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Anchorage, AK, United States
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  • Among the Living

  • By: Timothy W. Long
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

The dead walk. Now the real battle for Seattle has begun. When a gas leak causes the National Guard to forcibly evacuate the neighborhood, Lester isn't going anywhere. The former dope pusher has a new clientele… the kind that require him to deal lead instead of drugs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lifeless in seattle - a solid zombie story

  • By Mike Naka on 07-20-12

Good story, decent reading except ONE thing...

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

Reviewed: 02-05-14

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The reading was pretty good except one thing: The voice he did for Angela was AWFUL. It was grating, annoying, and REALLY didn't seem to fit the character at all.

  • Worldwar: In the Balance

  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 26 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...the fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By W on 03-29-10

Watch out for the Chapter switch overs!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-11

Would you listen to Worldwar: In the Balance again? Why?

Yeah, it was a pretty good listen. There was so much going on (like in all of Turtledove's books) that on second or third listen's you'll pick up on stuff you missed (or didn't find important because it's foreshadowing).

Any additional comments?

For those not familiar with Turtledove and how he writes the stories will be told through the eyes of 10-20 different characters on all sides. In print edition the narrative changes every few pages and this is made clear by either the chapter ending or there being a much longer space than normal between paragraphs. In other audiobooks of Turtledoves (the southern victory series) there was a few second gap between switches in narratives, nothing too long but obviously much longer than the normal pause between reading paragraphs. That DOES NOT take place in this audiobook. If anything when there is a SHORTER than normal pause when narratives switch, making it sound like the previous sentence has been carried on without pause.

This was a tad confusing until I got used to it and I imagine it would have been even more confusing and hard to follow had I not been familiar with his form of writing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

Great listen, but not "true" history.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-10

First I want to say this book is a great read (or listen). I give it 5 stars because it REALLY is enjoyable. The thing is, a lot of the stuff in here time has shown not to be true. I think it's very important going into this book knowing that them Priory has been proven to be a hoax, and on top of the the person(s) that purported that never meant to imply that he (they) were decedents of Jesus.

There are a lot of real facts and history in this book, but it ends up incredibly mixed with personal opinion and flawed leaps of logic. Even with all of that in mind, I still can't bring myself to call this book "fiction", I believe the authors wrote in sincerely and at the time of writing believed what they wrote. I think the best way to deal with this book is read it, enjoy it, and take the points that interest you and read other books about the subjects, perhaps ones that are more historically accurate.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful