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  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,269

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Lex might be the worst character ever.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

If you listen to this whole book feel free to imagine the below scene as a replacement whenever you decide Lex needs to die:

"Why are the lights out Timmy?" Lex asked.
Tim didn't answer. He'd already answered the question. She knew the power was out. Instead he found himself pivoting on the balls of his feet squaring up in front of Lex. There was no hesitation or thought in what happened next. Tim's left hand found and grasped the front of Lex's shirt pushing her slightly away as his left arm came to full extension. Bending at his knees, leveraging Lex's weight as he began to pull her in, Tim exploded off the balls of his feet. He directed power and momentum up through his hips while twisting his right shoulder forward. The distance between Lex's face and Tim's right fist closed almost instantly.
Standing over Lex's unconscious body, knowing his right hand was broken, Tim smiled fiercely and whispered "I'm the reason the lights are out. Sweet dreams." Tim adjusted his night vision goggles and walked away; still smiling.

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  • A Brief History of Time

  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,891

This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

  • By James on 05-19-04

Unacceptable natation.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

The narrator pausing and stumbling over words is super frustrating and seriously detracts from the content. It's unbearable and I'll be returning the book.

  • The Great Ordeal

  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

As Fanim war drums beat just outside the city, Empress Anasurimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son, Kelmomas. Meanwhile, and many miles away, Esmenet's husband's Great Ordeal continues its epic march farther north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor's decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even he couldn't have foreseen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This Narrator Has Got to Go

  • By Stephanie C. on 08-06-17

Changing pronunciation!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Kevin Orton is a decent narrator, not as good as David DeVries, but after two book (40+ hours) suddenly many names are being pronounced differently. Not only are they different from the other two books he read but he changes during the book. It's super frustrating. Pick a thing!

  • The Dark Tower IV

  • Wizard and Glass
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,410

In this fourth volume, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono's final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts a story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller is the best Audible narrator!!!!

  • By Russ on 08-26-16

Surprise Prequel is Unsurprising Solid-ish

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Frank Muller is amazing. I really don't know what else to say. His preformence kept me engaged despite the often slow pacing of the book. The story fits nicely into the seires and covers a lot of ground but it's needlessly detailed at times; creating frustration (i.e. "Get on with it!") instead of anticipation.

I love the world Steven King has created in the dark tower series so I'll stand true and remember the face of my father... But I do hope the next book doesn't feel like a trudg fest.

I would and will recommend this book and series regardless of my griping.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,438

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Celeste Albers on 05-24-17

Wow, just wow.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

The writers' voice and the narrators are captivating and engaging. You will be charmed by how well Pat Frank captures and distills the conventions of daily life pre and post apocalypse (I was).

The strength of this book is how terrifyingly plausible Frank makes the situation seem. It's unnerving.

10/10 would listen again.
10/10 will dig a bunker under the house.
10/10 adding salt and a crank powered radio to my list of apocalypse provisions.
10/10 starting a list of apocalypse provisions.