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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,021

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

I loved it more with every new chapter

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

This book constantly surprised and delighted me. A unique perspective on the age old questions ‘what does it mean to be human’?

  • Crimson Death

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 25
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651

Anita has never seen Damian, her vampire servant, in such a state. The rising sun doesn't usher in the peaceful death that he desperately needs. Instead, he's being bombarded with violent nightmares and blood sweats. And now, with Damian at his most vulnerable, Anita needs him the most. The vampire who created him, who subjected him to centuries of torture, might be losing control, allowing rogue vampires to run wild and break one of their kind's few strict taboos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I am so conflicted

  • By B. Davis on 10-20-16

Tedious dialogue

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Laurell K has backed off the porn (a little) in the last few books. But now it seems she's filling space with over explaining absolutely everything. Every relationship, every feeling is described in excruciating detail- sometimes more than once. I don't know if they ever even made it Dublin, I gave up. This is my last Laurell K book.

Kimberly Alexis does her best with a terrible book.

  • Replica

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew, Erin Spencer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 591

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close, the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects - Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 - manage to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The format is a gimmick, but still a good read

  • By NMwritergal on 10-06-16

Flip book format not great in audio

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

There are three possible ways to listen to this book:
Gemma first
Lyra first
or alternate chapters

There should have been two possible downloads, this one and another where the characters chapters alternate. The enhancement is just a PDF of the chapters and you have to manually jump around if you want that listening experience. Also the chapters in the PDF are off.

The story itself is entertaining, but predictable.

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