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  • Children of the Fleet

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089

Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reboot? Same old story...

  • By Greg on 11-30-17

Not as Good

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I didn’t really find myself interested in the characters like I normally do Card books. Debeet was a jerk from the start, never really changed or endeared himself to the reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Gospel

  • The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising Disappointment

  • By Jean on 01-15-13

Really Really Good

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I like James Rollins sigma books - but the constant world is going to end in 10 seconds gets old. This story never got boring.

  • Washington's Lady

  • By: Nancy Moser
  • Narrated by: Linda Stevens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Nancy Moser, Christy Award-winning author of Mozart's Sister, distills the life of Martha Washington into a revealing first-person historical novel. As a financially secure widow who has felt death's sting six times, 26-year-old Martha determines not to remarry. And then into her life strides a heroic colonel, and she dares to love again. But soon she must envision an even greater dream than domestic bliss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing!

  • By F. Elizabeth Hauser on 08-02-09

Okay

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Narrator's voice is very old lady with a lot of priss. It killed it for me

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,863

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Only complaint - too short, want more!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Wonderful retelling of Norse myths!! I have heard snippets of these, but the creation myths are wonderful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,894

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Get used to the "it is what is" plot

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

My 3rd story by Neil and I enjoy them a lot - but have had to accept the is what is explanation of the plot. He describes the world the characters are in, but does not explain it to the reader.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,581

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Really really like it!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Not usually my kind of thing, but I read for book club. So glad I listened to it!!!

  • Queenmaker

  • A Novel of King David's Queen
  • By: India Edghill
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This rich and powerful retelling of the great biblical story of King David and Queen Michal paints a truly provocative portrait of the royal couple. Michal, a wise and loving woman who refuses to compromise her soul, thrives in her own ways under the rule of her greedy and ambitious husband, David.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it and didn't like it

  • By The Cattleman's Wife on 12-07-16

Liked it and didn't like it

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I liked the beginning, but it gets more and more bitter and WAY far off the actual bible events.

  • The Swarm

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely happy

  • By Katy Troe on 08-09-16

Good as Always

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

The plot is off from the books that take place after this - so I assume there will be some kind of scrubbing of the histories before Ender's time.

  • The Empty Throne

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834

Britain, early 10th century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Athelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Aethelred. Widely loved and respected, Athelflaed has all the makings of a leader - but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uhtred ages gracefully

  • By Drake Zimmerman on 01-11-15

New Narrator too difficult to get used to

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

They switched narrators from the other Saxon books and while I thought it won't be a big deal I was wrong. I read the early books (not listened) and listened to a couple, so have a picture in my mind of everyone. Now they have all been replaced and jumbled up, which really ruined the story. Plus is feels like Cornwell is rushing the stories now to get them out on a deadline. Very Steven King feeling, which I didn't like either.

  • Warriors of the Storm

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,802

A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia, and East Anglia. King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around, the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls Northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cornwell gets still better!

  • By NW on 01-19-16

Want the Old Narrator Back

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

This new one is okay but he really messes your relationships built with the characters and your imagination over the past 7 books. His accent is too cockney English, which makes me picture all the Vikings like Oliver Twist villains.

Cornwall is rushing write these books to get them out and it shows.