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Jessica

CORDOVA, TN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "Eh."
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    I haven't read a Robin Cook book in years, and got this one as a gift. Overall, it was just OK. I kept wanting the story to move faster. It was a little hard to get into the characters, maybe because I hadn't read the other book with the same protagonist. Like many have said, the ending was a bit abrupt. There were many characters left hanging. I have no problem reading books where the "bad" guys win, or where there is some ambiguity, but this one seemed very rushed and unfinished. I guess I would call this a generic thriller that passes the time, but isn't worth a re-listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3221)
    Performance
    (1216)
    Story
    (1220)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "Not what I was Expecting"
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    I don't know if I would have finished this if I was reading an actual book. I love the idea of the story, and the details, but got bogged down in all of the minutiae. The footnotes were amusing, and the narrator did a wonderful job.

    In the end, I was not disappointed that I listed to it, but I am not as much of a fan as others are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5381)
    Performance
    (5017)
    Story
    (5012)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Ken says: "It's all about the codas"
    "Humorus sci-fi... love it!"
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    I am a big fan of Wil Wheaton as a narrator (like in Ready Player One), and he again does a great job with this book. For anyone who is a fan of Star Trek or any sci-fi spaceship show, this is a great jab at the tropes of the TV genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (1921)
    Performance
    (1760)
    Story
    (1762)

    "Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

    Acacia says: "WHY WHY WHY"
    "Perfectly Creepy..."
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    This was a perfect short, creepy story. Loved Neil Gaiman's narration as well. I'm normally not a huge horror-genre fan, but this was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9951)
    Performance
    (9259)
    Story
    (9259)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
    "Very Entertaining!"
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    This was my first audible purchase, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed Wil Wheaton's narration - it made the story much more fun, and you could hear the enthusiasm in his voice. The story itself was entertaining, and never got boring. While I am not a huge gamer myself, I was brought into the story quite quickly and never felt lost. I am not quite of the age where all of the references made sense, but I was able to catch on to many of them, and still have fun listening.

    Overall, I thought this was a great story about friendship and learning to appreciate both the "real" world and that which you can create for yourself on the screen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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