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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,229

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Irritating

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

When a writer can't be more imaginative than "...,he said." and "...,she said." over and over again it is highly irritating. I returned the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am a huge Longmire fan...

  • By BDHumbert on 10-05-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Not Johnson's best. Has he been writing about Walt so long he's out f fresh ideas? George Guidall is, as always, the best reader...especially of Western fiction... I have has the pleasure of listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

National best-selling author and New Mexico native Michael McGarrity takes listeners to the wild territory of the late 19th-century American Southwest for this epic tale. After the deaths of his wife and brother, John Kerney gives up his West Texas ranch and heads south in search of a new home. Soon Kerney is offered work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory - a job that will forever change his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Country lives up to it's title.

  • By mar on 12-14-12

FANTASTIC

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

It's been years since I read this and remembered it as good but it's really great.
on to book 2 of the Magarity trilogy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Best Boy

  • A Novel
  • By: Eli Gottlieb
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,408

Sent to a "therapeutic community" for autism at the age of 11, Todd Aaron, now in his '50s, is the "old fox" of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel "normal" again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but with a Couple O' Caveats...

  • By Gillian on 04-27-16

WOW! This is well worth it!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

Bronson Pinchot reads this book as if he were Todd... and everyone else as well. I am going to look for more books he has read.

I do not know where Eli Gottlieb gets his information but reading this book, as a "normal" person (or at least, mostly so) this seems like a look into the world of Todd, an adult man who is high functioning but on the autism spectrum. His use of language seems totally authentic. He is a sympathetic character- very likable.

31 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • The Tiger

  • A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
  • By: John Vaillant
  • Narrated by: John Vaillant
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very well written and a must for Big Cat fans

  • By Richard on 09-10-10

Too long

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

This 12 hour book would have been a great 6 hour book. There is just too much fill! The so called "Vengeance" of the Tiger crosses the line into anthropomorphism - the reference to the tiger's "sentient teeth" is beyond that.

The author reads very well.

  • The Telling

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

Once a culturally rich world, the planet Aka has been utterly transformed by technology. Records of the past have been destroyed, and citizens are strictly monitored. But an official observer from Earth will discover a group of outcasts who still practice its lost religion-the Telling. Intrigued by their beliefs, she joins them on a sacred pilgrimage into the mountains...and into the dangerous terrain of her own heart, mind, and soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Le Guin at her best!

  • By Steph on 05-24-13

A cautionary tale

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

What's it like to live in the Corporate State? This sounds very accurate and since we are near to being just that (Citizen's United was a big step in that direction) everyone should look at the possibility. Le Guin is a master and Zackman reads very well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanished

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator - exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great business/espionage thriller

  • By Philip on 12-16-09

Don't waste your time!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

Wayyy too loooong. Reader's voice is OK until he tries to
speak in other voices. The wife and son often sound alike in a nasal/whining/irritating tone. I give up, I was trying to listen to the end but just can't.

  • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Jane Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120

From the two-time Man Booker award-winning author, comes a collection of short stories. Ranging from a ghost story to a vampire story to a near-memoir to mini-sagas of family and social fracture. Each story brilliantly unsettles the listener with Mantel’s classic wicked humor and unsparing eye, in an unmistakably Mantel way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superhuman Prose that Defies Gravity

  • By Darwin8u on 02-16-15

Some great short stories

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Here is a female, more modern Roald Dahl - some stories with a great twist at the end. Well written. Some stories more interesting than others.

  • The Diggers Rest Hotel

  • Charlie Berlin, Book 1
  • By: Geoffrey McGeachin
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 651

In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won the Austrailian Crime Writers Award for 2011

  • By Anniebligh on 08-06-12

A good book - Australian location

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

I'm somewhat in love with Australia... the Red Center - the accent, history, natives, and animals are amazing! This book takes you to the Center and the reader is great! It's a good but forgettable story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Candide (AudioGO Edition)

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 856

When first published in 1759, Candide became an instant best seller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in this philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guaranteed to keep you smiling if not LOL

  • By Robert on 08-09-12

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

I had no idea Voltaire could be so funny and timely. This is one I will read again and again!