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  • 9 reviews
  • 37 ratings
  • 152 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
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  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3268)
    Performance
    (1729)
    Story
    (1761)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "So booooring......."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Larry McMurtry and/or Lee Horsley?

    No


    What could Larry McMurtry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Moved along at a better pace.


    What three words best describe Lee Horsley’s voice?

    Slow, boring, rambling


    Any additional comments?

    Reached chapter 17 of 48 and could take no more, the reading also is so loud for some characters and hardly audible for others.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3122)
    Performance
    (2722)
    Story
    (2760)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Really struggled with this one."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not as good as "World made by Hand" and not nearly as good as "One Second After". could not get past part 1.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Solaris: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Alessandro Juliani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2254)
    Performance
    (1838)
    Story
    (1855)

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation - complete for the first time, and the first ever directly from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    Burns says: "A comment on negative reviews"
    "Struggled with this book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Whew, maybe something is lost in the translation, really struggled with this one, gave up I'm afraid, certainly no best seller in my view.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Masters of the Sea – Master of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Stack
    • Narrated By Eamonn Riley
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    A stirring adventure novel set amid the tumultuous clashes between the Roman and Carthaginian empires, battling for control of the Mediterranean, north Africa and Rome itself. Atticus, the young Greek captain, is now a commander of the growing Roman navy, blockading a port near Tunis, when the Roman legions suffer terrible defeat by the triumphant Carthaginian army, spearheaded by the elephant charges.

    Michael says: "Surprising Find"
    "Great story."
    Overall

    Michael, all three of the John Stack "Rome" books are available on Audible? Enjoyed the third in the series as much as the first two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35261)
    Performance
    (26309)
    Story
    (26686)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Really enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    Well, have read some of the reviews, in particular the negative ones. I am 54 and travel a lot and listen to books, man I have had some boring stuff but this one kept me very interested and I thoroughly enjoyed it and cant wait to read the other two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5357)
    Performance
    (3347)
    Story
    (3377)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Great story"
    Overall

    I hope America takes note.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Paloma: A Retrieval Artist Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (178)

    As a Retrieval Artist, Miles Flint helps the Disappeared, saving the lives of those oppressed under the Earth Alliance regime. He owes his livelihood and his very sense of honor to a woman known as Paloma. It was she who was responsible for setting him on this path. And now she has been murdered.

    Tal says: "Very thorough thought put into every book"
    "Hooked"
    Overall

    Every time I finish one of these books I say to myself time to try something else, but when I come to choose another book I simply have to finish all the books in the series and download another Retrieval artist story. I just wish I did not have so much trouble downloading them, the software used to do this gets -(minus)5 stars, thumbs up for Kristine Kathryn Rusch but thumbs down for Audible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9796)
    Performance
    (5467)
    Story
    (5543)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Too long"
    Overall

    Great story line, have always wanted to read/listen too Dune, being a SciFi fan. This book in parts was great but oh so long and boring in places.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappeared: Retrieval Artist, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (1222)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (269)

    Retrieval artists help the lost find their way back home, whether they like it or not. Specialized private detectives, they investigate the most unusual crimes in the galaxy. But Miles Flint isn't a retrieval artist. He's just a cop, trying to do his job.

    Joshua says: "An Intriguing New Universe"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this, its sci-fi, so you have to have an imagination. Admittedly it also took me a short while to get into it, but once done worked for me. Will be getting more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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