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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,681

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was hoping for.

  • By ♡Louise♡ on 06-21-18

Brit is a douchebag...just saying.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I love these books. The narrator does an amazing job as usual, but it seems like every book I listen to lately has the same theme. All the men are usually idiots in some way and the women are always self satisfied jerks who have to suffer their male counterparts lack of IQ. I felt so bad for Phillip in this book.

*Spoiler ahead* *SERIOUSLY!!*





*Technically Brit sabotaged her whole relationship by asking her boyfriend to help her. Blamed him for it, breaks up with him and makes it all his fault and everyone just accepts it and doesnt say anything?? seriously?? No one points out how messed up it is and the fact that the only reason he didn't tell her was the entire universe might of blown up come to find out it was all her anyway and she blames him? What in the ****? What is wrong with society where this seems to be the norm in writing now. Is it normal for every male protagonist to be dumb as a rock and the strong independent women selflessly put up with their silly antics ffs? Do no characters have any common sense or backbone. SHEESH!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Acts of War, Volume 1: Flashpoint

  • By: Aeryn Rudel
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Lord General Coleman Stryker is one of the greatest heroes of the Iron Kingdoms. As a warcaster, Stryker leads the armies of Cygnar and commands the power of the mighty steam-powered automatons known as warjacks. Chosen by his king to liberate the conquered lands of Llael from Cygnar's long-standing enemy, the Empire of Khador, Stryker finds himself forced to work with one of his most bitter enemies - the exiled mercenary Asheth Magnus, a man to whom Cygnar's king owes his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many battles and repetition...

  • By Robert on 10-07-16

I side with magnus

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I enjoyed this book. The narrator got some getting used to at first but by the end he was fine. I high rly recommend it. I sided with Magnus through almost the entire book...Striker seems like he would rather let his friends die than kill without honor. Just my opinion though.

  • Ibenus

  • Valducan, Book 3
  • By: Seth Skorkowsky
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

After surviving a demon attack, disgraced police detective Victoria Martin tracks down the Valducans in search of answers. Recognizing her potential, and despite the warnings of the other knights, Allan Havlock, protector of Ibenus, takes her in as his apprentice. As the Valducans travel to Paris to destroy a demon nest infesting the catacombs, the knights find themselves hunted by an Internet group intent on exposing them. Victoria, who belongs to this group, must desperately play both sides to protect not only herself but Allan, whom she has begun to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent addition to a very creative series

  • By Aaron Brown on 09-26-16

Another great addition to an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

This book is another addition in an already great series. I highly recommend it to anybody who's enjoy the previous two books. Great narration and a great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House of Chains

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ralph Lister is missed

  • By Hal on 12-28-13

Awesome book Bad pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

Would it KILL the new narrator to listen to ONE previous book so he properly knows how to pronounce names in this series ffs! Other than that he was ok, not as good as the previous narrator but considering he is doing the rest of the books I'll get used to him. Story was as always entertaining and well written. Can't wait for the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Game

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,829
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,754

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-29-14

One of the best if not THE best book I have ever r

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and have....and they agree this is an amazing book. Can not wait until the next one...dear god man hurry.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Skin Game?

I can't say it without spoilers...but considering it not only blows my mind but is tied in from several books before...this guy is a genius. When my friend got to it he blew up my phone saying how his mind is blown and freaking incredible.

Which scene was your favorite?

When you realize Dresden is a genius.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

HOLY CRAP ITS FINALLY HAPPENING! Do NOT screw me over hollywood!!

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and read this series. I have not found a series that has constantly gotten better with each and ever book, and considering this is the 15th book in the series that should say something.

  • Sacrifice

  • The Trysmoon Saga, Book 4
  • By: Brian K. Fuller
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

The battle for Echo Hold begins, the Uyumaak throwing their might at the fortress. The birth of the Holy Child draws near, and the Chalaine and Padra Athan try to prop up the Ha'Ulrich's failing courage so he can face Mikkik when the time comes. Gen, still separated from the Chalaine, watches from a distance, fearing treachery, hoping he can save her from Mikkik and the incompetence of her cowardly husband.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great novel broken into Multiple books for Bigger profits?? You be judge!

  • By Dan on 07-18-15

Great ending to a great series

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Great series, only complaint is some characters
Ended very. Abruptly. Also I would've liked to of known what happened to the boy that Jen gave the knife to. Other than that the performance is great and the book was amazing

  • Legion: Skin Deep

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,510

As the new story begins, Leeds and his "aspects" are hired by I3 (Innovative Information Incorporated) to recover a corpse stolen from the local morgue. But there's a catch. The corpse is that of a pioneer in the field of experimental biotechnology, a man whose work concerned the use of the human body as a massive storage device. He may have embedded something in the cells of his now dead body. And that something might be dangerous.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple personalities detective agency

  • By Silicon Valley Geek on 02-08-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Another great book by this guy. Can't believe how one author can great such good books. I am excited for the next one. The narrator is one of the best I have heard as well. Good
Job all around!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Legion

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,104

Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only flaw...

  • By Joshua on 12-09-12

Great book, with an interesting new story

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Great narrator and great story. Can't believe how many amazing books one author can give us

  • The Autumn Republic

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588

Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Trilogy!!!

  • By Hassan on 02-12-15

Amazing trilogy

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

This book was a much needed breath of fresh air. An epic end to an amazing story....a great job by the author and the very talented narrator.