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  • Congo

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961

Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes. Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies - all motionless except for one moving image - a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic - better the second time around

  • By hgpilot - MM on 11-28-15

amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I missed this as a kid, saw the movie first, the book is way better.

  • 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 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918

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
  • Great for a theoretical physics geek

  • By Daniel A. Dennett on 09-20-16

Extremely happy

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

This was a marathon for me, done so quick. it was right in line and properly throughout. now back to the beginning!

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