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Travis

Metairie, LA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 12 reviews
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  • 212 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Dangerous Women

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, and others
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (285)

    All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

    Hassan says: "To All Men Out There, Women Are Dangerous"
    "Just not for me"
    Overall
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    I bought this one ENTIRELY for the Jim Butcher Dresden Files side-story and I loved it.
    I gave most of the others a listen and I was not impressed.
    I hit fast forward thru at least 4 of them.

    Probably won't get any more anthology books.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Herald: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book VI

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Chaos grips Faern as vainglory, prophecy, and ancient forces comingle in the shadows cast by war. Agents of the Shadovar lurk in the corners of Candlekeep in search of the arcane secrets that will power their war machine toward Myth Drannor. Gods and their Chosen run amok, all in a gambit to seize power. And a threat foretold by an ancient seer stirs.

    Travis says: "A bit of a letdown"
    "A bit of a letdown"
    Overall
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    The book felt .. rushed.
    Minor spoilers follow.
    The title had nothing to do with the book. Yes they mention a Herald at times, but really it seems just thrown on there.
    The ending was incredibly short. He spends 20 chapters saying how El is less than he was 100 years ago then BAM, world shattering magic .. the end.
    The 4-5 chapters happening in Cormyr are nothing but fluff. They add zero to the story and just increase the word count.
    For a book that is supposedly an ending to a world changing series it barely interacts at ALL with the ongoing events. Again, it's mentioned but not really a topic in the novel.
    It's like calling a book "The Home Run, part 6 of the baseball story" and then finding out it's a murder mystery that only has baseball when the guy sees it on tv for 3 paragraphs.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4133)
    Performance
    (3935)
    Story
    (3915)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "Gets better every book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Start with book 1. By the time you get here you'll love the series as much as the rest of us!
    You can't say enough good things about James Marsters as harry, either. Beautiful performance as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adversary: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book III

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Erin M. Evans
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    As the chaos of the Sundering rages around her, young warlock Farideh faces a more personal turmoil wrought by a deal she made with a devil years ago. Hoping to protect her twin sister, she leaves everything she holds dear to assist a wizard in a scheme that pits the devils of the Nine Hells against the gods above.

    Lisa says: "Two Series, One Book"
    "A fun jaunt"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the quick pace and constant action, start with book 1 however as you really need the backstory.

    Interesting characters and a great story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5082)
    Performance
    (4621)
    Story
    (4670)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "Amazing Ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It doesn't get any better. Epic in all it entails.
    Start at book 1, and listen to the finish over the course of a month.
    A+++

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Protector

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Mark Sherman
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (181)

    Phssthpok the Pak had been traveling for most of his thirty-two thousand years. His mission was to save, develop, and protect the group of Pak breeders sent out into space some two-and-a-half million years before.

    Hugh says: "Protector - Classic of Known Space"
    "Jumps around so much it makes me dizzy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There were a couple problems I had with this audiobook:
    1. The recording itself was bad. It sounded like it was an old 70's era recording that was copied over to .mp3 format without any cleanup. It skipped parts of sentances here and there and I could hear a static hiss every now and then in the background.

    2. A lot of the words and pronunciations aren't the same as current recording. Nitpicking here, but it really hurts immersion.

    3. As far and the book itself, the timeline and the points of view jump around without any notice. It skips ahead by weeks then months then decades seemingly at will.

    4. Lack of a real ending. It just fades out and you're left to wonder what happens.

    If you're a fan of Larry Niven (like myself) it's a good listen if you want to know a lot of little details from before the Ringworld or Man-Kzin novels. But otherwise you should probably look somewhere else, this one will be a tough pill to swallow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (812)

    New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

    debbie says: "A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story"
    "Great, but SO SHORT"
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    I really loved this one.
    Sanderson creates truly unique and interesting magic systems for his works, thumbs up!
    5 Stars if it had been longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34913)
    Performance
    (25984)
    Story
    (26351)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Overhyped"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Did anyone else want the main character to die after the first 6 chapters or so?
    One of the few times the movie was better than the book sadly.
    Won't be listening to the other two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EVE: Templar One

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tony Gonzales
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    New Eden: the celestial battleground of a catastrophic war that has claimed countless lives. The immortal starship captains spearheading this epic conflict continue their unstoppable dominance, shaping the universe to their will and ensuring a bloody, everlasting stalemate. But a powerful empire is on the verge of a breakthrough that could end the war and secure their rule over mankind forever.

    Stan says: "Very good reading"
    "FUN all the way through"
    Overall
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    EVE universe is SO much FUN.
    Great story and nice pacing. Wonderful way all the seperate threads were woven together.
    Hopefully the story continues

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Timothy Dadabo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (347)

    In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end....

    Raquel S. says: "Once upon a time on a Halo far far away..."
    "Could have been so much more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story was very slow, and if you were expecting a continuation of the last novel you are mistaken.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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