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John A. D. Sicat

Cortlandt Manor, NY, US
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  • 9
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  • 62
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  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,849
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,184
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,168

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

Start a petition for a movie!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Every book Sanderson wrote deserves a movie treatment. But I cannot express enough how well this book has been written that it should be the first among the many. I was at the edge of my seat in many situations and cannot contain myself from expressing my emotions to the extreme! I've said many times over throughout the narrative that this would be so great in the big screens with all the CGI blockbuster films can muster!

  • The Rithmatist

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,698

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the chalk!

  • By Brandon on 05-17-13

Get that second book gone already, Sanderson!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Please...Sir! This is the fourth time I'm listening to this book and I CAN'T WAIT for the next one! The Atzlanian is going to be so awesome!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,492

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

You can never go wrong with Kramer!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This book is awesomely mixed between Wheel of Time, Sanderson Books, and the Extracted Trilogy!

  • The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

  • By: C. L. Schneider
  • Narrated by: Daniel Storm
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51

Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races. Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the whole trilogy on Audible

  • By Jon Santana on 02-01-18

Can't wait for Book Two!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

As soon as I started this book, I couldn't stop listening. Definitely looking forward to the next installment!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,924

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me?

  • By Kimberly C. on 12-13-17

That ending...

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Can't say much about the ending since it can spoil a number of things. But, honestly, good lord... It could've ended better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 4
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

Ever since discovering that his mother is still alive, and being held captive by Lord Zelroth, Lusam has been tormented by terrifying nightmares. He soon finds that it's not only his nightmares which threaten to thwart his plans of a rescue, but also the King himself. New alliances are made and old ones are tested to their limits as Lusam's single-mindedness to rescue his mother causes him to take risks that he would never normally consider.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story in Dire Need of an Editor

  • By Christopher on 09-12-17

Damn you, Dean!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

This book is freaking great! I'm just annoyed that I have to wait for Aemon knows how long before the next one is released. As always, the narration is perfect.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Books 1-2
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648

Lusam grew up in the relative safety of the Elveen mountains with his grandmother. She taught him the basics of magic and discovered, quite by accident, that he possessed a unique skill never seen before: the ability to hide his magical aura from the mage-sight of others. Dark secrets surround Lusam's origins, and the dark agents of the Empire will stop at nothing to kill Lusam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs work, but has potential

  • By Skipper on 12-12-17

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Hate that book three and four aren't available yet. can't wait for it to be on Audible!

  • Marvel Comics

  • The Untold Story
  • By: Sean Howe
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers - also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, even handed history

  • By Phillip on 08-08-13

Interesting and disheartening

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Great narration. Well-written. A must for comic book fans, aspiring professionals, freelancers, and veterans of the industry. This book gives you the ultimate inside scoop on the ever-growing complexities of an already difficult-to-navigate business. As part of a family who I consider as "creatives," it's truly an eye-opener how young this industry still is. The dust has yet to settle. I highly recommend this book to everyone trying to break in to the industry.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,331

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Such a unique audio book!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I'm so glad this is my first audio comics! I was extremely concerned how well it would translate. But it was well produced. Definitely worth a listen!

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spark

  • By Kathleen on 11-02-08

Worth the money!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Definitely not a book you just listen to once! So much information to absorb! I quite enjoyed this book reading it. But listening to it allowed me to absorb more information. Will listen to it again.