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L C Schaller

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  • Contract Baby: An Mpreg Romance

  • Hellion Club Series, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Ty Cunningham comes from old money, but he's never been content to live on privilege. He's the youngest partner in his firm, and the only omega partner. He's worked hard to get where he is, and he's proud of what he's accomplished. One thing is missing - a child to share it with. Carter Bowman has it all. Drop-dead looks, a fantastic career, and the title of All-Star pro baseball player. The one thing he doesn't have is money sense. When he falls prey to a scam artist posing as a financial adviser, he's close to broke. A buddy suggests he marry for money...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Alpha and Omega story!

  • By Crystal on 11-30-18

Just bad

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

While the story was uninspired and predictable it was the terrible narration that made it painful from the very start. It felt like he was trying to read the story to an infant. He kept pitching his voice very high and then lowering it is such a strange way that it just threw you out of the story. I will be avoiding any other books from this author and especially this narrator and I strongly urge you to do the same. Save yourself time and money and find another story and narrator.

  • The Obsidian Throne

  • By: J D Oswald
  • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

There is no war in the northlands, just annihilation. Either the dragons will destroy this world or Queen Beulah will raze it to the ground. Below the city is a secret the House of Balwen have kept for millennia, a treasure beyond imagination. None but a direct descendant of Balwen himself can open the escape routes from this cavern. To do so, Princess Iolwen will need to claim the Obsidian Throne.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rushed to the finish

  • By L C Schaller on 10-30-17

Rushed to the finish

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This final book to a series with a decent start is a disservice to the people who saw it through to the end. It felt more like Oswald was just lost interest and tossed everything in a last book so he could finish and let the series die. Unfortunately he didn’t pull the plug so much as murder it, cut up the body, and buried in a shallow grave. It was just a very dissatisfying conclusion to an ok series. I won’t be looking for any more books by this author.

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,796

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Makes me wish humans did not exist

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

What disappointed you about Seveneves?

I was hard pressed to find a single character that I could connect with, or even sympathize with. Every body in the book was smart, brave, and so on, but I felt that there was very little in the way of kindness or compassion. In this way the people in the story seemed less human to me

Would you ever listen to anything by Neal Stephenson again?

I don't think I would enjoy another story by Neal Stephenson. It is clear that he is a very smart man with a variety of interests, but there was way too much technical speak and explanation. I enjoy learning about the science behind the working of the world. But when I want to hear a story, I just want to hear a story not a lecture on orbital mechanics.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Seveneves?

There was not a single scene in particular, it was just too damn heavy on the technical jargon. From me it pulled me out of the story more often than enhancing it.