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  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,608

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Awesome Series!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

Unique! Definitely worth the read! Great story, great characters (both protagonists & antagonists). Excellent narration!

  • Eden's Gate: The Omen

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 5
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

After the turmoil in the Arena, Gunnar retreats from Highcastle and attempts to maintain a low profile while the heat regarding Reborns subsides. Avoiding the human cities, he sets out to unexplored lands with guild mates and a potential new recruit. But when his Great Beast goes missing, a simple quest turns into a troubling chain of events that spawns several unanswered questions. Why is Sora unresponsive? And why are dragons threatening the inhabitants of Eden's Gate? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MC goes brain dead to advance plot

  • By James on 02-15-19

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Well written. Well narrated. The author has done a great job developing a strong central character and a unique & well constructed storyline. He has also developed a solid group of supporting characters with depth and autonomy. The whole cast is expertly woven together in multiple subplots that paint the broader story of this series. I have very much enjoyed each of the five books currently written in this series and look forward to many more in the future.
My hope is that the author doesn't commit the fatal flaw that too many good authors have done in the past... write a great series of books...developing amazing worlds, characters, plots & subplots that are squandered away as the author tires of writing the series & does a sloppy job at wrapping up a storyline and the accompanying characters that they put so much work & time in developing and readers become invested in...only to feel cheated when in the last 25% of the final book the author quickly collapses the story & ends the series. At least have the decency to leave the last book open ended, so a future author who gets inspired by your work can pick up where you left off & continue weaving the literary tapestry for the faithful fans/readers...old & new. 🧙🏿‍♂️📝 (just my 2 cents...😉)

  • Awaken Online: Apathy (Side Quest)

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Eliza's parents are relentless - forcing her to constantly take extra courses to prepare for college and medical school. Sometimes, it feels like her entire life has already been planned out. Which is why she leaps at the chance to escape into a new virtual reality game, Awaken Online. What she wasn't expecting was to encounter a capricious god and his loyal "pet". Or to be chosen as this god's "avatar" within the game and forced to tackle a series of asinine quests. Yet she just can't shake the feeling that there is more to the irritating god than first meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More, Need More!

  • By niaskywalk on 09-19-18

Excellent Series!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This series has been very enjoyable to read. Engaging...with a cast of solid characters. The protagonists have unique angles at which they are applied to the storyline made all the more unique by the "side quests" that have centered on two of them (i anticipate additional side quest books about each major character). These additional stories give a depth to the characters that is unattainable in the primary storyline as adding that depth would bog down the tempo & focus of the multiple plots & subplots running in the central story. The primary antagonist is a bit "standard bad guy" but does have some unique "issues/quirks" that make his character fitting as the central antagonist for the solid cast of protagonists. Lastly, i very much enjoy the deeper philosophical currents that the author weaves through the entire series. That element definitely sets the series apart from many of the rest.
~ I look forward to the release of the next book!

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  • The End of Faith

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771

Here is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. This important and timely work delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes heinous crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to misinterpret

  • By Mark on 08-04-13

Amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Sam Harris is one of the intellectual giants of our time. He builds an extremely solid argument for the patently irrational and glaringly negative effects that religious faith has had & continues to have on human society in every corner of the globe. This should be required reading in every curriculum of higher education.

  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: An Ensemble Cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653

Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many years of enjoyment

  • By Zreea on 01-12-08

Great abridged version.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

A little dated in its delivery, but a fun way to remember the tale. Worth the listen.

  • Bunker: Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

  • By: Jay J. Falconer
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

Jack Bunker vowed to never step foot on another battlefield. But the former Combat Engineer’s new peaceful life in the Colorado mountains is shattered after an attack takes out America’s power grid. When suspicious activity plagues the nearby high-security military facility, Bunker fears he’ll soon have another war on his hands. As the story unfolds, Bunker suspects a foreign invasion is imminent, leaving him no other choice but to somehow transform the mild-mannered townsfolk into military-grade guerrilla warriors. He knows if their small town falls, America won’t be far behind. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome listening experience!!!!

  • By Stephanie MacLean on 09-15-17

Freshman level writing.

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Although the premise of the storyline has some unique elements, much of it is a compilation & regurgitation of many better written books in the prepper arena.

The writer OVER explains EVERYTHING! At first it was bearable, but after the first book it became distracting & tedious. In context it makes the actions in the book unbelievable due to the extreme level of sub-actions the characters engage in to complete the first/primary action. (ie. bus rescue, lawn-mower bomb, etc) It's almost as if he was trying to fill up pages to make a longer book. Coupled with over explaining simple & unrelated things throughout the story, there is also a lack of realism to the protagonist. His supposed past training, his inhuman abilities to withstand pain and injury as well as the sophomoric social situation he engages in are all detractors.

The reader/performer does a decent job of trying to portray the different characters in the book, but i have listened to many better performances.

Overall, a big disappointment. I got thru the first two books & started on the 3rd & just stopped...i realized i was wasting my own precious time listening to a mediocre performance on an annoying series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Territory

  • The Secret History of Cyber War
  • By: Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

  • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Very informative and well written. The book fills in the historical gaps of the cyber crises...the how, why & who made the critical evaluations & decisions in developing our national cyber policy & strategy. Highly recommend!

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,019

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Great Sequel!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Excellent continued development of characters and plot. The author does a great job of weaving several subplots and a set of new characters. I am looking forward to the next book!

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,696

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Unique well written and read story. i look forward to book two in the series.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,842

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

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Totally enjoyed the story from start to finish! LOVED that the 1980's were central to the storyline. Excellent character development & depth. Highly recommended to one & all!