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  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

Mixed Blessing

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

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

I would recommend this book to committed readers of this genre. I would caution Iron Druid fanatics about the transition.

If you’ve listened to books by Kevin Hearne before, how does this one compare?

This is simply different and after loving the Druid tales and Oberon, it is tricky to make the transition. I have a habit of listening to audiobooks several times to get it all and this was especially important with this book. However, I don't deny a great author the option to write whatever he want to at this point in his career. I don't think Kevin is done or at his peak.

Any additional comments?

"Live your life the way you want to" Jimi Hendrix

  • Play It Loud

  • An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar
  • By: Brad Tolinski, Alan di Perna, Carlos Santana - foreword
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 137

For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses 12 landmark guitars - each of them artistic milestones in their own right - to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history lesson for electric guitar enthusia!

  • By c on 12-27-16

Great overview

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Well-done and comprehensive overview with some new details. Nice job of research and presentation.

  • Childhood's End

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,907
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,961

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Food for Thought

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-17-08

The best of sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

A great story that expanded the mind and our concept of reality in a way that shoot-em-up Sci-fi novels do not. A great performance as well. Thanks

  • Into Thin Air

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Zina on 03-23-15

Best Audiobook Ever

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This is the one that got me hooked on audiobooks. The author as narrator provides one of the greatest stories of our time. Thanks Jon for a career of outstanding writings.

  • Never a Dull Moment

  • 1971 - the Year That Rock Exploded
  • By: David Hepworth
  • Narrated by: David Hepworth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

On New Year's Eve, 1970, Paul McCartney told his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in London, effectively ending The Beatles. You might say this was the last day of the pop era. The following day, which was a Friday, was 1971. You might say this was the first day of the rock era. And within the remaining 364 days of this monumental year, the world would hear Don McLean's "American Pie", The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar", The Who's "Baba O'Riley", Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A blast from the past

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-16

Narrow minded

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

A few additional entertaining tidbits for this year but a very narrow look at a PERIOD of musical genius and productivity and ended in 1971.

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  • The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284

Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is Cardinal -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save Cardinal and lead the world to the brink of peace . . . or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece -- a riveting novel about one of the most intriguing issues of our time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The most under rated book of the Jack Ryan series

  • By Thomas on 03-15-12

Poor rendition of a great story.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-11

From the low enthusiasm to poor pronunciation, this was a dissapointment especially after listening to the Simon and Schuster Audio version read by David Stiers. This is not the first bookI have purchased from Audible that was read poorly compared with otder audio editions and whose readers did not know how to pronounce words properly, especially foreign words.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful