PROFIL

Olli

  • 3
  • Rezensionen
  • 0
  • Mal wurden Ihre Rezensionen als "hilfreich" bewertet
  • 27
  • Bewertungen
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • Wayfarers, Book 1
  • Autor: Becky Chambers
  • Sprecher: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 41 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute GEM! True perfection!

  • Von Lars Am hilfreichsten 23.02.2018

Just a lovely space road trip

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.04.2018

I loved this one... Hilarious, exciting, fun, plainly beautiful and at times sexy... Full recommend! Narration absolutely nails it!

  • The Sowing

  • The Seeds Trilogy, Volume 1
  • Autor: K. Makansi
  • Sprecher: Ivy Tara Blair
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 35 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Valerian Orlean wants answers: to why the girl he was in love with disappeared three years ago, why she joined the Resistance - a covert organization sworn to destroy everything he believes in. When he is appointed to lead a government program whose mission is to hunt and destroy the Resistance, he may finally find his answers - and Remy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • refreshing post-apocalyptic YA trilogy part 1

  • Von Olli Am hilfreichsten 03.01.2016

refreshing post-apocalyptic YA trilogy part 1

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.01.2016

I kinda forgot how I stumbled over this trilogy by K. Makansi, but it must've been somewhere in the depths of twitter. Intrigued by a short description, I bought it and read through half of it in one evening and the rest on a flight back home from England to Germany.

Not every post-apocalyptic YA novel is a clone of the Hunger Games and not every SciFi Novel has to be a space opera, VR or giant robots. The Sowing is both (pa YA and scifi) and neither (HG and spaceVRobots). What it is, is a gripping action novel with some political intrigue, great characters and a setting that is not the umpteenth clone of whatever was the current big thing.

After reading what was available of the series, I was happy to hear of the audiobook release.

And it does not disappoint. At all. The narration is very intense and especially the emotional, tense and action-packed moments of the story really shine. Also, Ivy's voicing of Demeter is, to put it in the words of the book itself: female. soft. low. and not just a little sexy.

;-)

Yes, this is almost the same as my amazon review of the same book. hey, they're both good.

  • Storm in a Teacup

  • Autor: Emmie Mears
  • Sprecher: Amber Benson
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 7 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Mediator Ayala Storme kills demons by night and handles PR by day. She avoids Mediator luncheons and a fellow Mediator who’s been trying to get in her pants for years. She does her job. She keeps her sword clean and her body count high. But when a rash of disappearances leads her to discover that Nashville’s hellkin are spawning a new race of monster on human hosts, Ayala will be the first line of defense against these day-walking killers. That is until one of them saves her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • engaging story full of suspense & action

  • Von Olli Am hilfreichsten 03.01.2016

engaging story full of suspense & action

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.01.2016

Storm in a Teacup is the start of a three book series but definitely works as a standalone, too. You'll probably want more, after listening to it, though.
The setting is an alternate universe were demons are common place and kept in check by a policeforce born and bread to fight them. Think of it as Buffy-The-Vampire-Slayer Special forces. Less teenager issues though.
The main character, Ayala, a badass who has to balance a day job and not always understanding job is a great mix of snark, violence and well rounded actual human behaviour and issues (influenced by her situation of course). The other characters do not feel like cardboard cutouts that only exist as props to support the main character.
The story-telling is tight, gritty, at times hilarious (seriously, the similes in this made me laugh out loud several times) and sexy. Amber Benson does a GREAT job of bringing all the characters to life, instead of "just" reading it.
The antagonist(s) arent's just the run-of-the-mill boring uberdemons from a textbook portal just so there's something to slaugher, there's actual motivations behind the whole thing, and it's not as simple and straight-forward as it seems at times.

Suffices to say I loved it and am looking forward to more.