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ratings
20
REVIEWS
13
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
15

  • Sixth Column

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (226)

    The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion, and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip through concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America’s new rulers. It’s six against six million - but those six happen to include a scientific genius, a master of subterfuge and disguise who learned his trade as a lawyer-turned-hobo, and a tough-minded commander....

    J says: "Childhood favorite"
    "kinda amusing"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    well i wouldn't say "well-spent" but it did provide some chuckles, i enjoyed the dig at religion with some good character buildups but overall ridiculous fun, enjoy.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses at age fourteen, he's never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years building an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey's porn venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.

    Gregory says: "I love this book"
    "thoughly entertaining"
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    hallianan can certainly build up some comedy and a character or two, great listen this one, i'll be checking out the next "junior" adventure.

    berkrot nailed the performance i would have given this an extra star for the story, however i found particular plot movements predictable (from me that's saying something) and the moralising was laid on a just a little thick for my liking. probably unfair criticism but there you go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traveling in Space

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven Paul Leiva
    • Narrated By Jeff Cannata
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    A unique science fiction first-contact novel told from the aliens' point-of-view; a 21st-century Gulliver's Travels with Homo sapiens as the Lilliputians. The last thing the factfinders - who call themselves Life - expected to find while traveling in space in The Curious on a mission from their planet, The Living World, was other life. But one day they stumble upon the third planet out from a backwater sun and find it teeming with a vast diversity of life, including one sentient and cognizant, if primitive, species that they dub: Otherlife.

    naughtee says: "not for every homo sapien"
    "not for every homo sapien"
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    if you like a bit of fun while being criticised (ala "year zero" by reid), then perhaps "travelling in space" is the book for you, jeff did a bang up job with the narration however the magic was the view point presented from the visitors.

    i did feel leiva backed off on some topics, and straight out whimped out on others, however hit the nail on the head on most (for me).

    well worth a listen.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The First Bird, Episode 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    When a fame-hungry scientist brings an impossible, living specimen of a creature long thought extinct back from the wild jungles of South America he unwittingly brings along a passenger. Something with the potential to destroy every living thing on our planet. The infestation begins, rapidly overtaking medical resources and resisting all treatment.

    Kim Venatries says: "Exciting Beginning to Wild Ride"
    "if you're 12, this is the book for you"
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    although these days the young'ns grow up so fast so perhaps if you're 8, this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professionals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Owen Laukkanen
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (215)

    Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise - quick, efficient, low risk - works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them - the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback.

    Sharron says: "Painful"
    "great idea that should have gone funny"
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    i'm much like others here, great premise, start and pace... then it takes itself seriously and fails to deliver.

    i love ballerini's performance, he's actually why i found the story in the first place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World at the End of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Wan-To was the oldest and must powerful intelligence in the universe, a being who played with star systems as a child plays with marbles. Matter occupied so tiny a part of his vast awareness that humans were utterly beneath his notice.

    Travis says: "Great Story!"
    "love the physics"
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    an enjoyable romp through time and space... love the astro-physics and nuclear pointy-head posturing, sent me off to touch-up with some nuclear physics concepts (for the eight-year old daughter).

    performance was great, i'm a sucker for dufris, having worked through most of scalzi's offerings.

    what can i say, i was left wanting more, good work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Troop

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Nick Cutter
    • Narrated By Corey Brill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (374)

    Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

    Charles says: "Engrossing"
    "koombayeye my my i'm hungry"
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    well written, well performed and quite gross :) recommend to people who like their horror messy

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4128)
    Performance
    (3634)
    Story
    (3635)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "i'm a scalzi nut so don't take this too seriously"
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    fantastic stuff!

    this book ended up being the introduction to scalzi for me so it harbours a warm feeling in my comedic alien lawyer heart.

    enjoy, mmmmwha!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (8531)
    Performance
    (8118)
    Story
    (8133)

    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?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "nasa nancy boys... golden"
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    what a ride! i've been going through a scifi bent of late, what a breath of recycled air this one was, gritty reality mixed with physics, gallows humour and just fun made this a trip worth taking, enjoyed every trajectory.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steve Thayer
    • Narrated By David Birney
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    In the midst of a savage Minnesota blizzard, investigative reporter Rick Beanblossom receives an anonymous note much like the one the Lindbergh family received when their infant son was kidnapped. Fighting the perilous weather and racing against time, Beanblossom desperately searches for clues in history's most infamous kidnapping that may solve his own painful loss.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "SILENT SNOW"
    "great ride, bring your overcoat"
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    albeit somewhat farfetched i was happy to go along, great performance and some interesting twists.

    worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Engines

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (140)

    Captain Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this — and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given....

    L. A. Loman says: "I love Scalzi's writing but not this book"
    "the humour is way, way under the surface"
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    not your usual scalzi (well the ones i've consumed on audible anyway), however i did detect him smiling away behind the scenes.

    i agree with others here, this universe should be explored, christopher baby does a good job of bringing the characters to light in this dark, smelly world.

    all in all i enjoyed this, not his usual rumpole meets the games, more a serious dark drama which places the toe into religion.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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