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  • Way Station

  • By: Clifford D. Simak
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714

In this Hugo Award-winning classic, Enoch Wallace is an ageless hermit, striding across his untended farm as he had done for over a century, still carrying the gun with which he had served in the Civil War. But what his neighbors must never know is that, inside his unchanging house, he meets with a host of unimaginable friends from the farthest stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very special novel that will inspire you.

  • By Noe on 08-08-10

Good Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I believe good Sci-Fi should bring up ideas and explore reaction, to offer insight to humankind. This books does exactly that! A little too optimistic at the end, but still a good think!

  • Change of Fortune

  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 916

Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the real Louisiana people?

  • By Jane on 08-13-18

Fun as always

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Great Series, just a lot of fun. I hope defeating the bad guy doesn’t stop Fortune’s story.

  • The Wizards of Once

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can't cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it's the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Teresa on 11-03-17

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

It lost my attention a few times when it rambled, but overall a good story.

  • Compelling Evidence

  • The Kurtherian Endgame, Book 2
  • By: Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Bethany Anne and Michael have adjusted to family life. She and her husband have two children to protect and raise - not an easy task when your children are...gifted. Her plan to protect her children from harm is coming to fruition. However, she didn’t count on their father.... Away from home, the game begins again when a scout ship runs into trouble, and a mysterious new enemy threatens the stability of the nascent Federation. The endgame is underway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too Easy

  • By Farrell on 01-09-19

Too Easy

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Defeating the big bad in this book was just too easy. Barge in, get a boo boo, win! Story telling is excellent as always, I’d just like to see more effort in overcoming strong opponents. Of course it was only one ship, but still.

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  • Without Fail

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,393

Jack Reacher is approached by a Secret Service agent who needs a favor. "I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States," she asks. She is the newly appointed head of the VP's security detail and wants Reacher to try to penetrate her team's shield. He has the skills and the stealth and no one knows him. How else can she be sure her protection is truly effective?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series is getting better.

  • By Joseph on 12-04-10

Typical Reacher

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Well paced, engaging, well written. I found it unbelievable, but still a good read. Typical Reacher.

  • Catalyst

  • A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

Thomas's Duchess is no ordinary cat. She's a purebred Barque Cat, trained to patrol the ship on which she serves, sniffing out oxygen leaks and spotting other problems. But when a corrupt government announces it has found an epidemic that requires the impounding and possible destruction of animals across the galaxy - Barque Cats included - two young people, a kitten, and a mysterious, powerful cat with a hidden agenda, are all that stand between the galaxy's animals and total destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait till the rest are available.

  • By Scraps on 11-21-10

Simple

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

More for younger audiences. Still cute and fun. Worth a few hours of your time if you’re looking for something light.

  • Nearly Departed in Deadwood

  • Deadwood Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ann Charles
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom Violet Parker is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old Victorian masterpiece - until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steamy Cozy Mystery

  • By K. April Holgate on 02-20-14

Needs a good editor.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Needs tightening up, dragged in parts. Overall a good story, and a nice listen. Just too long for the plot. And the sex scene at the end wasn’t really needed, added nothing. Lots of open questions, and some stuff sounded interesting but wasn’t explored enough. Like the ability to smell ghosts....

  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,241

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Fun

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Certainly aimed at a younger audience, but still quite engaging. It’d be fun to continue the story on their new home, I’m sure the two of them could get into quite a bit of trouble.

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  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Go Joe

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

A very good book. I’m glad to hear Joe narrate it. Not quite as engaging as hearing him tell his stories in person, but still very interesting.

  • Alpha Class - Discovery

  • A Kurtherian Gambit Series (The Etheric Academy, Book 3)
  • By: N.D. Roberts, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In the run-up to departure, the Etheric Academy goes through some changes as the students get a taste of the future awaiting them after graduation. The classes are split, and new friendships form as Tina, Ron, Yana, Maxim, and Nestor take their first steps toward adulthood. A visit to Earth is in the cards for Tina, Ron, and Maxim, but is it really a good idea to let the kids go down to the mudball again? Jean Dukes is left with no choice when sabotage forces a shutdown at an important TQB facility in the UK.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good continuation

  • By Farrell on 12-11-18

Good continuation

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Nice, logical, well told. Certainly not at the level of the main line books, but worth the listen.