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Willie K

Anoka, MN, United States
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  • A Crown of Swords

  • Book Seven of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,008
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,354

In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel: Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid performance, and a good book.

  • By D. Jenne on 11-30-12

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Like any of Robert Jordans books, very entertaining. A must read series for any epic adventure book fan but start frim the beginning of The Wheel of Time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rithmatist

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,255

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the chalk!

  • By Brandon on 05-17-13

A Willie K review

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

Reviewed: 06-02-14

I put off reading this for some reason and i shouldnt have. A great read in classic Brandon Sanderson format and an interesting way to create special powers and fights.

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,268

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

Excellent read I give it a good recommendation. The storyline was very fluid for an extended timeline and a medium size book. I enjoyed how the author brought a new take on technology and alien encounters previously written about. Looking forward to the next book in the series and what the new aliens do.

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,358
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,345

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio Marchini on 01-12-09

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

There is not much to review here. If you have read books 1 and 2, book 3 takes it to the next level. This entire trilogy is my favorite read and I have listened to the entire series multiple times. These books are a must read.

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,917

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

Brandon has done it again in this series. This is an amazing read. The only let down of the book is that it wasn’t as long as his books in the series usually are. Brandon has really made a great transition from the original Mistborn Trilogy to a world hundreds of years after it took place. He did a fantastic job of showing advances in technology and civilization and incorporating allomantic and feruchemical powers into this new advanced world. This is a must read to any scifi enthusiast and can even be read as a stand alone without reading the first Trilogy, but there is no reason you shouldn’t. The original trilogy is amazing and by far my favorite books.

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,614

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

I was not impressed with this book at all and had to almost force myself to finish it. Was definitely a let down after the first 2 books in this series. It starts to focus more on their everyday living and politics, instead of action. I finished it only because I liked the first 2 books so much I wanted to see what happened to the characters. This book would be difficult to get through as a stand alone read and feel that you should read the first 2 before attempting it.

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  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,474

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissent Rules

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

For the second book in this series I was curious on how the author was going to continue it going when she had already set up rules how the contestants for the games were chosen. I felt she made a great transition to a second Hunger Game and it kept me interested in the series. Although I did feel it wasn’t quite as good as the first book it was still entertaining and I would recommend it readers of all ages.

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,961

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-21-12

The first book in this series sets up a great story line for the series. It had great flow throughout the book and a few twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. I was a little concerned that it was going to be written for younger readers, but feel that it was an excellent read for older readers as well. I recommended to my wife who also read it on her kindle and couldn’t put it down. Overall performance of this book was excellent reat entertainment

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,948
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,577

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!

  • By Private. on 08-02-12

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-09-12

I had to listen to just because of the hype. I was not impressed with the actually writing of this book. Good storyline poorly written. But a good read if you don’t care if its written well and want to feel naughty.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,188

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

A Willie K Review

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

Reviewed: 10-09-12

A great read, and great narration, storyline was very detailed sometimes to a fault and gave you a feeling of part of the book. I would recommend it those interested in scifi and those who are not