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  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,015

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

A slow burn...but worth the ride

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This book is a slow burn. It takes a while to warm up, especially compared to Scalzi's other, more fast-paced books, but it's worth it. If you dive in expecting action, you'll be disappointed. But if you sit back and enjoy the dialogue, character development and world-building, you'll be rewarded with a few delightful surprises.

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  • Echo

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio productions I have heard

  • By tru britty on 07-28-15

Magical

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

One of the few books where I would recommend the audio version over the printed version. The musical performances and voices made this book special. My son and I treasured every minute. I'd say it was my favorite book (of any medium) this year.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,890
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,193

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

Awesome narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Narrator's range is impressive. He really added another dimension to an already incredible story. Enjoyed listening to every minute.

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

Unlistenable

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I just can't get past the contrived accents and mumbling of the voice actors. It was hugely distracting to the story, which I'm sure is good. Tip to potential buyers: Listen to the audio sample before you buy, since the voice acting can be a matter of personal choice. I personally found it unlistenable and will be buying the paper version of this title.

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  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,088

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Masterful Storytelling, Compelling Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

Sullivan is a classic, master storyteller. There is a hero, a quest and a puzzle. That is the classic part, and for readers like myself who just want to escape into a richly woven world, it's perfect. The mastery lies in how these classical parts are woven together. So, even though I knew how this book is bound to end, I was still intrigued and surprised by its masterful twists and turns, making the journey through this book thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • A Dragon of a Different Color

  • Heartstrikers, Book 4
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649

To save his family from his tyrannical mother, Julius had to step on a lot of tails. That doesn't win a nice dragon many friends, but just when he thinks he's starting to make progress, a new threat arrives. Turns out, things can get worse. Heartstriker hasn't begun to pay for its secrets, and the dragons of China are here to collect. When the Golden Emperor demands his surrender, Julius will have to choose between loyalty to the sister who's always watched over him and preserving the clan he gave everything to protect.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting--but...

  • By MVF on 01-28-18

A mess

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This book really could have used an editor. There are pages and pages (for listeners, hours) of repetitive arguments where characters make the same point ad nauseum. The dialogue was exceptionally tedious and lacking in the usual spark and surprise that Aaron's previous entries in this series have. Still, it moves the plot forward, if only for a few inches.

  • Tales of the Fallen Beasts

  • Spirit Animals: Special Edition 3
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Save the spirit animals in this gripping second special edition in the New York Times best-selling series, tied to the brand-new Fall of the Beasts story arc. Confidential until March 2016!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review from 9 yo daughter

  • By Ellie on 01-08-17

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

No middle. No ending. All set-up.
Which is how I feel: set up. I just paid the price of a full book for what I feel was a cursory introduction to the story, not the story itself. To me, that breaks the covenant between writer and reader.

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