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William

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  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1695)
    Performance
    (1498)
    Story
    (1493)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    Debbie says: "Not My Favorite Reacher..."
    "running blind with a surprise around the corner"
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    What made the experience of listening to Running Blind the most enjoyable?

    The story line was great and McClain brought it to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the many twists to the story line, just when it would start to get lost in details a new turn was added. I also liked the attitude towards the FBI.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan McClain – was your favorite?

    Reacher was my favorite character, what guy doesn't see himself as the tragic hero.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be listening to this again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17338)
    Performance
    (16034)
    Story
    (16035)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "are there yet?"
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    This was an excellent listen; Wheaton was the perfect narrator to an absorbing story. It brought back so many memories of daily life from that past and juxtaposed them to current privacy concerns with our wired world. Definitely will be listening again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carpathian: Event Group, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (56)

    Rumors of the seemingly magical victory that allowed the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt have resonated through the archaeological world for decades. Now evidence has been discovered that explains how the ancient Hebrews destroyed the unstoppable army of Pharaoh - a tribe of warriors who disappeared after the destruction of the City of Jericho, taking with them the most valued treasures of a people without a homeland. Today a treasure of a different kind is unearthed at the lost ruins of Jericho, one that will change the history of God’s Chosen people for all time - the petrified remains of an animal that could not exist.

    William says: "what goes up must come down"
    "what goes up must come down"
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    As usual, this next book in the series didn't disappoint with the many twists and turns in the plot. I also enjoyed the irony of the ending, and the hook for the next book. Really didn't want to put it down when I started listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Event

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive.

    Kim Venatries says: "Enjoyable!"
    "death springs from the earth and sky"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend it since its take on alien encounters is so different from most.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author took popular ideas and wove them into the story.


    What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Poe was at first boring, but when he began to speak for the individual characters, I was excited with his style. I will be looking into other books just because of his ability and gifts as a narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Gus holding the green's hand, and then finding he was still alive. he thought he had lost a buddy, but was given a friend.


    Any additional comments?

    I have looked at this series several time and never took the hook, but the author has me now. I hope the additional books ill be as well put together as this one. I will probably listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resurrecting Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (532)
    Story
    (533)

    Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable community. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?

    Jan says: "This is book 5"
    "another thought provoker"
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    I have enjoyed this series as it is possible we may find ourselves in this situation. I enjoy Sarge taking charge and clarifying the issues. It makes me even more grateful for the conveniences it is so easy to take for granted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beneath

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Three thousand years after a chunk of iron the size of Khufu’s pyramid collides with Europa, Jupiter’s 6th moon, an asteroid borne of the collision crashes into Earth’s Arctic ice shelf carrying extraterrestrial microbial life. The first man to come into contact with the microbes hears voices—and then dies....

    Michael says: "Interesting, but I feel like I've heard it before."
    "life finds a way"
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    I enjoyed the premise of the book and it was well put together. The idea of life on other planets has always fascinated me, and this book is wonderful turning the tables so to speak regarding new discoveries. Well worth the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tenth Chamber

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Glenn Cooper
    • Narrated By Henri Lubatti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (203)

    Abbey of Ruac, rural France: A medieval script is discovered hidden behind an antique bookcase. Badly damaged, it is sent to Paris for restoration, and there literary historian Hugo Pineau begins to read the startling 14th-century text. Within its pages lies a fanciful tale of a painted cave and the secrets it contains - and a rudimentary map showing its position close to the abbey. Intrigued, Hugo enlists the help of archaeologist Luc Simard and the two men go exploring.

    Crystal says: "Leaves Dan Brown's "INFERNO" in the Dust"
    "bridging the ages with tea"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed the premise of a long held secret passed on from generation to generation, and there were wonderful twists in the many subplots.


    What does Henri Lubatti bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This is the first time I listened to Lubatti, and at first I thought I had made a mistake, but it became a happy mistake. While his narration itself was hard to get used to, he is fantastic at bringing the various characters to life with different voices. I am glad I stuck with the novel for the plot, but also for the performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I pretty much did use any spare time I had to devour this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1705)
    Performance
    (1565)
    Story
    (1570)

    Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

    Josh says: "But No...."
    "a true delight"
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    What did you love best about The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

    The simplicity of it, and the purity of Aurie.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a true delight to listen to, and I will listen again. I had had hoped for more of Cavod, but am very happy with this tale.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24960)
    Performance
    (22916)
    Story
    (22921)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "proud to be an Amerrican"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

    the story itself was great, and the narration suited it well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    The main characters sense of humor was a wonderful twist to the plot. I especially liked it when he was going on about wanting to fly like Iron Man.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    Bray's style and cadence was a perfect match with the story. His inflection helped build the tension and suspense of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I definitely wanted to listen to this all the way through, and did listen to it quickly, but found myself stopping at times because I wanted to extend the time I was listening to it. Rarely does this happen.


    Any additional comments?

    . Would recommend this to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jakarta Pandemic

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (1009)
    Performance
    (914)
    Story
    (913)

    In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

    deedeeg says: "Nice surprise"
    "Not Mr. Rodger's neighborhood"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, as it was a thought provoking presentation of how an upper middle class neighbor would probably react to a pandemic. Our recent history show how some refuse to isolate for fear of contaminating the many.


    Which character – as performed by Joseph Morton – was your favorite?

    The


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1217)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1093)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    linda says: "A Middling Position"
    "when is an alien not an alien"
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    Any additional comments?

    The story was interesting and the twists in it entertaining. The narrator was very good as well. A relaxing listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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