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J Steven Sarvis

Royal Oak, Mi
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  • Woken Furies

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,336
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,435

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a first

  • By customer on 02-10-08

Narration is the worst & destroys the entire story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I loved the first 2 books, but in all the audible books I've listened to I've never come across a narration that has destroyed my ability to listen to a book. But I guess there's always a first. If sales of this 3rd books narrated version are important, then please redo this book so I can enjoy listening to it. Who approved this choice? Who decided this was in some way acceptable. If I was the author I'd be so enraged I'd be speechless. Don't was your money or credits, I'm so sorry this excellant storyline came to such a dismal end

  • Dead Man's Debt

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tim Pabon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

"We require a different battlefield." Nobody expected the war to last three hours, let alone three years. The star system of Archangel holds the line against invading corporate fleets, but a quarter of its territory is already lost. The navy can't hang on much longer. Faced with this grim truth, Archangel's leaders shift their strategy to diplomacy and espionage. For both arenas, they call upon a reluctant weapon: a frontline grunt named Tanner Malone. These days Tanner doesn't aspire to win the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic adventure with Tanner Malone

  • By Amarus Cameron on 07-12-16

A Wonderful Read

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This book is better than the first 2 books in the series each of which I gave 4 Stars. I consider books I give 4 stars every bit as well-written as 5 star novels. They also are extremely fun and enjoyable to read. From my perspective, the only difference I find between a novel with a 4 star rating from that I give 5-stars is the the degree of pleasure I take in the novel.

in this, his third novel in the series, the author has managed to create a wonderful group of characters centered around a well-developed & characterized hero. The hero is one I not only found likeable, but also a character with whom I could relate and empathize.

I suppose some may criticise the likelihood one person always turning up at such crucial places and times during the course of an interplanetary conflict, & in each instance, not only surviving the events, but handling himself so adeptly. However, that's a good part of what I found enjoyable in this novel.

In fact the manner in which events occurred & the main character's means of handling himself is not unlike the Jack Ryan character found in Tom Clancy's series of novels. With respect to both Tom Clancy & the author of the the present book, I find that attribute enjoyable & accept it as legitimate creative license.

The development of a future society in which all the events take place is also well developed, intelligent & seemingly entirely plausible in some distant future.

As for myself, a 64 yr old lawyer, I find myself now completely drawn into this wonderful series & will start listening to the third book as soon as possible.

incidentally, for the benefit of female readers, the characters in these books, many whom are female serving in what in the past may have looked at as strictly male rolls such as drill sergeants,captains, generals, admirals, presidents, and the like, and not simply as "love interests", should make these books a pleasure for not only men but women alike.

In short, this series of books has become such that I find difficult to put the books down. They also are the type of wonderful novels where time seems to slip by with uncanny speed.

Oh, & as I said, I believe there is but 4 books in this series. As such I can only hope the author will find it in himself to add a fifth or even 6th book to the series.

  • Once Dead

  • A Rho Agenda Novel
  • By: Richard Phillips
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,303

Jack Gregory, the CIA’s top assassin, went rogue after a mission gone wrong. When a confrontation leaves him bleeding out on death’s doorstep, he is faced with an offer from a dark figure named Anchanchu. If Jack is willing to act as a human host for Anchanchu, the entity will revive him and give him another shot at life. Jack takes the deal...but he must now face the consequences of having the same dark creature in his head as some of history’s greatest villains. Struggling with desires and memories that are not his own, Jack is not the man he once was.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual cup of tea but pretty good

  • By Cliff on 02-19-15

It''s okay to listen to as you try to go to sleep!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

The story is rediculously simplistic, w/almost no character development, seemingly written for a sixth grader

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