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  • The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (824)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (734)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    AudioAddict says: "So I'm definitely getting the book now..."
    "Can't wait for the rest! I pre-ordered it"
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    What made the experience of listening to The FREE Prologue & 5-Chapter Sampler of Steelheart the most enjoyable?

    I'm hooked


    What did you like best about this story?

    Suspense, and the ideas of Super People being bad instead of " Superman"! Great idea!


    What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Perfect match


    Any additional comments?

    I so excited for the rest!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Raising Stony Mayhall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Daryl Gregory
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (920)
    Performance
    (819)
    Story
    (821)

    In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby - stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda, and he begins to move.The family hides the child - whom they name Stony - rather than turn him over to authorities who would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow....

    Dave says: "The Undead Have Never Been So Fresh (or Funny)"
    "Starts off great"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The first part of the book was great until it became political and mind over matter stuff.


    What was most disappointing about Daryl Gregory’s story?

    It was a totally different story once Stony left home. I had a hard time following the timeline. It was not a smooth story and it was painful to listen to until the very end.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did good.


    What character would you cut from Raising Stony Mayhall?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Innocence: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (777)

    He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

    Michael says: "Among Koontz’s Best Slow Interesting Books"
    "Interesting theory but too much for me"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It's Dean Koontz and I love the characters. The characters are usually believable.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Not much at all actually. The book was great but personally the ending was disappointing. The characters were great, and the villains easy to dislike. The ending was far beyond what I could deal with on a spiritual level.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    As usual Mr. Koontz develops the mysterious main characters to a point where your heart relates to them personally. The story pulls you in immediately at a whiplash speed.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    NOT A THING!!!!Awesome performance!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Loving Dean Koontz as Much as I do, it's hard for me to say I was disappointed in the conclusion. Maybe the ending was too fast. I just found myself saying, "That's it?"

    0 of 1 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
    (3734)
    Performance
    (3274)
    Story
    (3272)

    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."
    "Wow!"
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    Would you listen to Fuzzy Nation again? Why?

    Absolutely, because I want to remember this book forever!


    What other book might you compare Fuzzy Nation to and why?

    I don't know about a book, but Dances With Wolves after the main character went back to white society to advocate for a Nation. Maybe Avatar the movie also is somewhat similar.


    Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi (Introduction) – was your favorite?

    Jack Holloway is definitely my favorite . He starts off being selfish and a jerk, and it's hard to think what he's up to. It's obvious he's got a plan and as the book unfolds its hard not to love the terd. Lol!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ill say equal moments when an innocent person is mourned by two people at different times in the story. It moved me deeply.


    Any additional comments?

    I can see why this book won awards and would be an awesome movie. It's a story that all society can learn from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3889)
    Performance
    (3397)
    Story
    (3365)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Interesting twists turns come together"
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    What made the experience of listening to 1Q84 the most enjoyable?

    The ideas in this story are fascinating and curiosity kept me reading until I was hooked. It's like there's a lot of missing pieces at first, but as I kept listening I could see the puzzle coming together. I thought about this book days after I was finished reading. Days afterwards, I was still having "uh huh" moments.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author told the main characters stories separately made it very personal. It was easy to like the main people, and cheer for a good outcome.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Great! Great! Great!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when the two main characters began to realize they were lost without the other, and yet hadn't seen each other since childhood. They were so close and so far from finding each other , it hurt.




    Any additional comments?

    It was a fascinating book. I'm glad I stuck with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watchers

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1810)
    Performance
    (1075)
    Story
    (1090)

    From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose....

    Katie says: "Great book; so-so narrator"
    "I love Dean Koontz talent!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Watchers the most enjoyable?

    The main characters, including the dog are so lovable. As the plot thickens and twists about, the characters grow and come into their own. The story is so detailed it becomes believable. Could this happen? Is it happening...somewhere?


    What other book might you compare Watchers to and why?

    It's like Frankenstein meets Benji-ish, with a Koontz twist.


    Have you listened to any of J. Charles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is always great, and this was another dead-on performance!


    Who was the most memorable character of Watchers and why?

    The dog because he's still man's best friend, and yet he has a human awarenes,intelligence, and yet.... Better.


    Any additional comments?

    This was so enjoyable, with adventure, love, friendship, and thought provoking. Koontz dares to write these awesome plots that challenge us to not be quite so naive, or even to challenge our apathy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3303)
    Performance
    (3021)
    Story
    (3025)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Wow!"
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    What did you love best about Swarm?

    This amazing adventure starts off fast and keeps on going at a wonderful pace.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line is science fiction to the core! It's a believable theory to alien abductions.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

    Kyle Riggs of coarse, who is professor turned commando, is pretty awesome. Crow, self appointed leader of a new fleet of spaceships, adds humour,and a touch of the renegade side of humanity.


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

    Absolutely! I tried, but couldn't make it.


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Boyett performs brilliantly. The accents and characters changes are smooth and easy to listen to. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15077)
    Performance
    (13654)
    Story
    (13749)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Easy listten"
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    Where does Divergent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to some incredible books lately, but while this story was good and fast paced,I would say it was a little above average for me.


    What other book might you compare Divergent to and why?

    It compared with Hunger Games because of the futuristic setting,but the main characters aren't as easy to like.


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

    She's wonderful, no matter what she does.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thought it was sad to think families could be split so easily.


    Any additional comments?

    I was interested enough to buy the second book and am enjoying it as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sally Lloyd-Jones
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (131)

    In The Jesus Storybook Bible, every story whispers his name. It tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible.

    Beth says: "A Wonderful Buy!!"
    "Amazing!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Jesus Storybook Bible the most enjoyable?

    Wonderfully performed and the stories are soothig. The stories stay true to the Bible. It is so nice to see my children so engaged in the stories.We usually have great conversations about the stories. Bedtime is a joy because they fall asleep listening to the stories.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's very soothing for not just children but for adults as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    David Suchet made this book wonderful to listen to.


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

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    You won't regret this purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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