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B. H. H. Mulder

Groningen, NL
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  • Blood Mage

  • Dark Impulse, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Erin Bateman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

It’s been 12 years since Jack Masterson last set foot on Lestaron Island. Fresh out of college and lacking a clear direction in life, he’s been asked by his aunt and uncle to travel back to the place he once called home to settle his recently deceased grandfather’s estate. Jack has little to look forward to in regard to his return, outside of a chance to reacquaint himself with Katie, his childhood friend and former crush. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • some good parts, but overall bad

  • By TalkinTruth on 11-04-18

Clicking noises in the background

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Another reviewer noticed this too: there are distracting clicking noises in the background. Probably a mouse or something like it, so the readers can page through the book. Very disappointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Desire: A LitRPG Adventure (Volume 1)

  • By: Cameron Milan
  • Narrated by: John Downey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

A mysterious entity decides to bestow certain individuals with a powerful tattoo. With it, anything becomes possible. The world is changing...and it has yet to be determined if it is for better or worse. Two friends who grew up together, Ace and Vincent, decide to use the tattoo to do what they always dreamed of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like your Tattoo, you should do a sleeve!

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-10-18

Terrible writing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

It is very clear no editor has graced Cameron Milan's work. The proze is mushy, almost childish. Logic goes out of the window almost immediately. The scene where some coffee is spilled on one of the protagonists is horrid, unless the writer wanted to have the unnamed student be non binary gender. The narrator tries to make something of it, but no matter how much your polish a turd, it is still a turd. My recommendation: unless you are a six year old, and even then, do not waste your credit on this trash. I am going to return this book. It is the worst.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Interstellar Age: The Complete Trilogy

  • The Interstellar Age, Book 4
  • By: Valmore Daniels
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Forbidden the Stars At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself. On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good series, and priced right

  • By Gary on 05-08-15

More science in the fiction

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

I like more science in my fiction. There was too much metaphysical mumbo jumbo being bandied about. It may have been the reader but i got a real 'floaty' feeling for large parts of the book.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,973

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean ending to a fantastic series

  • By Lily on 08-08-17

Audible messing up

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Well, take two went okay. But as other reviews say, if you are a fan and got this book when it first got launched, as early adopter, you are missing the end.

That is an absolute disgrace.

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This is a worthy end to the trilogy. There is lots of character development, action, Bobs, Bills, and even Norse and Greek Mythology!

The reading by Ray Porter is outstanding as usual.

Dennis E. Taylor, well done. Curious what you will think up next!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Freedom's Dawn

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 4
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

A ship under siege. A world on the brink of civil war. A distraught people seeking a new beginning. A battle weary crew that can barely hold it together. Even a legend can use a little help from time to time. The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together, or else they may all perish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Jean on 05-09-16

Good Sci-Fi story

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

A good sci-fi story, with characters who are very flawed, making you sometimes want to scream at them for the stupid choices they make, for the time they waste in realizing or seeing a situation, however human that is.

Alas, at the end the author goes badly wrong, for which I deduct one star. 'Aromatherapy' is pseudoscience or quackery of the highest degree and should not have any place in a Sci-Fi book; perhaps that is my own bias against dangerous 'alternative medicine'. After all, what do you call alternative medicine which works? Yes, we call that medicine.

Overall, a nice episode, well read by Jeffrey Kafer who does an excellent job.

  • Central Station

  • By: Lavie Tidhar
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 26

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper. When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris' ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap in to the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik - a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but I didn't like the reading

  • By Hamutal Yellin on 08-10-17

Narrator butchers a book

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Well, I can't tell you much about the book because after about 15 minutes of listening to the narrator, I had to put it away.

I will be returning it. The narration is TERRIBLE.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,123

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Worthy Sequel!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

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

Yes, though you could stop. But why would you?

Any additional comments?

Things get complicated! Time does not stop for anyone. The Bobs manage to muddle through, but not without heartache and other pains. Great performance!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

A good sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

This is a good sequel. The story is nice, but not super exciting or nail biting. It did not grip as the previous arc did.

There was only one place where I went 'oh no way, She did not say that', and that was the rant of the protagonist concerning genetics, genetic modification and basically science in general. The author did attempt to scrabble back a bit, but I guess that is where the views of the protagonist and mine just differ too much.

Overall, a nice listen, plenty of adventure. Good young adult material.

  • The Never Hero

  • The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 1
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,047

Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tip: clear your schedule first.

  • By rhodry on 06-12-17

Meta of Meta

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Never Hero to be better than the print version?

I am unable to judge this. I don't have the print version.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting aspect is that the story runs on three levels. It is quite meta.
The least interesting is the YA feel in the beginning

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

I can't recall, I would have to check my library.

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

If you succeed no one will remember, if you fail no one will forget.

Honest Trailer Version: Student loans suck worse than aliens!

Any additional comments?

This book follows the classic heroes journey: young person gets selected, and through adversity suceeds to triumph.. or does it? The fun thing in this novel, is the background the writer weaves. Yes, follow the protagonist, but the entourage has their own, though admittedly not very deep story. Bite through the first part, and then you will find the juice that will keep you turning pages, or as for me, keep you hitting that play button.

  • Death's Head

  • By: David Gunn
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

At the top of the galactic pecking order is the United Free, a civilization of awe-inspiring technological prowess so far in advance of other space-faring powers as to seem untouchable gods. Most of the known universe has fallen under their inscrutable sway....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome military sci-fi!

  • By Ajay on 06-26-17

Military Sci-Fi at it's .....

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Where does Death's Head rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is certainly not at the top. Not even at the top of military sci fi. Those places are reserved for David Weber's Honor Harrington series, or Ender's Game, or The Lost Fleet. Come to think of it, the classics easily surpass this book.

Would you recommend Death's Head to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend it to my friends. It is enjoyable, but only if you really like Sci-Fi and stories which attempt to catch 'the heroes journey'. Never did I really feel that the protagonist was in any real danger.

Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

William Dufris is a good reader and performer. I think I liked his Sven rendition best.

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

It is sufficiently fast paced that you get dragged along. However, there are certain breaking points in the story.. changes of scene where i could put it down. And I would.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful