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Waldo O. Berry III

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  • Firestorm: Destroyermen, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (947)
    Performance
    (837)
    Story
    (830)

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.

    Waldo O. Berry III says: "A smashin good read and an excellent performance"
    "A smashin good read and an excellent performance"
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    It has been my experience that some series suffer from drag. This book is even more high paced that the earlier ones. The books keep getting better and better, more story lines, unexpected twist, triumphs mixed with defeats. Taylor does an excellent job of blending a wonderful concept with the lives and experiences of his characters. What a purely exciting story. Has me longing for the next one already.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • How Firm a Foundation: Safehold Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (547)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (497)

    The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

    William says: "Annoying Performance"
    "Great Book, poor narration"
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    My expectations of the book have been meant, but the performance was not what I had grown accustom too. Thus the poor rating of the performance. This book, and the series has so many strengths that are easily magnified in a great performance by the narrators in the previous books. This one is not at the same level, thus making it more difficult to get through the book initially before the action started. In no way am I down playing the authors writing, the book is superb as usual, its just the performance that has upset me. The Narrator has a wonderful voice, but the lack of inflection changes, phrasing , and other things, I had grown use to and enjoyed, are not there. I think he does a great job with the elder characters, but there is no change of substance between any of the others at all.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Hot Gate: Troy Rising, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1381)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1083)

    The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

    John M says: "Huh?"
    "Great series, I hope there is more"
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    Once we got past the social politics of culture clashes, this was a really great read. This book was not a light hearted as the previous two, but the story line was well developed. Tyler Vernon is now one of my hero’s. The book seems to open ended to be an ending, there has to be at least 4 more books yet to come. I will keep re-listening to the series until I have dug out every bit of the book. Good books have to be listened to multiple times. This is a great book and series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Semper Human: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Chaos has erupted throughout the known galaxy, threatening countless colonies and orbital habitats—as the Associative struggles vainly to keep the peace. Extreme measures are called for in these times of dire crisis, and the Star Marines are awakened from their voluntary 850-year cybe-hibe sleep. But General Trevor Garroway and his warriors are about to discover that the old rules of engagement have drastically changed.

    MrBoobo says: "Felt Very Average"
    "A very nice ending, that I wish didn't end"
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    I really loved the pace of this book, it is very similar to the previous two in form, but the characters take on a different form due to the switching back and forth of the realities. When I first got into it, it took a while getting use to. Never found out what happen when the shifts did happen in the real reality, but the concept became clearer later. Narration was really well done as before. The short came together nicely in the end, despite some confusion at the beginning. You should listen to the other two in the series first. This was a really good listen and the last few chapters really picked up the pace fast. I would highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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