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  • A Forest of Stars

  • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Payoff for enduring Book1

  • By Dan on 10-04-09

Again, Excellent!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-05

Kevin J. Anderson is doing an excellent job with this series! The action and adventure continues "page" after "page" and does not slow down! The fourth book was published in June 2005, I hope Audible gets it soon! If you like Sci-Fi, you will really enjoy this one - and the rest in the series.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Horizon Storms

  • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 3
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers in the world. He is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 11 million copies of his books in print. Now the epic saga he began with Hidden Empire continues in this breathtaking novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By MS on 04-02-05

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-05

Kevin J. Anderson is doing an excellent job with this series! The action and adventure continues "page" after "page" and does not slow down! The fourth book was published in June 2005, I hope Audible gets it soon! If you like Sci-Fi, you will really enjoy this one - and the rest in the series.

  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,947
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816

An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Anonymous User on 01-14-05

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-05

I have always appreciated Kevin J. Anderson's writing and chose this book based on my past experience with him. I was NOT in error! This is an excellent example of Mr. Anderson's ability in the SciFi genre. His characters are well developed and the story line flows without sudden stops or holes. The story itself is a good SciFi thriller and I can't wait to download the next two books!

A Feast for Crows
    A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4, Volume 1
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    244 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4, Volume 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • New is not always better...

  • By Jorge on 11-10-05

missing Roy but love Geroge

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-05

Again, I agree that the choice of John Lee was a pretty great error by Random House. I find myself distracted by "Peter" instead of "Petir" and using "Robin" and "Robert" in the same section for John Erin's young son. Again John Lee is overly dramatic and monotonal in his redition of the characters - especially Bryen (?spelling), I'm so used to Roy Dotrice's gravely intrepretation that I was surprised and distracted! Grant that John does try and does give some variance, but not compared to the 116:33 previous hours of Roy. I can say no more except I'm very pleased they did not choose Mark Rolston (Robert Jordan's abridged reader - ugh!).

The story is very George R. R. Martin and a gratefully awaited sequil to the Story of Ice and Fire, which began for me many years ago. The continuation of the saga, with its drama, intrigue and the Game of Thrones, is excellent. The reading is not so distracting (mostly) that you should avoid this book, but do make your opinion known to Random House for future releases.

I appreciate Random House bringing it to Audible, but next time wait for Roy Dotrice!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Utopia

  • A Thriller
  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Eric Stoltz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Rising out of the Nevada canyons, Utopia is a theme park so technologically advanced as to be awe-inspiring. But serious mishaps are starting to cause concern, and things turn from bad to worse when a group of mercenaries infiltrates the park's computerized infrastructure, holding the entire park hostage. The engineer who designed the park now must find a way to save it. "A real thrill-a-minute read," says Booklist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and well read

  • By Trajanrome on 02-04-03

Outstanding in Unabridged

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-05

This is one of the best thrillers I have listened to in some time! Child does an excellent job with suspense, but it's the technical that makes the story! I've always had a dream of a home on a butte and Child puts an "Amusement Park" on one - brilliant!
I can't imagine how one would decide what to cut from the unabridged form and yet maintain the integrity of the suspense. The unabridged is always my choice, unadulterated straight from the author. Perhaps the abridged will do, but realize that there is much, much more to be had!
My final question - what happened to Poole?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crystal Line

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Killashandra Ree was drawn like a magnet to the song of crystal, and now it's erasing her memory. She knew the forgetfulness would be a byproduct of the singing, and she doesn't mind the little annoyances, like being unable to remember her address or the names of her colleagues. But she hadn't counted on the loneliness a person can feel when the heart still remembers what the mind has forgotten. Can the crystal that destroyed her memory somehow restore it?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor sound quality and abridged version

  • By Carol L. Powell on 12-28-08

Great book! Too short!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-05

Anne McCaffrey exhibits her outstanding style in this book. Her ability to sweep the reader away to another time and place can only be compared to Robert Jordan and L. Ron Hubbard. In this title, she takes us to a new world, with new goals and problems to solve. If you like any of her Pern series, you'll love this series, as well.
The only con is the fact that it is abridged! The unabridged version is excellent!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

The Path of Daggers
    
    
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        Robert Jordan
    
    


    
    
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        Mark Rolston
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    104 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The Path of Daggers

  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Mark Rolston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

In Book Eight of The Wheel of Time, the action begins when Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha are heading for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne. On the way, they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard To Follow

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-03

Wait for the Unabridged!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-04

I may be spoiled by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (who read the Unabridged versions), but I find their ability to give different accents, pitches and tone to each character of the section they are reading adds GREATLY to the story. In this reading, Mark Rolston reads with no change of voice. His pitch does vary slightly, usually in the middle of a sentence! The pronunciation of names and places in this version is EXTREMELY distractive, as well.

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is great, just not this reading of it. The Kramer/Reading version of book 8 should be out in 2005.

43 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,220

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Eragon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-04

This was an excellent "read"! Very well written and read!