wait so long!"
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    This book sat in my library for a long, long time. I bought it as a Daily Deal, and just never pulled the trigger on listening to it! I really don't know why I waited so long, but I am glad that I finally got around to it! What a great book. The main character, Rory, was just fantastic. Excellent story with real intrigue and mystery. I was kept guessing right up until the end. My only criticism, is that the character of Sarah Gold was not completely believable. There were some character flaws in her that kind of bothered me. She just acted in ways that human beings really don't act, and it lifted the 4th wall for me a couple of times. Other than that, this is a tremendous story, and one that I can highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13884)
    Performance
    (12057)
    Story
    (12015)

    In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

    Donna says: "Intrigue in The White Court"
    "These books are the best!"
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    I absolutely love this series, and this book is as good as any of them! It is definitely a series that you should read from the beginning. While you could read this book as a stand alone, you will get MUCH more out of it if you read the previous books first.

    Harry Dresden is an amazing character. The supporting characters are all so well written and likable. Jim Butcher is a fantastic author, and James Marsters is a master narrator. Put them all together, and you have one amazing experience. Can't wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2298)
    Performance
    (2048)
    Story
    (2058)

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail, the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters.

    Compute says: "Great Entertaining Read"
    "The best of the series so far!"
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    This is such a great series, and this book is the best of the lot, to this point. Excellent characters in the Fargo's, and their supporting characters are so well crafted as well! I have loved all 4 that I have read so far, but this one is really on point. The action starts out on page one, and NEVER lets up. You could almost call this a historical fiction book, if you will allow that some of the history may be slightly fictional. Haha. You do have to suspend reality a little bit in order to really enjoy this one, as there are some stretches in what physical laws will allow, but it is easily done and well worth the effort. Scott Brick is an acquired taste, but once you have the taste, he is one of the best out there. Excellent Book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pet Sematary

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael C. Hall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1836)
    Performance
    (1722)
    Story
    (1713)

    When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

    Nate_D says: "THIS is what Audible was made for!"
    "THIS is what Audible was made for!"
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    This is a fantastic book. I love King, and have read most of his books. I would go as far as to say that he is my favorite author. I love a few authors more than others that I read, but King is the king.

    I first read Pet Sematary right after it came out in hardback. I was in high school, and the book really affected me. Many of King's books have had a significant amount of impact on me, but this one....this one is on a whole other level. The concepts that are dealt with in this book are beyond nightmares. You know what is going to happen rather early on in the story, but you just can't believe that he is REALLY going to go there. I mean, really?? Wow... Heebie Jeebies times 100.

    The best thing about my experience with this story this time around was the narration of Michael C Hall. He was fantastic!! I know that he had a thriving TV career with Dexter, and I'm sure he has come across other ways to earn a living since then, and probably never needs to work another day in his life, but he is a MASTERFUL narrator. This book fit his talents perfectly, and left me wanting more from him. Excellent!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14637)
    Performance
    (12695)
    Story
    (12621)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    RabidReads says: "Plan of attack"
    "One of the best of the series!"
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    Man, these books are so good! And they are made even better by the masterful narration of James Marsters. Butcher and Marsters are a match made in heaven. Such an amazing book! So creative and unique. I love the world that Butcher has created for Dresden. Every installment in the series builds and develops the series and the world it takes place in, and it gets better and better as it goes! This is absolutely one of the best books in the series so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan's Run

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Gilstrap
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (246)

    This raw and vivid portrait of juvenile detention centers and life on the run catapults John Gilstrap to the forefront of the crime thriller genre. Nathan Bailey is a 12-year-old juvenile-hall orphan with a problem. Covered in blood, he is caught on videotape fleeing from a murder scene. Will the boy evade the police long enough to tell the truth? Or will a hit man kill him before he gets the chance?

    R. Pontiflet says: "Run Nathan Run!!"
    "Excellent!"
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    What a great book. There were some liberties taken with what a 12 year old boy would do, or be capable of doing, in the crazy situations he was put into. Some of the ways he escapes certain situations were a little bit of a stretch, but not bad enough to distract from the story. Very well written, and demanded my attention until it was complete. George Guidall is such a master narrator. I love to hear him read. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of the Lost: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1374)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1261)

    Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: When she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster, and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives.

    shelley says: "I wouldn't want to live here!"
    "Such an original idea!"
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    This book was so refreshing! There are so many books in this genre that are just a rehashing of the same of story. This author found a way to come up with a truly original and fantastic idea! The concepts are slightly far fetched, but with a slight suspension of reality and a few blind eyes...the possibility of a "City Of The Lost" is not hard to imagine.

    The characters are great, and the plot moves along quite nicely. It kept my attention riveted throughout. The main story revolves around a man and a woman who are broken in their own ways, and how they try to find something worth living for in each other. Of course, at the same time there are murderers, villains, heroes and suspense plentifully on display in the story. I hate reviews that give too much of the story away. I am not doing a synopsis of the book...the producers have already done that. I will leave my comments as they should be left and say that this was a wonderful story, and I recommend it completely.

    Excellent narration as well, with consistent voicing of characters. I thought that the narrator really understood what the author was trying to say, which is always a great thing. A great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Move

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mary Burton
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2079)
    Performance
    (1874)
    Story
    (1869)

    In this gripping stand-alone from bestselling author Mary Burton, an FBI agent must catch a copycat killer. The only difference this time: she's the final victim.

    shelley says: "Mary Burton consistently writes winners!"
    "Slow start, but gets much better!"
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    This book started slowly for me. In fact, I wasn't even sure I would want to finish it. When an audio book isn't doing it for me, I don't feel any kind of pressure to finish it. Life is too short! The beginning of this story, I felt like the author was trying to find her footing with what she knew would be a great story. Once she found her way into it, however, it really was good. Nothing groundbreaking here, just a good thriller. But that is ok with me! If you are looking for a book that will just let you get away from reality for a few hours...this is the ticket.

    My real problem with this audio book was the narrator. She was great with every aspect of the story, other than voicing the male characters. She was so concerned about trying to sound like a man, that she failed to put any kind of variation or emotion into the characters. It actually got to be quite distracting.

    Good story, poor narration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Instinct

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Howard Roughan
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2414)
    Performance
    (2149)
    Story
    (2143)

    A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge.

    Jennifer says: "Not Patterson's best work!!!!"
    "On par for Patterson"
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    It is my opinion that James Patterson writes his stories for the masses. He stays very center of the road, and follows a strict, proven pattern. The thing is, his pattern is pretty darn good. He doesn't write anything that would become my favorite book, but he does write solid, enjoyable stories. Instinct is no different. Very enjoyable, and very well written. Edoardo Ballelrini is one of my favorite narrators, and does a great job here as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Girl Last Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nina Laurin
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1707)
    Performance
    (1570)
    Story
    (1564)

    I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to 13 years ago. I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, with the right look, in the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.

    Rebecka says: "Holy....."
    "Average at best..."
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    The story here is not a bad one. The ideas behind the book were solid and well thought out. My problem with this novel was in the execution and writing. The characters were very stereotypical, and the situations they were put into could be seen coming a mile away. The narrator was also not my favorite. She seemed to emphasize phrases and the parts of the sentences that should not have been emphasized. Like she just didn't get what the author was trying to say. Not the best book in it's genre out there. Much better choices available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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