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Susan

Frederick, MD, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Sunrise Lands: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (289)

    A generation has passed since the Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as the Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God's work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounter - and those who dare use them.

    Michael says: "Change is not always good, but this book is."
    "Fun to listen to."
    Overall

    I have listened to all the books previous to this one and this one did not dissapoint either.
    This book deals with the second generation after the change, and is just as fun and interesting to listen to as the others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Temporal Void: Void Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (1708)
    Performance
    (1067)
    Story
    (1078)

    Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.

    Ingwe says: "Make Sure you have read the Dreaming Void"
    "Soooo good"
    Overall

    LIstened to the first book in the series and couldn't wait for this one. Ahh. But I had to as it took a year to release this one after the 1st one. Start by reading the first one or you might get lost. Have fun.....

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Academ's Fury: Codex Alera, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (3093)
    Performance
    (2040)
    Story
    (2051)

    For 1,000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies - elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance.

    Eric says: "Wonderful series"
    "Thankful lthat Jim Butcher also writes fantasy"
    Overall

    Started reading Jim Butcher years ago with his Dresden Files. While searching his name one night in Audilbe search engine; I stumbled upon the fact that he has a fantasy series. I'm totally hooked now on this series and going to listen to more. These books are very enjoyable and entertaining.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (253)

    Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time.

    Chris says: "It just gets better and better."
    "The story is really getting good."
    Overall

    This book keep me enthralled till the very end. It was the best book of the 2nd generation of MacKenzie's trilogy.
    Not sure if I spelled the last name correctly, as I've always listened to these books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (263)

    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    Tim says: "A nice road to nowhere"
    "Interesting idea.. What if...."
    Overall

    I enjoyed listening to this book. I knew where it was going, but it was still fun listening to how the authors made it happen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Vendetta: A Cotton Malone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (237)

    When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he?

    Paul says: "Excellent novel"
    "Very fast and fun Listen"
    Overall

    this book was action packed from the get-go. Really enjoyed it. Downloaded another book to my kindle by Steve Berry, just so I could enjoy reading more from him.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seeker: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (388)

    Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony's ships. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, follow a deadly trail to the Seeker, strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.

    Shannon Peterson says: "Great mix of sci-fi, mystery and adventure."
    "Very good listen"
    Overall

    Very good !

    2 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Sunshine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin McKinley
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (239)

    There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.

    Amazon Customer says: "An absolutely riveting, addictive tale"
    "Bring a little sunshine to your life"
    Overall

    A very good book. The writing was superb as was the narration.
    I really think the narration brought it to life and added a little Sunshine to my life.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5085)
    Performance
    (2697)
    Story
    (2734)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Surprised Me (in a good way)"
    Overall

    This book at first started off slow; almost quit listening. So glad I decided to give it a few more minutes as it became quite good. It really surprised me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (715)
    Story
    (716)

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

    A User says: "Great Listen"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    I was surprised by how much I really liked this book. Just finished it a few hours ago, and am now downloading Book 2 ~ A forest of Stars!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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