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  • Saucer: Savage Planet: Saucer, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him.

    Harry Boyle says: "Okay finale for the series"
    "Pretty Good Story ruined by terrible reading"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen Coonts and/or Dick Hill?

    I have several Stephen Coonts books and look forward to more - but with a different reader


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    The performance got in the way of the story and the readers terrible attempt at voicing elderly characters made me wince.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1289)
    Performance
    (1201)
    Story
    (1202)

    Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

    Kat Hooper says: "Hilariously wacky!"
    "FANTASTIC narrator !!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was FANTASTIC. His tone, accents, use of voices, etc. made the experience


    What did you like best about this story?

    The attitude of the bored super-genius villain was a nice change of pace.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Aiello’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first of his I have heard but I will put him on top of my list.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED the narrator.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Horizons

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Prellwitz
    • Narrated By Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    For 20 years Earth has been exploring the stars using faster-than-light stardrives in which a manmade black hole pulls the ship through space. Dangerous to themselves and everything in the vicinity, the24 starships, led by the flagship Horizon, have opened up new worlds to colonize. Now mankind stands on the brink of a momentous breakthrough: Hyperidor drives; faster-than-light travel that is inexpensive, risk free, and available to all.

    Paul says: "Not so good"
    "Ruined by the Narrator"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wanted to like this book. But I just can not sit through the dry, single voice, monotone narration. I'd love to have this with a different narrator so perhaps I could get past the first 4 chapters. Choosing this narrator was a disservice to the author.


    Would you recommend Horizons to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Terrible narration.


    What didn’t you like about Mark Douglas Nelson’s performance?

    Flat, monotone, lacking ANY connection to the characters or the action in the story. This man sounds like he is board and wanting to be somewhere else and the feeling soon rubs off on the listener.


    Did Horizons inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to something else


    Any additional comments?

    No more of this narrator please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Austin Grossman
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo, Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1009)
    Performance
    (513)
    Story
    (513)

    Doctor Impossible, evil genius and diabolical scientist, has tried to take over the world in every way imaginable, but this time is going to be different. He'll have to contend with Fatale, however, a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world's most famous superteam. She's a patchwork woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built for the next generation of warfare.

    Brad says: "Now that I have you at my mercy. . ."
    "Great fun and well narrated"
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    I was very surprised at how fast the author "hooked" me and how loathe I was to put it down and get back to work. A novel of Super Heroes and Vilians with a human & humorous twist. The Super Heros are interesting but it's the life of the Super Vilians, as glimpsed through the mind of Dr. Impossible, that caught my imagination. What does it feel like to loose, again, in a super fight? What drives a genius to viliany and where does he get the money for his fancy lairs? What do villians do in ther spare time? I found myself laughing out loud in several places and sounding like an idiot trying to explain some of the funnier bits to my ever-patient wife.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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