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Pleasanton, CA, United States
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  • Escape

  • Adventures on Terra, Book 2
  • By: R.A. Mejia
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Armon Ellington died on Earth and was transported to Terra, a world governed by rules eerily similar to the RPG games he loved. He found he could gain levels, skills, abilities, and magic just like he could in those games. In addition to finding a way to become more powerful, he also found the friends and family he'd always longed for. Unfortunately, he also discovered the pain of losing them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first.

  • By Tim Ward on 11-08-17

Its not terrible but not really worth it

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I pretty much only read this because I had finished the first book(with around the same reaction) and I had a dentist appointment in 15 mins so I needed something to listen too. The story is probably one of the best parts of the book is the worldbuilding. The world itself is decently large and fairly detailed and the different life in the kingdoms and towns in interesting but just not enough. The plot is where this book gets iffy, from the first book it felt like maybe it would go somewhere but the author basically just drew out the whole book in an attempt to get the characters to a higher level. But by far the worst part is the characters, there are some likable characters and sometimes the main characters do something smart but seriously, almost every single main character is either ungodly stupid (*cough* *cough* Armon) or is content to sit in the background randomly correcting his mistakes to move the plot forward. And of course, I can't forget about the massive number of references and unnecessary jokes the author adds seemingly just because he can. They make the whole book feel clunky and make you lose and feelings for the main characters because they make the whole book seem like a joke...which it is. Overall I appreciate the effort the author put into the book and really do see potential in the storyline and world, but the main characters just ruined the whole book for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love's Miracles

  • By: Sandra Leesmith
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Dr. Margo Devaull came to Dominic Zanelli's mountain retreat confident that she could help this Vietnam veteran overcome the torment that kept him apart from the world. But her training as a psychologist had not prepared her for the tragic, explosive contradictions brewing inside him. For here was a sensitive artist who could be gentle - and a man whose eyes flashed with violence and pain when he told her to leave and never come back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Vietnam Story I’ve Ever Been Able to Finish!

  • By Vince on 03-23-14

Great Love story!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Love's Miracles the most enjoyable?

I loved the story and the narrator's voice was very soothing. Perfect for the car!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful