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  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,302

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By treydewitt on 05-03-16

The BEST Book I've Listened To Out Of About 250!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-15

Would you listen to Red Rising again? Why?

Most definitely and have already told all my friends about it!

What did you like best about this story?

This story starts slow, but later I found it to be because the author wanted to set the tone for the entire story and have a solid foundation.
I loved every character in the book. Even the bad ones, I loved to hate them! I loved the logic in this book. The author showed us his ability to write and create a story that will leave his readers wanting more and more.

What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

He was a good narrator. I have no pro's or con's.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Red Rising "The Reaper's Heart!"

Any additional comments?

Well part 1 was slow as I stated above. However, from the end of part 1 starts the best book I have ever listened to! The end was not sad, but left me with tear's because it touched me soo deeply. That is because I feel like the characters are very easy to grow attached to. They all have their own character and personality and the author makes you feel as if you are by their side the entire time!

  • Perfect Ruin

  • The Internment Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Lauren DeStefano
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Lovely Story

  • By BookishAmber on 05-07-15

A Good Dystopian Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Perfect Ruin the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the small jumper girl, I forget her name. She shows courage.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the entire book equally.

Any additional comments?

This book was a bit short and well written. I'm sure there will be a second book. It's worth buying if you like dystopian books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perdition

  • Dred Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Ann Aguirre
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate's most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid. Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona "Dred" Devos controls one of Perdition's six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it - But Was Kind of Bored With This One

  • By Joki on 11-03-13

A Refreshing Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-14

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book because its style was new to me. Dread runs a successful prison territory and is challenged by 3 other factions after gaining a super-human recruit fresh onto the prison ship. This book contains a lot of action and some sexual content. If you would like a break from the usual dystopian books and enjoy this authors other books, than I suggest this book to you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ruins

  • Partials, Book 3
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Disappointing Finish To A Decent Series

  • By Milkwrapper on 04-15-14

An Excellent 3rd Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-14

Any additional comments?

This book was as good as the first 2. I really enjoyed it and listened to it all in a couple days. The ending was very short though. It wasn't a cliff hanger, but it was a bit disappointing on the limited info. I kinda wonder if there will be another book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,327

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

An Excellent 3rd Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aria because she is defiant!

Any additional comments?

This was a great book just like the others in the series!

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,366

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

A Good Second Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Would you consider the audio edition of A Clash of Kings to be better than the print version?

Yes!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Clash of Kings?

The entire book!

Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He does a good job! His voice is annoying when he sings.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but its so long that it takes a dozen days!

Any additional comments?

This book was just as great as the first book!

  • Bitten

  • Women of the Otherworld, Book 1
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594

Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey. Elena Michaels is a werewolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Audio title

  • By Autumn on 07-15-08

A Decent In-between Book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Any additional comments?

Well, this book wasn't crazy awesome. It did have a lot of suspense, sex, and action. This is an Adult book. This book is way better than the TV show version. I suggest this book to people that like Twilight.

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,094

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Just an amazing 4th book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Any additional comments?

What's there to say? This book is just amazing like the others! I do wish however he wrote a bit more about the wall in this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lullaby

  • A Watersong Novel, Book 2
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister, Gemma, runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister - and who's immune to the girls' dark powers. While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Second Book!

  • By Andrew on 03-30-14

A Good Second Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

Any additional comments?

This book was as good as the first in the series. It was short like the first book as well. I recommend this book for people who like the authors other books and mythical creatures.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,065

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 titles in the series so far

  • By Kapila on 01-29-03

Way Better Than The Movie!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-14

If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

Pretty Amazing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all of them!

What does Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I didn't care for the narrators.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I pretty much did!

Any additional comments?

This book is way better than the movie and the ONLY good book in the series.

DO NOT waste your money on the other books in this series. They are horribly BORING.

DO NOT ignore everyone's comments on how awful the other books are in this series and waste your money.

But this book was amazing!