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Nick

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  • Nature of Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert W. Stephens
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Rome, 1948. Twenty women are brutally murdered, their throats slit and their faces removed with surgical precision. Then the murders stop as abruptly as they started, and the horrifying crimes and their victims are lost to history. Now over 60 years later, the killings have begun again. This time in America. It's up to homicide detectives Marcus Carter and Angela Darden to stop the murders, but how can they catch a serial killer who leaves no traces of evidence and no apparent motive?

    L. Neumar says: "Not My Cup of Tea"
    "I Fink you Freaky"
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    What did you love best about Nature of Evil?

    Nature of Evil takes you on an emmotional rollercoaster... Love... Lust... Murder! The story draws you into the unlucky life of Marcus Carter, a detective with plenty of emmotional baggage. You really start to feel for this guy, and the hardships he is forced to endure. Just when you think things can't possibly get any worse... Boom! Robert W. Stephens hits you with another surprise.

    SEX! If you're tired of stories closing the door when the characters go in to the bedroom, then this is the story for you.

    Another thing I love is the turmoil going on in these character's lives. A priest believes he is a fraud, because he thinks other priests can hear god. After the death of his wife, a detective fights lonliness with prostituition. A Brother and Sister's relationship is already circling the drain,then get's rocked by shocking murders. Even the victims are conflicted!

    If you like testing your logic skills on murder mysteries, see if you can solve this one before the last chapter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm torn between the Demon and David Lombardi. I really enjoyed Lombardi's journal entry's and Dick Hill's performance was the cherry on top. Hill does a great job with Lombardi's accent and emmotions. Plus, every time you're listening to the journal it gets pretty gruesome, gotta love that. The Demon is just what you think, a little devil on your shoulder convincing you to make the wrong choices. It takes someone really twisted to follow the requests that thing makes. It can be good to be bad, but the demon is downright evil!

    SGT Ramsey is just a BADASS. I'm suprised the guy didn't kick ass all the way through the story!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sex scenes were great, but I really loved the details in the crime scenes. I felt like I was actually standing amongst the carnage in this story. I cringed everytime they pulled a sheet back, because I knew the type of description coming next. Don't eat dinner and listen to this story at the same time. It's hard to paint a descriptive picture of these horrific crimes without pointing out the essential clues. Stephens does a good job of burying the important clues early in the story. It's always fun to go back and look for those clues, once you know the ending.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The discussion about the power of the mind was very interesting. The mind can do some wild things to cope with reality. This story proves that we all could have Darkness hiding inside, and never know any different.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definately check out more of this Robert W Stephens work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6857)
    Performance
    (4863)
    Story
    (4896)

    The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

    Julio says: "Well concluded!"
    "Exciting world!"
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    Where does The Hero of Ages rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. the world sanderson creates is full of magic and wonder.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vin is a great character. beautiful and deadly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved how sanderson uses religeons as a mapp to put the workd back together again.


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

    My reaction was to the fact that the series was ending. Each book is so long, that you become a part of that world. You know the characters so inimately that you dont want it to be over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13175)
    Performance
    (10776)
    Story
    (10900)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Great start to an exciting trilogy"
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    Would you listen to The Name of the Wind again? Why?

    Yes, the name of the wind is an interesting tale of the truth behind the legend. Rothfuss makes your feel his world and love his characters. I feel closer to Kvothe's friends then some of my own!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rothfuss truly emerses you in the world of the story. He uses interesting narrating technique as plot devices


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Great performance. Easy and enjoyable to listen to even in the 34th hour.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10992)
    Performance
    (9245)
    Story
    (9330)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "Great Story, Great Performance, I need Book 3 NOW!"
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    If you could sum up The Wise Man's Fear in three words, what would they be?

    fun and dangerous adventure


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rothfuss creates a beautiful picture of the life and inner workings of Kvolthe's mind. The characters he creates are wonderful, dripping with personality. I think I love the women as much he does!


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Nick Podehl does a great job. His voices are realistic and fitting for the characters.


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

    This book is way to long to listen to in one sitting. Despite it's length it leaves you wanting more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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