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Ron

Asheboro, NC, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (724)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (681)

    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    Robert says: "Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!"
    "Great Clasic"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It kept my interest from start to finish, and I plan to get the next book in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (446)

    Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.

    Roxane says: "Interesting Listen for WWII Buffs"
    "A very interesting history lesson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a cross between a history book and an autobiography. They did a great job of making it interesting. The pace was so slow I listened at 1.5 speed. Definitely recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alex Irvine
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (167)

    A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "retelling of a classic tale"
    "Great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Much better than I expected. This is full of non stop action. Makes me want to see the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16356)
    Performance
    (10640)
    Story
    (10519)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is one of the books that you can't put down until you finish. Then you go looking for more. The next book in the series is also great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (603)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Karen says: "Fascinating stories"
    "5 plots, Some good, some ok"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Different authors, different stories, really just 5 short stories by different people. Not bad but not great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Impulse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Steven Gould
    • Narrated By Emily Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (358)

    Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom.

    Brian says: "Refreshing!"
    "Another 5 star book"
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    The first book in this series was great. The second not so much. Therefore I only got this one as part of a 2 for 1 deal. It was as good as the first. I could hardly wait to get to the end..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fire and Ice: A Liam Campbell Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (373)

    In this mystery series by Dana Stabenow, the Edgar Award-winning author returns to the Alaskan setting she's famous for, with a wonderful character - state trooper Liam Campbell. Liam's just been transferred from Anchorage to the small fishing village of Newenham, Alaska - where a local pilot seems to have lost his head.

    Dr. Daniel Chapman says: "A quick heads up!"
    "Seemed like it was only a couple of hours long."
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    Great Book. I listened to all of it in a couple of days, and could not believe it was over when it ended. Non stop action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1183)
    Performance
    (785)
    Story
    (784)

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    John M says: "Very enjoyable - could have used more action"
    "Too slow, I need more stimulus."
    Overall
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    Maybe I should have read the first books in the series before this one, I thought the Taylor Anderson spent way too much time giving us background that never grabbed my attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, Gregg Lewis
    • Narrated By Ben Carson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    You can find our culture's obsession with avoiding risk everywhere, from multiple insurance policies to crash-tested vehicles. But is ducking risk the most productive way for us to live? Surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson, who faces risk on a daily basis, offers an inspiring message on how accepting risk can lead us to a higher purpose.

    Jake says: "Ben Carson is a brilliant man, but...."
    "As much an auto-biography as on taking risk."
    Overall
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    I don't know why, but I really loved this book. I loved the delivery as much as the actual story. Ben's experiences as a child just added to the book so much that I could not see the book being as good without them. Hopefully I will be able to use his analysis tools in the future, since it makes so much sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (1170)
    Story
    (1182)

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    Tango says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written"
    "Quite interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was an interesting listen. Of course I learned a lot since I knew nothing about wild elephants.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jaws

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Benchley
    • Narrated By Erik Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (486)
    Story
    (499)

    Jaws is the classic, blockbuster thriller that inspired the three-time Academy Award-winning Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time! Jaws was #48 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and the film earned the coveted #1 spot on the Bravo network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments countdown.

    Tracy says: ""JAWS""
    "Too much like the movie"
    Overall
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    With the length of the book, I thought it would be different from the movie. But, there was not much additional information that was not in the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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