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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,531

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Andy Weir’s Follow Up To The Martian Does Not Disappoint

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Excellent!

When someone writes a phenomenal first book we are all anxious for a second book but sometimes that second book fails to live up to the expectations and potential (like Ernie Kline’s disappointing follow up to Ready Player One)... but I am thrilled to say Andy Weir delivers with Artemis!

Another fantastic character driven story that draws you in and gives you an exciting story.

Highly recommended.

  • So We Read On

  • How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
  • By: Maureen Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Maureen Corrigan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literary criticism for everyone

  • By Seth H. Wilson on 03-13-15

Exquisite - A Journey Into Fitzgerald and Gatsby

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

It’s been a few years since I read Gatsby and a friend recommended this book to me.

It’s a wonderful book excellently read by the author.

Enough review though... I’ve dug out my 20 year old paperback of Gatsby and I’m starting to reread it and revel in it.

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 859

Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up cases in any number of ways - by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such "slow horse", is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Josh Alford on 07-05-17

Excellent spy drama

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

With the classic feel of the great British spy novels Slow Horses excels creating a wonderful group of characters together with a thrilling story to make an excellent book with an excellent narrator. Highly recommended.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,308

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This has bugged me for a while...

  • By mike on 06-23-16

A solid collection

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

This, as you can see from the other reviews that list the stories in this collection, is a varied collection of Lovecraft's stories not of any specific period or subject or chronological order but a good solid collection of Lovecraft's work.

Some of the narrators are better than others but on a whole I found them good.

I wish someone would gather a collection for audio of his work either by cycle or chronological.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Toast on Toast

  • Cautionary tales and candid advice
  • By: Steven Toast
  • Narrated by: Matt Berry - as Steven Toast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glorious performance from Matt Ber-Ray.

  • By Stanley McHale on 11-18-16

Fans of TOAST OF LONDON will love it

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

The incomparable Matt Berry reads as Steven Toast and it is just as hysterical as the television show.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,876

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Ending?

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Luv the book but not the ending... Oh well. Still a good story. Maybe it is explained in the next books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,110

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

Book 2 Of The Dresden Files

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

I'm going back and re-listening to all the Dresden books and it's fantastic to see how many of the basics, characters and charm of the series are already in place even in the first and second book.

I think all fans of the series should do this. Clues are everywhere.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,580
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,419

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

Fantastic. Brilliant. A marvelous read.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Wasn't sure how this book would work from the synopsis I had read but it sure did. Thrilling and suspenseful.

A phenomenal read and highly recommended.

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Contextual, Insightful, Inspiring

  • By Douglas Vincent on 03-30-15

Excellent. Better than the Issacson bio

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

Really enjoyed this book and came away feeling that I understood many aspects of the Steve jobs story better than I ever have. I read the Walter Isaacson bio and I feel certain elements of Steve's story were explained so much better in this book.

Several major events are covered and explain better most significantly Steve's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and his choice of treatment. I feel I have a much better understanding of it.

Highly recommended.