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Garibaldi Highlands, BC, Canada
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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,088

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Excellent Perfoemance

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

I thought Zachary Quinto did a really great job. He put an amazing range of emotion and personality into the characters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,956

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-16-13

there was a lot of mail sorting

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

I liked the story and I liked the characters but there was a lot of mail sorting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Blight of Mages

  • By: Karen Miller
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Hundreds of years before the great Mage War, a land lies, unknowing, on the edge of catastrophe.... Barl is young and impulsive, but she has a power within that calls to her. In her city, however, only those of noble blood and with the right connections learn the ways of the arcane. Barl is desperate to learn - but her eagerness to use her power leads her astray and she is banned from ever learning the mystic arts.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Robert Harris on 08-26-18

I didn't expect to dislike the book so much.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

What disappointed you about A Blight of Mages?

I read Innocent Mage and Awakened Mage and enjoyed them very much.
The two main characters of A Blight of Mages hadn't even met before I couldn't listen to any more. I found the dialogue very argumentative. If I wanted to listen to family squabbling, I'd watch American reality television. I also thought the story itself was very predictable...socially dissatisfied poor girl meets disillusioned rich boy.

Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Miller again?

I wish I could think of a redeeming comment to make about the book but I really didn't like it. I've moved on to a different book and likely won't read any more of this author's works.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Personally, I didn't care for the performance. I found the narrator's male voices especially jarring.