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  • Airframe

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943

Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Try it, you'll like it.

  • By Robert Solomon on 04-04-03

Not my favorite Crichton story, but very good!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

A very interesting look behind the scenes of the airline industry. This story is filled with a lot of technical details which some readers will love, and some will hate. Odds are if you're a fan of Michael Crichton's technique and writing style you will more than likely love this story.

  • Sphere

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

An astonishing discovery is made in the South Pacific, 1,000 feet below the surface of the water. A spaceship has been found resting on the ocean floor - a spaceship at least 300 years old. Four scientists rush to the scene - but what they find there only raises more - and increasingly ominous - questions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A decent book ruined by abridgement

  • By Aaron on 01-06-04

I hate abridged books!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

The only thing keeping this book from being a full 5 stars is the fact that it is abridged. Awesome characters great storyline and an absolutely top notch performance by Edward Asner. I will end with saying even though this is an abridged copy it is well worth your time to check out.

  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

One of the top 10 best books I've ever!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

This is not a good book or even a very good book. This a great book on every possible level. This is an emotional rollercoaster from the very first chapter to the very last. Nonstop anticipation for what is coming next .It has been quite some time since I have so completely bought into a story hook, line and sinker. By the time you get to the end of this book you're not sure if you're a participant or a spectator. It will be quite some time before I get the story out of my head..... WOW!

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  • The Bad Place

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name - and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he's no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE BEST KOONTZ

  • By Root VanDorn on 10-20-10

CRAZY CRAZY Fun Story!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Crazy psycho killer story with a twist. From the very moment this story begins it is non-stop action start to finish. Traditional Koontz with a very strong female lead role and a psycho killer with some rather unique abilities. The technology is a little dated which is kind of cool. We forget those days before cell phones so quickly even though it's not all that long ago when most people had no cell phone or a computer....

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,937

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

This is John Grisham at his very best!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I have been a John Grisham fan for a long time and this is one of his very best novels ever. If you do not have quite a bit a free time on your hands do not start this book, it is very hard to put down.....

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,449

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Crichton goes from GREAT 2 LEGENDARY with this #1!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

Jurassic Park was a great movie, an incredible book and one hell of a story! There are a few main characters that survived the movie but did not to survive the book and vice a versa. I don't want to give anything away so I will stop here except to say, I hate abridged books this unabridged edition of Jurassic Park was long overdue! Michael Crichton may no longer be with us, but his gifts keep giving and this is a very precious gift indeed ......

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  • Pacific Rim

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Alex Irvine
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Started good

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-15-15

Transformers without the Transformation!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Not exactly what I would call a great story , but a good one. The narration was good the Storyline was fun. But I don't think it's a book that I will revisit anytime soon..........

  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,737

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Leasurly read for those who don't want equations

  • By StefP on 02-05-15

I expected a good book and got a great one instead

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

A wonderfully complex topic brought down to a level easily understood by the non academic. I find myself having become a huge fan of Bill Nye after this one single encounter and all I can say is, great job science, guy!

  • The Prince of Tides

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828

Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Prince" amongst novels

  • By Ella on 11-24-09

The movie was good but this was so much better!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-15

Everything about this book was 100% top shelf from start to finish without exception! The narrator the story it was all fantastic...

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  • Who Goes There?

  • The Novella That Formed the Basis of 'THE THING'
  • By: John W. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Steve Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396

Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolute Classic!

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 05-21-10

Classic science fiction at its very best!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Great storyline perfect location withi a very unique adversary. In other words never a dull moment very enjoyable...

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