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Alter Ego

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  • Siege Tactics

  • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Putting the Grand Quest behind them, the party rides onward in search of answers. Between one member's unexpected new condition and the mysteries of the Bridge, their only hope appears to be gaining entrance to Lumal, said to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in all the kingdoms. But when a curious path appears in a seemingly uninhabited forest, the party finds themselves in a place set apart from the kingdoms, and the world at large: a hidden hamlet, filled by unusual people, all of whom have long histories of their own.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice continuation of the adventure

  • By Alter Ego on 17-02-2019

Nice continuation of the adventure

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2019

Nice continuation of the story, though I'd hoped to see more of the real life players who had no significant role this time.

Audio sounds like it was recorded with a tin can, unfortunately, and some pronunciation has changed from the previous books which I found distracting.

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters, OK Story

  • By Matt on 04-10-2015

Great performance let down by a shaky story.

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2018

Great character performances throughout. Unfortunately the story was not as good as the first two in the series. Disappointing.

  • Head On (Narrated by Amber Benson)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By Sean Daly on 28-05-2018

Nice story, narration not so great

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2018

Much preferred Wil Wheaton's narration of the original. The character readings in this one were unconvincing

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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sick of hearing the ants

  • By Anthony on 03-09-2015

Excellent performance

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2017

I bought this book in part because I've enjoyed other books narrated by Ray Porter. Again his performance was great. I really enjoyed it.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2018

Really enjoyed the performance.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2017

Performance was great in all 3 books. Really enjoyed it. 6 stars just for that.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A long winded first half to an unpublished sequel

  • By Alter Ego on 29-05-2016

A long winded first half to an unpublished sequel

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2016

It was a struggle to get into, followed by an entertaining middle leading to an anticlimactic finish. The performance was good but I did not enjoy much of the story, unfortunately.

The book came highly recommended and I looked forward to listening. The early chapters were hard to get through and it didn't feel like the story was progressing or that there was an identifiable protagonist. The ending left all the questions open as to how events would unfold, and so it felt unfinished. Writus interruptus.