You no longer follow Diane

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Diane

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Diane

Geepa

Seymour, TN, United States | Member Since 2011

36
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 13 reviews
  • 345 ratings
  • 1685 titles in library
  • 228 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
12

  • A Beautiful Friendship: Star Kingdom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1180)
    Performance
    (1044)
    Story
    (1046)

    Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

    brendanstallard says: "Wow, Weber hits the target."
    "VERY ENTERTAINING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    An excellent book to read in an afternoon. I'd highly recommend it. I've always enjoyed Weber's novels and he hasn't disappointed me this time. The reader is fabulous. My only complaint is when is the next in this series coming out. A definite read!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Koban, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (479)

    We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

    Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

    Richard says: "Well Developed Story Line, Well Developed World!"
    "WOW"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have found that this book is mesmerizing. And to think it's the start of a new fantastic SiFi series. It is different, descriptive (which I love), has a fantastic storyline (on the order of Space Pirates, which you can purchase the audio verison here and get the book online on Amazon free) but much much more. Please do yourself a favor, if you enjoy reading a great story plot, lots of action, love stories, get this book. Well worth the credit. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Koban: The Mark of Koban, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (355)

    Already faster and more powerful than the last 17 species that they have destroyed or subjugated, the Krall have set their sights on humankind. After testing humans on their future home world of Koban and finding them worthy opponents, the Krall start a war of slow extermination with the rest of humanity. The war is intended to last generations as they apply their own version of "natural selection" to cull their weaker warriors in combat, purifying the Krall gene pool with their finest warriors for breeding.

    Douglas says: "One of the best stories in a long time"
    "FANTASTIC SERIES"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Having read the first book and found it innovative, descriptive, and totally being hooked, I proceeded to Book 2. This was even better. If any of you have read Space Pirates, written in the 50's, you will be absolutely hooked on this series. It has everything a SiFi fan would love, plus even those who aren't into SiFi, will thoroughly enjoy this book. Although Audible/Amazon has only put two of Stephen Bennett's books on audio, you can get Book #3 to read. Hopefully, soon, Audible will have #3 on audio. Please do yourself a favor and purchase these books. They are will worth the money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Space Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Godwyn
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    A space cruiser of Earth colonists ambushed and captured by the murderous Gerns. Left to die on a bleak, inhospitable planet. But they don’t perish. They survive. And for two hundred years, plot their revenge on the Gern Empire. A fantastic, imaginative space adventure by Tom Godwyn.

    Diane says: "Found"
    "Found"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I remember reading this book in high school when it first came out. I was totally captivated. But several years later when I tried to find it again, I couldn't remember the title or who wrote it, I just couldn't find it. Now after all these years, on Amazon of all places, I saw a mention of this book which gave a description, and the book is free on Amazon. I immediately got it for my Kindle and lo and behold it told me it was also available on Audible. Remember this book is written in the 50s so adjust your thinking accordingly. Tom Godwyn is an excellent author, has written some books besides this one and most are found free on Amazon. So enjoy, this is an exciting science fiction book that's well worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (10055)
    Performance
    (5709)
    Story
    (5787)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "BEST YET"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I can't get over how more enthralling this version of Dune is. I love the way that the narrators interact and overall this version is the best of the Dune series yet. Yep, I purchased the others years ago, but I wish that they would do all of them this way. Listen to it, you definitely won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Worlds Collide

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (435)

    A runaway planet hurtles toward Earth. As it draws near, massive tidal waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions wrack our planet, devastating continents, drowning cities, and wiping out millions. In central North America, a team of scientists race to build a spacecraft powerful enough to escape the doomed Earth. Their greatest threat, they soon discover, comes not from the skies but from other humans.

    Cynthia L. Walker says: "Still as good as I remember!"
    "AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Thanks Audible for providing us with this book and its sequel. What most people don't realize is that this book was pubished in 1932 and its sequel, After Worlds Collide was published in 1933. They both have held up fairly well too. So feel free to spend your money, as these are books you'll enjoy. But just remember when they were written and adjust your thinking accordingly.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • I, Claudius

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Graves
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (723)

    Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

    Chris says: "Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance"
    "TALK ABOUT CAPTIVATING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was in the 70's and I was entralled by PBS's series on the books about I, Claudius. After all this time, I found this book and it's companion entertaining, engrossing, and full of intrigue, murder, and suspense. I highly recommend this book and its companion for those who enjoy reading historial novels. Robert Graves really outdid himself. Please read it, you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1699)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (920)

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    Nancy says: "Great Listen"
    "JUST COULDN'T GET INTO IT"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm sorry, but I just couldn't get into this book. I found it to be boring and trite. After the first few chapters, it just didn't pick up speed in the story. I just can't recommend this book as a good read. Wish I could, but it just couldn't hold my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Perry Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Urie
    Overall
    (846)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (606)

    In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

    Robert says: "Give it a listen!"
    "INTERESTING AND DEFINITELY NOT BORING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First of all, let me say I hate prejudice of any kind. This book shows a young boy trying to come to grips with his sexual preferences with today's society of morons. Yep, morons. It was heart wrenching at times for me, when listening to his coping with this. I did enjoy this book very much and yep, would recommend it for others to read. Especially our society's "morons" who keep insisting everyone needs to fit "their mold". Please read this book, it's quite entertaining, educational, and at times will make you laught and cry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27513)
    Performance
    (14113)
    Story
    (14162)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Memories of my youth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm 72, so when I was 13 I went to stay with an aunt in Nashville, Tennessee. I was bred, born, and raised in Chicago by a family who was totally colored blind. I was appalled with what I saw. I just couldn't believe how they treated afro-americans. So when I read this book I cried, laughed, and remembered that trip so long ago. I hope Kathryn Stockett keeps on writing books, as she's such a gifted author. I also hope another book will be written about The Help, so I can find out about Minnie, who reminded me of my grandmother, and all the other characters that I grew to love when I listened to this book. As for the reading, it was fantastic, I was right there in the book with the characters. It was wonderful. There should be more books read this way with the actors, for that's what they are, reading in this manner. My sincere thanks to the author, and to the actors who read this book, for bringing these characters alive, and bringing back all those memories of my youth and especially my visit to Nashville and how glad I am that the sights I saw are no more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.