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  • Extinction War

  • The Extinction Cycle, Book 7
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • homerun

  • By N.W.Wisniewski on 11-28-17

Ok, not great

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I think the reason for my rating is due to the narration and apparent lack of editing. Several times the main character (who's name is Beckham, is called Beckman which seems kind of amateur. The book leaves the "action" vibe several times for emotional content that's just unnecessary. I wished for Kate to die several times listening to this book! Overall it was decent, but could have been better (story, editing, and narration).

  • Stuff and Nonsense

  • Threadbare Series, Volume 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

Meet Threadbare. He is 12 inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her. Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies …

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing tale you can't help but love

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Why all the great reviews?!?!?!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

One of the worst books I've ever listened to. I have no idea where the near perfect rating is coming from! There is no story. It's a girl and a teddy bear golam but they don't actually DO anything. Horribly boring book. Sending this one back...please don't waste your time on this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,144

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Nothing that would make me highly recommend the book. It's entertaining enough but nothing to write home about.
Hated the ending...could have gone so many other directions...

  • Zombie Road IV: Road to Redemption

  • By: David A. Simpson
  • Narrated by: Eric A. Shelman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 241

The world is recovering from a near extinction level event. Fortified enclaves and barricaded towns have managed to survive the long winter. Spring brings new hope and new beginnings. One boy, thrust too quickly into manhood, is learning to find his way in the new wastelands. With hopped up machines and purpose built muscle cars to run the roads, a new breed of pony express rider is born. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Maly C on 09-24-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The author lost me on this one. Way too much detail on scenes that don’t impact the storyline at all. Very little action and an ending that doesn’t leave me wanting...just wanting to give up on this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,302

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
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Held my interest

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Great story that is by no means too long. Not once did I wish it was shorter. I enjoyed the book from beginning to end and hope to listen to more Sigler works in the future.

  • Etna Station

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 11
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628

Getting to Etna Station is all that matters. With the world rapidly collapsing around them, Mike and company make a desperate trek to reach what they believe to be a safe haven. Can they outrun the demons that chase them? Will they succumb to Knox and his tyrannical army or Payne, a revenge-bent vampire? New friends will be made along the way while some old ones will fall. If they make it, will it be all they hoped or just another nightmare?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ONLY GETS BETTER & BETER! BOOK 12, PLEASE!!!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-22-18

Huh?

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

No conclusion? It’s not like the author to Just end a book, but he does here. I understand he's setting up the next book but this one left me feeling empty.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sophia of Silicon Valley

  • A Novel
  • By: Anna Yen
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

During the heady years of the tech boom, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, Sophia becomes an unlikely nerd whisperer. Whether her success is due to dumb luck, savage assertiveness, insightful finesse (learned by dealing with her irrational Chinese immigrant mother), or a combination of all three, in her rarified position she finds she can truly shine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Wayne and Margie on 04-18-18

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This will go down as one of my favorite books I’ve ever listened to on Audible. It’s a rush of emotions; you root for the main character and can’t wait to hear the next chapter. The author does an outstanding job of grabbing your attention and holding it until the very end. Can’t wait to read her next work!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,349

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many narrators Mr. Brown

  • By Alpha20 on 01-21-18

Why?

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Why go against a formula that worked and have 4 narrators?

Why have a female narrator who over acts each scene? I almost gave up due to her overly dramatic narration.

Why overcomplicate the story and make it bounce between so many narratives?

  • The Dawn Patrol

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,151

Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don Winslow always surprises me

  • By Hannah on 09-08-15

Too much

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

20 minutes history lessons over and over again are self serving and provide no benefit to the story. 3 stars for when he actually told the story and stopped with the over explanation and/or history lessons.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,440

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • M. J. Sullivan is my favorite modern author but...

  • By GLENNO on 07-23-16

Snore

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Extremely slow, with monologues that drag on and on with nothing to do with the overall story. I got very close to turning this one in before finishing, which I've never done before. It's a shame because I've enjoyed all of his previous work. Not going on in the series for fear they'll all be like this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful