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  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,947

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-01-11

Unbelievably stunk, but in a good way( inside joke)

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Wow, what a ride! Who wouldn't want that made to film or tv series? Wil Wheaton, you absolutely nailed it! I know it's work, but you confirmed the cliché. You would be my vote for Tom, no, Joshua, no, I'm so confused. Felicia Day for Michelle? I would like to say I can't remember last time I had so much fun, but Hardluck Hank books, Marko Kloos' Terms of Enlistment and sequels, Pierce Brown's Red Rising, and sequels, etc. Audible, you are awesome!!! Better than breakfast.
Mark Vasquez
El Paso, TX
OTR Truck Driver
Forever a nerd

  • Star Trek: Into Darkness

  • Star Trek Movie Novelizations, Book 2
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Alice Eve
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Pioneering director J. J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek into darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narrator, great story

  • By Elizabeth on 05-26-13

I said turn around!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I loved both the reboot and its sequel on film and bought them. I loved them both as audiobooks and again, bought them. Alice Eve is a talented actress and a beautiful woman. I do like her accent in film. Maybe i will see what other films she is in or even what other audiobooks she has narrated ( WITH FEMALE CHARACTERS). Here, not so much. When speaking for Khan, i kept thinking of the wicked witch of the west "I 'll get you my pretty, and your little starship,too!"

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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,744

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

No Spoilers!!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

This was one of the first books i bought at Audible. In fact it was a Daily Deal. As an OTR truck driver I listened almost whole books at a time. OMg(oodness) by the time book was over I was soooo sick of living on ice. I was bauling!!! Alll I'm going to say. Great narrator.
Mark/love Audible/OTR truck driver/ 130+ books

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,194

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SQUID PRO QUO

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-16-15

What a nerd!!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I bought the first and enjoyed it. When I bought the 2nd and third I re-listened to first then kept going through second. Doc would have had a ball explaining space-time continuum to Marty McFly. Or get completely frustrated and confused. I envisioned Phillip( pppp as pronounced) and Martin as them in fact. Being a OTR truck driver i listen for hours on end. On to the third. The narrator was fantastic
Mark/ Audible member about a year/ about 110 books