At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
the story was excellent. It was one of those books that I just kept listening to because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Will lWheaton was also amazing.
Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion.
I liked this book but I did not like it nearly as much as I like the last two parts. This is mostly because the author spends a lot of time on the technical stuff and less time on the story in this book. Also, it was a little hard to hear when reading the role of the necromancers because to make it sound sinister, there was a lot of whispering. I usually listen to books while I'm in loud places like the gym or my car. It's really hard when the narrator is Whispering and there's a lot of noise around me. It got a little frustrating. Still though, this is one of the best performances of a book series that I have ever listened to so it's still well worth it.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.
unfortunately, I think this Series has run its course. The author is doing the same things over and over and over again book after book and chapter after chapter.
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Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.
I had a very hard time understanding the accent which made it difficult to enjoy.
In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.
I really can't think of a good thing to say. This last part of a bad series babbled on and on for what seemed like an eternity. This whole series could have easy been 1 book. It was infuriating to listen to the author describe the most minor details to death and leave huge story lines unexplained. If you're going to make us pay for 3 books you should take the time to let relationships and skills grow over time. Time and time again the characters learned new skills whenever necessary with little to no explanation. As for the performer.... He read the book in the same tone as the guy who narrated the TV show "cops". Awful all around. I'm really happy it's over.
It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.
The writing and character development is great. The story and all the twists and turns were fantastic and the look back on the riots was good enough to make me feel like I was there. Only 1 problem... The ending (although appropriate) was kind of weak. Still well worth your time.
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Sam's a new man. Yes, he's still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he's wised up. His one true love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He's cultivated the necessary fortitude to say "no" to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, or erotic-novel-worthy he may be. Until he meets Ian.
if you are looking to read a book about two guys having sex over and over and over and over and over again, with no story to back it up, then this is the book for you. If you would like a little story to go along with your sex, you will have to look somewhere else.
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WWII. 1942. Will's brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind. Will takes his brother's place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon-to-be-legendary men who will change his life forever. Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey's marriage course he realizes his mistake. Will meets Ben, who he suspects is not unlike himself.
The performance was uncomfortably bad. . The story was typical Roeder, nothing new but the year.
Debut author Jeffery Self takes us on a road trip with an insecure high school senior who has one goal: to be the first in his family to leave Clearwater, Florida, and go to college. The problem is he has zero means of paying for school - until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition for a college scholarship.
I'm not big on drag Queens so I wasn't sure if I would like this story but it was really great. The characters were easy to like and relate to and the story was cute and we'll told. It would actually make a real good movie.
Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
I can't believe how boring and slow moving the last two books were. . Every now and then you have to move the story along or we lose interest. the Denarius stuff has gotten way too long and boring. Please, make something happen in that story line. I can't take it anymore.