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  • Timeless

  • A Drizzt Novel
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375

R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of of this unlikely pair - offering a fresh take on the intrigue and opportunities to be found in the shadows, and providing a fascinating prelude to the journeys that have shaped the modern-day Forgotten Realms. There, a Zaknafein and Drizzt are joined together in a series of trials that parallel those of centuries long past, even though their paths no longer seem to be aligned.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Era

  • By Jamie on 09-05-18

Page Turner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Echoes of the past and tales of the present. A warning: Mr. Salvatore leaves the reader standing on the edge of a very very high cliff.

  • Tamer: King of Dinosaurs

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931

Victor Shelby ends each day wondering when his life is going to get better. His parents are dead, he struggles to pay rent, and his boss at the animal control shelter has him cleaning cages instead of working in the field. His dream of helping animals seems destined to end in a mop bucket. Then, Victor is abducted by aliens and deposited on a prehistoric world filled with hungry dinosaurs and beautiful alien women. He doesn’t know why he is here or what his purpose is, but he finds himself fighting for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Destiny's Crucible and Jurassic park had a kid

  • By John on 02-18-18

Exciting and fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This book starts out slow but funny. However everything takes a sudden and frightful turn and the book becomes an exciting page-turner. The hero finds himself in a completely alien situation and has to learn, quickly, a whole new set of skills. Also, this book gave me a humorous look inside the mind of this particular man. I suspect he's not much different from most men. I say this fondly and with a chuckle.
A most enjoyable read.

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  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

  • By Geoff Strebel on 10-25-17

Excellent Zombie apocalypse story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

This is the best Military driven zombie apocalypse story I've read. While it does mention various weapons, it spends less time discussing every little bullet than do most. Detailed planning is this book's forte, as well as in-depth character building. Even the zombies have some interesting twists. The book starts at the beginning of the end, with a major battle trying to seal off Manhattan, and follows those soldiers as they try to escape the horde. Anything more and I'll be giving away spoilers. I recommend this book highly.

  • The Godborn

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book II
  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

In the 2nd book of the multi-author Sundering series launched by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, the shadow legacy of Erevis Cale lives on even as his old foe Mephistopheles seeks to stamp it out at any cost. Cale’s son Vasen - unmoored in time by the god Mask - has thus far been shielded from the archdevil’s dark schemes, alone among the servants of the Lord of Light who have raised him since birth. Living in a remote abbey nestled among the Thunder Peaks of Sembia, Vasen is haunted by dreams of his father, trapped in the frozen hell of Cania.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't get past the accent

  • By Gareth on 07-23-17

Excellent Wrap-up of the Everis Cale story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-16

I have read several unflattering reviews of this book so I feel the need to add my own comments. The story started slowly but when the pace picked up it REALLY picked up. Old characters, both beloved and hated, show up along with interesting new characters. This story is, for me, exciting, delightful, and poignant. I would go on but am already struggling to avoid spoilers! For those who have read the previous Erevis Cale stories, this should be a nice wrap-up.

Victor Bevine does an excellent job, as always, with his narration. He gets his voices "confused" much less often than do many narrators.

One final note, in answer to one specific review. Yes, the author uses "said" quite often, not often using more descriptive dialogues. That bothered me at first but I came to enjoy the simplicity of it. Perhaps that's because the simplicity is in stark and comforting contrast to the complexity of the story, of all the Erevis Cale stories.

In short, I enjoyed both the story and the narration.

  • DEAD: The Ugly Beginning

  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just... The Ugly Beginning?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite zombie series!

  • By Rhonda on 12-04-16

Best of the Genre

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

This is the best post-apocalypse story that I have read. It tells the story of how Joe "everyman" might survive in a world gone mad. The protagonist is a young man who knows the basics of how shoot various firearms, but the ones he and his group use are the types of guns one might find in any gun store or pawn shop. They also use a variety of melee weapons, of course, but nothing that I have to look up on Wikipedia to understand what it is. The military makes a few cameo appearances, but this is pretty much the story of how regular, ordinary people, like me might fare.
I have read, and enjoyed, several stories in which special forces star in the leading role. It's interesting to learn about the gadgets used by our troops to gain advantage and to keep themselves safe. However this is the book I've been looking for. I hope everyone who reads it enjoys it as much as I did.

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