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Winacott

Oshawa, ON, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • 7 reviews
  • 93 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this... The world they have returned to has been transformed by water - and the water is rising. As it continues to flow from the earth's mantle, entire countries disappear. High ground becomes a precious commodity. And before 50 years have passed, there will be nowhere left to run....

    Q says: "A great "what-if" apolcalyptic exploration"
    "wow, this one stopped me cold in deep thought"
    Overall

    I loved this story, and the narration by Chris Patton was great. He made the story for me, bringing everyone to life for me on my long drives. This story stopped me cold to think about what I could due if the flood really did come, or even a smaller one. Great way to tie the people together. Could not stop listening. and I am downloading "Ark" by Stephen Baxter right now. I can't wait to continue this story line.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1842)
    Performance
    (1683)
    Story
    (1691)

    Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome,and original."
    "The fight is not over."
    Overall
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    The third book in the Star Force series and I can't get enough. Each book is a great standalone story, but the way they lead in to each other just leaves me wanting more.

    The only sad thing is, I am about to start book four, the last one. Come on Mr Larson, don't leave me wanting. Keep them coming! Saying that without knowing how book four and the end of the series will end.

    Can't say enough about the narration by Mark Boyett. I could and have listened to him for hours on end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2174)
    Performance
    (1983)
    Story
    (1991)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "It just gets better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    after listening to Swarm, I downloaded the next two, starting with this one. Book two in the series did not disappoint in anyway. Now that I know the players in the story line and can relate to them, it is just getting better. I loved Swarm, I love this one even more.

    I have started to listen to the third book in the series and have already downloaded the last (book four)

    Mark Boyett is still bring the players to life for me. Easy to listen to. I will be looking for other books narrated by him. He is now moving to the top of my favorite readers.

    1 of 2 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
    (3579)
    Performance
    (3276)
    Story
    (3284)

    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..."
    "Great story, Great listen!!!"
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    Story

    I downloaded this book after hearing about it on a radio show. I had never heard of B. V. Larson before and had never read anything by him until now. The story is one of the best I have heard in a long time. I am so glad it is a series and there are more to come. The narration by Mark Boyett is fantastic. He is able to bring the characters to life and I can listen to him for hours.

    This is sci-fi at its best. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3421)
    Performance
    (3037)
    Story
    (3048)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "Flash backs to my past"
    Overall
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    This is one of the best books I have listened to in, I can't remember. I worked for Sun Microsystems at the time Steve was hacking and remember the memos about him floating around the office.

    Great read by Ray, could not have found a better narrator.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (4491)
    Performance
    (1953)
    Story
    (1967)

    "The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

    Denise says: "No Doubting Thomas"
    "First Koontz for me"
    Overall

    Odd Thomas was a great listen. The narration was really good, with the first person perspective of the story. Really gave Odd a unread personality for me.

    Great story, a bit on the sad side, but great twist at the end. I am looking forward to listening to this one again to pickup on the details I may have missed the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3499)
    Performance
    (1436)
    Story
    (1458)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "was not sure, but than the hook was set"
    Overall

    I was not sure about the narrater for the start, but once the story hooked me, and I started to really enjoy his voice, emotions, and his ability to bring the story to life for me. Then there is the story itself, thank god it is the original and not the movie remake. So much better being told the way it was intended to be. The Omega Man was a better remake in film. If you think differently when starting this book, give it a hour, it will pull you in too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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