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  • Tomorrow

  • By: Damian Dibben
  • Narrated by: George Blagden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

A winter’s night, Venice, 1815. A 217-year-old dog is searching for his lost master. So begins the journey of Tomorrow, a dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe - and through the centuries - in search of the man who granted him immortality. His adventures take him to the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam, and to 19th-century Venice. Tomorrow befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not think I was going to like this but......

  • By Carianti on 04-25-18

Remarkable

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was great. It was intelligently written. The narration was incredible. I would recommend it without reservation.

I would like a sequel please!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45,080

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

The story was interesting, exciting, and even plausible in a futuristic way. I loved the characters in this book. It seems like Andy Weir has a gift for that. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action/adventure novels as well as science fiction.

I would really like a sequel!

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Red Peace

  • The Starfire Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Spencer Ellsworth
  • Narrated by: John Keating, Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

A Red Peace, first in Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy. Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artifact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. An interstellar empire and the fate of the remnant of humanity hang in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A solid sword-and-laser adventure.

  • By Alex Shvartsman on 01-17-18

More more more!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I cannot write a good enough review of this book! The characters are wonderful. The storyline is very interesting. The writing is beautiful and gripping all at the same time.

I look forward to the rest of the trilogy!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,652

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really, really fun

  • By Lovisa on 08-05-17

Really great read!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the narration. I really hope there will be sequel(s)!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,320

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I loved the inventiveness of this story. Really really interesting characters. The narration was excellent too. My favorite part of the story was the ending. I hope there is a sequel. Thank you, Adrian Tchaikovsky!!!

  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bridge Worth Crossing

  • By John on 05-23-17

My God, this is a fabulous story!!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

I feel like this book was even better than the second one. And Finty Williams did an excellent job with narration.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,247

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

This is the third time I've read this series. I always love it! I'm sorry that it's over. I guess it's time to start at the beginning again. 😊

  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

My favorite audio book this year!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

A robot and his boy thrown together by chance or fate set on an odyssey together to save mankind. I loved the story. It was brilliant. And performance by the author... well, he nailed it!

Get it! It will leave you wanting more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,607

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Funny, Clever... a Sci Fi must have

  • By Tim on 06-29-17

Looking forward to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Craig Alanson's story about Earth's first alien encounter as seen through private/sergeant/colonel Joe Bishop is interesting, entertaining , and often quite hilarious. I would definitely recommend this book.

And, as usual, R.C. Bray is spot on. His narration is absolutely fabulous!

...and Skippy The Magnificent, well, you'll just have to see (hear) him for yourself.

  • Sleeping Giants

  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,086

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BLUES BROTHERS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-04-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

This book was really interesting and very well written. The performance was amazing! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is tired of the same old thing and ready for fresh compelling writing.