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Dax

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  • Jupiter's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ted Simon
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (328)

    On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

    Joseph says: "Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told"
    "A must read if you ride..."
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    I found this the be a humble story of a man's journey that changed his life. The journey itself was enormous and the changes he made personally by the end of the trip were evident as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
    • Narrated By David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
    Overall
    (6072)
    Performance
    (5635)
    Story
    (5615)

    Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

    tatiana says: "New Fan"
    "Great for X-files fans!"
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    At first I thought I was getting 1 four hour X-files story, but this was multiple short stories. I would compare it to watching 3-4 episodes on TV. Overall it was entertaining and I would recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39328)
    Performance
    (36789)
    Story
    (36791)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "Sanderson continues the development from book 1"
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    Book 1 had a lot of character development and was very much the beginning book of the series, however, there is so much that Sanderson wants to develop that even after the lengthy 1st book he continues with this book. This book continues to introduce characters and back stories that made the whole thing much richer to listen to. Words of Radiance continued on the introduction that book 1 made and then gave a slight nudge to the middle portion of the story. Really good book and the length makes it such a bargain. It's like 3 or 4 books for 1 credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46872)
    Performance
    (42186)
    Story
    (42204)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Great book regardless of what genre you prefer...."
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    Where does The Way of Kings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far. I wasn't sure about the genre. I find it's a fine line between Lord of the Rings and over the top fantasy that is just silly. This book was a mix of Superman and Lord of the Rings and ended up being really good all the way through. Plus it's like getting 3 or 4 books in 1 due to its length.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Way of Kings?

    This is tough to say as I don't want to spoil anything. There are many great moments. Sanderson does a great job developing the characters.


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

    Superman meets Lord of the Rings!


    Any additional comments?

    You can tell that Sanderson has thought this series out and has a plan of where it's going. This was very much the first part of a story. A lot of introduction of characters and their back story. Even with the book being as long as it was, I found myself excited to read part 2 when I was finished.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beach Music

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1002)
    Story
    (1002)

    Pat Conroy is without doubt America's favorite storyteller, a writer who portrays the anguished truth of the human heart and the painful secrets of families in richly lyrical prose and unforgettable narratives. Now, in Beach Music, he tells of the dark memories that haunt generations, in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.

    Ella says: "Memorable"
    "Sad"
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    I read this book because it's my father's favorite book. It is a very real life book with a lot of tragedy. Overall it's a good story and it's very well written. However, if you're looking for an uplifting book... this isn't it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fold

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27925)
    Performance
    (26036)
    Story
    (25998)

    The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Star Trek: Q-Squared"
    "An Audible must read..."
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    I read 14 because it came so highly recommended on Audible. I thought this book was similar and just as well written. It was a fun listen that kept me glued to my phone the whole time. I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    Overall
    (2667)
    Performance
    (2512)
    Story
    (2505)

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    Brian says: "Please make more of these! These are excellent!"
    "Just OK..."
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    Not nearly as good as the previous book. This book started out slower and by the time I started to get into it, it was almost over. It was too short. The ending was terrible. I wouldn't recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    Overall
    (9693)
    Performance
    (9090)
    Story
    (9080)

    As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

    AudioBook Reviewer says: "a work that I highly recommend"
    "AWESOME!"
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    Exciting from the moment I pushed play. I only listed to this because Audible gave it away free for 1 day. I'm glad I did, it's been 1 of the best listening experiences I have had since joining Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1585)
    Performance
    (1446)
    Story
    (1449)

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    mtkto says: "Everyone should read this."
    "Very good..."
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    This story was very good... mainly because it was a true story. The character building and the descriptions could have been better. Especially when it came to the description of the actual rescues. I felt like it would jump from "the waves were big... to.... and 30 people were saved/died".

    Overall it was good and I would recommend it. This might be a case where the movie does a better job describing it than the book does.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3671)
    Performance
    (3103)
    Story
    (3099)

    His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

    P. Shuart says: "Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++"
    "Very different than the movie."
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    I was debating on purchasing this since I've seen the movie 10 + times...but it was recently on a 2 for 1 deal so I picked up the first two books. I was pleasantly suprised to find that the book is VERY different than the movie. The narrator did a solid job. I would recommend this book even if you have seen the movies. "Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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