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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,433

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Much for fun than I thought

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I was very skeptical of this book series. The description did not do it justice, it's very fun.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,397

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

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

I'm a fan. I was very curious on this book because it's about settlement on the moon. Not wanting to give anything away but really enjoyed listening to the details about setting up a colony and how it functions. I pre-ordered this book because I enjoyed "the martian" so much. Very glad to have read this and hope it gets more praise for being very inventive and fun.

  • Paddle Your Own Canoe

  • One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,549

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like bacon for your ears

  • By Kyle on 01-03-14

Very fun

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Lots of good insight into how nick got into the business of acting. Life experience that shows that there is more to life than just a job. Highly recommended listen

Anticancer
    A New Way of Life
    
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        Robert Fass
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    378 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Anticancer

  • A New Way of Life
  • By: David Servan-Schrieber
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

When Dr. David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed his life. Confronting what medicine knows about illness, the little known workings of the body's natural cancer-fighting capacities, and his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration, and finally to health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for anyone with cancer concerns

  • By Gary on 11-20-08

Worth a shot

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

As a cancer survivor myself, I truly feel lucky up the this point in my life. For the first time I have wanted to be proactive in my journey to fighting cancer and the path laid out from experience in this book helps guide me.

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  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

I thought this book was going to be....

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

Reviewed: 03-25-14

I had high hopes for this book, it had a clever way to introduce characters into the story. I was really not impressed with most of the book, just disappointed in the final few chapters. I know more of the series exist, I just wasn't sold enough with what I thought was going to be an epic story of super heroes fighting zombies. Just didn't seem to live up to my hype.

  • The Dead Sun

  • Star Force, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223

Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, the end

  • By Jesse on 03-15-14

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 03-25-14

With each Star force book I always look forward to where B.V. Larson takes the journey. This book did not disappoint, and was a solid end to the main line story that I have greatly enjoyed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Treasure Island
    
    
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        Robert Louis Stevenson
    
    


    
    
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        Alfred Molina
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    1,710 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Jessica Kos on 01-02-08

Fun Classic

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

Where does Treasure Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've chosen to listen again because it's one of my favorite books that has continued to make me laugh and dream over and over again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard not to like Long John Silver just because you constantly have to ask yourself whose side he is on.

  • Superman

  • The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
  • By: Larry Tye
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Superman soars

  • By tru britty on 07-13-15

the hero we thought we knew

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found it fascinating how the creators managed to survive the depression and wars but in the end lost their rights to the man of steel but begged for money from the current owners because they felt entitled.

Do you think Superman needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Once you've heard the history you don't really need to question it, so no I don't think a follow up book is in order.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Catch-22
    
    
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        Joseph Heller
    
    


    
    
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        Jay O. Sanders
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    4,811 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Catch-22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,689

Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenominal Reading - Story and Damn Funny

  • By Phil on 04-11-09

Felt a little insane

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

Would you try another book from Joseph Heller and/or Jay O. Sanders?

I'm always interested in other titles to see what is offered by authors and narrators just to see how diverse they can be.

Would you recommend Catch-22 to your friends? Why or why not?

The book isn't for everyone but it does help provide insight into a different time in history.

What three words best describe Jay O. Sanders’s voice?

Enthusiastic, Energetic, Passionate

Do you think Catch-22 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No follow up needed because it portrays a period in time and doesn't really have anything to keep you wanting more in a future read.

  • Star Wars: Millennium Falcon

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and re-anointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Cadeus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son's tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen's own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents' care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather's beloved spacecraft....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Star Wars: Millennium Falcon

  • By Chad on 03-15-11

The Falcon

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

Would you listen to Star Wars again? Why?

Probably wouldn't listen again just because it's not that kind of book. It provides a lot of history of the ship and makes it fun to see her history.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars?

I got a real feeling early on the author was trying to make the previous owners be as eclectic as possible to show that it wasn't just a scoundrel's ship.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

From the moment the book was built and how you knew something was different about that particular ship made it seem more realistic.