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  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Creative but hard to stay engaged in

  • By Karissa Eckert on 11-26-17

Interesting read.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I like the ideas this story gave me. That much weight on wheels? I would like to know more about the mechanics, if the author bothered to come up with an idea of how it could work.

It seems like it was intended for a younger audience than I. Hunger games, Maze runner, in that vein.

I enjoyed it but the protagonist seemed a little thin.

  • Jack and Kill

  • Hunt For Jack Reacher (Short Story #3)
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

#1 Amazon Bestseller Diane Capri returns! Suspenseful thrillers with more justice, less system. For fans of Lee Child, Jack Reacher, John Grisham and Michael Connelly!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not as expected REVIEW FROM FIRST IN SERIES

  • By Diana on 08-12-14

Hmmm

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

What did you like best about Jack and Kill? What did you like least?

I like the idea that there could be more to the original story

What three words best describe Kelley Hazen’s voice?

comforting

Did Jack and Kill inspire you to do anything?

no

Any additional comments?

I think I'm going to have to stop listening to this series. I listened for 3 stories and even in the first book I had this feeling I had been here before. Upon thinking it dawned on me what it was, the X-files. What did I hate about the X-files? It dragged on and on with no answers. I get that same sense after the first book and the second and the third. So sorry I have to stop.

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  • Escape Clause

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 9
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sandford

  • By Ted on 03-05-17

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

I like the Virgil Flowers series because they are a little quirky and I'm familiar with the area. Enjoyable if not a little hard to believe.

I stopped reading the Prey Series because of the introduction of the wife, then daughter and how they keep getting into the storyline. Hope I won't have to stop reading this series.

Time will tell.

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,643
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,478

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Excellent adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Where does The Martian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

95%

What did you like best about this story?

I liked everything

Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favorite?

Main character of course

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Seriously? I enjoyed it but no emotional outbursts

Any additional comments?

An excellent story. Being a scientist I enjoyed all the technical crap very much without it being too much information.

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  • The Death Cure

  • Maze Runner, Book 3
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,161

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say. Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He'll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very young adult

  • By Paula on 01-15-15

Lightweight adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make the main character a bit stronger. He's too much like Harry Potter.

Would you recommend The Death Cure to your friends? Why or why not?

I'd recommend The whole series.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Sure

Any additional comments?

I guess this was written for a teenage audiences sort of like the Mocking Jay series. Both were adventure stories and enjoyable. Nice to read a book without the bad language although in this series it was only modified a little.

On a liquor scale with an aged single malt at the top and tap water on the bottom I'd have to say this series was like a Diet Coke. Enjoyable without the calories but not much character development.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,689

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

Enjoyable as always

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Where does The Bazaar of Bad Dreams rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

80%

What did you like best about this story?

Variety

Which scene was your favorite?

Drunken fireworks

Any additional comments?

I was at first thinking King is getting older and his characters are all older. I didn't like this trend. But he pulled it off by the end.

  • Blood and Smoke

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

This collection of short stories from the master of modern fiction is available only as an audiobook. In Blood and Smoke, Stephen King takes us inside a world of yearning and paranoia, isolation and addiction. It is the world of the smoker. In this audio-only collection, the now politically incorrect habit plays a key role in the fates of three different men.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Matthew on 02-28-03

Smokers

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

I got this when it first came out and thought it was great. King should do another set of stories on smokers or non-smokers or sort-of-smokers, whatever that group is!

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

Wind

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

I found it entertaining which is why I ordered it. It was good but I wouldn't say great. Another chapter in an overall wonderful story.

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,491

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

mediocre

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

Reviewed: 09-30-12

It was a good story with lots of potential but I thought to be a little "thin." There needed to be more description, more character development. But maybe this was written for a teen audience and too much information is boring.

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,049

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Duma Key

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-08

An enjoyable SK novel I thought. A little weirdness, a little horror, and located in the keys.

Not as "heavy" a novel as his in the past or maybe I'm just getting older.

A nice listen.

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