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  • A Voice in the Wilderness: The Human Division, Episode 4

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (511)

    Albert Birnbaum was once one of the biggest political talk show hosts around, but these days he’s watching his career enter a death spiral. A stranger offers a solution to his woes, promising to put him back on top. It’s everything Birnbaum wants, but is there a catch? And does Birnbaum actually care if there is? "A Voice in the Wilderness" is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories set in the Old Man's War universe.

    Sandeep says: "Love this title"
    "scalzi popcorn"
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    if you're a scalzi fan you'll eat these up.

    love the format of drip feeding snippets, i'll happily interrupt the book i'm listening to for a quick giggle and division catchup.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Low Tide: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. A college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But when Andy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise - and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that's what it looks like, until the police rule it homicide - with the murder weapon belonging to Andy.

    naughtee says: "short and sweet"
    "short and sweet"
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    lovely stuff, simple and predictable with a few twists, yet fascinating and informative, great characters, fantastic villan worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fluency

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jennifer Foehner Wells
    • Narrated By Susanna Burney
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

    Striker says: "Great Concept, Loved the Story... I Want More!"
    "solid, yet flawed"
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    great premise, this is a personal gripe but i HATE magic in my scifi, there was an attempt to address this yet i felt the author failed (with this particular criticism)... i'm not going to give anything away.

    don't get me wrong overall good story, i'm a sucker for a "first-contact" fabel, the attempt to marry up the tech with what we know about neuro-science in my mind missed... the past decade of our understanding about consciouness does not marry up with her science here.

    that aside a good story, character development and some nice tension etc, well worth a listen.

    1 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
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    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
    (81)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    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
    (249)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (221)

    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
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    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!

    2 of 2 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
    (463)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (435)

    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
    (4321)
    Performance
    (3812)
    Story
    (3813)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10339)
    Performance
    (9838)
    Story
    (9857)

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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