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  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,241

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Multiverse

  • By Michael L. Moore on 02-18-17

Great idea and solid story.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

I'm glad I decided to purchase this title. I always loved alternate universe stories. I have mostly good things to say about it.

***Pros:
1. Solid idea, explained with the use of science and physics. It wasn't too overwhelming to follow. It shouldn't present any problems to someone uninterested in the science aspect.
2. Great characters development, especially Jason.
3. Fast paced, and captivating - couldn't stop listening to it.
4. Narrator did a wonderful job. Without giving away too much I have to applaud his ability to make characters distinguishable from one another.

***Cons
1. Towards the end the story was starting to get a bit messy. But I guess I should have expected it given the possibility/probability factors involved. Nice save at the end.

All in all I recommend this book to all!

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,345

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Good book, loved Wil Wheaton's narration

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I think this could be a great sci-fi book for people who generally don't like sci-fi genre.

What other book might you compare Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton) to and why?

I don't think 'Lock In' reminded me of another book. However, for whatever reason, I kept thinking about the 'Minority Report' while listening to it.

What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

I loved Wil Wheaton as a narrator. I'm a newbie when it comes to listening to books, but so far I liked men narrating the books a lot more than women. To me, women sound somewhat whinny. In my opinion Wheaton injected some artistry in his work here. He made all the characters (even females) sound believable. I also liked listening to his voice.

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  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,178

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Interesting, yet a bit predictable.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Overall, it's a pretty enjoyable YA. The author creates a vision of United States that went a bit crazy because the teenage population developed certain abilities. Couple of years ago I would have said 'no way is this possible'. But today...who knows.
If you are an avid reader the plot twists are not exactly shocking, rather they are predictable. Still I enjoyed the book and the characters.
As for the narrator, I didn't much care for her interpretation of the story. I found it difficult at times to listen to it because the characters sounded whiny and annoying. Although I'm not an expert on audiobooks, I think I would have gone in a different direction especially when speaking as the male hero/s.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful