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Jane Carver of Waar [Soundtrack Edition]

Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (360 ratings)
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This version of Jane Carver of Waar features a soundtrack that includes music and sound effects designed to enhance the listening experience. We will send you a survey in the next few weeks to ask for your feedback on this version. Your feedback will be very helpful and is much appreciated.

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger men, sky pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry. Caught up in a disgraced nobleman's quest to win back the hand of a sexy alien princess, Jane encounters bizarre wonders and dangers unlike anything she ever ran into back home. Then again, Waar has never seen anyone like Jane before.

Both a loving tribute and a scathing parody of the swashbuckling space fantasies of yore, Jane Carver of Waar introduces an unforgettable new science-fiction heroine. Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer with two movies, a Saturday-morning adventure series, and several TV episodes to his name. His official website is www.sabrepunk.com.

©2012 Nathan Long (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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The soundtrack killed the radio star!

The author uses horrible descriptions for things like "hungry as damn"...what is that supposed to mean? The situations that are thrust upon Jane and how she handles these situations are unbelievable. The author does not make anything in the story even half way believable and I find that I don't really care what happens to her. Cuss words are thrown in willy-nilly in what I think is an attempt to make her seem more "bad-ass" however it does the exact opposite. It reminds me of Will Smith's character in I, Robot where he tells Shia LaBeouf to stop cussing because he's bad it! The poor story along with the awful accompaniment of the so called soundtrack further makes this book extremely difficult to endure.

The sound track addition may not have been so horrid if the sound was playing at the same time the words were being spoken. Instead you got a “she could hear the motorcycles approaching her” then you got a motorcycle sound. The same thing happened for each whoop, yell, clang of metal or battle sound. Play the sound at the time the narrator is speaking the words not after as it seems like the sounds were placed there as a “see…I TOLD you they were coming closer”.

I left this book unfinished and I really don't care how Jane's future played out and will never pick it back up to complete it either!

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It Does the Job

Any additional comments?

A decent book. Because it was just a decent book, I'm having trouble reviewing it, while there isn't anything particularly bad about it, there isn't anything particularly notable about it.

The book starts out very similarly to Princess of Mars, but quickly starts varying. From then on the book is just a fluff read that you can read or listen to while doing other stuff and looking for your next book. What the tin says, you get: a foul-mouthed (seriously why do reviewers complain about the language? What did they expect after reading the publisher's summary?) biker chick roaming and messing around with everything that is holy and acceptable in a barbaric new world.

In regards to this soundtrack version: I really like the idea behind it and it was fairly decent in execution. Most of the time I didn't even notice the soundtrack, but when I did, I felt it was a nice touch. Other books would benefit more from soundtrack editions than this one, so I hope more are produced.

So if that sounds like what you want, then pick this book up.

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Jane Carver of Waar

I enjoyed listening to this enhanced audio. The background sounds added nicely to the narration.

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LOVE!

It was a great story! The sound track only made it more exciting. I didn't pick this book for myself and I probably never would have, and had very low expectations for it but it was awesome! Such a good story and easy listen, made it very hard to turn off!

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Not worth the time.

Received this for free in exchange for a review. I got thru about a minute. The language is crude and the writing offensive.

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More than just a gender swap

I went into this book expecting nothing more than a gender swapped John Carver. Boy, was I wrong the unique spin and genuine voice the author gave to Jane was surprising, made only better by the wonderful performance of the narrator.

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poor imitation

almost a direct copy of John Carter and Mars story. nothing original here. female instead of male lead. motorcycle instead of horse. find a cave with an alien device and wake up on a world of low gravity and colorful aliens

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Too much sex?

I enjoyed this book a lot. The adventure seemed to be coming to a close several times when the action suddenly ramps up again and off you go for more. Jane is an interesting character and Im excited to see there is another book in this series. Id recommend this to fans of Red Sonja, Conan, Xena, and John Carter.

My biggest complaint is about the amount of sex. The cover of this book gives a review that says that this is something that Edgar Rice Burroughs would have written if he was born in a more modern time. So John Carter is to Jane Carver what A Song of Ice and Fire is to Game of Thrones, if you understand my meaning. There doesnt NEED to be so much sex to tell the story. Im of the opinion that most of the time sex is better left 'off camera' for a story. If the sex doesnt bother you, then consider this a 5 star review.

The performance was pretty great as well. I havent listened to many books with a soundtrack and it was an interesting addition. Im not entirely sold on those adding to the experience, but it didnt distract from it like a couple I've read. There were a couple spots that I wasnt sure if they were editing mistakes or what. There were a couple spots where the narrator's pacing seems to get messed up briefly. Also there is anywhere from 3-10 seconds of silence at the end of every chapter. I was constantly checking my phone to see if it had stopped playing or was just finishing a chapter.

So if you like human on an alien world fantasy stories, give this a shot.

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What a pleasant surprise

I don’t actually know how this ended up in my Library, but I’m sure glad me did. Yes, it is a sort of ripoff on Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carver of Mars, but who cares? They were good books and this one is good too. The story is tight, fast paced and entirely entertaining. Highly recommend to anyone that likes SciFi or fantasy. It’s friggen ARCH from end to end.

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I kept waiting for the story to get good.

Sub par. Way too much vulgar language. Heroine was definitely a grey hat hero... not heroic because she was a good person with moral values, basically really rough character.