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  • Casket of Souls

  • Nightrunner, Book 6
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

The Nightrunners are back in this gripping novel full of Lynn Flewelling’s trademark action, intrigue, and richly imagined characters. More than the dissolute noblemen they appear to be, Alec and Seregil are skillful spies, dedicated to serving queen and country. But when they stumble across evidence of a plot pitting Queen Phoria against Princess Klia, the two Nightrunners will find their loyalties torn as never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seregil and Alec are back.

  • By Watercolourist on 08-26-13

She did it again!!! Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

The boys are back, and in the environment they do best in, Full of twists and turns to keep the reader off the track until things pull together for the characters. Masterfully written, competently narrated. I'll be listening to this again soon.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Traitor's Moon

  • Nightrunner, Book 3
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Master spies Seregil and Alec are no strangers to peril. Their assignments, night running for wizards and nobles, have led them into many deadly situations. But sometimes the greatest danger can lurk beneath a traitor's moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By Catherine on 09-03-08

Another awesome one for Lynn Flewelling

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

After the stresses of the previous 2 books, our heroes return to confront Seregil's past while selflessly serving Queen and Country. You have to read this one...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Ambassador Spock travels back in time to subtly warn Earth's inhabitants of impending doom while calling into question humanity's priorities. However, before the truth is told, the all-powerful being, Q, appears and reminds Spock that he is prohibited from interfering in Earth's history. Besides, Q doesn't see mankind as something worth saving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun verbal banter between two star trek greats.

  • By ClosetGeek on 06-04-09

A great way to spend an hour

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

Star Trek's Q and Spock face off in a battle of wits and humor. Great for an intermission or just a short listen.

  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q, The Sequel (Adapted)

  • By: Cecelia Fannon
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The battle of wits and logic is joined again! Spock and Q are in the midst of debating the fate of mankind when they are suddenly transported to somewhere in deep space. Then a curious personality change begins to take place, as Spock is overcome with giddy delight and Q begins to act serious, even logical. Masterfully performed by Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q, The Sequel

  • By Reb on 07-25-03

Got an hour to kill

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

...and don't feel like starting into a new novel, then enjoy this and the original Spock vs. Q for some good fun between two of Star Trek's most notable characters.

  • Starship Troopers

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,468

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book ever

  • By Michael on 06-28-06

Much better then the Movie

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

You have to let your imagination run wild to envision the technology behind these futuristic troopers. Heinlein's words give you the ammo to do it properly.

  • The Masterharper of Pern

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 625

In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws

  • By Jersey Girl on 06-02-09

A Different perspective

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

Reading this, you will recognize overlapping events from other books as we explore the life of Master Harper Robinton. Just remember...singing and teaching are not all Harpers are good for.

  • Shadows Return

  • Nightrunner, Book 4
  • By: Lynn Flewelling
  • Narrated by: Adam Danoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan. After their victory in Aurnen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregils homeland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love the book, but...

  • By Audrey on 03-18-10

Back again

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

After the stresses of the previous 2 books, our heroes return in service to Queen and Country. Much is learned of Seregil's past as he confronts the forces that have placed him in his new life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oath of Fealty

  • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Jeremy Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, wracked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun political science fiction

  • By Mo Brien on 03-06-11

Awesome Story

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

Excellent tale, but didn't make the translation into audiobook as well as I had hoped, still very enjoyable. Once again, the voices I had put to characters as I read were not quite what the narrators give us.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rabbit

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179

Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days, in an extraordinary new novel of global political drama. Ryan's first days on the job at the CIA put him into a high-stakes game, playing for the life of the Pope and the stability of the Western world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Tom Clancy Book I ever hear, and worth it.

  • By Adam on 12-30-03

Early Ryan

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

I've listened to both the abridged and unabridged versions of this one, and the amount of detail lost is incredible. Well developed characters, and consistancy with the rest of the Ryanverse make this a absolute must read for any Clancy fan.

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  • Friday

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Friday, a secret courier, is thrown into an assignment under the command of her employer...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is stunningly wrong for this book!

  • By Jim on 07-06-05

One of my Favorite Heinlein books

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

I love the story, and have read it hardcopy many times. I can't say that the narrator was a particularly great choice, but then that is because she didn't sound like the voices I gave to the characters as I read. Still, very enjoyable.