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  • The Heavens May Fall

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,104

Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2017 Audie Nominee

  • By Bob on 02-20-17

Surprised me at the end!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heavens May Fall?

The end was biggest shock! I am normally really good at seeing through the plot holes! I have to admit, this one got me.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Actually I like the different voice actors throughout the book. I thought it was a good selection for the characters. The change in voices kept me aware of some the little changes. I really liked that.

Any additional comments?

The part of the plot about the detective wife's death was something I expected more out of. In my opinion, I thought it was a loose wrap up at the end. Almost like an afterthought instead of a part of the ending.

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,054

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2009, What Happened?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-07-16

Stop the music!! Stop the mob! Save the girl, oh wait!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Seriously though, the music that would plan when an intense scene was being read really got on my nerves!
Ok now the mob, the idea should have been a good one but you could see the grandparents angle coming from a mile away!
Also the freezer scene at the very literally made me cringe, why is that scene in there? It's completely implausible. Maybe I am just over thinking it but come on!

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal until you're Gleaned

  • By G. Grimsley on 06-27-17

Interesting take on the death

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Would you be willing to try another book from Neal Shusterman? Why or why not?

I love off the wall ideas, I would love to read more books by Neal Shusterman. I will definitely read the next book in the series to see what happens. It wasn't my favorite book, but it was entertaining. I would have liked more back story about how the people in this book keep turning back the clock

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

I thought Greg Tremblay did a great job and will be looking for more books that are read by him. I think that he keeps the listener engaged throughout the book.

Was Scythe worth the listening time?

Definitely worth a listen

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  • Zero Day

  • A Jeff Aiken Novel
  • By: Mark Russinovich
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,519

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was a skeptic but now I'm not! Really good book!

  • By shelley on 04-27-18

Plausible and scary

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

What did you like best about this story?

There are so many things about this story that are both plausible and scary. People have many conspiracy theories about how things could have happened. It just make you think it could happen.

Any additional comments?

I liked how the protagonist overcame the struggle of losing his wife to make a connection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,791
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,243

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried SO hard, I really did!

  • By Angela Spencer-mukes on 10-04-17

Get lost in the excitement of time travel

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

If you could sum up Paradox Bound in three words, what would they be?

Fun, wacky, and out of time.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Peter Clines + Ray Porter combination is great! Ray Porter always does an excellent job.

Any additional comments?

This is a book that is fun and entertaining. Peter Clines' always does deliveries exceptional science fiction. He always keeps you guessing on where the story is going to go.

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,691

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

Do you play WoW or DnD? Read this!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was great! I love books like this! The author tells such a great story that will put you in the middle of the game play!

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

Luke Daniels always delivers an exceptional performance! This is no exception. He does an amazing job in selling the moods of the characters and putting you into the action.

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

I did not want to put this book down, I didn't want it to end. When it ended I was sad. I can't wait until the next book. You will not be disappointed, and if you are, I have no idea why you brought this book in the first place.

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

Good but....

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I enjoyed the story but why in the world did we need to hear so much detail about bugs eating bugs and upsetting the order of things? Some people say that Stephen King has diarrhea of words with how he can go on and on, this is very similar to that. Again , I really enjoyed the story, I already have the 2nd book. Just don't use 50 words when 10 will do.

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,143

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

When I started reading it, I honestly didn't know what to expect. I thought that it would be an easy listen and it was. Most of the time when the author narrates something , you aren't really sure what to expect but I think that he did a good job. Some of the email narration made me cringe but all in all it was a good listen. I will have to see if this author has any other books!

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  • Kill Process

  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

By day, Angie, a 20-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women. When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users' fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is - another evil abuser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-29-16

Wait.. Kill Process what? Company Start up instead

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was about a Kill Process? Instead it seems like this book is 90% about a tech start up that is trying to take down Facebook, Sorry I meant Tomo. The first 10% of the book was exactly what I wanted when I downloaded this book. Then it makes a paradigm shift in what the story was about. Then the main character decides that she needs to start up her own social network company. Maybe I missed something along the way. The book itself wasn't bad at all. I actually enjoyed it. I just wish that there would have been more the one-armed vigilante/defender of battered woman.

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,743

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good premise, poor execution

  • By BenL on 06-06-17

Good overall, was expecting more at the end

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

At first I wasn't sure what was going to happen! I expected more than what I got at the end. It really felt like the end could have been much more. This could definitely be a movie though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful