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  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,669

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

"Amazing" doesn't describe the quality of this.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I got this b/c I like RC Bray. The story turned out to be exceptional.



















  • Perfume

  • The Story of a Murderer
  • By: Patrick Süskind, John E. Woods - translator
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In the slums of 18th-century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift - an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects. Then one day, he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume" - the scent of a beautiful young virgin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A personal favourite

  • By Tommy Garou on 11-01-18

This is an unusual, highly entertaining story.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

IGNORE THE COVER ART. It's Not a romance novel. It's unlike anything you've read or heard. I Gaurante you'll never have come across this subject matter. I read it in 1985 when it first came out in English- I had to ignore the cover art then, too. When I saw it on Audible, I remembered the essence of the plot- and how much I'd enjoyed it, for the wonderful imagery and intriguing story. I'm glad I got it for a long drive down the North CA coast- in the rain. The narrator "has it" - it's how I'd hear it in my head (if I could pronounce French nouns). Delighted to find another author to follow. I've listen to an average of 5 audible books a month (since about 2001) which is a bunch of books. So I have trouble finding new books via the search function. So I now follow narrators regardless of the genre (who knew I'd like sci-fi?) or how much I dislike the cover art. (See the 1st of the Joe Ledger novels. loved the narrator- was put off by the cover) If you're looking for a romance novel, don't get this.




  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,861

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

It's a much better story than I thought it would b

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

You cant go wrong Michael Crichton, so I figured why not? IT WAS GREAT FUN

  • Ramsey's Gold

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,008

When a forgotten journal materializes decades after Drake Ramsey's father vanished in the Amazon jungle, Drake decides to follow in his footsteps and search for the legendary treasure of the Inca empire hidden in the lost Inca city of Paititi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super fun listen

  • By NO ONE on 09-14-16

Terrible- Even For Ray Porter.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Couldn't finish it. i dont have 15 words to adequately capture all the bad here.

  • The Drifter

  • A Peter Ash Novel
  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his "white static", the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Toriangirl on 01-20-16

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Its a series worth listening to twice. Best of the returning vet genre by far

  • Burning Bright

  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he'd hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn't favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. There he finds something strange: a climbing rope affixed to a distant branch above.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a Different Narrator, Collapses

  • By Tom D on 04-30-18

Most Enjoyable Listen In A While.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

This was really fun to listen to. The 1st in the series was quite good. I didnt realize this character now has a series. I'm glad I found it! The main character seems like some of the returning Vets I know. He's not The Greyman, Scott Horvath, Mitch Rapp, or Evan Smok - who are all larger than life - good stories, no doubt, but not the kind of guys you might actually know. This guy is. It made a long drive on a not very interesting hwy zip along. The 2nd can be read/listened w/o the first, but like all serieses (is that a word?) the back story makes it more fun.

  • The Burglar

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief - with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by - she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From breaking the law to helping the law....

  • By shelley on 01-09-19

Not the best of Thomas Perry, but a good enough.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

The problem I had was w/the speed of the narration. Honestly, it just didnt keep my attention. I'd get drowsy driving. My mind continuously wandered, which is odd as I've never had that reaction to Thimas Perry's stories, the best of which btw, is The Butcher's Boy Trilogy. The narrator has a pleasant voice and it wasn't that I didnt like it, exactly. In a flash of insight, I decided to turn the speed up. At 1.25, it was 3/4 of the way thru- but I was engaged & entertained for the last hour- but wont be going back to this one- I've listened to that series at least 3x over the years.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,728

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Lily on 09-22-17

Dont expect greatness.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This the worst of DeMille's novels. I've loved most of them. Yawn & Snore & Yawn

  • A Cold Treachery

  • Inspector Ian Rutledge, Book 7
  • By: Charles Todd
  • Narrated by: Samuel Gillies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Called out by Scotland Yard into the teeth of a violent blizzard, Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself confronted with one of the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge might have expected such unspeakable carnage on the World War I battlefields, where he’d lost much of his soul - and his sanity - but not in an otherwise peaceful farm kitchen in remote Urskdale. Someone has murdered the Elcott family at their table without the least sign of struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Ian Rutledge mystery yet

  • By Lisa on 11-11-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

best of the series so far- pleasant, Rutlidge is the perfect tragic hero. well done

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,049

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Willy Wonka for the 21st Century.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Ibdidnt get really interesting until beyond the 1/2 way point. It is worth finishing it.