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  • Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War: Thanos

  • Titan Consumed
  • By: Barry Lyga
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In Avengers: Infinity War, a threat emerged from the cosmos - Thanos, a ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be near-unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe lays in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Jose Rodriguez on 12-29-18

Great idea, not very thorough

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I was hoping we’d get a little more into Thanos path as a conqueror, collecting the interesting characters we saw in his Black Order in Infinity War. This book completely skips over that part of his life however, instead focusing on his childhood and the agents of his youth that led him down a path of megalomania. It’s not a bad story, it’s just that when it gets to the point in his story I wanted to learn more about, it skipped over it.

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  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,789

"Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best satire available

  • By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

Wish I had started with this!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I started Pratchett’s Discworld with Mort, and don’t get me wrong. Mort is a fantastic book. But Guards! Guards! is the kind of book I only get to read once in blue moon. A perfect blend of story and character with funny dialogue, satiric narration, and a bunch of self awareness. This has cemented my fandom of Pratchett and sincerely hope to read another one like it very soon!

  • The Fifth Heart

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 23 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

In 1893 Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--a member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Differing Expectations

  • By Susan on 05-19-15

Intriguing ideas in a world wide mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I love Sherlock Holmes and when I read the summary of this book, I was ecstatic. However, the metaphysical dialogue with the great detective i wanted never really happens. Instead, it's given to us by others. Interesting historical figures in their own regard, but I wanted to hear Holmes' take on the nature of our existence. A tad disappointing.
The narrator was amazing though, and the story never left me wanting. A bit of a lackluster ending, all things considered but overall an enjoyable read.

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,728

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Not what I expected, in a disappointing way

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

While I loved the voice of the narrator, that’s about the only good thing I can give this. I bought this because I thought I was going to get an edgy, subversive take on the haunted house story. And maybe that’s how the idea started but it certainly doesn’t finish.

There are four horror writers and one super horror fan, yet not a single one can tell where the story goes. You’d think there’d be some kind of Scream-esque meta storytelling going on. Each one acts like they’ve never even come across a haunting or evil spirit, I know they haven’t in actuality but it makes no sense for them to even try to guess. The choices they make are so formulaic and that’s the problem. I wanted something to shake up the formula. I wanted characters who could predict an outcome and then be subverted, not just go along for the ride.

It’s not a badly written story but it’s still a lackluster one. The scares don’t come from a psychological level, mostly degrading into possessions and blood. I wanted to be scared to pick up a book or scared to turn a corner in my own house, instead I’m wondering if the thing behind my closet door is a button up shirt or the bogeyman🙄

I’m tired of writers believing that horror and ghosts simply come from the grotesque. There are so many ways to make a house scary. A wonderful example is Mark Z Danielewski’s “House of Leaves,” which takes the primitive fear of “what’s waiting around the corner?” and plunged into it. Houses have so many unknown places to explore, unlike the outside it’s a contained area with many rooms and places locked away behind walls, doors and uncertainty. The house in this story just feels like a dragon for our heroes to fight. Not that it’s bad to personify things like that, but he could have gone so much farther with it by dumping the idea of ghosts earlier on.

All-in-all, if you like a haunted house story, I’d put this low on your list.

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  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

Yahtzee hits it out of the park!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Boy, do I love Yahtzee’s books. He’s got this brand of imagination and cynicism that just blends together into a cocktail of fantastic fiction. I always buy his audiobooks too since his narration is some of the best in the business, giving heart and character to every voice.
Within the first hour or two of the book, Differently morphous rose to one of my favorite books of his. It’s like if the world of Harry Potter were discovered one day by a bunch of Social Justice Warriors. And while I respect every viewpoint, Yahtzee brilliantly satirizes the current era’s oversaturation of political correctness while still keeping a screwball comedy feel. He’s a master of his craft and I can’t wait for more!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32,660

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

Talk about a let down

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

I loved Ready Player One, even the first person perspective and I hate that. It was obvious he was trying to go with a similar feel for this book as well but it comes off way too serious. What was interesting about RPO was that it was a virtual world and a real one but the line was clearly drawn between the two. In an effort to bring the interest and fantasy of space age video games and movies to real life, this book comes off needlessly complicated and has an ending that almost feels like the author was trying to wrap things up as quickly as possible. It's very predictable as well, which is expected since the story is kind of meta about being reminiscent of scifi epics. Altogether a very disappointing follow up. Wil wheaton is still a delight to listen to but even he seems to fall into the pit of serious almost tragic voices of the cast of characters. It gives the story a bit of a disjointed flow.