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Alton J Henley

Washington, DC United States
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  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,203

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • THE very beginning to Stocker's Empire's Corps

  • By Trudy Owens on 10-20-16

Great concept / Hated the prosletyzing

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

What would have made A Learning Experience, Book 1 better?

I wanted to love it I really did, the concept is awesome. But the endless prosletyzing was exhausting. Everytime I was getting into the story, I was pulled out of it about by the author talking about the MSM, the uslessness of the government, and the rapaciousness of lawyers. Topics I at least sympathize with him on, but MAKE IT INTEGRAL TO THE STORY. Just mentioning the character hated working in medicine because (insert political viewpoint here) is jarring.

Whew.

Sorry about that.

What was most disappointing about Christopher G. Nuttall’s story?

the preaching

44 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • A Thirst for Vengeance

  • The Ashes Saga, Volume 1
  • By: Edward M. Knight
  • Narrated by: David Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

My name is Dagan. There are few alive with more blood on their hands than me. I have lived a life of degeneracy. I have studied the teachings of the dark mage Helosis and walked the path of the dead. I have been to the shadowrealm and emerged with my soul enact. I have challenged the Black Brotherhood and ridden with the Knights of Valamor as a brother-in-arms. I have spoken to Xune. I've killed indiscriminately - for money, for fame. For vengeance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, but OMG the reader

  • By Alton J Henley on 07-12-14

Great Story, but OMG the reader

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

What did you like best about A Thirst for Vengeance? What did you like least?

I like the story I really do, but I can't finish it...

How could the performance have been better?

A different reader. Any other reader. A computer generated voice even. I just couldn't take it

2 of 3 people found this review helpful