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Adam Sherffius

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,410

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Interesting story with a likable snarky female lead

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I found this to be a very enjoyable story. What makes it shine though is the female lead Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara. A quick wit and snarky attitude that feels real. She lives in a unique world on the moon that does feel “lived in”. The greatest compliment I think a story can be given I will give to this. I WANT MORE!

Now when listening to an Audio Story even if the story is incredible the Narrator can kill it. Thankfully this is not the case as Rosario Dawson gives each character their own identity and accents. Again it is her performance of Jazz that shines the greatest. Which could not have been easy given the character. When you can believe it is the character talking and not the Narrator reading lines, *that* is an enjoyable experience. The story is short, but a must read and/or listen.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70,732

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Brilliant story. Mediocre narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This is one of my top 3 book series ever. There is an obvious reason why the Harry Potter Series is such a phenomenon. Incredible fantastical world. Filled with with intriguing and relatable characters (some literally larger than life). The problem I have is the narrator they chose for this audio book. While not the worst I have heard, as he does give a good effort. Sometimes he goes over board in that effort. I commend him on choosing to give each character their own voice and sticking to it. But some of those choices were grating to my ears. Hermione particularly. Everything from his timing to his inflection made me cringe when he voiced one of her lines. The series gets 5 stars. The voice narrator is why I gave it a Overall score of 3 stars. I’ll go back to the books to return to the world of Witches & Wizards and the Little Boy from the Cupboard Under the Stairs with the lightning shaped scar.

  • Sea of Silver Light

  • Otherland, Book 4
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect end for an Incredible Series.

  • By Adam Sherffius on 01-04-18

Perfect end for an Incredible Series.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

While this book series can get abstract in its description at times, I am intensely happy I read (listened) to this series. I believe this book wrap up of the MANY characters storylines was the most thorough I have ever known. Which makes sense because the series was 4 large volumes long. And the narrator, George Newbern, was excellent. I felt this was like “Battlefield Earth” that had a large cast of people to act all the voices. But the Astounding thing was it was just one person. A MUST read/listen. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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  • Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

  • Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

To Ride Pegasus: They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Pegasus in Flight: As Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for the psychically gifted Talents in her group.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

Horrible chop job to an incredible series

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

This abridged version was so chopped up as to make it unrecognizable to the original version. The reader was lightning fast with no breaks even between chapters. And as i am sure it has been pointed out already it starts with the second book in the series. And both the first and second books chapters were just combined together so you couldn't "skip" to the first book. Horrible job done to this incredible series all the ways around. F-

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