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Gary B. Lamph

7-21-2, #102, KOTABE. SAWARA KU. FUKUOKA CITY, JAPAN, 814-0032
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  • Merkiaari Wars Series

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Mark E. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

Humanity has been ravaged by alien war. Will the next encounter spell the end of mankind? Sixteen billion people died in the last alien invasion of the Alliance's colony worlds. When survey ship Captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate. But what if the life form is as deadly as the Merkiaari? As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Second Merkiaari War

  • By Michael Oberhardt on 09-29-15

'Cobra' Series re-write

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Anybody remember Timothy Zahn' s Cobra series? This is more of the same with 'NANOS' stuck in here and there. I wouldn't claim Plagiarism at all, but I wish I'd known before I used the 'credit'.

  • Monster Hunter Legion

  • Monster Hunter, Book 4
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,786

When hunters from around the world gather in Las Vegas for a conference, a creature left over from a World War Two weapons experiment wakes up and goes on a rampage across the desert. A not-so-friendly wager between the rival companies turns into a race to see who can bag the mysterious creature first. Only there is far more to this particular case than meets the eye, and as Hunters fall prey to their worst nightmares, Owen Zastava Pitt and the staff of Monster Hunter International have to stop an ancient god from turning Sin City into a literal hell on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Shock...

  • By Sandi on 09-08-12

Save the world again? . . . .

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) This series is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. If you're interested about more of my thinking, read my review of "Monster Hunters International". Thank you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Alpha

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,425

Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 02-22-12

Just when you thought it was safe . . . etc.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) This series is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. If you're interested about more of my thinking, read my review of "Monster Hunters International". Thank you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,791

Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Action, death, destruction

  • By Irene on 04-11-14

Monsters, Monsters everywhere . . . .

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) This series is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. If you're interested about more of my thinking, read my review of "Monster Hunters International". Thank you.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,200

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Luckily, I don't live here, but it's fun to visit.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) The story is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. I'm a series fan, and I have several books of this series. I'm looking forward to many more of this series. OK, the guys and girls aren't "super-heroes" and that's another good thing about the series. I can picture myself as just about any of them, but I think I should feel more fear than comes thru. Quite a bit of my personal "book budget" is invested in Audible Books, it's convenient for me to listen while I'm doing "drudge work" or relaxing between classes. I like the balance of action and dialog, but I keep thinking "what is he/she thinking about in this situation?" Or "does he have any plan of action or reaction?" If you're gonna lead a group you need a basic 'op' plan (who takes care of the car, who goes in the back, etc). for the fight. I'm interested in these guys' way of thinking. I like an "action tripod" #1, What (action), #2, Why?, and #3, How? If I got all that I might have to give 5 Stars for the first time in my life. Thank you.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,066
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,344

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

A woman, writing for women?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) I bought this book in order to try out a woman writer for a change. I sometimes find a man who seems able to think/write from what I think of as a woman's point of view. I'm old fashioned, I'd rather hear/read about "making love" rather than "having sex". Anyway, the "Spider" seems to rely on "magic healers" quite a bit. I think this "Spider" needs more technique for her specialty than she has. The story is entertaining, just think about the scene as an alternate reality. I'm a series fan, and I have five books of this series and I don't know if I'll buy any more for a while. I'm not DIS-satisfied with what I've bought so far, but they just don't seem to be my style. Thank you.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 346

Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, over half the human race has died. Now Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize the scattered survivors without getting killed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Collapses at the finish line

  • By Barry on 10-27-10

Mr. Weber . . . again!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) If you want to know more about what I think, check out the review for War Maids Choice. Thank you.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oath of Swords

  • War God, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

Bahzell is no knight in shining armor, and besides he has too many problems of his own to be messing with anybody else's problems - let alone the War God's. Unfortunately, the War God has other ideas for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Returned This One

  • By breckoz on 04-25-13

Here we go again, Mr. Weber, i'm enjoying the ride

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) If you want to know more about what I think, check out the review for War Maids Choice. Thank you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The War God's Own

  • War God, Book 2
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani had never wanted to be the champion of the War God. Unfortunately, the War God had insisted. Which was how he had found himself among hostile strangers in the Empire of the Axe - except that that was only the least of his problems. For a start, there was the Order of Tomanak, who were horrified that their deity had chosen a hradani as champion, and were resolved to rectify the matter in a most unpleasant fashion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Paladin in action

  • By Adnan on 04-29-12

# 2 Good and I want more.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) If you want to know more about what I think, check out the review for War Maids Choice. Thank you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wind Rider's Oath

  • War God, Book 3
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

In The War God's Own, Bahzell had managed to stop a war by convincing Baron Tellian, leader of the Sothoii, to "surrender" to him, the War God's champion. Now, he has journeyed to the Sothoii Wind Plain to oversee the parole he granted to Tellian and his men, to represent the Order of Tomanak, the War God, and to be an ambassador for the hradani. What's more, the flying coursers of the Sothoii have accepted Bahzell as a wind rider-the first hradani wind rider in history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Running the Gears

  • By Michael on 07-10-13

# 3 Good and I want more.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) If you want to know more about what I think, check out the review for War Maids Choice. Thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful