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Macon, GA United States
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  • Northwest Passage

  • Birthright Series, Book 2
  • By: Rick Partlow
  • Narrated by: Evan Harris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Former military super-commando Cal Mitchell is enjoying the pastoral life on his remote star colony home of Canaan, having put the fight against the Corporate Council behind him. But his past comes back to haunt him when a hired assassin makes an attempt on his life. On the heels of this threat, his old friend and former partner Deke Conner and DSI agent Kara McIntire arrive to warn him of a new conspiracy by old enemies, and this time the stakes are no lower than the fate of the galaxy. The hunt is on for the fabled Northwest Passage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • suspension of disbelief

  • By DragonFli_X on 06-27-18

suspension of disbelief

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Awesome way to push the outer bounds of reality and still be mentally and physically tangible. continuing the story line from the first book and grinding teeth to hear the last in its series. I dig the mix of attorney with a gritty military grade realism and nuance to drive a story that fits my psyche... perhaps it's not for everyone, but it speaks to my inner child that has to grow up; guns blazing and retractable talons and all! one small quip to the author would be the cut/paste use to provide flashbacks between books... it would be cooler to cut/"paste from another perspective" as he's done throughout the novel in its real-time.

Narration is great, however his style is just short relative to other narrators. there are subtle nuances that I experienced from listening to Glory Boy (the definitive start point should you get to this book) that I kind of wish were present in this reading. The sighs, snickers, and scoffs are miniscule but so very effective. The recording of this piece had lots of noticeable cuts where you can visualize the narrator pausing not just for a moment, but break for lunch, go to sleep, come back refreshed, grab a drink, and whatever you want to mentally imagine... while that works great for someone with ADHD... it could be distracting

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,561

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

can't wait to see the cinematic rendition.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Story was capturing enough to spark various levels of imagination. I think I'd also enjoy the read, but the audio book can definitely paint the tale of science fiction tech fantasy.

  • Greenwitch

  • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
  • By: Susan Cooper
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power from the Greenwitch...

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-27-12

Nice blast from the past

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Loved it, brought me back to my childhood. I found it very amusing to hear the narrator dabble with varying accents... Impressed with his American/British hybrid accent! They should totally contract a studio ghibli project for this entire series!