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ratings
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1721)
    Performance
    (1033)
    Story
    (1029)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "Great treasure hunt mystery."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Riptide to be better than the print version?

    Possibly, though reading a book will always be better for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Unraveling the mystery of what's hidden in the island.


    Any additional comments?

    Preston and Child are great at incorporating historical elements into mysteries and creating believable plots.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24052)
    Performance
    (18002)
    Story
    (18057)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Epic"
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    What did you love best about A Game of Thrones?

    Massively intricate world with well developed characters.


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

    That's impossible, at least for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This series has a lot of characters that are hard to keep straight at first. I've read the book twice before getting the audio version so I knew who was who.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (731)

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    Natasha says: "Maybe!"
    "Intriguing concept."
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    What did you love best about Dies the Fire?

    The logistics of living in a world without


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well paced story and interesting characters.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5048)
    Performance
    (3053)
    Story
    (3078)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "This book will make you think."
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    Where does One Second After rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Second After?

    The description of what happens to the elderly in the nursing home.


    Any additional comments?

    Definately worth listening/reading. A little preachy and right-wing politically, but overall a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderhead

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1349)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (718)

    Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country, but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

    Leesa Scott-morrow says: "Brain Candy"
    "Great archaeological mystery."
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    What did you love best about Thunderhead?

    The detail about the terrain in Utah and New Mexico.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fast paced story with a climatic finish.


    Any additional comments?

    Preston and Child write excellent books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Oasis

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Paul Sussman
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Egypt 2153 BC: 80 priests set out under cover of darkness with a mysterious object.... Albania, 1986: A plane takes off bound for the Sudan. Somewhere over the Sahara it disappears.... The present: a mummified corpse is discovered in the dunes with a roll of camera film and a clay obelisk inscribed with a hieroglyphic sign.... Three unconnected events - or so it seems.

    Matthew says: "Hot and Heavy in Egypt"
    "Fun adventure story."
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    Would you try another book from Paul Sussman and/or Gordon Griffin?

    Maybe


    Has The Hidden Oasis turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Gordon Griffin?

    Yes


    Could you see The Hidden Oasis being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I thought the story was good. What irritated me was the lead female character being represented as emotionally weak at times even though the character is a world class rock climber.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (180)

    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Conceptually intriguing, but uneven writing style"
    "Good sci-fi book."
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    Would you try another book from Jack McDevitt and/or Tom Weiner?

    I've read several of McDevitt's books though this is the first audio version. Yes.


    Would you recommend The Engines of God to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I like the archaeological aspects of solving the mystery of the abandoned cities, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (756)

    Here is the saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different - ugly.

    Terri says: "Clan of the Cave Bear"
    "Classic"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, it's long but the details and story elements are necessary.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jean M. Auel before, how does this one compare?

    Read them, this is the first I've listened to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (2842)
    Performance
    (1668)
    Story
    (1690)

    In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

    Peter says: "Heinlein's Masterpiece"
    "This is fun to listen to."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Nope.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It works well with the overall story line.


    Was The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book is quarky, the characters entertaining, and the narration well done.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel: Samaria, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (145)

    A tale of the distant future by the author of The Shape-Changer's Wife brings listeners to a world in which the fate of all life rests on the voice of an angel.

    Paul says: "A great story, narrrated well"
    "Great sci-fi series."
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    If you could sum up Archangel in three words, what would they be?

    Original, involving, surprising


    What did you like best about this story?

    Contrast between the world and biblical roots.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I've read it before, wanted to listen to it to prepare me for other books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book, and the books in the series get even better. Shinn is a very imaginative writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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