Tag Archives: Audiobook

A Storm of Swords: Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), George R. R, Martin (HarpurCollins, 2000){Random House Audio, Narrator: Roy Doltrice)

(Game of Thrones, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Politics, post-modern) Grade: Γ — (Gamma) A good or even fantastic book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Giant, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2006 {MacMillan Audio, Narrator: Scott Brick, David Birney, Cast})

Shadow of the Giant is the fourth book in Orson Scott Card‘s ‘Shadow’ series, thus part of the Ender’s Game world. Here at last we see the story line moving beyond Bean’s childhood issues to follow on with the ramifications of the end of the Bugger war (giggle) and the return to Earth of a school filled with supergenius’ trained to lead armies. A solid addition to the series, but it does get bogged down with political diatribes. for the full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Xenocide, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 1991{Macmillan Audio (2006), Narrators: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki})

Xenocide by Orson Scott Card is the disappointing sequel to Speaker for the Dead and third volume of the Ender Wiggins series. While it has some interesting elements, it is mostly long discussions of Card’s personal philosophy and has a plot twist in the middle that forever changes an excellent Science Fiction world into a mediocre Science Fantasy one. For more detail go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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A Reason to Live: Marty Singer Mystery #1, Matt Iden (Iden, 2012 {Audible Iden/Sherr, Narrator: Lloyd Sherr})

A Reason to Live: Marty Singer Mystery #1 by Matt Iden: When a young woman and an old case show up in Marty Singer’s life, the retired DC detective is drawn into an excellent gritty noir mystery. For full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Shadow Puppets, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 2003 {Macmillan Audio, Narrator: Stephan Rudniki and others})

Shadow Puppets is the disappointing third book in Orson Scott Card’s ‘Shadow’ series, thus part of the Ender’s Game world. Full of long drawn out political and social commentary about the present day world, the plot remains stuck in the last novel. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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A Delicate Truth, John LeCarré (Viking Adult, 2013 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: John LeCarré)

 (John LeCarré, Mystery, Espionage, Thriller) Grade: Γ– (Gamma) A good book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to be unappealing to individuals who dislike a given … Continue reading

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Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card (TOR, 1986 {Macmillan Audio, Narrators: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki, and Cast})

With the impending release of Ender’s Game, I decided to review Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card’s sequel-of-sorts to his most famous tale… for a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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