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Jaime Alomar

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  • Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Kirby Heyborne, full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In this fascinating and fantastic collection, Daniel H. Wilson explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life. In "All Kinds of Proof", a down-and-out drunk makes the unlikeliest of friends when he is hired to train a mail-carrying robot; in "Blood Memory", a mother confronts the dangerous reality that her daughter will never assimilate in this world after she was the first child born through a teleportation device.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent compilation!

  • By Jaime Alomar on 09-02-18

Excellent compilation!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

It was a good compilation of sci-fi short stories. All of them have the right mix of emotion, and adventure. I will say that the narrators delivered the perfect tone of voice for each story.

  • The Killer

  • Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439

Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer. Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS A THREE FOR...

  • By Cynthia on 03-12-14

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-17

A hell of a story. The narrator infused the story with accents and vocal gestures that assisted me in visualising the plot.

  • War Shadows

  • Tier One, Book 2
  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205

John Dempsey, former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator, is back. Only a few months into his new life as an operative for Ember, the United States' most covert counterterrorism entity, he must stop an old nemesis who's resurfaced after ten years of operating in the shadows. From the deserts of Iraq, through the jungles of Guatemala, to the streets of suburbia, Dempsey and his Ember team race against time to stop a series of horrific and devious attacks against the homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sequel to Tier One doesn't disappoint

  • By Trudy Owens on 02-24-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

An excellent follow up to the first book! The narrator does a good job painting the action that unfolds.

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,045

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Excellent writing and superb narration. I am definitely going to follow this new action series.

  • The Target

  • A Taskforce Story, Featuring an Excerpt from Ring of Fire
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

It is 1998. A year after a disastrous mission in Amman, Jordan, Israeli operative Aaron Bergman and his Samson team feel more like outcasts than ever. Fearful that his team is about to be disbanded, Aaron is thrown another curve: a cast-off operative named Shoshana, whom nobody in the Mossad trusts, and whom all feel is a traitor. When the new commander of the Mossad summons them immediately after being sworn in, Aaron's fears are confirmed. The team is cut free from the Mossad but not from serving their new leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 12-07-16

Classic spy-soldier story.

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

I liked the characters and the plot. The narrator performed all right. A good entertainment.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,104

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

Great story. A good combination of sci fi with crime drama. The narrator was outstanding.

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,407

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Oustanding story!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

A good story that insuflated my heart with a sense of wonder. The author made me wish to be young again! On the other hand, the narrator managed to cast a sense of reality to the story with his proper use of accents and timing. It certainly was a good match between author and narrator (both were superb). I will recommend this literary work to anyone.

  • Frankenstein

  • The Modern Prometheus
  • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance of a timeless classic

  • By Michael A. Russell on 05-28-12

Great classic!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

I loved the poetry of the descriptions about the peoples, feelings, landscapes and settings. The narration was excellent!

  • The Time Machine

  • By: H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

The time traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700. He finds Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age. These pacifists, he discovers, have built their wealth on the backs of a slave class forced to live below ground. As the conflict between them surfaces, the time traveler finds that his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Bruce on 12-14-10

Excellent and sweet!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Great story! It answer two questions: What happens if we cease to fight; and what sort of simple inventory will serve as a testimony of the human nature...

  • Poe

  • By: J. Lincoln Fenn
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

It's Halloween, and life is grim for twenty-three-year-old Dimitri Petrov. It's the one-year anniversary of his parents' deaths, he's stuck on page one thousand of his Rasputin zombie novel, and he makes his living writing obituaries. But things turn from bleak to terrifying when Dimitri is assigned to cover a séance at the reputedly haunted Aspinwall Mansion. There, Dimitri meets Lisa, a punk-rock drummer he falls hard for. But just as he's about to ask her out, he unwittingly unleashes malevolent forces, throwing him into a deadly mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not finished - but need to write this!

  • By Julie on 06-15-14

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

A spooky romance-mistery-horror (with a a dab of historical fiction) story. You have to listen to it! The narrator did an excellent performance (mastering accents, rithm, and gender of voices).

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