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  • Kindness Goes Unpunished

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,548

Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are critically acclaimed. Longmire's third outing takes him from Wyoming to Philadelphia to investigate a brutal assault on his daughter, Cady. Walt believes her ex-boyfriend is behind the crime and searches him out. But when he turns up dead, Walt is back to square one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, so I'm a little in love ...

  • By C. A. Gelsinger on 07-30-12

A slow burn

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This one starts off slowly, but develops nicely. While this one does see a decent mystery it is also chock full of a ton of great character development. It's not to be missed.

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,168
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,178

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular fantasy series

  • By Ron on 01-03-13

A glorious ending

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This is a great end to a great series. The character development continues space and the stakes seem to climb higher with each page. Well written and gripping.

  • Rise of Empire

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,516
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,345

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!

  • By Adnan on 05-30-12

Grabs you and won't let go

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This continues to be a top notch adventure take that grabs you and won't let go. We start to see more character development on a larger scale that really adds depth to the book.

  • Theft of Swords

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,387

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And I didn't think I liked fantasies...

  • By AudioAddict on 09-27-13

Very Engaging

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This is the first set of books in the Crown Conspiracy series. It starts off a tad slower, but picks up speed nicely. This is great fantasy adventure that grabs your attention early on and never lets go. It was so well written I went out and bought the next book in the series right away.

  • Horizon Storms

  • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 3
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

Kevin J. Anderson is one of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers in the world. He is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 11 million copies of his books in print. Now the epic saga he began with Hidden Empire continues in this breathtaking novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Writing

  • By MS on 04-02-05

Top notch entry in the Saga

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Horizon Storms, the 3rd book in the Saga of Seven Suns, is a game changer. A ton of threads come to fruition in this book and it feels like the series starts making reasonable progress again. Well worth the read for fans of the series.

  • Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • The Secret Files
  • By: Marvel Press
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 197

Steve Rogers, known to the world as Captain America, continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury and the Avengers. But Steve struggles to fit in the modern world, and now his past will come back to haunt him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what?

  • By m on 05-10-15

Reencapsulation of Film

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This was well written and performed. I was, however, hoping for more than just a reencapsulation of the film. There isn't more. As a result, it's just OK.

  • Zoe's Tale

  • Old Man's War, Book 4
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,969

"I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and switch. Skip it unless you're a teenager.

  • By Mike.the.kraken on 03-05-14

This was amazing, but...

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This was actually an amazing book. It wasn't just well written, it was heart wrenching. It, however, has a glaring problem. Like many books in a series it assumes you have read the previous books. It assumes it so heavily that some chapters will be unintelligible if you haven't. If you have though, don't hesitate. It's a great book.

  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and Drama

  • By Simon Fraser on 07-26-09

Top notch, if you can set aside its values

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This is an extraordinarily well written book with a bang up adventure story, worthy of sitting next to the best. The attitudes and beliefs, however, reflect racism and sexism that would not be openly spoken of now, even though as this novel points out, these values thoroughly intertwine with the theory of evolution. It is worth reading not only to enjoy the adventure, but to have a solid understanding of evolutionary thoughts and values that should give the reader at least some pause.

  • Freedom's Challenge

  • Freedom Series, Book 3
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck, Dick Hill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Kris Bjornsen has come a long way since alien slave ships scooped her up in Denver with thousands of others. Dropped off on an apparently uninhabited world with the rest, she has fallen in love with Zainal, a renegade Catteni, and has made a comfortable life for herself and her new family. But she feels a soldier's duty to escape Botany and rejoin the struggle for freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and Different

  • By Linda on 08-06-12

Long build up

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This particular book in the series has an awful long build up to get to the point. When the climax does occur it feels rushed and unrealistically easy. This is not as well written as past novels in the series, but it isn't horrible either.

  • Caliban's War

  • The Expanse, Book 2
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,999

James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve

  • By Ethan M. on 09-17-12

A bit long winded, but it delivers

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

This second book was a bit long winded, but it did allow for tons of character development. The overall story is, effectively, telegraghed from the beginning. The beauty is in the writing that makes it worth going along for the ride.