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url 2017-07-13 08:50
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Xbox360 ZTorrents

Dans The Amazing z torrents  Spider-Man 2, les joueurs prennent une fois de plus le rôle de l’emblématique Super Hero. Tout au long de son voyage, Spider-Man va rencontrer un certain nombre de nouveaux ennemis ainsi que quelques vieux amis, comme il affronte une nouvelle menace pour sa ville bien-aimée. Le récit donnera Peter Parker, ringard photojournaliste persona de Spider-Man, un rôle plus important à l’honneur, comme il étudie les motivations complexes et des personnalités uniques derrière la ménagerie des menaces Marvel menaçant Manhattan.
Comme Spidey, les joueurs seront en mesure de libre-roam à travers un paysage urbain Manhattan grandement améliorée, un ensemble d’offrir des opportunités plus vives, plus attrayantes avec lesquelles mettre ses compétences sensationnels à utiliser. Central à la profondeur expansive et le détail étant versé dans The Amazing Spider-Man 2 jeu vidéo est le nouveau « Hero ou Menace » système, ce qui incite le comportement Superhero en récompensant les web-frondeurs efforts lutte contre la criminalité, et ajoute des conséquences pour laisser la criminalité envenimer . marque personnelle de Spider-Man de web-balancer et de près et personnelle combat va voir une variété de nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi.

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review 2017-06-09 04:20
#Audiobook Review: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick
The Golden Spider: Elemental Web Chronicles Series, Book 1 - Henrietta Meire,Anne Renwick,Tantor Audio

Set in a time when England and Germany have heightened tensions, spy networks are vast, and the ton continues with its balls and social obligations unaware of the secrets around them, Lady Amanda wars with her father, the Duke, over her ability to attend medical school. Amanda is driven by her keen intelligence and a guilt over her brother’s injured leg, to produce a clockwork device to repair nerve damage. Under pressure to find a husband within the year, Amanda courts a classmate, but finds no sparks. However, when her work captures the attention of Lord Thornton, noted physician and neurologist, Lady Amanda finally knows what it is like to have her mind appreciated.

Lord Thornton lives with the guilt over the betrayal of his best friend in his damaged leg that will never heal. As a spy for the Queen herself, he finds Amanda’s work to be the break he needs in a rash of Gypsy murders. However much he is attracted to both her brain and her body, Thornton must keep the relationship professional, especially since he’s not on the market for a wife.


The Golden Spider is a delicious treat for fans of gadgets, science, and steampunk romance! Right from the start, I was drawn into this exciting mystery, trying to discover who is behind the Gypsy murders. Watching Amanda’s mind work to piece the puzzle together is fascinating, and made all the much better as she and Thornton grow closer. I love the science of the story - the author does not brush over Amanda and Thornton’s work, but rather gives listeners the details of both test subjects and gadgets. 


While the engineering, science, action, and adventure is completely fascinating, it is the romance between Lord Thornton and Lady Amanda that gives The Golden Spider heart and makes it such a wonderful story. The pair are meant for one another; not only do they share a passion for science and ingenuity, but they are able to openly be themselves with each other. Thornton doesn’t trust easily, but he finds a confidant in Amanda. Working side by side, their passion grows until they finally give into their burning desires.


The story is read by British-born actress Henrietta Meire, who embodies the Regency Steampunk setting perfectly. She modulates her tone to fit both high society snobbery and working class Roma. Her narrator tone is mostly neutral, but seems to be a tad bit softer when expressing Amanda’s POV than Thornton’s. I enjoyed all of her voices, although it took a while for me to warm up to Thornton’s speaking voice, which came off robotic. As I got to know his character, I became accustomed to his unique voice, and it even softened some as he grew closer to Amanda. Ms. Meire also tosses in German and French accents wonderfully.


In the end, I enjoyed devouring The Golden Spider. A wonderful mix of mystery, adventure, steampunk, and romance, the story unfolded at a thrilling pace, building passion and excitement along the way. I cannot wait for the second title, The Silver Skull, to be released in audiobook format.


My Rating: A

Narration: A-


Review copy provided by Tantor Audio

Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

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review 2017-03-29 22:44
The Specialist, Blood Oath (Spiderman 2099 #4 & 5) ★★★☆☆
Spider-Man 2099 #4: The Specialist - Peter David,Rick Leonardi

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Title: The Specialist, Blood Oath
Series: Spiderman 2099 #4 & 5

Author: Peter David

Artist: Rick Leonardi

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 48

Format: Digital Scan



Gabriel O'Hara, brother to Miguel, our erstwhile Spiderman 2099, gets involved with a woman who is on the wanted list by one of the Corporations, namely, Stark-Fujikawa. She is taken in front of Gabe by some Super Samurai. Gabe immediately runs to his big brother to cry for help. Miguel is being wooed back to Alchemax by Stone himself.


To get out from under Stone's eye, he accepts reinstatement and immediately takes Gabe's call. Miguel, affectionately known as “Miggy”, dons the suit and rushes to rescue Gabe's latest girlfriend. He rescue her from the Samurai and then starts a very public battle with the Samurai, who is named The Specialist. He starts the fight to test his own capabilities but unbeknownst to him, “Spiderman 2099”s movements are being watched by Alchemax and publicly broadcasted.


The Public Eye, a sort of private/public Security Force are under orders to capture Spiderman, but one of the higher ups takes things into his own hands and has his forces fire on Spidey. These 2 volumes end with Spidey falling to the undercity of New York.

My Thoughts:

“Miggy”? That really is the tone here. A ton of one liners and cutesy quips. Miguel is desperately trying to keep his identity as Spiderman secret from Stone but fooling the CEO of a Mega-Corp isn't easy.


Gabe, as the token relative, is a real idiot and I foresee a lot of drama coming from his direction. The Specialist was a bit overblown as a character and was more about showing off how another Mega-Corp worked than as a serious threat or evil villain. It's hard to take him serious when he's spouting off about “Honor” and “Chivalry” while taking a graffiti artist in to be a human experiment.


We also get a few panels of Doom 2099. I like that character and hope he's more involved even while he has his own comic line from the time.





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review 2017-03-16 00:38
I didn't get this PhD for nuthin
The Silver Skull (The Elemental Web Chro... The Silver Skull (The Elemental Web Chronicles Book 2) - Anne Renwick
The Golden Spider (The Elemental Web Series) (Volume 1) - Anne Renwick

The Golden Spider and The Silver Skull are both fairly paint-by-numbers steampunk: it's vaguely Victorian-ish, with the ton & the peerage and all that, but there are Babbage cards and steam mechanicals and such too. 


The Golden Spider is probably the better novel, following a girl scientist trying to stop a killer and cure her brother and also there are spies.The Silver Skull relies on one of those "we have to pretend to be married so we might as well bang" scenarios, which I find tedious, and I didn't buy the reasons for the lovers to be apart anyway. But bonus points for pteranodons that the evil lady saddles up so she can have sky battles with airships. That was fresh. 


What I really wanted to say about this series, the thing I found utterly charming, was the epically nerdy science behind both of these plots. A science that was lovingly detailed with so much legit scientific terminology that I would just start skimming at points as the principals breathlessly talked chemistry at each other. The author's bio states that Renwick has a PhD in chemistry, and it shows: she loves this shit; she's not going to dumb it down; and she's going to work out the science plausibly, even if it's fictional. 


Hard science is very rarely my thing. I simply do not care about verisimilitude, unless you wrap it up with some actual characters, which doesn't happen as often as I'd prefer. And generally I'm not reading steampunk for the articles, but because I like the dash-punk pulp aspects: I want to see me a fucking kraken, or an airship battle that crashes, burning, into the sea, or some automata struggling with sentience. But here, in books where the steampunkery was wan and drab, I lived for the nerdy stuff, in a weird reversal. It just goes to show that the enthusiasm of the writer towards the subject, be it chemistry or krakens, goes a long way toward my enjoyment of a novel. 

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review 2016-11-12 00:38
Spider and the Fly - Mary Howitt,Tony DiTerlizzi

The Spider and the Fly is a book about a spider who tricks a fly into his lair so he can devour her.  Students love to hear this story and it's appropriate for grades 1-5, depending on how the text is used.  I used this story to discuss peer pressure during red ribbon week while I was a counselor.

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