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Rashad

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1109)
    Performance
    (1040)
    Story
    (1041)

    There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it. Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians - and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but his memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget.

    Ryan says: "Did you play Knights of the Old Republic?"
    "Great book, shot in the foot by the distractions"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan to be better than the print version?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I wish they had just had the reader performing the book instead of having the addition of distracting noises and music that aren't necessary because Drew Karpyshyn is a competent writer that doesn't need these sort of things :/


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3843)
    Performance
    (2800)
    Story
    (2823)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    "Fantastic, start to finish"
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    What did you love best about Old Man's War?

    The story, in all it's forms. The overall world and setting, and the individual and personal story of the main character and his life, and struggles, and the love he has for his wife.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character. A beautifully written, genuinely funny character. Kinda reminds me of Harry Dresden. And that is high praise from me.


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

    Whenever he talked about the life he shared with his wife.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely hate the way John Scalzi can write dialogue between characters sometimes, but either Audible found a performer that was able to downplay it, or Scalzi is improving.
    Overall, it was a beautiful piece of science fiction. I can't wait to start the next one :)

    0 of 0 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
    (573)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (532)

    "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"
    "Everything is in three's"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has an excellent story, just like Terry Goodkind's entire series. The backstory, the interweaving of ancient civilizations/wars/prophecies is . . . incredible. 10 out of 10 in that regard


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

    Good grief though, this book could be a third as long and communicate exactly the same amount of awesome. He repeat's almost every single statement, concept, or plot device 2 to 3 times, just with different wording, and my god is it ever annoying. I understand if he just did that when going over what happened in a previous book, because it's been awhile since I read the Omen Machine, but it's literally every. Single. Thing. Except for combat, he manages to get out of doing that (mostly) because I guess that would break the flow.

    It's such an excellent story and performance though, just needs a bit of love from an editor with pruning shears.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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