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Ormond Beach, FL, United States
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  • Into the Storm

  • Book One of The Malcontents
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370

A knight of Cygnar follows a strict moral code. His integrity is beyond reproach. He holds himself to the highest standards whether dealing with friend or foe. And he values honor above all. The year is 606 AR, and Cygnar has been sorely pressed by its enemies both at home and abroad. In Caspia, the conflict with the Protectorate is about to erupt into full war with the looming invasion of Sul. The Cygnaran military is desperate for soldiers with the skill, strength, and bravery to take up the devastating galvanic weaponry of the new Storm Division.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After 150 titles, first review of a fantasy story.

  • By Niv on 12-16-14

Military Fantasy with fleshed out characters? Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

An impressive book by an incredible writer. I started with his Hard Magic series (amazing story with amazingly bad covers) and this series promises to be just as good!

Ray Porter does another top-notch job narrating. Highly recommended.

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,351

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

Better than the cover!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-14

I like his Monster Hunter series ... but was hesitant to listen to this series because of the cover. Big mistake - the Grimnoir books are incredibly deep and even better thought out than the MH series! Filled with historical fiction and one of the best narrators I've ever heard - this is one series you can't miss!

  • Wind Rider's Oath

  • War God, Book 3
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

In The War God's Own, Bahzell had managed to stop a war by convincing Baron Tellian, leader of the Sothoii, to "surrender" to him, the War God's champion. Now, he has journeyed to the Sothoii Wind Plain to oversee the parole he granted to Tellian and his men, to represent the Order of Tomanak, the War God, and to be an ambassador for the hradani. What's more, the flying coursers of the Sothoii have accepted Bahzell as a wind rider-the first hradani wind rider in history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Running the Gears

  • By Michael on 07-10-13

14 hours before the first sword is drawn.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-14

I like the series. I do! However, this book had very little action compared to the first two. After listening to 14 hours, the main characters hadn't drawn their swords or traveled anywhere. A lot of political movement and discussion of a 14-year old girl's love for her parents and lamenting her station in life.

It just shows you what a great writer Weber is that I was able to stick to the end. I still love the series ... just hoping the next book has more action.

  • A Fate Worse Than Dragons

  • By: John Moore
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In an attempt to win the hand of Princess Gloria in marriage, Sir Terry slays a dragon - only to discover he's killed the dragon in a neighboring kingdom and inadvertently earned the devotion of the wrong princess. And everyone knows that getting stuck with the wrong girl is truly a fate worse than dragons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By Timothy on 04-15-14

Amusing

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

Fun little book. John Moore is an entertaining comedic fantasy writer. Reminds me of Pratchett, but a little less goofy. I thought Heroics for Beginners was funnier, but this was pretty great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Raising Steam

  • The Discworld Series, Book 40
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than funny

  • By David on 04-15-14

Thank you Mr. Pratchett

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

I enjoyed this book tremendously, just like all of the later Discworld books. Pratchett has always been my favorite comedic writer and I've fallen in love with most of his characters.

Raising Steam is a little different ... it jumped around a lot in the beginning (I wasn't sure who the main protagonist would be until it landed on Moist). The book also portrays the patrician differently (less decisive) and spreads the story over several years. Once it got up to speed, however, raising steam delivered !

I am praying that this isn't the final book ... but if it is, thank you Mr. Pratchett for the many hours you've filled my life. Your books are always amusing, but it is the serious bits that I find the most touching.

  • The E-Myth Optometrist

  • By: Michael E. Gerber, Riley F. Uglum O.D.
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber, Riley F. Uglum O.D.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

A successful optometry practice is a juggling act. You need to know your field of optometry, as well as how to run a small business. Your education has prepared you for the technical ins and outs of optometry practice. But what has prepared you to run a business?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Timothy on 03-15-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-15-14

I agree with Rich. A lot of fluff and not much useful advice for the practicing eye doctor. I applaud Dr. Uglum for writing his half (there aren't many books on this subject) but Gerber's half was generic and not helpful. It almost felt like Gerber took his existing emyth book and pasted the word "optometrist" into it. Also, I've never read a book with as many dedications and shout-outs in my life ... seriously, the first 15 minutes of audio can be skipped.

The book doesn't cover the ethics of how Dr. Uglum hires other optometrists ... does he make them partners, or just use them to "duplicate" himself and keep them as employees forever? I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable doing that to others in my own profession, even though this is the "e-myth way." Finally, I wasn't wild about the Gerber sales pitches or the nutraceutical stuff. Other than all those negatives, a decent listen and both authors did a great job with narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battlespace

  • The Legacy Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

When called to do battle many light years from home, the first Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge - and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke. But Earth is 21 years older than the home planet they originally left, and the Marines need time to retrain and readjust - time they do not have, due to the bizzare disappearance of a detachment of their brothers- and sisters-in-arms. It is a mystery, but there is a starting point: an ancient wormhole threading through the Sirius system. Whatever waits on the other side must be confronted, with stealth, with force, and without fear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • getting better

  • By Kk Lab on 09-14-17

Good narration, fun story

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

Reviewed: 11-17-13

Fun story. I think David Drummond does a great job with this read! Looking forward to the third book.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Star Corps

  • Book One of The Legacy Trilogy
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Many millennia ago, the human race was enslaved by the An - a fearsome alien people whose cruel empire once spanned the galaxies, until they were defeated and consigned to oblivion. But a research mission to the planet Ishtar has made a terrifying - and fatal - discovery: The Ahanu, ancestors of the former masters, live on, far from the reach of Earth - born weapons and technology ... and tens of thousands of captive human souls still bow to their iron will.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK story, quite different (or weird) in many spots

  • By DocJim on 05-17-14

I thought the narration was great.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

I thought David Drummond did a great job narrating this book ... in fact,his voice is what drew me to the series. I'm not sure what people want ... I can only assume the average reader of this genre is a little younger and prefer a younger-sounding author?

The story is simple, the characters not too deep. But still, a lot of fun. Reminds me of the series "march upcountry" by ringo and weber.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Prince Charlie

  • By: John Moore
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

After the king of Damask dies, Bad Prince Charlie is put on the throne to divert attention from his uncles' plan-to procure Weapons of Magical Destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "I'm an Art History Major -- totally unemployable!"

  • By jah on 11-06-15

Not bad, but ...

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

Reviewed: 06-20-13

I am enjoying John Moore's books ... finished "Heroics" and "Unhandsome Prince." I didn't like this book quite as much and couldn't quite get around to finishing it.

Overall, however, great writer and I encourage you to explore his works for those gems!

  • Heroics for Beginners

  • By: John Moore
  • Narrated by: Joe Delafield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Prince Kevin Timberline must retrieve Ancient Artifact Model Seven from the clutches of the evil Lord Voltmeter - He Who Must Be Named - before said evil lord unleashes his diabolical plan. Luckily, Kevin wields a secret weapon that will cause the forces of darkness to tremble: The Handbook of Practical Heroics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Milking the Giant Cow!

  • By Timothy on 03-28-13

Milking the Giant Cow!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-13

Hilarious book. Reminds me a lot of Terry Pratchett's earlier work ... fun, light, and very witty. I'm going to start downloading the author's other books now. Hazaah!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful