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Wilmington, DE, United States
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  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

fun book, but geeks be warned

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

there were some mispronounced sci-fi words that took me out of the story. other than a word every so often I would totally recommend it.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • All American Boys

  • By: Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

A bag of chips. That's all 16-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading

  • By J. E. Abel on 09-18-16

moving novel

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I wish I could share this novel with my father, but he has passed away

  • Lovecraft Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

Critically acclaimed cult novelist Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An effective mix of influences

  • By Jim N on 04-10-16

not at all what I would expect

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I got this audio on sale last week. I have to admit to a love hate relationship with Lovecraft. I love his writing but at the same time you have to understand what a horrible person he was.

I didn't look at the description of the book so just started it cold.

I love the way that mythos was woven into the normal and extraordinary lives of the family at the center of this book. I loved the use of historic documents to set up each story. well worth the price.

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,349

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Read Any (other) Reviews of this Book!

  • By HDJ on 12-15-12

lovely ww2 book with woman heros

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

I don't even remember why I picked up this book, but I am glad I did. The two young heroines were very easy to relate to, even though they were in extraordinary circumstances. I will warn that parts of it are quite gutting.

It definitely left me wanting more.

  • Geek Feminist Revolution

  • Essays on Subversion, Tactical Profanity, and the Power of Media
  • By: Kameron Hurley
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

As geek culture goes mainstream - from Game of Thrones to the Avengers - it's never been more important to look at the role women play in it and the future they're helping to create. And Kameron is the smart, funny, and profane voice we need to guide listeners through the world of fandom and the coming revolution in pop culture.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just Okay

  • By S Wingo on 03-13-17

all authors should give a listen

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

I have to admit I spent some time discussing my reactions to this book with my mother.

My upbringing was quite different from the author's, so I did spend some of the essays thinking "you really grew up thinking that?" but that didn't diminish the emotional power of hearing her discoveries.

the work points out many issues we should be thinking of when we present our work to the world at large.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Far End of Happy

  • By: Kathryn Craft
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today. But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun in the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a hard but fulfilling listen

  • By Elizabeth on 06-01-16

a hard but fulfilling listen

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

This is a book you should set time aside for. I am not saying it is an easy book to listen to, the story is about a suicide stand off with police, but the book is deep and important Not to be missed!

  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,136

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-31-15

not his strongest work

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

I'm a huge fan of this author but this book didn't catch me until ch17

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Mechanics

  • All Is Fair in Love and Revolution
  • By: Shanna Swendson
  • Narrated by: Liz Pearce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

In a world where the British nobility comes to power because they have magical abilities, the American Revolution of 1776 never got beyond a few angry protests to Parliament. The colonists didn' t stand a chance against a ruling class with that much power. Now it's 1888, and an underground society of mechanics, scientists, and engineers is developing nonmagical sources of power via steam engines and electric dynamos that they hope will put them on an even - or superior - footing so they can overthrow the magical rulers and gain freedom and independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shanna Swendson is brilliant!

  • By Elaine M. Gustainis on 07-17-15

fun adventure, with romance

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

strong characters lovely story set at the beginning of a revolution. want book 2 now!

  • Hex

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened, or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Story...Odd Narrator

  • By Mr. Richard Smith on 08-08-16

got this because of the hub-bub

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

about the author re-write changing the setting. The book was wonderful! Glad I got it!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Lost at the Con

  • By: Bryan Young
  • Narrated by: Bryan Young
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a science-fiction and fantasy convention. Though he'd rather be at home drinking his liver to death, his spiteful editor delivers an ultimatum: Take the assignment or lose the steady paycheck. Since Cobb can't afford to turn down the job, he heads to Atlanta and dives headfirst into the realm of Griffin*Con, renowned the world over as the Mardis Gras of geek conventions.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By mac on 06-07-12

fun and poignant

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I loved listening to this con story from an outsider point of view and watching the hero find his way through the fan community.