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  • Wild Cards II: Aces High

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, and others
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (250)

    After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.

    Porter R. Rawls says: "Great performance with a classic"
    "Great Fun - Better than the book."
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    I read the entire Wild Cards series back in the 90s, and was excited to see two titles on Audible.com. Luke Daniels narration was masterful. It was great to associate a "voice" with Dr. Tachyon and other characters, and the story lines were engrossing. Even those aspects of the books that might have been a bit dense in text add color to the audio book version. I had a hard time putting down either of the books, which unfortunately meant that they didn't last long enough for me. Bravo!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2425)
    Performance
    (2164)
    Story
    (2146)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    Marci says: "Expect the Best"
    "Great story spoiled by narrator"
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    After a bid of a slow start, this book was vintage Reacher: a great story, featuring a fascinating protagonist. I love Lee Child's distinctive writing style, which features short, economized sentences. He never wastes a word. I had this book on Kindle and loved reading it. Unfortunately, Dick Hill sounded like some kind of strange Paul Harvey wanna be. His inflections grated on my ears and Jack Reacher, who is such an engaging character, sounded like a cranky, nasally-voice old man.

    I almost always like audio books better than the print version. This book is the exception. Listen to a sample before you buy this one.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joyland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Michael Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3110)
    Performance
    (2876)
    Story
    (2879)

    Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

    Cozy Reader says: "The sweest and creepiest coming of age story!"
    "A Sweet Book"
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    In a departure from horror, Stephen King has written a sweet novel about a 21-year old man finding himself while working at an old-fashioned amusement park. King's trademark character development works well in this whodunnit novel. To me, it is a very pleasant surprise from a writer that is better known for grim fare. I really enjoyed it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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