LISTENER

Patrick

Pine Plains, NY, United States
  • 3
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 23
  • ratings
  • The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 6
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,117

The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prompts and Yet More Prompts: The RPG

  • By STLCajun on 01-05-18

I want more!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga to be better than the print version?

Definitely, the narrator does a brilliant job at making the story come to life!

What did you like best about this story?

It's non-stop excitement and you find yourself anxious to hear more. The LitRPG style is unique and really gets you into the characters, especially the Lord himself.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

He is just a great narrator, very fun to listen to and his inflections and voices are typically spot on!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

100% yes except you just don't want it to end! :(

Any additional comments?

I might have to stop listening to this series because I find myself horribly sad when I finish the latest book and there are no more to listen to! :( I wish I started this series after the author wrote 100 books in the series! lol

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Port Starbird

  • Storm Ketchum Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Garrett Dennis
  • Narrated by: DJ Holte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In this quirky low-key murder mystery, Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina's Outer Banks, likes to mind his own business and isn't any kind of detective - until he's forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable mystery with great scenery

  • By trish on 05-13-15

Totally Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

Where does Port Starbird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have done many audiobooks. The reading was a 9-out-of-10 in my experience. Good understanding of the material, good characterization of the characters, on top of a pleasant, interesting, non-sensationalized story made this book a pleasure.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Port Starbird?

I thought the singing of one of the songs in the book was a pleasant surprise. I don't think I've run into such a thing previously in an audiobook. Very pleasant, very unexpected, very good fit into the storyline, the way it was done.

What about DJ Holte’s performance did you like?

Mr. Holte's reading was always clear, pleasant, and in-character. He added to the tale, I believe, and nowhere did I ever feel he detracted from it.

Who was the most memorable character of Port Starbird and why?

Tough question. At my age I remember so little 8-). Yet, I seem to remember all the characters. The unassuming Mr. Ketchum was nicely painted and easily remembered, except for his name, but that is my problem, not his. Perhaps the most memorable character is the skipper in the song Mr. Ketchum wrote. Makes ya wish you could have met the old salt.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful little story, infused with real-feeling characters and laced with enough reality for one to really care about the characters and the outcome. I will be reading, or more probably listening, to Garrett Dennis' next installment in the life of Storm Ketchum.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pale Horse

  • Project Eden Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

A simple push of a button and the world will never be the same. Martina Gable returns home from college to spend Christmas break with her family, but the relaxing vacation she expects is not even close to what she'll get. Sanjay, a young man in Mumbai who knows more than he should about Project Eden’s plan, will do whatever he can to keep Kusum, the girl he loves, alive and safe. boy named Brandon Ash runs for his life in the hills of Montana, wanting only to see his family again. But first there is Daniel....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pale Horse is Project Eden Book 3

  • By Wayne on 09-01-15

What a cop out...

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

Reviewed: 02-26-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Eh, if they read the first two in the series, why not... but I would tell them not to expect any real ending.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think the story was fine until the end when it just ended abruptly. It was like the author simply decided they didn't feel like finishing it.

What three words best describe Macleod Andrews’s performance?

good job

Did Pale Horse inspire you to do anything?

Can't say that it did.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for any closure, don't expect to get it from this book. It's almost as if there is a fourth book planned. You can use your imagination, but the book deserves some additional content. Hopefully this is not a just a trilogy and there is a fourth book on its way!