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Robert

RENO, NV, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Immortal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gene Doucette
    • Narrated By Jeff Steitzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (54)

    Surviving sixty thousand years takes cunning and more than a little luck. But in the twenty-first century, Adam confronts new dangers-someone has found out what he is, a demon is after him, and he has run out of places to hide. Worst of all, he has had entirely too much to drink. An artful blending of a first-person confessional, sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, and humor, Immortal introduces a world with vampires, demons and other “magical” creatures, yet a world without actual magic.

    Robert says: "Great"
    "Great"
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    What made the experience of listening to Immortal the most enjoyable?

    the narrator. He is one of the best that I have listened to. The narration makes or breaks an audible book. His charter voices, tone, and tempo keep the story going.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The immortal


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Steitzer – was your favorite?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    The story was funny, action, interesting, full of strange characters

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    Overall
    (2349)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1233)

    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

    Allison says: "High Fantasty in a modern world setting"
    "Addictive"
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    Where does The Alchemyst rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among my to picks


    What other book might you compare The Alchemyst to and why?

    The immortal. Because of the introduction of strange creatures from legend.


    Have you listened to any of Denis O'Hare’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not other than this series. The narrator can make a mediocre book seem great and a great book seem mediocre. I have quit listening to a book because that I like the story line, but the narrator was so bad.


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

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    I read the entire series of books. Not all the books in the series were five star, but I got attached to the characters, and the narrator really brought them to life. I found that I missed the characters and had to purchase the next book. I have read books in a series before and after a the first few, I tend to lose interest, as sequels are not often that good. Between the authors' well researched story line, vivid writing (if sometimes too detailed and long winded for some minor parts, but still well written), and the narrators pace, and voices and inflections, it is an addictive series, well researched in fable and lore and legend, with interesting characters. You need to have an imagination and just let yourself get taken away by the story. Some reviews thought that it was too childish (NOT) and had glaring inconsistency's, but I did not find it so. The one example of the tree, the reviewer thought that the trees were the same, the tree in the first and last book, but the author explains that the trees were related, but not the same tree. If something doesn't add up, then re-read that part. I did a couple of times and found that it did make sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (738)
    Story
    (741)

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

    FanB14 says: "Just Missed the Mark"
    "Very good, well read"
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    Would you listen to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children again? Why?

    No, I don't re-listen.


    Any additional comments?

    overall, I would recommend this book. I Drive from Reno to SF once a month and listen to a book while I drive. Very well read, which is SO important, interesting story, a little far fetched, but entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghoul

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Brian Keene
    • Narrated By Wayne June
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    June 1984. Timmy Graco is looking forward to summer vacation, taking it easy and hanging out with his buddies. Instead his summer will be filled with terror and a life-and-death battle against a nightmarish creature that few will believe even exists. Timmy learns that the person who’s been unearthing fresh graves in the cemetery isn’t a person at all. It’s a thing. And it’s after Timmy and his friends. If Timmy hopes to live to see September, he’ll have to escape the Ghoul.

    Amanda says: "CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!!!"
    "Well done"
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    Would you listen to Ghoul again? Why?

    Yes. In time. Why? Because it ws entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Ghoul to and why?

    Dan Simmons wrote great book that would compare to this. I forgot the name, but I think it had Summer in the title. It was about a group of kids, friends, an old school. That probably isn't real helpful, but maybe someone can help me out here and come up with the name.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good, well written and the reader was very good. I have listened to books before where The reader ruins the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theodore Boone: The Abduction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (270)

    Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.... When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

    Jean says: "Theodore Boone: The Abduction"
    "not his greatest"
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    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Richard Thomas?

    yes


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    the latest Boone book


    What does Richard Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not one of my favorite readers


    Was Theodore Boone: The Abduction worth the listening time?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Just was kind of boring. The first one was 5 starts, but this just didn't really go anywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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