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Simon

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  • Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world. Within hours, those receiving calls would become insane, or die.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent"
    "Good Story Bad Narration"
    Overall

    This is a good story from Stephen King, but I am really struggling with the monotone and boring narration of Campbell Scott, in fact I would not buy and audio book he has narrated from now on. He spoils a good tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost: Paladin of Shadows, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (503)

    Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

    Jenassecret says: "Military-Erotica! I want MORE!!!"
    "Started as a bit of fun, but degenerates into crap"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Ghost?

    is it supposed to be some sort of macho version of 50 shades? The military stuff was a bit of fun, a lot of bullshit, but fun.

    It is more about the character's fascination with young women and bondage. it spoils it, I think.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Ringo again?

    Yes, but only his space stuff. This series is crap.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Rewrite the book?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I can get my credit back


    Any additional comments?

    This book is utter crap

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Islands of Space

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John W. Campbell
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "We made good time." But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course....

    Simon says: "Not a bad listen"
    "Not a bad listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Starts off a bit technical and boring, but it gets better


    If you’ve listened to books by John W. Campbell before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as some of the others.


    What three words best describe Oliver Wyman’s performance?

    He is the best, I wish he read more books in Audible.


    Did Islands of Space inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Free

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (794)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (580)

    Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what's wrong, and move on to the next job. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat, where a group of humanoids had been secretly, commercially bioengineered for working in free fall. Could he just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation?

    Kelly Howard says: "if you want the books in order..."
    "can't stand the narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Lois McMaster Bujold and/or Grover Gardner?

    An hour into it and I just can's stand the narrator. He sounds a bit like Troy McClure from the Simpsons.


    What didn’t you like about Grover Gardner’s performance?

    very poor


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (416)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (390)

    There are two sides to any quarrel... unless there are more. Queen Elizabeth of Manticore's first cousin and Honor Harrington's best friend Michelle Henke has just handed the "invincible" Solarian League Navy the most humiliating, one-sided defeat in its entire almost thousand-year history in defense of the people of the Star Empire's Talbott Quadrant. But the League is the most powerful star nation in the history of humanity. Its navy is going to be back – and this time with thousands of superdreadnoughts.

    Jean says: "Talbot Quadrant"
    "Garbage, returned for credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from David Weber and/or Allyson Johnson?

    The worst book in this series, terrible narration


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this series


    Would you be willing to try another one of Allyson Johnson’s performances?

    No, she is terrible


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    Any additional comments?

    A great series has been ruined

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Fallen Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter - and spending time with her new boyfriend, Jace. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city - only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day - if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge….

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "The Mortal Instruments just keeps getting better."
    "Why would you change the narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am returning this


    What could Cassandra Clare have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Use the same narrator as the first 3 books


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Idiots, why do you do this?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revelation Space

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1611)
    Performance
    (1131)
    Story
    (1136)

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    Mauricio says: "A challenge that's worth the investment"
    "Garbage"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Revelation Space?

    After reading Pushing Ice I was looking forward tot his book, 3 hours in and it's just too painful to continue


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alastair Reynolds again?

    unsure


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee’s performances?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    bored


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hymn Before Battle: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1078)
    Performance
    (740)
    Story
    (745)

    With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

    Dr. Daniel Chapman says: "Another heads up!"
    "Not a bad listen, but he goes on a but"
    Overall

    This is a pretty interesting book, but Ringo does seem to go on dragging the story out, if you get it for a discounted price its ok. Not as good as the Troy series of books of his.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Lucy Family Alphabet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Judith Lucy
    • Narrated By Judith Lucy
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Judith Lucy has been cracking jokes about her parents for years. But when a birth relative's casual comment implied that she despised them, Judith was shocked. Sure, she had been talking about Ann and Tony Lucy like they were one-dimensional Irish nutbags who'd ruined her life for years, but there was always more to them and her own feelings than that.So Judith decided it was time to write the full story of her parents and her childhood.

    Cate says: "I really enjoyed it"
    "Intersting but its not a humor book"
    Overall

    If you are expecting a sidesplitting tale then look for another book, this is Judith's story and it is a pretty sad tale punctuated by some classic Lucy humor. I enjoyed it, but by about halfway through I got the picture that she had a crappy upbringing and only listened to the rest because there were a few bits of comedy in there. If it were not narrated by Judith it would have been garbage, such is the content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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