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  • Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

  • The First Official Stranger Things Novel
  • By: Gwenda Bond
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code named MKULTRA. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Storyline, Poor Performance

  • By Kristen on 02-21-19

In-depth backstory well done!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This flushed out a lot of the backstory and bring things full circle for the characters, (especially the new characters such as 008 & Terry) on Stranger Things 2. I will now happily rewatch the series with this new knowledge in mind. I look forward to the second novel about Hopper as well as Stranger Things 3!




  • Red Sails in the Fallout

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Gamma World, Book 2
  • By: Paul Kidd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

In the fall of 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, embarked on a series of high-energy experiments. No one knows exactly what went wrong, but in the blink of an eye, thousands of possible universes all condensed into a single reality.... Between a desert and a dried up sea lies the town of Watering Hole, the only oasis for miles and the home of our intrepid heroes Shaani and Xoota. After some rather harrowing adventures in the desert, they are followed home by a swarm of empathic earwigs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rats and rodents where the rubber hits the road.

  • By Kirk MacNeil on 04-04-13

More Gamma World stories like this please!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Very well written. The narrator really brought out the characters. The story was very interesting, I don’t know why there aren’t more gamma world books, it’s a very interesting world setting, depicted in both books.

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  • The Blade Itself

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,610

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters drive the story. The Narrator rocks!

  • By Brian Alsobrook on 11-01-16

I really enjoyed this story and world in general

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The story is really well written. The character development is wonderful. And Logan is THE perfect personification of what a Beserker Barbarian should be.

Looking forward to the next book. The voice acting is top notch too!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200,881

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Best damn book I’ve read in some time

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I don’t know why I waited so long to listen to this story. It’s oh so good! There are so many relatable references in this story for an 80’s child, it’s mind boggling. My wife, who almost never listens to any of my audible books feel instantly in love with this while I had it playing on a car ride. Now I only hope the movie did the book justice.