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Rick

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Political thrillers and conspiracies, what better to read?

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  • Into the Void: Star Wars: SW: Dawn of the Jedi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (379)

    On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy. Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency.

    Pasqual says: "Good but not great."
    "Average Star Wars EU at best!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was my understanding that this takes place at the very beginning of the Jedi Order. It feels like the ancient order has been established for quite sometime in this novel. It is definitely before the Jedi Order of the films, however I was looking towards something that may have been a little less technically advanced. It still feels like a Star Wars universe for something that takes place at least 25,000 years before Luke Skywalker.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tim Lebbon before, how does this one compare?

    N/A. This is the first book by Lebbon I have read.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I do not care for January LaVoy as narrator. Her voice annoys me. Surely there is a better female narrator out there?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bend, Lick, Insert, Send: Penthouse Audio Series

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By The Editors at Penthouse
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Bend, Lick, Insert, Send offers mind bending erotic audio stories that will have the listener licking their lips once they press play. These creative, sexy stories are sure to send them over the edge with each tastefully titillating tale. Listen as wives arrange special evening events, couples put the pizzazz back in their relationship, women get who they want and how, and more. As with all Sounds Publishing stories, Penthouse Audio is top quality and sure to please the most discerning listener.

    Rick says: "Absolute Trash"
    "Absolute Trash"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better writing


    Would you ever listen to anything by The Editors at Penthouse again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of various’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I used to read these letters in college. Then (20 years ago) I enjoyed the literature and found it arousing. This seemed vulgar and like it had been written by high school students. It was the worst decision I have made on audible so far. I will not try this genre again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (2928)
    Performance
    (2642)
    Story
    (2639)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Thankfully this was FREE!"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator for sure!


    Has Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YES


    How could the performance have been better?

    Personally, I just found the narrators dialect very annoying and I live in the south.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Free: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas?

    I didn't get far enough into the story to make this decision.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, I only made it approximately 10 minutes into the performance. I couldn't stand the narrator. The plot didn't really begin to move in the first 10 minutes. There was too much focus on back story development and a whole lot of lack on trying to develop the main character. The author couldn't snag my attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4866)
    Performance
    (2879)
    Story
    (2918)

    In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times best seller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world.

    Jeff says: "The fires of Heaven"
    "After five books, this story is still EPIC!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fires of Heaven to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print versions of any of the books in this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really like that the characters of Rand and Matt, and the women from Emond's Field in the Two Rivers are becoming fuller. The character development in this book, compared to the previous ones, is much more in depth.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I still love and enjoy the performance by Michael Kramer. His familiarity with the characters is growing with his performance. Kramer delivers excellence in portraying emotion of the characters that he reads for. He is, by far, way more talented that Kate Reading.


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

    I wouldn't give it one.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is still Epic compared to the previous four. However, I did fine that this book dragged in places and felt a bit slower paced than the previous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella: Evan Gabriel Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Steve Umstead
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (364)

    Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.

    karen says: "A big Thanks for this intriguing freebee"
    "Awesome Story! I want more!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella the most enjoyable?

    This story was exciting and kept me engaged the entire time. I loved the main character!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella?

    The best part was when the main character is on his own and doesn't realize he is being tested. He is a cool, collected, and calm military bezerker whom lays the SMACKDOWN!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite scene is the same as above!


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

    I'm not creative enough to come up with one.


    Any additional comments?

    This short story was so well paced and developed that it has encouraged me to buy more from this series. Great narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (9384)
    Performance
    (5426)
    Story
    (5473)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "Great and Epic Story!"
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    Would you listen to The Eye of the World again? Why?

    Yes. Detailed and thriving/exciting characters that you want to continue to follow and understand. The environment really makes you want to immerse yourself in the story.


    What other book might you compare The Eye of the World to and why?

    Lord of the Rings. Unlikely heroes must journey on a quest that will probably result in them helping to save the world.


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

    I did not enjoy Kate Reading's performance at all. Her voice annoys me and I find it harder to focus when she reads. Michael Kramer is fantastic and is great at providing a wide range of voices. I think that Kramer is at his best when performing the characters of Rand al Thor and Thomdril Merrilin.


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

    The Dark One Stirs


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By James Thurber
    • Narrated By Ben Stiller
    Overall
    (3219)
    Performance
    (2867)
    Story
    (2899)

    Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies. Stiller's imaginative performance as Mitty is the perfect re-introduction to the classic character and a great preface to the upcoming film, for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    Dave says: "We Only Live Once. Or Do We?"
    "Movie is loosely based on this short story."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. Having seen the movie, I wish the original went further into the character development of Walter Mitty.


    Would you recommend Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. I was slightly disappointed by the performance. The story was not as developed enough for me to enjoy. Reading the movie adaptation would be much better and more enjoyable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ben Stiller?

    Michael Kramer. He is the best reader I have heard. A very good second choice is Jonathan Davis.


    Do you think Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. No point, it stands by itself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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