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  • Century Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (424)

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    DAVID says: "One of John Lee's best performances"
    "My ear's are bleeding."
    Overall

    I have never heard a book narrated so badly. John Lee reads science fiction as if it were 1920s detective noir. Which wouldnt be so bad if all of his character voices didnt sound almost exactly the same.

    I do have to give Mr. Lee some credit, he's not working with a masterpiece of literary gold here.

    I just finished the first part (6:32:10) and Im sitting here wondering if listening to the rest is a good idea. Having read or listened to all of Alastair Reynolds books this is by far the last on my list.

    Because.

    It starts in 1959 Paris, with no explanation of preceding events to put things in context. It almost feels like youve actually started with part 2. I actually had to stop and check.

    The story jumps between characters so much you'll need Dramamine to keep from getting seasick, and when the characters change you don't realize it until a name is spoken BECAUSE THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME. (ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! )

    Ok Im going to stop before my blood pressure go's up any more. Lol. Needless to say I wish I had purchased the e-book or actual paper version, maybe then it would be enjoyable, but I can not recommend the audible version.

    Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before you buy this book.

    17 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7180)
    Performance
    (6344)
    Story
    (6340)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Mariya says: "Killin’s my business and business is fine"
    "Monster Cleche's International"
    Overall

    An ok read that use's every "monster" cleche' in the book. (pun intended)
    This is a good pass the time book, but if your looking for something original and new keep looking.

    5 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Pale Demon: The Hollows, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1940)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1359)

    Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches' conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after - forever after.

    But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car, going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

    Mariya says: "Incredible Internal Consistency"
    "Great book - Lousy price."
    Overall

    Love this book, a great continuation of the series. But allas it may be one of the last audio book's I buy from Audible. If the 2 credit price becomes standard for popular books it will actually be cheaper to get them from I-tunes. Wake up Audible I buy from you to save money, and I renew for 24 credits at least 3 times a year.

    58 of 61 people found this review helpful
  • All Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1619)
    Performance
    (1069)
    Story
    (1091)

    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Rescued by the second half"
    "Beg's to be abridged."
    Overall

    This is the first book/books that have ever made me want to stick an icepick in my ear just to make it stop. Especialy the last few chapters I was actually screaming every time there was another plot twist or overblown explanation, I just wanted it to end.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kenneth E. Ingle
    • Narrated By Gene Eugene
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    When a lab experiment results in a group of scientists gaining extremely long life, they realize that if they stay on Earth, they'll soon become lab specimens. To escape this, they decide to travel to the stars. Unfortunately, the stars are already occupied.

    J. Parkes says: "interesting concept"
    "Meh! Save your credit."
    Overall

    The story line is good, but it reads like a collection of short stories. Instead of picking a few plot points and expanding on them the author packs in so many that the story becomes quite dull and under-developed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bite Me: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1583)
    Performance
    (805)
    Story
    (801)

    "The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup."

    Ron says: "WOW!!!"
    "k-so this book is frickin hilarious!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I literaly wet myself I was laughing so hard.

    Mr Moore has outdone himself, and I dont think any other narrater than Susan Bennett could have done this reading justice.

    Listen to this one on the weekend. If your at work or in the car your going to get some strange looks when you burst out laughing.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2058)
    Performance
    (1313)
    Story
    (1320)

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    Monica says: "Double review - Blackout and All Clear"
    "Slightly disapointing and long winded"
    Overall

    I realy liked Doomsday Book, and loved To say nothing of the dog. Blackout though leaves me wanting - wanting the story line to come together, wanting to get away from the narrators over dramatic reading style, wanting an abridged version of this book. I mean do you really need three story lines that boil down to "Im lost in the past and cant get home" Be warned while this is a good story it is massivly over detailed yet incompleat.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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