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  • The Crippled God

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 10
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 45 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495

Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. A woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confidence, Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods - if her own troops don't kill her first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Damon on 08-05-15

A fantastic ending

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I loved this series, and loved the ending. I'm just saddened that there is at least 1 character whom didn't show up in this book, but was alluded to in the previous book.

Parts of it made me cry, and those were well earned.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,029

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Good book, with a rough start

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

This book has a nice sorry to it, and I'm enjoying the take on the soul, and identity if we're digitized. The thing I most disliked is the extreme brow beating being given to those of a religious belief, as the way they're looked down on, particularly at the beginning.

  • Willful Child: Wrath of Betty

  • Willful Child, Book 2
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The continuing adventures of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the... And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through "the infinite vastness of interstellar space."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rollicking good time..

  • By James on 11-04-16

Not as good as the last one

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

The author seemed to want to comment on the political atmosphere of 2016, along with how he seems to see that those whom are overly conservative are not up to his standards.

While there were done genuinely entertaining parts of this book, some parts were a slog to get through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,256

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

A fun mystery with a twist

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

I loved the mystery that was introduced in this book. it kept me coming back. The characters were great, as the reveal was fantastic. I think this book should not get a sequel, as I may detract from the fun that was this book.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Isle

  • Ex-Heroes, Book 5
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Mark Boyett, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,256

The heroes are overjoyed when they discover another group of survivors living on a manmade island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But there's something very, very wrong with this isolated community and its mysterious leader - a secret that could put every survivor in the world at risk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The superheroes head out to sea.

  • By Lore on 04-09-16

Setting up the future

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

I like how this book sets up how the world can look like in the future, and I'm now really excited to see how the future books will be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

A good ending

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

This was a fun ending, to a fun series. It's not a complex series, which makes it good for a younger audience.

  • The Fate's Forsaken Omnibus

  • Books 1-2 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 37 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

Books 1, 2, and the prequel novella of the Fate's Forsaken series. The series follows the adventures of Kael: a young man who is thrust from his home in the Unforgivable Mountains and onto a hero's path. The journey is long, the battles are fierce - nearly all of his companions are outlaws. And Kael's rotten bad luck seems to make everything worse. This is his story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Series

  • By Ariellah on 10-19-15

Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

This is a good series, and I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

  • The Last Mortal Bond

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I so wanted to love this book!

  • By Steven Merrick on 04-25-16

A good ending to a fun series

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I enjoyed the series, and felt gratified by the ending. It wasn't a masterpiece, but it was fun, and that's what I want in my books.

  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,225

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Adare ruins everything

  • By Nate Smith on 02-08-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

I liked this book, and like the villains in it, along with their motivations. I can't spell the name of the ancient race, but I really enjoy it.

  • Ex-Patriots

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Khristine Hvam, Mark Boyett, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141

It’s been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of that time, the superhero called St. George, formerly known to the world as the Mighty Dragon, has protected the people of Los Angeles at their film-studio-turned-fortress, The Mount. Together with his fellow heroes, he’s tried to give the survivors hope and something like a real life. But the swollen population of The Mount is becoming harder and harder to sustain....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than The First!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-09-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

I enjoy the take on the mix of Zompocolypse, & super heroes. the military was well done, and so was the villain. the sorry sorry at the end was very enjoyable as well, but in a very different way.