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Tirronan

Plano, TX, United States
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  • Shadowed Souls

  • By: Jim Butcher - editor, Kerrie L. Hughes - editor
  • Narrated by: Jim Butcher, Julia Whelan, Various
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313

In this dark and gritty collection - featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman - nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.... Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's an Urban Fantasy Anthology, not Dresden

  • By Daniel Sturkie on 12-08-16

very well done

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Kate and her husband are as good as it gets. Jim Butcher's story is just great. The rest don't drop in quality either. This one is well worth your time.

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  • Coyote Destiny

  • A Novel of Interstellar Civilization
  • By: Allen Steele
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news - both good and bad.The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive - and somewhere on Coyote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OK I'm Converted!

  • By Dennis on 09-30-12

You keep waiting for excitement, alas.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Any author has to invest a good deal of his story to character building. Unfortunately, most of this story is given to the characters talking, doing little else, then traveling, to do more talking. What few actual events take place are very short. Conflict is almost resolved before it begins.

What was most disappointing about Allen Steele’s story?

Wasting that much time to find a man that was already repentant. I found myself asking why didn't he just turn himself in instead of making me listen to all that.

What does Peter Ganim and Allen Steele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You do get the feeling of age, of weariness, of one last task before some of the characters lay their burdens down.

What character would you cut from Coyote Destiny?

I would have left most the elder generation out of the story all together. I only read the last book in the series but my will I not get another.

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  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,531

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Light fun and a great story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-12

What made the experience of listening to Hounded the most enjoyable?

The magic system is well thought out. The story is consistent on the point. There is a light easy humor that makes this a joy to read.

What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

In the 1st person view point it reminds me of the hard scifi authors Joe Halderman's The Forever War. Also Old Man's War. Mostly by the tone of the story and again the humor woven into it.

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Absolutely the right voice for the novel.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I pretty much did listen to it in one reading.

Any additional comments?

I wish the story had been a bit longer.

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  • Faith

  • By: John Love
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 44

Faith is the name humanity has given to the unknown, seemingly invincible alien ship that has begun to harass the newly emergent Commonwealth. Three hundred years earlier, the same ship destroyed the Sakhran Empire, allowing the Commonwealth to expand its sphere of influence. But now Faith has returned! The ship is as devastating as before, and its attacks leave some Commonwealth solar systems in chaos.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I've heard of introspective but sheesh....

  • By Tirronan on 12-26-12

I've heard of introspective but sheesh....

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

Reviewed: 12-26-12

What disappointed you about Faith?

five minutes of one of the characters thinking about his erection for one thing that bothered me. There is a laser focus on the enemy as if like a comic book. I understand that character flaws are part of a good story, endlessly indulging in them another thing altogether. I might have my sexual fantasies, but does my read have to know all about them in infinite detail? I found the whole story just far too narcissistic for my tastes.

What was most disappointing about John Love’s story?

Look it is hard to write a book, it can take years and God knows it is a labor of love. Still when I get the feeling I have to wash my hands after listening, and I am a grown man, after listening to it, the writer went too far.

Have you listened to any of Andy Paris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The Narrator is fine, it is the material he had to work with that I find wanting.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Faith?

I would have suggested removing most of the female serial rapist's introspection, I might have taken a stance about anyone going on about his hard on.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to be unkind but I'd suggest a pass on this one.

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