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Benjamin Morgan

Tallahassee FL
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  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,216

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By ewreirct on 07-14-15

I don’t think I’m smart enough to like this.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I kept waiting honestly for the main storyline to appear... and then the book ended. It’s clear there is a large overarching world that’s built here. What’s not clear is what this book is about? Love this author just not this installment.

  • Sedition

  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

The President of The United States is dead. There is no Vice President to take his place. As the nation slips into a constitutional crisis, a small, secretive group conspires to violently seize power. They have the will. They have someone on the inside. And they have the explosives. Standing in their way is a woman who knows their intentions. Can she stop them in time? If she does, will it matter?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary if it were true.

  • By Gary H on 08-09-16

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Not the best book in the world but a great great idea. Interested in where the sequel goes.

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,820

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid military sci-fi.

  • By DAVE on 02-11-14

Spectacular

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

I bought this book on a lark. Did I ever luck out? It’s fantastic. Truly hard science fiction. Military action is portrayed realistically and honestly. Genuinely disappointed when it was over. Buy this book.

  • 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 21,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,437

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept Me Coming Back Every Day

  • By Dewese on 02-28-18

Simply outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I truly hope there will be another audible original like this one. Quite simply a fascinating story.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,832
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,200

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

That ending...

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This book can be confusing at times but it’s so worth it. Truthfully I had a scenario on how I thought it would end. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. Great book. Even better twist ending.

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,353

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book. Well written and very creative!

  • By Leslie on 06-25-17

Toe curling Terror

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This is by far the most terrifying of all of Scott Sigler's books. Love the way he can combine terror and fantastic story telling. Hopefully this isnt the last of the Platinum storyline.

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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  • Star Wars: Life Debt - Aftermath, Book 2

  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,775

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig's New York Times best-selling trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's just okay.

  • By John on 02-03-17

Better than the first one.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

Again as with aftermath the best parts of this book are the interludes. But it is a solid addition to the Star Wars canon. Looking forward to what comes after this trilogy ends.

  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,624

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-09-08

Bosch Rules

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

The detective that always gets his man. I love this series and I hope it keeps going a long time. Spectacular story with a nice twist at the end.

  • And When She Was Good

  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 673

Heloise considers it a blessing to be a person who seldom attracts attention. In her suburb, she's just a mom, the young widow with the forgettable job, who somehow never misses a soccer game. In the state capital, she's the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford the hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise believed she was safe, managing to keep up this rigidly compartmentalized life. But her secret life is under siege. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And When She Was Bad...

  • By Carole T. on 08-18-12

A fun read

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Honestly this book is short. You will finish it quickly. I found it hard to pause to go do other things. I haven't read anything else by this author but this is a fun book.

  • Bombs Away

  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Henry Stozier
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 313

From "the master of alternate history" comes a new trilogy that reimagines a mid-20th century in which General MacArthur, without bothering to consult President Truman, detonates nuclear warheads in several Manchurian cities after China enters the Korean War. In his acclaimed novels of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has scrutinized the twisted soul of the 20th century, from the forces that set World War I in motion to the rise of fascism in the decades that followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take on alt history

  • By B. Pearce on 07-23-15

Classic Turtledove

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

This seems to be the start to another great Harry Turtledove series. The characters will be familiar as they are in all of his books but if your like me and wish you could re read some of them this is a great book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful