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Thomas

sherwood, AR, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Sword and the Dragon, Revised: The Wardstone Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. R. Mathias
    • Narrated By Chris Dorman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (57)

    When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed. Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father.

    Kevin says: "Absolutely unlistenable"
    "Why can you not give a rating of zero?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Sword and the Dragon, Revised the most enjoyable?

    The book narration was so bad, after 30 minutes of listening, I had to pull my ear buds out or go mad!!! I liken it to having a nail stuck in the tread of a tire as you drive on a hard surface road. I had written a lot more, but on reflection decide to be nice. On the other hand, when you order steak and are brought a hot dog, you may offer an opinion.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The answer is explained above.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    are you kidding?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hero of Ages: Mistborn, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6877)
    Performance
    (4883)
    Story
    (4916)

    The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

    Julio says: "Well concluded!"
    "The Hero Of Ages"
    Overall

    Rates up there with works of Larry Niven, Kevin J. Anderson, Robert Jordan, but reminds me a lot of Harry Turtledove novels.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 18 Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sandra Lee
    • Narrated By Michael Carmen
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    In the inspiring tradition of Black Hawk Down, this is the riveting real-life story of how an Australian SAS signalman's courage under fire saved more than 80 lives. It is an enthralling eyewitness account of the war on terror. Jock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan.

    Duncan says: "Loved it!"
    "18 Hours"
    Overall

    I thought it was anexcellent book, along the lines of Forest Gump, you don't plan on things happening, sometimes they just happpen and it's your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Armor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Steakley
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (740)

    The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water poisonous. It is the home of the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered. Felix is a scout in A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred.

    George Dean says: "An intense and unusual work, wonderfully performed"
    "armor"
    Overall

    A fine bit of writing by a new author to me. A name I will look for in the future.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3407)
    Performance
    (2024)
    Story
    (2044)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "Lucifer's hammer"
    Overall

    I read more than 150 books a year and this is the best so far, this year. After reading this book, I believe the creative jucies of other authors were the spin off of chacters within this work.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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