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James Studer

Phoenix, AZ
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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

A good voice actor does a lot for a story.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

The writing is good however the chrachters are fairly two demensional with respect to the villans and the aliens. The story was a bit slow in places but the ending picked up quite a bit. I liked the story for the most part and look forward to this authors future endeavors.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Asbaran Solutions

  • The Revelations Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: E. M. Carberry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

Nigel Shirazi was first in line for the chairmanship of Asbaran Solutions, one of the prominent "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies. First in line...until his drinking and temper caused him to fail out of college and get disinherited by the family. Now he leads the life of a playboy, enjoying a stipend from the family to stay out of the way. But someone is out to get his family, and Nigel is all that stands between the hidden enemy and the destruction of Asbaran Solutions and the Shirazi family.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why?

  • By Brooks Rose on 07-19-17

The story was OK but...

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

The story was ok but if your a fan of Jon Ringo or David Weber this is not at their level of military Scifi. The book did have interesting fights, detailed deaths and, decent charachters. The military/scifi side did not read well in the details of behaviors or auctions. The charachters are set in the future and dont seem to understand and use military hardware any better than an anime charachter would. Their reactions seemed over the top and a bit more foolish than belivable. It does have potential though so i will probably purchase the next one to see if the author improves his style.

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,859

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • But No....

  • By Josh on 11-04-14

Lets begin at the middle.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

I enjoyed this book, however, If I hadnt read the series first it might have been harder to get into but not impossible. I think the audio version is quite good and easy to follow but the print version would alow you to savor the prose. The book doesent do a lot of explaing things around the story and its set in the middle and to the side of the series. The author explains and talks about his process of publishing it and why its not a real story. I wanted him to not apologize, explain or argue for the story. I wanted him to give us the story drop the mic and walk away. But no that is not the way the world works and l know wanting is a wicked thing. so no, the middle is best small and to the side off the beaten path, even a bit twisty in the end.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Team Yankee

  • A Novel of World War III
  • By: Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They came in the same way, and, we whooped them.

  • By Robert on 03-21-17

One of the best book on armored warfare

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

This book is one of my favorite books. it is full of action and military jargon about equipment and weapons but the author nakes it an easy read and explains it all in contextual examples and descriptions of the action. The book has a fair amount of interesting social interaction and a part of the book follows the commander's wife as she tries to seek refuge for the dependants of Team Yankee. It is a fast paced book and well written even if your not a military fiction fan you just might like this book.

  • Lines of Departure

  • Frontlines, Book 2
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,326

Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system. Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is Commonwealth Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first book

  • By David on 03-14-15

Tons of action and well written.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

This book accelerates to a climactic ending. It is well written and easy to follow. it doesent have an excesive amount of pseudo tech jargon or, to much introspective existential monologues. I highly recommend it if you like "starship troopers" or the "Honor Hearington" series.

  • Dies the Fire

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An SCAer's dream

  • By David on 02-17-14

An adventure in classic style.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

if you enjoy reading about, brave deeds, depraved villany, evil villans, stalwart heroes, swords and sorcery, this book is for you.

  • Black Tide Rising

  • By: John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, and others
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • read what your buying first.

  • By sean on 08-18-17

You will find a story you

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

This is a good book and an excelent audio performance. The reason i gave it only four stars was that there were some stories i enjoyed a lot more than the others and I wanted them to be the whole book. Buy this book and you will find a story you love... and all of your dreams will come true.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • War Maid’s Choice

  • War God, Book 4
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

In Wind Rider’s Oath, Bahzell became a wind rider - the first hradani wind rider in history. And, even if Bahzell is the War God’s champion, because the wind riders are the elite of the elite among the Sothoii, Bahzell’s ascension is as likely to stir resentment as respect. What’s more, Baron Tellian’s daughter, the heir to the realm, seems to be thinking that he is the only man - or hradani - for her. Now, War Maid’s Choice continues the story - and things really get complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • # 4 Good, and I want more.

  • By Gary B. Lamph on 12-10-12

Well Worth the Time

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

This sequel continues the series with even more memorable battle scenes. The narrator as usual does an excelent job. He did not distract me with his narration of the book instead he added to my enjoyment of it. Major changes occur and this book is a must read for fans of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Few

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 4
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. His mother, the empress, is still alive but in the hands of Roger's own biological father, who controls her through drugs and physical and psychological torture. A new heir to the throne has been conceived, and once the child is born his mother will no longer be necessary to the traitors' plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ending To A Great Series

  • By Douglas J. Owen on 04-19-07

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Not my favorite of the series I enjoyed it but not as much as the previous books. It had some good moments but they seamed muddled and not quite as captivating as previously in the series. Its worth the purchase if your a fan of the series already however the voice acting is very good and added to my enjoyment of the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful