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  • Anita

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Keith Roberts
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (455)

    Meet Anita Thompson: she's young, she's lovely, she's clever, and she's a witch. A real one. Anita lives in two worlds: the modern world of supermarkets and sports cars, radio and rock-and-roll, where she is a thoroughly modern girl with a thoroughly modern interest in boys and fast living and her own independence. But she also lives in the ancient and rustic world of traditions, cauldrons, and familiars.

    troy says: "I would buy you this book! (if i could afford too)"
    "Sitcom"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Kind of like reading a sitcom, a bunch of different little stories. Very enjoyable, just fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Armada: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28877)
    Performance
    (27095)
    Story
    (27043)

    It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

    Chad says: "Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One"
    "A fun romp"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just fun. Like Ready Player One all the references to video game culture are interesting and fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bee Wilson
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (719)

    Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

    Nothing really matters says: "For the foodie/science geek/history buff in you"
    "Too long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very good in parts, but could be tightened up a lot. Keep the info, remove repetitions, and add a bit more humor. Lot of good info in the book, but just too long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Surrender : The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Anderle
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Bethany Anne and those in the Etheric Empire have conquered the Aliens who would conquer Earth. However, there are a few that do not appreciate the new rules. Dealing with insurrectionists down on the planet, or with a large military rebellion coming from another system, Bethany Anne and team are ready and willing to give everyone a piece of their mind. Because there is one common attitude that runs in all of those who fight for the Etheric Empire. They will never surrender.

    Snoopyslove says: "needs to made into movie series like Star Wars "
    "A good one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After the previous two books I thought Michael was starting to slip, but he’s redeemed himself. Really good installment, with everything that got me hooked originally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mentats of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (849)
    Story
    (850)

    In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho.

    Cliff says: "Ok story, but very flawed."
    "Repetitive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A lot of filler, same observation and emotion over and over. Very predictable. Should have been tightened up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sisterhood of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1010)
    Performance
    (910)
    Story
    (918)

    It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

    Clydene says: "This is the First Need to Listen for 2012"
    "More of the story "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Filling in a lot of gaps. We already know the ending from the previous books, but it nice to know how we got there. Good story telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darkest Before the Dawn: The Second Dark Ages, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Anderle, Ell Leigh Clarke
    • Narrated By Chris Abernathy
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    Michael continues to work to fulfill the promise to his love, but the world isn't the same place. Now, there is a mistake he made centuries in the past walking around he needs to rectify. To complicate matters, there is a group out of England believing Michael's blood will be just what they need for their business. While they get nasty Vampires off the street at the same time. Further, the effort to pull together the Sacred Clan's ship parts are starting to come together. Unfortunately, no one wishes to give Michael and his new family any help.

    Farrell says: "Meh"
    "Meh"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think the narrator ruined it for me. I put it at 1.25 speed and it helped, but not enough. A lot of this should have, could have, been fixed in post processing, just poor quality. Then came the author notes..... aaaarrrrgh.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Invisible

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3482)
    Performance
    (3128)
    Story
    (3129)

    Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

    shelley says: "Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It..."
    "Not my cup of tea"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just a bit too freaky for my tastes. I suppose it was well written and performed but too disturbing for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Essig
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (540)

    As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What's more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril.

    Ashley says: "I learned so much."
    "Interesting, but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Lots of good info, interesting historical perspectives. Just dragged it out, and repeated parts... tighten it up and it’d be great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Submit: The Kurtherian Gambit, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Anderle
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (154)

    One Last Hail Mary attack by those on Earth goes awry when the Queen herself shows up with John Grimes along for the ride. Five puppies have plans that surprise everyone. The Queen has a problem, and her closest friends travel to Earth to find her a solution. It's time for an audience with the King of Yoll, and he isn't going to like the outcome. Not one bit. He has a secret he has been hiding, and those sneaky aliens in space find out what it is, and turn it against him.

    Farrell says: "Through the gate, finally!"
    "Through the gate, finally!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Better than the last. Still, too much time on earth (filler). This made the alien interaction too rushed. On to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Collapsing Empire: The Interdependency, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10101)
    Performance
    (9493)
    Story
    (9460)

    Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

    Ron P says: "Just feels small - no sense of scale, so why care?"
    "He’s done better"
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    One of my favorite authors, but this isn’t the authors best work. Still, interesting world building. Interested to find out what’s going to happen after the collapse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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