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Virgil Perryman

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  • 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 5,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,663

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

long but great book

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

a very intriguing twist on the time travel concept and witches. Never viewed magic this way before either. The narrative was superlative and for a very long book it captivated your attention from beginning to end

  • The Icarus Agenda

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term of office quietly—when a political mole reveals to the world Kendrick's deepest secret: that Kendrick was the anonymous man in Masqar, the man who courageously freed the hostage held in the American embassy by Arab terrorists; the unknown hero who performed an act of outrageous daring then silently disappeared. Now, suddenly, Kendrick is a living target pursued by the terrorists he outwitted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Politician or not. A real hero.

  • By Lawrence on 05-01-13

Scott needs to brush up on Arabic pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

A long but great story, the only distraction is badly pronounced Arabic, with a little time invested Scott could have gotten it to a point where it was not totally inaccurate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,030

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

outstanding

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

this book joins the best story and narrative of the past three years and perhaps the one of the top 10 audio books I have experienced
please continued the excellent writing and more than excellent narration
the story is compelling until the end. the
narration is so realistic you almost see as well as hear the story

  • Terminal Justice: Mystery and Suspense Crime Thriller

  • By: Lyle Howard
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Most terminally ill patients spend their last days and hours sharing that most precious time with their families and friends. In Lyle Howard's new pulse-pounding thriller, Terminal Justice, terminally ill patients spend their last few hours tracking down murderers and felons who have walked free on technicalities or horrible miscarriages of justice. Then the patients become violent avengers - killing the murderers in explosive suicide bombings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Virgil Perryman on 01-26-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

nice concept and with enough mystery that even the best arm chair detective will have a challenge to guess the ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,871

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

one of the best books yet

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

the narration was outstanding and combined with a great story,i rate it among the best reads and listens

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gifted

  • A Brainrush Novella
  • By: Richard Bard
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

A gifted 7-year-old boy and his teen siblings are ripped from their peaceful lives, kidnapped by a sinister organization determined to get back at their father. But when their plane crashes an ocean away in the bear-infested jungles of South China, the mysterious motive behind their abduction is the least of their problems, and they must lever every ounce of their courage and wits to survive the wilds and escape the ruthless drug lord who is hot on their heels.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • a waste of time and money

  • By sean martin on 12-17-17

just too short

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

truly enjoyed the first of the series, this shirt story was at least interesting, but too short

  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

one of the best SiFi series ever

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

From the first book to this book it has been continuous page turning drama against a very realistic backdrop of what the military and what wars will be like in the not to distant future. even the political make up of the planet is realistic as is the very over crowded Earth we may be finding if the population and leadership does not wake up and change.

  • The Never Hero

  • The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 1
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,683

Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it... wait for it.... Bam!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-17

a protagonist with the complexity of Spiderman

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

interesting plot, we'll developed characters good mystery quality about the story, compelling reading, perhaps a bit dark.

  • Diamonds and Cole

  • Cole Sage Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Micheal Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Cole finds a desperate message asking for help from Ellie, one that got away. The one that has continually haunted his life. Cole drops everything and flies to California. He must find what would make her so desperate, she would call him after so many years. Cole finds her terminally ill, and abandoned by her husband. He discovers while Ellie was heavily medicated, she mistakenly signed a power of attorney. Now her estranged daughter Erin's inheritance won't go to her, but her abusive step-father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Indydog on 12-18-16

refreshing change

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

heart warming a real change to so much I usually read. I can share this book with you 11 year old or my wife and know the essence of the story will shine brightly. Yet it's the sort of story you can't put down..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Clouded Sky

  • By: Megan Crewe
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When 17-year-old Skylar escapes the time-bending Enforcers, who secretly control Earth, her troubles have just begun. She and her friend, Win, take refuge on Win's home space station with his fellow rebels, but the fate of Sklyar's planet still spins out of her control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new delightful twist on a well use SciFi theme

  • By Virgil Perryman on 08-14-16

A new delightful twist on a well use SciFi theme

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

This story is a creative and very different twist on the concepts of time travel, mankind being seeded on earth and wrapping it all around in a way that the story is told from the prospective of a teenage girl. This is very novel approach to revisiting old themes in a way that both entertaining and thought provoking.