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Phillip

APEX, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Battle Station: Star Force, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1910)
    Performance
    (1749)
    Story
    (1751)

    In Battle Station, Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets, and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and lost, millions perish, and great truths are revealed.

    William says: "Non-stop Sci-Fi Action"
    "Can't put these books down!"
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    What did you love best about Battle Station?

    Love this series! Great stories, challenges, writing and narration! Can't wait for the next book!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Exile: Star Force, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (748)

    Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

    Dennis says: "Exile the 11th 5 STAR book in the Series!"
    "Can't put BV'S books down, including this one."
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    Great story, fast paced, great characters, plenty of space battles, what more could you want.

    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
    (3888)
    Performance
    (3603)
    Story
    (3594)

    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"
    "Unbeatable duo - Correia and Pinchot"
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    Would you listen to Warbound again? Why?

    Wow, a spellbinding (pun intended) story, non stop action, cool magic and humor throughout I had an absolute ball listening to this series. Larry, I love your work and smile every time I see a new book coming out because I know it'll be an excellent read. Bronson Pinchot is pure genius! Good choice Larry. Bronson's depth and breadth of voices is legendary and I am going to listen to other books he does JUST to enjoy that genius.


    What other book might you compare Warbound to and why?

    All of Larry's works. Brandon Sanderson's work too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any of Jake's fighting scenes, all of Fay's dialog, wit and wisdom. Toru's ferocity. I could go on and on.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The explosive conclusion to one of the best series to hit the page.


    Any additional comments?

    More please!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6349)
    Performance
    (5742)
    Story
    (5801)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "Action Action Action"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wow what a ride. I figured it would be tough gathering up all the story arcs but it was done brilliantly. Two of my favorite authors knocked it of of the park with this satisfying ending. I just finished and I'm going to read it again; how's that for a recommendation?


    What other book might you compare A Memory of Light to and why?

    Brandon Sanderson, in my opinion, is one of the great writers of our time. Harriet could not have picked a better author. Read any of Brandons works and you'll see.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Michael and Kate brought this series to LIFE. Vibrant, rich and colorful; I am in awe of your talents. To pick a favorite of either author is impossible that would be like picking one of your children over another.


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

    If I had 40 hours straight to read this I would have, but darn it life got in the way.


    Any additional comments?

    The likes of this story will never come again. I will miss waiting for the next book, but Brandon has the torch now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter Legion: Monster Hunter, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4411)
    Performance
    (4059)
    Story
    (4072)

    When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

    Katherine says: "What happens in Vegas..."
    "Larry never disappoints!"
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    Where does Monster Hunter Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Can't put these books down; the story, writing style and naration are all first rate and Larry is now on my top 5 author list.


    What other book might you compare Monster Hunter Legion to and why?

    Brandon Sanderson is an another author that ranks up with Larry so if anyone likes the Monster Hunter books will love Brandon's work.


    Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    What I've discovered listening to Monster Hunter is that I must find other books narated by Oliver Wyman. Oliver, hats off to you, absolutely wonderful, believable and unique voices; you are one of the best.


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

    I found Larry one a podcast with Brandon Sanderson and two other authors and thought I'd give him a try. After I read the first book I couldn't buy the rest of his work fast enough. The only problem I have is after reading his Monster series I now have to wait till he writes another.


    Any additional comments?

    That podcast that I came across on Brandon's web site led me to Larry who was a great find. Now I'm going back to that podcast and look up the other two authors. Don't you just love it?

    1 of 1 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
    (16218)
    Performance
    (13537)
    Story
    (13663)

    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!"
    "Interesting but sedate!"
    Overall

    I'm not sure I can do this review justice, because I'm confused by this story. I liked the characters but didn't love them. I liked the writing style but a little too long winded for me and the narration was first rate but the voice type doesn't match the main character. I constantly wanted more. The main character is brilliant but always broke? Saw true love between his parents but didn't know how to woo a girl? Had friends that never did anything with him and what the heck is he doing with/to Diane? I just don't know if I'm going to read the second book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6498)
    Performance
    (4097)
    Story
    (4136)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Excellent choice Harriet!"
    Overall

    I knew Brandon was going to be a great choice to finish Robert's legendary epic and as I read Towers of Midnight I knew I was truly back in that wonderful land of special characters, magic and swords! I'm going to miss Robert and I feel that Brandon has done a expert job of carrying on Robert's vision for the series! You did good Harriet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14435)
    Performance
    (11583)
    Story
    (11646)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Katy Crumpton says: "Very enjoyable (but a slight warning)"
    "He did it again!"
    Overall

    When I read the Mistborn series with metal magic I thought wow what an imagination! How does Brandon come up with such a compelling new magic system, weave in engrossing story and keep me locked until I can finish. He couldn't do that again, right? Well Brandon did it again and just enthralled me for 45 engaging hours. Lashing stormlight? How does he do it? I know I'm not saying much about the compelling characters, interwoven story lines and apocalyptic feeling of doom but I just finished and I'm still reeling! I can't wait for the next book! Well done Brandon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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