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Ordnance audiobook cover art

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 09-14-19

The premise could have been terrific...How do augmented humans deal with their capabilities, their lives as soldiers, their lives after the military..Especially as the medical world is working on augmentation for people who are paralyzed. It is going to happen.
I am not sure who wrote those great reviews,but, no. This is just a soldier boy meets girl, they save her dad. And, even though the woman is also augmented, she uses cute kittenish tricks to wow her man. Augh!
This is about highly augmented military cyborgs, and they fight...Boxing, martial arts, punching, wrestling...WHAT! I mean, really, this is how the augmented soldier fights? He has been on many worlds doing, uh, fighting. Is he punching everyone to death?
And, do we need to know she opined? " She said," is fine, really. Just an example of the abuse of the thesaurus.And, of course, too many adjectives for an "action" story.
I read lots of military Sci Fi, (yes, I am female, so what) and this is just, BAD.
But the reader was excellent, I felt sorry for him.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Lovely, pleasing book. Well written, with a hint of Victorian language, and sly humor. Engaging characters rescue a fairly simple plot from being pedestrian. Recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Well done

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

A good psychological mystery. A study of what lies below the surface when people are stressed beyond tolerance. Will buy the next one when it is released. Enjoyed the reader. No sex and no gratuitous violence.

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Don't Bother

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Sophomoric effort that desperately needs an editor. The reader is worse: pronunciation errors, poor choices for voices. Maybe if I read it it would be tolerable, but listening was just too painful. Cannot finish.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Dull...

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Read the reviews,, should have listened. Not sure there was a point to this story.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Orconomics: A Satire audiobook cover art

Dwarves and orcs and elves and more, OH My!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Disclaimer: I am not a gamer, but I have a great appreciation for satire and fantasy. I am sure the gamers get more of the inside jokes. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this saga, and was disappointed that because the author has a separate work life, the sequel is not available. I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, and listen to more. This was one the the more enjoyable. I didn't necessarily laugh out loud, but I did snicker often. I appreciated the gentle life lessons along the adventure road; the flaws of the Heroes; and the amoral economics of the Questing nation. Buy and listen, you won't regret it.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Lovely fairy tale

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Yes the narration is challenging, but I kind of liked it. I was pleasantly surprised by how well this book was written. And so happy that this a one book story...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

On the Move audiobook cover art

Why use an American reader?

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Oliver Sacks had such a distinctive voice, shame that they did not seek a British reader. This is a collection of anecdotes tied to important people in Dr. Sacks life, not truly a memoir. Interesting, but some of the material will be familiar to readers of his writings and listeners of radio lab. Would have enjoyed it more as a written book.

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Tiresome and tendentious

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Narrator is miserable. Story is an overly simplified and romanticized view of the struggle for a theistic "democracy ", the symbolism of the American flag and the rights of gay men. And the same points are made repeatedly. The characters are uni-dimensional, Simply could not finish. The best part is the deceptive beginning. Returned.

2 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Slow to start, but be patient.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Broad, sweeping epic. Full of palace intrigues and succession battles. Politics, loyalty, love and hidden magics. Despite the length, many threads left unraveled to be taken up, I am disappointed to say, in the sequel.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful