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  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,170

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

The Fight Continues

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Would you listen to Chains of Command again? Why?

I am sure I will be listening to the full series again. Luke Daniels is magical in all the series I have heard him read. He takes a very compelling story and brings it like.

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

Easily one of the best performers I have heard on any audiobook.

Any additional comments?

Marko has created a fully realized universe with characters that are all too human, for good and bad. If you need your military sci-fi fix you can't go wrong spending some time in Marko's worlds.

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  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

  • My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
  • By: Tony Danza
  • Narrated by: Tony Danza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High - Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I may be a little biased, but ....

  • By Sibine on 04-13-13

Heart felt and Scary

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

What did you love best about I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had?

This was an interesting view of what it would be like to go into teaching and also what can be accomplished if more people would spend the time and/or money to make education a priority.

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

I did make it through the book in a single day. It wasn't one sitting, but that wasn't for lack of effort.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,377

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 will. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

First Person That Doesn't Drive Me Crazy!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

What did you love best about Steelheart?

The Characters and the surprise of the story. I was guessing till the very end how things would end. This is not something I am used to from Teen books. Amazing book Mr. Sanderson.

What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

MacLeod Andrew does a great job of giving each character their own voice, literally. You can tell just by the tone or accent who is the character talking. There was a lot of care and planning going into the performance of this book. The quality shows throughout the book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book was thrilling. I couldn't wait find out what was going to happen next and there were many times throughout the book where the emotion of the situations the characters find themselves in carried through to myself and family as we listened to the book on a trip.