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Scott

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  • 26 reviews
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  • The Legend of Corinair: Frontiers Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (309)

    A captain coming into his own. A handful of refugees stranded on board. A possible traitor in their midst. A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them. Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.

    Joan says: "Another solid entry!"
    "Return to the Origianl"
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    Leg of Cor is a great read. Unlike Rings of Haven which was dull and desperate, LoC takes you back to what Aurora was all about: excitement, friendship, and legends. Nathan Scott makes you want to root for him, and every member of his crew that he loses you feel the pain with him. But Ryk doesn't just make you love Nathan and the crew, he makes you respect them as well. This series is starting to come into a realm of its own. It's no longer a Star Trek copy and is quickly becoming it's own tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Nick Chamian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1138)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1010)

    Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood - the blood of Olympus - in order to wake.

    wayne says: "why oh why did they ever switch narrators!!!!!!!!!"
    "If this is the true end...I'm sad"
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    If this is the true end, then I'm very sad. Blood of Olympus is just a shadow compared to what Last Olympian was. It was more of books 3 and 4 for three quarters of the book (where it just tells side stories more or less, bringing more random greek/roman myths into play). Then it was all over and everybody was alive and the gods were healed. Then Gaia rose, they beat her...quickly...and then it's like everything was hunky doory again and everybody was happy at camp. We didn't really get anything, all the bad guys just died. Very disappointing. Not to mention that we got 1 glimpse of the Amazons and Thalia in this book, Grover was mentioned once, and...it was just really poorly done. By the end, I felt like even Rick didn't want to be doing this anymore.

    The only positive thing we got was Nico and Leo's characters happy endings. That was nice and poetic. But everything else was if the shoe fits. Just too many small holes in a lot of side story's and the main story that we might never have answers too.

    And just because Chamian is a better narrator than Berenzen (or what ever his name was) does not make him a good narrator. He was very drool.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Blinding Knife: Lightbringer, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1099)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1015)

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    robert says: "great book but missing content in chapter 90 and 9"
    "Im not sure anything has happened..."
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    If you take out all the training with Kip (which is fun and enjoyable) I'm not sure anything is actually happening. I'm still up in the air about Karris, Gavin/Dezon is either Horny or trying to destroy gods with his ailing powers, Ironfist goes atheist, Tia is cool I guess but she hasn't played a big role yet, and the real Gavin keeps escaping prison just to be shot. Why was he even in the book to begin with!!!!!! The only true important thing in this book is the cards...and more importantly the part where Kip runs down the cards one by one. Lot of foreseeing going on there. Other than that, not a lot happens.

    The only interesting character so far (other than Kip) is Andross, and we hate him. And I'm pretty sure 9 kings would be fun to play.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Prism

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brent Weeks
    • Narrated By Cristofer Jean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1362)
    Performance
    (1126)
    Story
    (1130)

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    Lee says: "Big fan of Brent Weeks but..."
    "Good but not epick"
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    The black Prism has all the essentials of a true Epic. It's just lacking in a majority of areas, and that's on Weeks. We have no idea who the main character is. Which is just like game of thrones, I know, but I'm not a huge fan of that either and it easily the most overrated book in the world next to twilight. But I digress. Gavin/Dazin is a great character...I guess, but he is a self centered ass upset that he's a self centered ass. Kip has all the makings, but Weeks refuses to put him up there for us. Liv had chances and then lost them. It's like he refuses to make anybody more than normal. More than just another character. And I also haven't seen where the central theme to the book is. He keeps dancing around the topic and I feel like I now have a grasp...but really I'm still not 100% sure. I'm giving it a chance because the idea is fantastic, but I have quiet doubts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Fire: Throne of Glass, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Evans
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (489)

    Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak - but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth - a truth about her heritage that could change her life - and her future - forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

    Sarina Anderson says: "Exactly Where the Series Needs to Go"
    "Celaena is the most annoying person ever"
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    Maas did a really good job of trying to push me away with this book. For 7/8 of the book, all we hear about is poor Celaena, her life is just terrible, no body else in this world has problems like her. It drags on and on and it's annoying. And then there's Chaol whose almost as bad. I just wanted to punch him near the end. He's just turned into the worst character after being the best character in book 1.

    The only things that kept me going were the Dorian and Manon chapters. I was literally only listening for their parts by the end.

    Then Celaena stopped being a whinny little brat, and oh look, the book is good again. I won't finish the next book if Maas sends her back into her ball.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Balance: The Divine Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By M.R. Forbes
    • Narrated By Jeff Hays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (233)

    My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people's credit card numbers. Now, I'm dead. Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil...

    Cliff says: "Nobody likes me.. Everybody hates me."
    "A well written, hard to wrap your head around book"
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    If you are very much, good is the only way of thinking and all others must die, stay clear of this book. If you're like me, and you've got an open mind but you still lean towards good, you'll kind of enjoy this book. If you have no opinion at all, this book is for you.

    Killing demons - I'm on board with that. Killing bad humans - I'm okay with that. But the idea of someday killing angles and other creatures widely considered good and that idea being a good idea...I struggled there. I'll grant you that Balance is a strange and original idea of Religion and the battle between good and evil, it's just not one I want or choose to like.

    Let me continue by praising what I should. The characters are fantastic. I'll give Forbes credit, he truly made you see the world and especially the character and who they were on both a spiritual and physical reality.

    The idea of this book is fantastic. A new idea in a new system. If it wasn't for the idea of some day killing angels and thinking that it is somehow the right thing to do, I'd love this book.

    In the end, there's a reason Forbes is getting praised for this series. I just can't deal with the idea that Angels are no better than demons.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon's Path: Dagger and Coin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1148)
    Performance
    (1032)
    Story
    (1039)

    Popular author Daniel Abraham’s works have been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. In The Dragon’s Path, former soldier Marcus is now a mercenary—but he wants nothing to do with the coming war. So instead of fighting, he elects to guard a caravan carrying the wealth of a nation out of the war zone—with the assistance of an unusual orphan girl named Cithrin.

    Dave says: "A Subtle, Smart, and All-Around Great Epic Fantasy"
    "So much potential"
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    If you like banking or upper class Medieval politics, then this is the book for you. However, if you actually enjoy books, then skim though this opener. This book/series has so much potential, but book one is just lacking. Everything is there, Abraham just needs to write about something interesting! I will say this though, I've heard that if you can suffer through book 1 and move on to book 2, the series really picks up. But I'm just not sure I can risk that after the drool that was The Dragon's Path!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reign of Ash: Ascendant Kingdoms, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated By Tim Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (83)

    Blaine McFadden endured six long years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. War devastated his homeland of Donderath and destroyed the magic on which the Ascendant Kingdoms relied. Now Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where unrestrained magic storms wreak havoc and monsters roam free. Yet, amidst the chaos, rumors persist of a new magic that could restore the kingdoms. But the key lies with a dangerous, ancient ritual and a group of vanished survivors.

    Scott says: "I actually wasted a credit on this!"
    "I actually wasted a credit on this!"
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    The Headline is all you need. This book/series is terrible! Run away fast and far. The Character's get more exotic but no less weak and whiny. Then we get a romance forced on us. The vampires are still there, although outside of the two main ones they really aren't. The constant travel to supposedly randomly places where they find anything but random things. Everything falling perfectly into place without any struggle. Then forced struggles. Then...Ah. So bad!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Forged: Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, as the world's magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate....

    Edward says: "Good Read"
    "Lacking..."
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    This book had all the promise of an epic novel. It had a great cover, a great and exciting preview, and several promising reviews. But then I bought the book. And then there was nothing happening. And then the world ended. And then there was a vampire. And then there was a world again. And then there was...this book was terrible. The characters are weak and forced on you. And you have no idea who the main character actually is. You think it's Mic/Blaine, but you can't really tell! Plus, Blaine sucks! And then there were Vampires!!! I can't stress that enough. For some reason ($$$) there are vampires in this story! Save your credits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born of the Ashes: The Frontiers Saga, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day - even if it means the end of his world.

    R. Simon says: "Another Excellent book in the series"
    "Wow"
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    Born of the Ashes is an incredible story of battle. If you're looking for the politics that have been involved with this series periodically, just skim this one. Nothing but battles and fighting. Can't wait to see what happens next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2589)
    Performance
    (2421)
    Story
    (2425)

    Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

    Jack says: "The Great Swampy Middle!"
    "Good...but not as good"
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    Tower Lord is a good and fascinating book, but it really does lack when compared to the Blood Song. Slow at the beginning, then it picks up by bringing in both new and enticing characters and then old and favored characters. But after our character intros, the book kind of drags for a while; giving us useful information and showing us new places, but nothing really happens, just people moving around. Then everything happens. Very exciting last quarter that permanently plants Raven's Shadow/Ryan's flag in the Fantasy universe!

    Can't wait for book 3! Love this series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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