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Scott McFadden

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  • Ender in Exile

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822

Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Change of Perspective

  • By Joshua on 11-14-08

Excellent book.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

Would you listen to Ender in Exile again? Why?

What did you like best about this story?

This book really opens up the character of ender as he matures.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The varying narrators made it quite fun to listen to.

  • Ice Forged

  • Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, Book 1
  • By: Gail Z. Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists. Now, as the world's magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking...

  • By Scott on 09-11-14

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

What made the experience of listening to Ice Forged the most enjoyable?

Interesting world. Colorful characters and backgrounds. It could have been easily broken into two books, but thankfully, we did not have to wait for the second. :)

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Fool's War

  • By: Sarah Zettel
  • Narrated by: Parisa Johnston
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In this New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a strange new life form threatens all of humanity, and only a fool would stand in its way. Katmer Al Shei has done well with the starship Pasadena, cutting corners where necessary to keep her crew paid and her journeys profitable. But there are two things she will never skimp on: her crew - and her fool. For a long space journey, a certified Fool’s Guild clown is essential, to amuse, excite, and otherwise distract the crew from the drudgeries of interstellar flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A better future

  • By William on 12-01-17

interesting universe

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

Any additional comments?

Interesting book. The universe the book was set in was interesting. Each planet, ship and other setting was well thought out and wonderfully described.

The complexities of the main character's family and religion were also interesting and lent a realistic dimension to the characters.

However, the plot grew well beyond the characters control. The turns in book lead the main character down a rapidly declining slope with all hope lost again and again. Although the characters were colorful, their roles morphed beyond reasonable expectations.

  • Wizard Squared

  • Rogue Agent, Book 3
  • By: K. E. Mills
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

When the members of Witches Incorporated receive a visitor from an alternate reality, they are shocked to discover that Gerald Dunwoody is responsible for the chaos in this parallel world. This evil Gerald has turned into a raving tyrant whose use of black magic has made him unstoppable. Unfortunately for them, this problem is about to cross over to their world very quickly because evil Gerald is searching for new worlds to conquer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not the best.

  • By Scott McFadden on 08-11-10

Good, but not the best.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-10

I really enjoy this series. The characters are fun and the world is colorful. This installment of their exploits was a bit confusing. The concept of the extra dimension is a bit misleading and at first, I thought it was a huge retelling of the first book. I don't think Ms. Mills set the story up very well and probably should have lead that particular dimension down its path a bit more to establish that character set.

The narrator, Stephen Hoyle, was as always very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Imager

  • The First Book of the Imager Portfolio
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L'Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and diligent enough to be considered for the status of master artisan - in another two years. Then, in a single moment, his entire life is transformed when his master patron is killed in a flash fire and Rhenn discovers he is an imager.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't love it

  • By Timorell on 11-02-10

Great Start!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-09

This is a wonderful, well written book that provides a portrait into a clearly defined world of intrigue and magic. It was interesting and fun to listen to. I said great start because the Imager defines a character and environment that can, and hopefully will be used by Modesitt to bring to life further adventures of the young Master Imager Rhennthyl.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful