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  • Fata Morgana

  • By: Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling, and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world. Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one I have heard in some time!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 10-10-17

Last part was the best part...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

"Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program." Well, Audible, I did. I think someone with military experience would really like it if they enjoy sci-fi. It took a while to get into anything sci-fi and I had to go back and read the publishers summary to make sure it was about time travel. The story eventually got there and it was pretty good. Some of the things encountered were a little boring due to the failure of the author to give them life. The last part of the book was the best. After the adventure... The narrator was good and I listened comfortably at 1.5X speed to save time. I might spend a credit on this one. For the best I have read in time travel, check out my reviews. I recommend 'TheSchumann Frequency' by Chris Ride and 'Lightning' by Koontz and 'Replay' by Ken Grimwood. If any of this was helpful, please click YES. Later.

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

Too much vulgarity.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I expect vulgar language in a war novel... yes. But when it's just a part of the narrative and is in almost every paragraph of some of the characters it becomes very distracting to me and I lose the focus on the narrative. Too bad. I like this idea. Authors need to know that it is not necessary to include a deluge of vulgar language to be relevant today. Needless to say, I did not finish this one. The narration was good for what he had to work with. If this was helpful, please click YES. Later.

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  • Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,754

The author of the Mistborn trilogy and Elantris, Brandon Sanderson is winning abundant praise for this rollicking - and unusual - tale. Alcatraz Smedry can’t exactly be described as someone who doesn’t break things. In fact, he breaks lots of things. The truth is, he’s a major klutz. Breaking things, however, might just be the ace in the hole he needs when he goes up against a cabal of nefarious (gasp!) librarians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining + Great Narration

  • By JARED on 08-19-12

Felt like a Saturday morning cartoon... Too JOLLY.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I couldn't hang with this one. I like the author's other works, and Steelheart is one of my fav's, but this one was just too... JOLLY??? I never thought I would use that adjective to describe a book... haha. Maybe reading it would be better, but the narration was annoying to me. Try listening to the sample first. I'll give the guy credit for trying unusual ideas, but this just didn't work for me. I'm gonna try to get my 15-year-old to try it. If any of this was helpful, please click YES. Later.

  • The ONE Thing

  • The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  • By: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,280

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Helpful Book!

  • By Marisela Gutierrez on 04-01-17

Multitasking is a MYTH...

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I rediscovered the slow down in productivity that multitasking creates. This book helps you think about and decide on what you should be doing. Pick one thing and go for it. It also gives realistic boundaries to make sure you choose something that is doable. It also helps with goal setting strategies that were really good and the bulk of the second half of the book is about time management advice to help you accomplish your goals. Real life examples are included. The narration was good and I listened comfortably at 1.5X speed. If any of this was helpful, please click YES. Later.

  • Guerrilla Marketing for the Home-Based Business

  • By: Jay Levinson, Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Home-based businesses are not just small versions of big marketing conglomerates. They are faced with totally different issues, problems, and opportunities requiring specific skills and tactics. Find out the secrets of successful home-based entrepreneurs, discover powerful guerrilla marketing techniques, and learn how to exploit 11 proven methods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very much out of date

  • By Lee on 08-28-09

Good Principles... but DATED...

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I like the writing style and delivery of this content. I'm not sure when this was written, but there was no social media mentioned. Even with the dated material, the principles were very encouraging... Solo business owners have many advantages to bigger businesses: Speed, Personalized Attention, Special Requests, Availability, etc. So, it wasn't a total loss, but I would maybe look for something from them that more recent... if it exists? I listened at 1.5X speed and the narration was great. If any of this was helpful, please click YES. Later.

  • Bad Luck and Trouble

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,970

Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept My Interest

  • By Patricia on 10-21-09

Not as good as others...

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

For me, this novel painted an aged and more boring Reacher. I felt like the teaming up again aspect wasn't as thrilling as I'd hoped for in the publisher's summary. The narration was good, as usual, but I would not use a credit on this one. Check out 'The Enemy'. It was great.
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  • Old Yeller

  • By: Fred Gipson
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 406

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Heartbreaking

  • By Gillian on 01-22-16

Read with your southern accent...

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I feel like the book and the movie complement each other and while the books are generally better, I liked the ending of the movie better. Overall, it's fun to read this story to your kids, especially if ya'll have a southern accent. Hope this helps. Later.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was so boring and it was the abridge version

  • By LexiMuse on 10-28-17

Less Symbols... More Art...

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Langdon is slowing down. While not wholly disappointed, this was kinda predictable. It just wasn't the Langdon I recall... recognizing symbols, solving mysteries, escaping danger, etc. Well, that stuff did happen, but on a tiny, tiny scale compared to his other adventures. This book felt like it was not trying to tell a suspenseful story as much as using Langdon to as bait to explain away God again. Even with the single line at the very beginning of the main event that "this is all just theory", the characters just blindly swallow it all without any question. There was only one symbol that I recall for our symbologist to explain. The rest felt like the author's new fascination with art and technology. This was not what I wanted from Langdon. And, like I mentioned, it was rather predictable. The narration was great, as usual. I listened comfortably at 1.25X speed to safe time. If any of this was helpful, please click YES below. Later.

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  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,264

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

Good for the time...

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

In today's world, there isn't many ideas or stories that are original. This type of subject has been thoroughly exhausted, but I tried to imagine living back then... before heavy sci-fi novels. This would have been awesome. I enjoyed the story and the pace, but it got to the point where the discoveries resulted in a deluge of very detailed information about the Old Ones that felt unearned. Overall, the narration was great and I listened comfortably at 1.5X speed to save time. If any of this was helpful, please click YES below. Later.

  • The Fortunate Pilgrim

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: John Kenneth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 626

Lucia Santa has traveled 3,000 miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the Mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puzo's Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-19-13

Small World

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I love the God Father movies and thought I would check this out. For the most part, you can picture the characters and scenery through his writing, but I am so used to expansive novels by now that this one seemed limited because of the very small area the entire story took place in. It was not horrible and the narration was excellent, but I honestly got bored at times with it. It became very repetitious to me. For most of the story, the characters felt stagnant and predictable. I probably wouldn't spend a credit on this unless you have Italian heritage or are familiar with it. I comfortably listened at 1.25X speed to save time. If any of this was helpful, please click YES below. Later.

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