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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,074
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,057

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, creative, and FUN!

  • By Kent on 04-18-13

Kinda boring. The book should have ended sooner.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I wasn't impressed. A friend recommended this book and he usually is spot on. This was a misfire.

  • Archetype

  • By: M. D. Waters
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 439

Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can't believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself. Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-fi, mystery, romance, dystopia...all in one!

  • By AudioAddict on 12-28-15

Interesting story, let us see where it goes.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I mainly selected this audio book because Khristine Hvam is the narrator. This is the first book in the series. The possibilities for the story line are wide open. While this book overall was enjoyable, I will have to read the second book before I can say whether I really like it or not.

  • Invasion

  • Alien Invasion, Book 1
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534

They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter's orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with Internet) has already shown the populace what is coming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even perfect preparations fail...

  • By Elizabeth on 01-01-16

I need to build my bunker.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

This is an interesting story. The story moved along fairly quickly. Everything seems to work out for this group of runners. Meyer's foresight was very beneficial to the situation at hand. The profile of each character is beginning to emerge. The narrator does an excellent job and has become one of my favorites. I have a couple more books in my queue but will look forward to reading book 2.

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Interesting story with many possibilities

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

While this is an interesting story, I am not sure if I need to continue reading. The story has many directions it can go. The character fits into his new environment really well and it is believable. I may continue with the series in the distant future.

  • The Fever Code

  • Maze Runner, Book Five; Prequel
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Once there was a world's end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy's name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history never could have foreseen. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book in the maze runner series

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-11-17

Before they entered the maze

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I enjoyed the story. This book filled in the missing pieces of the puzzle. Even though I had an idea of how it would turn out, there were still a few surprises I did not count on. Too bad the book stories are over, but I will watch the movies to remind me of the complete story. I enjoyed this book and the others in the series.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,472

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

Did he do it or not, kind of story.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The price was right and I gave it a try. It was an interesting listen. A truly sad story for those involved.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,554

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

With certainty, I knew I would love this story.

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

After I got settled in, I realized that I enjoyed this book. There are quite a few pieces that you have to put together. You have to keep your mind open to the possibilities. This book is not entirely based on fact. There are some tense moments and some humorous ones as well. The narrator did a great job with the story and the afterwords. I would watch this story in movie form, if it ever was made into a movie.

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  • All Systems Red

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE MURDERBOT

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 11-06-17

Robot goes rogue

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

For the price, this was an entertaining read. I guess it was too short for much of a story but it still had some adventure and intrigue. I have not yet decided to follow on with the series.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,551

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Where did I park my glider?

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This turned out to be an interesting story. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read chapter one. As the story developed, I began to enjoy the path it took. It had many surprises I did not anticipate. The narrator did a great job telling the story and drawing out the characters' traits. This was an enjoyable read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spin

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,459

One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thoughtful, Bradbury-esque SF

  • By Ryan on 09-20-10

Enjoy the stars while you can

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I had this book in my wish list for a long time. I am glad I finally got around to listening to it. I always enjoy listening to Scott Brick and this book is no different. The story jumping back and forth was a bit confusing at times but overall the story was interesting and enjoyable.