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Jason Major

Littleton, Co United States
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  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,158

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

Great story, narration was difficult

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Having unfortunately watched the Netflix series first, I took a bit longer to get into this book as I came in with expectations. I like this story more and the narrator did well on voices, but his deep voice was distracting and made for a difficult listen.

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,844

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

At first I thought this was fiction...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-09

I came across this as a recommended book by audible and coincidentally had also just received my first pair of Vibram five fingers shoes from a friend who took pity on my blistered feet from barefoot running. The book was an eye opener on my personal mission to eliminate shoes from my life and an inspiration to someone who once weight 260 lbs.

What surprised me the most was it WASN'T fiction. there are real people really doing these things from this book. most have real blogs and I was never bored throughout the book. this will be in my arsenal of reading in both audible and paper back as I move into the test of a lifetime and try to become an ultra runner.

  • Dark Universe

  • By: Daniel F. Galouye
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. Then terrible monsters, who bring with them a screaming silence, are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good idea, very interesting story

  • By M D on 05-02-14

Interesting and plausible

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-09

Although written in the 60s this book has a plausible branch of truth to it. The book was not the usual dribble of easily guessable plot twists and held my attention for the most part. I rate it 4 for the content and a 3 for ease of reading (I was bored on occasion).

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Edge: An FBI Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok...

  • By Jason Major on 04-01-09

It was ok...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-09

I liked the book but the narrator made it feel like a cheesy crime novel with the voices; normally I'm a big fan of it but his female voices were horrid and that SQUAK! made it hard to follow, I found I was going back often just to catch what was said.

Overall content was good, story has some holes but I'm willing to try the next book just to see.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Traveler

  • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
  • By: John Twelve Hawks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 777

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It makes you stop...and think,

  • By Bethany on 07-17-05

great book, writer is a litte wack!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-05

this was an awesome book, but the author was/is just a character. i also, cannot wait until the next volume.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Minister's Daughter

  • By: Julie Hearn
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Conceived on May Morning, Nell is claimed by the piskies and faeries as a merrybegot, one of their own. She is a wild child: herb gatherer and healer, spell-weaver and midwife...and, some say, a witch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good historical fiction

  • By Jason Major on 07-30-05

Good historical fiction

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-05

I got this due to my wife's recommendation for a "different" book. The author did a fair job working the story, I was a little lost at first, but caught on quickly (still new to audio books).

the story line keeps well with the 1600's view on witches and witchcraft. intersting facts, and different points of view help keep the book interesting and moving. I also approve of the narrator, whose voice was easy to follow.

overall a 4 star, not my prefered type of book, but good.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful