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D. A. Gordon

Ann

MOAB, UT, United States

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  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1056)
    Performance
    (952)
    Story
    (956)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Amanda says: "Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!"
    "Different ..."
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    First I was attracted to this book because of the cover and the title. Even though the author is a good writer, it took me awhile to get into the book because I just couldn't figure out where the author was going with keeping this girl in a cold cage. Eventually all becomes clear. The female character is very well developed; I felt like I knew her. Although the boy she meets isn't as well developed, he is acceptable by the end of the book. If you get bored by the same old plot being redone over and over, this book is for you. It is anything but boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Departure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By A.G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (1167)
    Story
    (1166)

    Harper Lane has problems. In a few hours, she'll have to make a decision that will change her life forever. But when her flight from New York to London crash lands in the English countryside, she discovers that she's made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined. As Harper and the survivors of Flight 305 struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of the crash, they soon realize this world is very different from the one they left. Their lives are connected, and some believe they've been brought here for a reason.

    Matthew says: "The start of a new series I suspect.."
    "Couldn't stay with it"
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    I have tried to listen to this several times, but just can't stay with the book. It's hard to follow. Scott, the male narrator does a good job in narration, but Nicola reads like she's whispering. I have to crank up the volume to make out what she's saying.

    The situation at the beginning of the story was interesting, because it seemed like a good way to start a book, however I didn't find the rest of the story interesting enough to finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mech Zero: The Dominant

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (250)

    Death awaits the curious! Out along the rim of the galaxy hangs a loose configuration of some 60 stars known as the Faustian Chain. This whorl of sparkling suns is rich in planets and occupies an irregular volume of space some 20 light years in diameter. From an external viewpoint, the Chain presents a colorful display of plasma-streams, luminous nebulae and sparkling pinpoints of light.

    Dennis says: "Nice Pre to the Mech saga"
    "Couldn't finish"
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    I am a major B. V. Larson fan and have listened to over a dozen of his books, but I couldn't get into this one. I like fantasy a lot, I even write fantasy stories, but to me, this story didn't make sense. I won't be able to finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Technomancer: Unspeakable Things, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (444)

    When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash? After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute.

    Cliff says: "Good noir sci-fi/ fantasy series with a warning"
    "Incredible ... loved it!"
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    I loved this book. This new series could be Larson's best (although I really like the Undying Mercenaries series too). In Technomancer, I liked the characters, the plot, and the subplots. Plus, Christopher Lane did a great job with the narration, making the different characters easily recognizable. I could listen to him read all day.

    Okay, now I can't wait for the next book in the series. B. V. Larson is a prolific writer, which is most excellent, but too bad he can't publish a new book every week. I could go for that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Corners: Twelve Tales of Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Bray
    • Narrated By Frank Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    What lurks within the darkness? What crawls outside of our perception? What happens when the world as we know it stops making sense? When reality isn't what it seems, and the rules no longer apply...

    gzl5ry says: "Pretty good, I'd like to read/listen to more."
    "Enjoyable"
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    These were enjoyable stories, I'm glad I purchased this audiobook. The stories were interesting and kept my interest. The narrator was good also. I plan to listen to more books by Michael Bray.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rushed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brian Harmon
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life.

    Shirley says: "Great Listen"
    "Okay..."
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    The book started out well enough, but couldn't maintain the tempo or interest level. For the most part, the story didn't make any sense to me. Plus I didn't care for all the constant phone calls between the protagonist and his wife. I just wanted the story to "get with the program" - but alas, it never did. I like speculative fiction, but not this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5094)
    Performance
    (3935)
    Story
    (3960)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    "Highly recommend this book"
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    I love this book. I've read it and heard it numerous times and have often recommended the book to anyone who reads. Scalzi wrote a great story with Old Man's War and Wm Dufris did an awesome job of narrating it.

    Because of this book I became a "Scalzi" fan. This is a great series. I've also enjoyed other Scalzi books, including Fuzzy Nation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tech World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1454)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1344)

    The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

    D says: "Dying isn’t enough this time"
    "The best in the series so far ..."
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    I enjoyed Book 1 of Undying Mercenaries well enough to purchase Book 2. Even though I didn't care as much for Book 2, I wanted to give the series another try by purchasing Book 3.
    I'm glad I did!

    Book 3 has a great plot and memorable characters. I enjoyed this book so much I'll be listening to it again, soon. I have already recommended it to my sci-fi reading friends. In addition, Mark Boyett did a masterful job of narration.Now I'm ready for Book 4.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4293)
    Performance
    (3921)
    Story
    (3933)

    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..."
    "Interesting ... want to hear more"
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    What a unique beginning! And from there I found the book interesting all the way through. Never a dull moment. Believable interaction between the Star Force leaders and among the warriors too. Good detail for the aliens. Wonderful narrator.

    I realize BV Larson has been writing for some time, but this is my first exposure to his books. As soon as I finished Swarm I ordered the next two in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Army of One: A Star Force Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    B.V. Larson, a master of military science fiction, presents Army of One, a harrowing tale of high-tech mayhem. The Macros of the Star Force series have invaded from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision. One man attempts to stay neutral...and realizes how hard it can be to avoid an interstellar war.

    Kindle Customer says: "Not worth the listen. Just adding a new book topic"
    "Loved it!"
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    This is my second B. V Larson book. I totally didn't want it to end. I'm sold on both the author and the narrator, Mark Boyett. I'll be purchasing and listening to many more of Larson's Star Force books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1982)
    Performance
    (1741)
    Story
    (1741)

    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

    He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

    Ed says: "Sandford and Ferrone deliver"
    "A Lucas Davenport fan!"
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    I love John Sandford's Prey books. I have listened to all of them more than once. Lucas Davenport is such a great character - both believable and likeable. Richard Ferrone, the voice of Lucas Davenport, is perfect for these books. Field of Prey has some nail-biting, hair-raising twists and turns. What an amazing story.

    Sandford is a great thrillmaster. Every year I look forward to another Prey book, and I hope there are many more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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