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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45,437

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

Okay story but good narration

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would recommend them to read The Martian instead, that had a better story.

Could you see Artemis being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Rosario Dawson did a good job narrating, but I think that she is too old to play the roll of Jas.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,675
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,654

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

What a journey!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Where does American Kingpin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was one of the most gripping stories I have ever heard. I could not stop listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of American Kingpin?

The arrest.

Which character – as performed by Will Damron – was your favorite?

He didn't really "perform" any of the characters, they were all pretty much the same.

Any additional comments?

Now I want to read more books by Nick Bilton.

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

  • By Mark on 06-17-16

A glance into the Apollo program

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I wanted to hear more about the engineers who designed and built the rockets and all of the technologies used. This book focused mainly on the astronauts.

  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The fifth novel in Stephen King's magnificent epic, one of the most popular series in publishing history. Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the fifth novel in King's best-selling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thrilling

  • By Frøya on 04-04-18

The story moves forward

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was probably faster for me to listen to this than to read it myself. The audio book was long so the paper book would be very long and I would probably take forever to finish it.

Would you recommend The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla to your friends? Why or why not?

Well if you have read the previous four book you kind of have to read this one too.

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

He has a great voice, so it is like being read a book by some old grandfather.

Do you think The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, and it has one. These questions should probably not show up for book 5 out of 7 in a series.

Any additional comments?

Only two books left in the Dark Tower series now. Let's see where Mr. King takes us.

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,273

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

What a mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Would you listen to And Then There Were None again? Why?

Yes I think I might, just because there were so many people to keep track of. And now that I know the solution to the mystery I would like to hear it again.

What other book might you compare And Then There Were None to and why?

Well not another book actually but the movie Clue, which I think is a "modern" take on the same story. I love that film.

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

Yes it was short enough so I tried, but I made it in two days.

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  • The Android's Dream

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,665

A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams

  • By James on 07-26-11

Nothing special

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

This was an average book, nothing special about it. John Scalzi is not for me. I don't understand why people love Wil Wheaton so much, because I didn't think there was anything extraordinary about his narration.

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,704

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

Not the best in the series but a good end to it

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

Reviewed: 06-29-16

Would you listen to End of Watch again? Why?

No I don't think so. I would listen to the first book, it was my favorite in the series.

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King? Why or why not?

Yes, I listen to almost all of his books. I think they are great.

Any additional comments?

This was a welcome addition to the Stephen King universe. It was like a detective story with a Stephen King twist.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,322

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly outstamding!

  • By RJT on 10-27-07

Neil Gaiman's narration does it all

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

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

It is a great story, almost like a modern fairy tale. Plus Neil himself narrates it and that is a stamp of quality.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There were some passages that were a bit slow where I lost interest and zoned out. I can't recall any of them at the moment.

Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

I liked the duo of Croup and Vandemar, even though they were evil incarnate.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think there is a movie, or a mini series, and I want to see it.

Any additional comments?

I wan't to listen to everything that Neil Gaiman reads.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,429

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Man I hate zombie stories

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anybody who likes zombie stories would like this book I guess. It is just like all the other zombie stories.

Has The Girl with All the Gifts turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes. I thought that this would be a zombie story with a twist. So I listened to it to see what the hype was about. But it was just another boring zombie story. I just wanted it to end so I could listen to something else instead.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the soldier gets tricked by the girl with the rat and gets attacked by the zombies.

Any additional comments?

I don't understand why so many people love zombie stories. It is definitely not for me.

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  • 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 5,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,716

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

Fun listen, but he's preaching to the choir

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

What made the experience of listening to Undeniable the most enjoyable?

I liked his voice and his engagement. He seems to really love what he does.

Would you recommend Undeniable to your friends? Why or why not?

No not really. I don't think any of my friends are into this.

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

It's always fun to listen to a book read by the author himself.