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  • Schulz and Peanuts

  • A Biography
  • By: David Michaelis
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Charles Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of Schulz: at once a creation story, a portrait of a hidden American genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as dark as you've heard

  • By B. Steele on 05-03-08

sadder than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

once again we find our heroes have feet of clay. but I'm glad I listened.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,907

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

just one thing. .

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

the narrators use of the George Bush voice for one of the main characters kept taking me out of the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,591
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,425

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

I like

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

it got kinda techy at times but characters more than made up for it. i'll listen to it again.

  • The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

  • By: Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman, Seth MacFarlane - foreword
  • Narrated by: Helen Litchfield, Alex Hyde-White, Jason Olazabal, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing 50-year mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've ever heard on making pop culture

  • By Chris Smith on 07-13-16

in depth

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Deep trivia for the long time fan. However... I can't understand how they can mispronounce so many names and places.

  • The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From the Next Generation to J. J. Abrams

  • The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek
  • By: Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon, Alex Hyde-White, David Stifel, and others
  • Length: 34 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From the Next Generation to J. J. Abrams is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words - sharing the inside scoops they've never told before, unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek, and chronicling the trials, tribulations, and tribbles that have remained deeply buried secrets until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There be Light Here

  • By Dave on 11-26-16

a good time filler

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

But they mispronounced a number of names and places. There is no excuse for that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Season for Slaughter

  • The War Against the Chtorr, Book 4
  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The story of humanity's courageous struggle for survival against the greatest threat Earth has ever known. As the tenacious invaders remake Earth's violated surface, transforming its flora and fauna into a replica of their own terrifying home world, a handful of scientists, soldiers, and citizens prepare to fight back - hoping it isn't already too late. In Mexico, a dead Chtorr leads to a stunning discovery about the aliens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always been my favorite of the series

  • By Gregory on 09-15-15

an inbetween type of story.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

A lot of needed world building which will be totally wasted without the next book. The sexual threads may have been bold in 1900 but have not aged well in this re-read..... You might get this reference. .. David Gerrold writes like Peter Max paints.

  • A Rage for Revenge

  • The War Against the Chtorr, Book 3
  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Still reeling from the alien plagues that killed two-thirds of the planet's population, humanity now confronts the most deadly enemy Earth has ever known - the giant man-eating Chtorr. Lieutenant James McCarthy has grown to manhood under the shadow of the terrifying invasion of the Chtorr. As a student, he learned all he could to understand their alien behavior. As a Special Forces commando, he made violent first contact. Now this battle-hardened warrior faces a profound challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unsettling and Memorable

  • By Jim N on 08-12-18

old favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Much more vulgar than I remember. I must be getting old. David Gerrold writes like Peter Max paints.

  • Under the Eye of God

  • Trackers, Book One
  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

David Gerrold’s classic space opera Under the Eye of God tells the story of a group of unlikely rebels on a mission to reclaim the galaxy from ruthless vampire overlords known as the Phaestor. The dark, burnt world of Thoska-Roole, infamous for its harsh climate and equally callous inhabitants, might be the last place in the galaxy anyone would turn for aid in times of crisis. But the small, orange planet is home to the band of rebels who hold the fate of the entire galaxy in their hands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • okay

  • By Bradley on 05-20-16

okay

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

I enjoyed the reading more than the listening on this one. worth the time tho.

  • Executive Orders

  • A Novel
  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 51 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,946

Debt of Honor ends as Jack Ryan is confirmed vice president minutes before a mammoth act of terrorism kills the President, most of his cabinet, all but a few members of Congress, the entire Supreme Court and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Suddenly Ryan is President, which is where Executive Orders begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't some of us wish Jack ryan was real?

  • By Thomas on 05-10-12

busy busy

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

I enjoy Jack Ryan stories but this one is kinda busy. Almost to much going on. The blow by blow description of the desert war seemed like it should be in a different book.

  • A Matter for Men

  • The War Against the Chtorr, Book 1
  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

With the human population ravaged by a series of devastating plagues, the alien Chtorr arrive to begin the final phase of their invasion. Even as many on Earth deny their existence, the giant wormlike carnivores prepare the world for the ultimate violation--the enslavement of humanity for food!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 20 years and no book 5, be warned

  • By Shane on 09-18-14

longtime fan of the series

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

Great to have it on audio book. Credit to the reader. David Gerrold's style can be rather hyper dramatic.