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Taylor

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  • The Most Dangerous Game

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Richard Connell
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (115)

    A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly killings.

    Erez says: "Not bad"
    "The Most Brilliant Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Most Dangerous Game the most enjoyable?

    The story. Richard Connell's ability to put the reader/listener in the shoes of the protagonist is second to none in this story.


    What other book might you compare The Most Dangerous Game to and why?

    I have not read any other books with a similar plot however i have read some other great "dark" short stories. Most notably "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. Both of these stories have a dark terror around that make makes the story brilliant.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to him before however i certainly plan on it on. The only reason i didn't give the performance 5 stars is because sometimes he seemed uptight or formal. The times were fleeting but they seemed to throw off the flow of the story for me.


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

    I don't know about laugh or cry, but it definitely makes me think. While reading i put myself in Rainford's shoes trying to think how i would act in the situation. Being able to listen as if i was the protagonist, to me makes a wonderful story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12159)
    Performance
    (7528)
    Story
    (7415)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "Very Entertaining"
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    This book is possibly the most entertaining book I have listened to. Anyone who is a Samual L. Jackson fan will like this book. Also any parents of young children will find that this story rings true with their experiences. This was a very fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dust World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1255)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1179)

    The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

    D says: "They’re back ready to die; again"
    "A Great Second Book"
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    Dust World was a very nice improvement over Steel World. The book was written better, had a deeper plot, and I started to see some depth to a few of the main characters. In this book we start to get a sense of the Galactics Empire as a whole and maybe some of the things that are happening in it. This book was a great addition to an already entertaining series, I would reccommend it to any sci-fi fan.

    The one issue that I had with this book, was the main character made so many bad decisions. I think that this is just the nature of his character, but it made me so frustrated. I think the book could have been slightly better if, at least some of the time, the main character did what he was suppose to do and didnt break/disobey his orders.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9010)
    Performance
    (6418)
    Story
    (6457)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Lore says: "Book 1 of a great series that is not to be missed!"
    "Not My Taste"
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    Story

    The story was good, the narration was well done, and yet with every passing moment i felt myself disliking the book more and more.

    First the parts i liked:
    I enjoyed how the author didnt just have the character do "magic" but rather gave a "scientific" explanation of how their bodies have the ability to burn specific metals which give them unique powers. To many books have protaganists that can use "magic" which seems to have no limits. I liked that there were specific things these characters could and couldnt do.

    The story was good as well, i was constantly wondering how they were going to overthrow the empire and who/if anyone was going to die, betray them, or quit the mission. The story had its issues (see below), but it was still interesting.

    Now for what i didnt like:
    The story was to organized. At the beginning of the book they laid out their plan for how they were going to overthrow the lord commander, and except for a few minor hiccups, the plan was followed. While listening they made it seem that some of the issues that popped up were going to stop their plan, but after thinking back, everything was executed nearly perfectly. Other than being curious about characters, were they actually good, or were they bad, the story was to straightforward. I knew what was coming. I kept on expecting something to happen that was going to throw the story in a spiral but it never happened, which disappointed me.

    Overall not a bad book, but i have definitely listened to better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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