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  • Shattered World

  • Broken World, Book 2
  • By: Kate L. Mary
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, surrounded by zombies, Vivian and Axl are sure they're facing the end. They meet a billionaire who's promised them safety and security, but it's almost too good to be true. Vivian hopes she'll finally be able to deal with the loss of Emily, her growing feelings for Axl, and the terrifying new world they're facing. But their sense of security is soon shattered when they discover the shelter isn't the utopia they thought it would be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely predictable

  • By Lynn on 05-26-15

Garbage in, garbage out.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

If you're looking for a road trip romance between a stripper and a redneck named Axl, you can't go wrong with this 'book'. Every chapter will find an inappropriate opportunity to update the reader on how wet, hot and ready they constantly are in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

  • The Tinkerer's Daughter

  • The Tinkerer's Daughter Series, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Sedgwick
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by a thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother, and when her human father is recalled to the war, he leaves her in the safest place he knows: in the care of a reclusive tinker. The Tinkerman's inventions are frightening at first - noisy, smelly, dangerous machines with no practical use - but when the war comes home, Breeze sees an opportunity. If she can pull it off, she'll change the world forever. If she fails, she'll be considered a traitor by both lands and will be hunted to her death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can't listen to this narration.

  • By KV on 03-12-19

Can't listen to this narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

A new quality low for Audible. A speech-impeded narration. Will need to read a paper copy instead.

  • Before the Power Was Gone

  • A Powerless World, Book 0.5
  • By: P.A. Glaspy
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

My name is Anne Mathews. I'm a prepper. But I haven't always been. This is how it started.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Another flat prepped book where women are portrayed as idiots

  • By Colorado Skier on 08-16-17

Good lord, the narration..

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

It's like trying to enjoy a book while a high-pitch buzz-saw is going off nearby. Glad I only paid for this preface chapter, and not the entire book.

  • Diaspora

  • By: Greg Egan
  • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites, and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Story, Disappointing Performance

  • By Ben on 12-08-13

Sucks.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

The narrator just kills your soul. DULL, monotonous, with no sense of emotion, bizarre cadence, like some stoned high school kid reading an essay in class.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tortured Dreams

  • The Dreams & Reality Series
  • By: Hadena James
  • Narrated by: Christy Lynn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare to suspend your disbelief

  • By Jeremy Tischer on 08-17-15

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am genuinely sorry to rate this book so low, did not get a chance to finish it since the narration was awful. Can someone please break it to the narrator that sing-song pattern is idiotic when used in audio-book format. Sure, it is suitable when communicating with babies in daycare, but not for reading literature.

What could Hadena James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Hadena James is not at fault here, the casting director who decided to go with Christy Lynn as the narrator is.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Terrible sing-song cadence, completely unsuitable for literary narrative.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

My apologies to the author for the low rating, Audible narration ruined this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Green Fields: Incubation

  • By: Adrienne Lecter
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee. Coffee to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already. What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader, she also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "He saw me for me"

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

ack..

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

Audible, please keep some otc decongestants on hand to give out to narrators who sound like iguanas with cold.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Russian Renaissance
    
    
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        Ian Kharitonov
    
    


    
    
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        Barry Campbell
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    26 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The Russian Renaissance

  • By: Ian Kharitonov
  • Narrated by: Barry Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Constantine can no longer hide in Europe. As he discovers a century-old secret, he must flee back to Moscow, chased by assassins. Only one man can save him. Eugene Sokolov: an officer in the world's most elite rescue unit, a martial arts legend...and Constantine's brother. They face an enemy unlike any other. In a game run by a KGB spymaster, the fate of Russia will depend on their survival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruins the audio version

  • By KV on 11-24-16

Narrator ruins the audio version

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

It would behoove the narrator to do some basic pronunciation research the next time he needs to read a book full of foreign names and subjects. I will concede though, that even that would not save the performance from his generally ratty, monotonous and annoying voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Into the Black
    Odyssey One
    
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        Evan Currie
    
    


    
    
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        Benjamin L. Darcie
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    3,954 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Into the Black

  • Odyssey One
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644

Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero. A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just too unrealistic for me...

  • By Joshua on 08-26-14

Hardly a saga..

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

The narration is good, but it cannot save this snooze-inducing space tech manual, as there is barely any story to it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Models

  • Attract Women Through Honesty
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Austin Rising
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266

Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration has been updated - it’s great!

  • By Carrie Beals on 08-03-18

"intellectual vomit" is quite right.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Wish that the narration was not an obnoxiously nasal congestive story by the author, who is way too confident of his writing abilities.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

  • By: Kamal Ravikant
  • Narrated by: Kamal Ravikant
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768

In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEOs on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer. Afterward, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needed for the millenial

  • By Anonymous User on 02-17-18

"The making of a Silicon Valley psychopath."

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

is what this book should really be titled, but luckily for the author his fake persona and influence in the industry smooth-slides his drivel into the bestsellers list.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful