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uly318

Kearney, MO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10521)
    Performance
    (9397)
    Story
    (9371)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Wasn't sure I'd like it; now I'm addicted"
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    What made the experience of listening to Hounded the most enjoyable?

    Oberon the dog cracks me up... wonderfully written and enjoyable!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon the dog.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A - but Luke Daniel's perfomance is excellent and a perfect fit for the ambience of the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I do believe this will become a film and the tag line could be,


    Any additional comments?

    Simply an easy, relaxing and enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pandemic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (382)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (362)

    The entire human race balances on the razor's edge of annihilation, beset by an enemy that turns our own bodies against us, that changes normal people into psychopaths or transforms them into nightmares. To some, Doctor Margaret Montoya is a hero-a brilliant scientist who saved the human race from an alien intelligence determined to exterminate all of humanity. To others, she's a monster - a mass murderer single-handedly responsible for the worst atrocity ever to take place on American soil. All Margaret knows is that she's broken. The blood of a million deaths is on her hands.

    Shawna M says: "A Good Ending to the Series"
    "Ugh!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Can't think of anyone... this book was such a let down after the first two book of the series were excellent.


    What was most disappointing about Scott Sigler’s story?

    Predictable and drawn out - nothing exciting here. In Pandemic, it was also laced with political correctness that I didn't notice in books 1 & 2. I suffered through all 19 hours of Pandemic and couldn't wait for it to end. Where as the first two books in the series, I couldn't put down. We went from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" in book 1 to an alien invasion in book 2 to conclude with cannibalistic zombies in book 3. If there is a book 4, I will be skipping it.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I actually liked the authors audio performance in books 1 and 2 and wished he'd had done book 3. Might have helped a little.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Wasn't the worse book I've read, but certainly was a let down from expectations. I'll probably be returning the book for a refund credit - but will keep the first two books.


    Any additional comments?

    The series had great promise, but was forever ruined with book 3. My guess is the author rushed book 3 out to take advantage of the series popularity? If that is true, then the author has potential be very good, if he'll focus on quality rather than quantity.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End Has Come and Gone: Zombie Fallout, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1551)
    Performance
    (1436)
    Story
    (1448)

    So continues Mike's journey. Will he give up all that he is in a desperate bid to save his family and friends? Eliza is coming: can anyone be prepared?

    Teddy says: "What a twisted web we weave...."
    "Zombie Fallout Series"
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    Would you listen to The End Has Come and Gone again? Why?

    Yes, I'd listen to the series again and recommend them to fiends...all six books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The End Has Come and Gone?

    Mike Talbot -


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is Mike Talbot....can not imagine another voice for Mr Talbot


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

    Yes, but enjoyed over several days.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire series is awesome IMO. Book 5 drags a little, but by far, my favorite Zombie reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 77 Shadow Street

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (645)

    Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff.... Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad.... For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again.... Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms....

    Carol says: "Disappointing, a total let-down."
    "So, so"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had a hard time getting into this one. I've read most of his works, but the last couple of books I quit reading half way through.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Performance was decent, but the story was lacking.


    Do you think 77 Shadow Street needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, didn't finish this one and would not buy a follow-up.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry Dean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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