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  • Brothers in Valor

  • Man of War, Book 3
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Sometimes Captain Max Robichaux fights by the book - and sometimes he throws the book away. This makes him one of the Union Space Navy's rising stars. It's also what has kept him and his green crew alive...thus far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more!

  • By Keith Dorrell on 01-03-2017

Delivers on what came before but then just ends.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2017

If you stuck it out to the end of the series then you might agree that it lived up to the previous books in general.
Ended anti-climatically in my opinion. The story feels incomplete and though I liked the authors creativity his lack of overall writing talent and the horrible narration are huge obstacles to getting me to sign up for another tale of Max R. and his crew.

  • For Honor We Stand

  • Man of War, Book 2
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a 30-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony. Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: The dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within. Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting which aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good bones but a grind to listen to.

  • By Ray on 12-06-2017

Good bones but a grind to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2017

My opinion of this book is covered by my review of the first book.
This book made no noticeable improvements nor did it fail to live up to the standards set in the first one.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,608

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING NOVEL AND NARRATION!

  • By Serena on 05-10-2015

Well earned reputation.

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2017

What made the experience of listening to The Wise Man's Fear the most enjoyable?

The narrator capably did many solid voices. In fact, the only voice I didn't like was of the main character himself as an adult. Every other character was well served.

What did you like best about this story?

It's just absolutely solid writing. I'm actually not that in to the story itself but am enamored of the writing.

Have you listened to any of Rupert Degas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've only listened to him narrate this series.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I haven't had much emotional reaction to the story but a profound enjoyment of the writing.