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  • Only Human

  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • casting error detracts severely, but a good story

  • By Deborah on 05-02-18

A Great Final Chapter

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

What a wonderful story. This is such a great follow up to the previous two installments. My only criticism is the drastic change of Eva’s accent. It was a bit jarring each time but it only diverted my attention slightly from the amazing world building adventure this takes you on. I hope we get more stories from this universe.

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  • Benjamin Dragon - Awakening

  • The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon, Book 1
  • By: C. G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Nathan William Heller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Meet Benjamin Dragon, a boy with a gift.... Benjamin is smart, really smart. Without asking Benjamin, his parents move to a new town and put him two grades ahead of where he should be. Now a full head shorter than other kids in his new school, Benjamin is a perfect target for bullies. Is he destined to be an outcast once again? Then strange things start happening. A bully brushed aside. A car diverted from smashing into a young girl. Is it coincidence or is Benjamin making them happen?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration made this book almost unbearable

  • By Stephen Larsen on 04-23-18

Great Story. Awkward Narration.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This book is well worth the listen. It takes it's time setting up the world and gradually introduces you to the powers that Benjamin is developing. You discover along side the character. The narration wasn't awful, but I felt at many times that the reading of certain lines just left the moment awkward when it wasn't necessary.