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M. C. Bowman

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  • The Republic of Thieves

  • Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3
  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,016
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,447

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A transition and a preface

  • By David on 11-14-13

Saved the best for last

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

What made the experience of listening to The Republic of Thieves the most enjoyable?

I love it when you think you have it all figured out and guess what you don't.
Nicely done and thanks for tying the pieces together so well

  • Warlord

  • The Outlaw Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Angus Donald
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

May 1194: Richard the Lionheart is in Normandy, locked in a long and bloody war with the French. By his side are Robert Odo, Earl of Locksley - the former outlaw Robin Hood - and Sir Alan Dale, Robin's protégé, a musician and warrior of great renown. As battles rage and bodies pile up, Alan embarks on a mission to track down the man who ordered his father's death 10 years earlier. But the trail leads him to Paris, deep in the heart of enemy territory - where even Robin might not be able to rescue him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great addition to the series can't wait for next

  • By Anonymous User on 03-11-18

Good story tying in some details

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Another good story about robin hood. Nice to see someone imagining what came next for the band of merry men.

  • Alliance of Shadows

  • Dead Six, Book 3
  • By: Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563

Europe has spiraled into chaos. A conspiracy years in the making combined with general unrest led to upheaval and revolution. In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel, trying to track down the evil and highly dangerous Katarina Montalban. She has initiated a mysterious plot to do away with those who stand between her and ultimate power. The team is on their own, with few friends and few resources - and racing against the clock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid End to a Solid Series

  • By Damon on 01-06-17

Third book best yet

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

The third book tied all together and was concluded very well. Nice way to wrap it up.

  • The Cutthroat

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Isaac Bell books are great

  • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

Another great cussler story

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

This is one of my favorite series. I enjoy stepping back in time and learning some history at the same time listening to a great story. Waiting number 11. Thank you.

  • The Pharaoh's Secret

  • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833

Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they've ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cussler is always entertaining...

  • By B Reader on 07-20-16

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Love listening to Scott present these stories created by Clive Cussler I love trying to guess the ties as the story unfolds this is half the fun of listening enjoy

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The World of Ice & Fire

  • The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
  • By: George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice, Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,543

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork - the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time - warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece, as expected

  • By Lucie on 07-03-15

Wow. Could have accomplished the same thing in 12 hours

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Liked the background and how it provided more detail of the people and places. Then it became so long that I was not captivated any longer. Just covering the main locations and their history would have been more than sufficient.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight Tides

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 5
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 31 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace - but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst, deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • IT GETS EASIER.

  • By Rylan on 02-11-16

Another good story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

This book like the previous is three stories in one. Author weaves the stories together into one massive tale
A few characters find themselves in this book as well. Looking forward to the next book. Each book over 32 hours of listening pleasure. At least one cannot say that they don't get their monies worth.

  • Deliver Us from Evil

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

In South America a 96-year-old man of great wealth reads a book late one night and an hour later he lies dead in his bed, the secrets of his past starkly revealed. Six months later another mystery man lies dead at the bottom of his pool in a villa in Provence. This time, however, there's a witness at the scene: Shaw, the shadowy operative from The Whole Truth who barely escapes with his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why Not Five Stars?

  • By Eva Gannon on 05-16-10

Great beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

This was a great story beginning to the end. I hope to listen to another of his books soon
I like the history lesson and detail of locations.

  • Gardens of the Moon

  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,897
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,899

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The best Worst book there is

  • By George on 04-07-16

Takes a while to understand

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

The story in my opinion could have been set up better it takes a while to understand all the players I almost turned off twice to skip it and mark it up as a lost cause. I am glad u kept going as once I began to put the pieces together the story got better and better . I am now looking forward to the next book I. The series

  • Clash of Iron

  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they must defend it. A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to defend their home, the British tribes go to battle with each other - and see Maidun as an easy target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story with humor, complexity and with good ending

  • By Adnan on 09-14-15

Good follow up to book one

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

This was a good book to follow age of iron. Interesting twists and turns to the end, you will enjoy listening as reading does excellent job.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful