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  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

The Kingdom of Delain is at stake when King Roland is murdered and his son and rightful heir, Peter, is framed for the crime. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes - like Thomas's terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Place to Start

  • By jston on 03-19-16

1st & Favorite

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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

This was my 1st Stephen King book & it will always be my favorite.

Fantastic performance by Bronson Pinchot.

  • Alien: Echo

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

 

Olivia and her twin sister, Viola, have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology. Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly, the sisters’ world is ripped apart. On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Truly cringe worthy and not in the traditional alien manner

  • By zack Smitley on 05-16-19

Too YA for me/Lackluster narration

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

Reviewed: 05-13-19

When I started this book, I was unsure how someone could/would write a YA novel set in the ALIEN universe. After listening, I now know the answer to that question and it's unsuccessfully.

I'm a HUGE fan of the ALIEN series (books & movies) and I'm a fan of Mira Grant's other series' Newsflesh & Parasitology, but this book did absolutely nothing for me. It's too YA to be an ALIEN book and it's also not thrilling enough to be an ALIEN book. Obviously, since it's YA, there is very little graphic violence - it's all assumed or overheard by the characters, it's never described in any detail - which is great for a YA book but not for a book in the ALIEN series. Also, it was just too "juvenile" for me. I know it's YA, but I've also read Harry Potter and the Hunger Games and the Divergent series, among others. Those were YA but definitely not juvenile in the way this book is. There's just too much "teen hormone drama" for me. The storyline for pretty much the entire 1st half of the book is taken up by the main character pining away over a classmate - no Xenos to be found! And when they do finally show up, it's all just so BLAH!

If all that isn't bad enough, the narration could have been better. Throughout the entire book, it was very difficult to tell the difference between a character's inner thoughts and actual spoken dialog. For most of the book, I was unsure if the characters were actually speaking out loud to each other or just in their own heads. There was no differentiation in the narrator's inflection. It was extremely distracting and kept taking me out of the (weak to begin with) story.

Overall, I was completely underwhelmed.

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  • Creeping Dawn

  • The Rise of the Black Centipede
  • By: Chuck Miller
  • Narrated by: Chris Grall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The first volume in an epic tale of heroes, villains, murder, and madness. Follow the birth and growth of one of the strangest characters in new pulp fiction to date, The Black Centipede, as created by Chuck Miller!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More pulp than an unfiltered glass of OJ

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-27-18

Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Any additional comments?

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I'm not a fan of this particular genre. I tried, but I just could not get into this book. That's not to say it was bad or good, just that I didn't particularly care for it. I know this is a very unhelpful review, but there it is.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful