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  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (921)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (844)

    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 STORY! TOO SHORT!"
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    What did you love best about The Emperor's Soul?

    Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors and this novella thoroughly reminds me why. The plot, the characters, and the world are all masterpiece creations. It does not surprise me that this novella has been nominated for a Hugo. It definitely deserves to win. All of us have an inborn desire to create something great, something magnificent. As I follow the story the main characters helped to re-ignite this desire within me, making me want to create something so amazing it will change the world.

    My only regret about this story is that it is a novella; it ends too quickly and I was left wishing that the novella was actually a novel.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6512)
    Performance
    (6075)
    Story
    (6100)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Not what you may think"
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    Any additional comments?

    Of all of the books I have read, this one affected in a very different way. I know a book is good when I am done with it and I feel myself demanding more. Steelheart did this for me, but in a way I had never experienced before.

    At the end of Steelheart I was left with a range of emotions I had never before at the end of a novel. Yes it had a good storyline, an intriguing world, and an entertaining blend of passion, humor, and action. Yes it left me guessing at what would happen next and it had not one twist, but several twists in the end. Yes it kept me on the edge of my seat and demanded I not put it down. Many great books have done this for me; Steelheart is the only book I have ever read where I was literally left missing it's characters.

    When I finished the book, I wanted more, not necessarily because of the story or the action or the world, but because I wanted to spend more time with the people I had grown so attached to during the adventures we experienced together. When it was all over, I just didn't want to let go of them.

    I look forward to the next book in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rainbow Six

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1378)
    Performance
    (1089)
    Story
    (1102)

    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Brodie says: "Tom Clancy (Top Cat)"
    "Not My Style?"
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    What disappointed you about Rainbow Six?

    With over 6 hours of listening into the book complete, I was still wondering what the plot was and where this story was going. I kept thinking I should continue to listen because so many people like this books so much; in the end I quite listening to this book and have been wondering why it is so popular ever since.

    The characters seem dry and unexciting, the story feels worn and re-hashed. The narration was dull and drawn out. It is rare that I write a negative review about any book, as I am very careful in choosing what I read or listen to. In the end I can't recommend this book, but so many other people have that I am left thinking that maybe it's just not my style.


    0 of 0 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
    (5146)
    Performance
    (4678)
    Story
    (4730)

    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."
    "MUST READ TO FINISH THE SERIES..."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Memory of Light to be better than the print version?

    I did love this book and was very grateful to Robert, Harriet, and Brandon for working so hard to make it possible. There are so many great things about this book; we get to see our favorite characters resolve their story lines, we get to see who lives and who dies, we get to see how each of our heroes does their part to save the world and earn their place in legend.

    It was obvious in this book more than the others written after Robert Jordan's death which chapters were Brandon's and which were Robert's. This was not due to any author being better than the other but due the fact that Robert wasn't able to finish the series himself. Brandon did a masterful job, it was the chapters that were written by Jordan that were a bit unpolished or unfinished. A good example of this is the final chapter that was written by Jordan before he died. It is out of place and doesn't seem to match the rest of the book, seeming rough or rushed somehow. Since this was impossible to avoid, I am unsure why I even mention it.

    WoT is certainly one of the greatest epic stories ever told, thank you Robert and Harriet for the great adventure and thank you Brandon for helping us all hear the end of it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Tyson says: "Good Book, Bad Abridgement"
    "Good Book, Bad Abridgement"
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    This book is very good, I have read it. This abridgement is bad, it elimates most of the character development. The result is that you have a great story that is filled with strangers you hardly know. It makes the abridgment hard to connect with. Brooks is a talented author and very good at developing his characters so you know and love them. This abridgment is a huge disservice to his talents.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2525)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (238)

    People learn to work for money...but never to have money work for them. That's what Robert Kiyosaki says in this guide about what rich dads tell their children that poor dads do not. Browse all Rich Dad titles.

    TomD says: "Good starter"
    "SUPERB guide to how to Master your Finances!!"
    Overall

    Very effective and simple ideas on how to become the master of your finances instead of being a slave to them.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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