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Eduardo

Surprise, AZ, USA
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  • The Severed Tower

  • A Conquered Earth Novel, Book 2
  • By: J. Barton Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Holt, Mira, and Max have fled Midnight City with Zoey after watching her repel an entire Assembly army. Zoey's powers are unlocked, but who and what she is remains a mystery. All she knows is that she must reach the Severed Tower, an infamous spot in the middle of the world's most dangerous landscape: The Strange Lands, a place where the laws of physics have completely broken down. But the closer they get to the tower, the more precarious things become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended! Awesome narration!

  • By Eduardo on 03-22-16

Highly recommended! Awesome narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

This story is incredible, it's the second in the series and it seems like a movie as it plays out. I think this is one of the best stories that I've listened to and it just keeps getting better. The authors poignant description of events, environments and characters are captured with the fewest words possible. This keeps you locked in to the story. I also loved Midnight City, looking forward to Valley of Fire. I would love to see an adaptation of this trilogy on the big screen. I think it could be the next original blockbuster that we would all want to see and experience. Kirby Heyborne does an impeccable job of maintaining character identities and emotions. Great work!

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  • Little Green Men

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

After the success of his highly-acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington D.C. in a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits...and how much they both have in common."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughing Gas

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

Intellectually hilarious!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-09

I have listened to this book over and over and over again after first renting a cassette copy of it at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. I bought the cassette version until the cassette broke, then I found it on audible and had to buy it again. Christopher Buckley has a way with weaving high brow words with slap stick comedy. Mark Lin Baker reads the story and brings all of the characters to life. This is an incredible "theater of the mind" comedy that will have you laughing so hard at the wild analogies and references that are made. I always think of this story as a "What if Rush Limbaugh were abducted by aliens and how would he handle it". With his credibility on the line and the search for the truth. Obviously it's not Rush, but Oliver Banyon, a pompous political interviewer on television rather than radio.

I strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to laugh themselves silly on a long drive or just to escape. I have listened to many audio books, but this is by far the best in entertainment. Great job Mark Lin Baker!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful