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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. audiobook cover art

An unexpectedly great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Given the ideas of witchcraft, magic and time travel, I was understandably skeptical. The performances and the historical scope of the book made for a fantastic read/listen. I would highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Soldiers Live audiobook cover art

A fitting end to an excellent series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I am sad these characters will not return. The Black Company books are a tour de force for great fiction and a realistic depiction of the camaraderie of fighting men and women.

Water Sleeps audiobook cover art

MacLeod Andrews is a narration genius

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-18

Mr. Andrews brought this book to life possibly better than many readers I have listened to in over 100 titles on Audible. This is another great addition to the Black Company. I am anxious to complete the series, but alas only one book remains.

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) audiobook cover art

Entertaining and Inventive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Ray Porter brings this first person narrative to life in an irreverent and intelligent way. I really wasn't sure how well that I would like this story but I was pleasantly surprised. I have already recommend this to several of my friends. I am anxious to listen to the next installment of The Bobs in Space.

The IX audiobook cover art

Feels artificially condenced..

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

This book was not awful, as some of the previous reviews stated. I do question the choice of narrator. I have a feeling that they hired Rob Goll based his foreign sound. English is clearly NOT his primary language. it may work for sounding exotic, but it made for some painful listening at times. This book feels as though there is much source material left out. The author introduced many characters just to nevet really do anything with them. Hardly any real character development for the Legionaries, the Highlanders, the U.S. Cavalry. This could have been a great story. Alas, it is what it is. Not bad but not great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Norse Mythology audiobook cover art

Neil is Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Neil Gaiman never fails to awe me with his creativity and storytelling flair for drama. I love that he owns these tales as any good bard should. Neil makes them his own in his style of retelling and in this encourages you to share and pass on the same. He doesn't claim dominion or authority over the source material. He just adds a new voice to the fireside tale or mead halls. It is a brilliant recording and wonderful addition to my collection.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer audiobook cover art

Glorious rendtion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Nick Offerman's reading of Mark Twain seems only natural and is as pleasing to the ear as it is to the mind's eye. Offerman's/Twain's descriptions of people and events are perfect. I had forgotten how wonderful the prose of Mark Twain can be. I hope they bring Offer an back for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Rise of the Warrior Cop audiobook cover art

Not all police are bad.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-16

Like most things in government, the policies of policing are broken. Balko details many issues facing the citizens at large who sadly have traded away our right ever time, piecemeal in lieu for the illusion of safety from ourselves. Now, not only must law abiding citizens fear criminals but our protectors who for good or for ill are taking liberties with our freedoms. State sponsored seizures of property and assets, ultra-violence, wrongful death and injuries with no victim recourse sounds like something out of 1930's Germany and that could never happen here at home. Hopefully after reading this, you too will join together and help take back our nation before another family is hurt or destroyed with no recourse.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

End of Watch audiobook cover art

A fitting end to a great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Narrator Will Patton brings Bill Hodges to life in the final chapter of the Mr Mercedes Trilogy. Another brilliant submission by Mr King, who continues to amaze me. Definitely worth another listen (all three books) as I'm sure there are threads I have missed that Mr King has woven that seemed inconsequential at the time but would make sense in hindsight. I'm sure any new reader would thoroughly enjoy this series. I certainly have. Highest praises to Mr King who rarely ever lets me down.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights audiobook cover art

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-16

Salman Rushdie brings us a brilliant modern parable that is both entertaining and philosophical. In the great tradition of Orwell's Animal Farm, Rushdie's latest opus will hold up well for multiple readings and deeper examination.