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Coli Jo Spencer

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  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,744

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suprizingly entertaining

  • By Konstantin on 02-17-12

Too much gun porn

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I love the genre, and I think this is a great story idea, I just couldn't get into it. The ridiculous details of the weapons vs, how everything else in the story is described is a little bit over the top, and contrasts with the rest of the storytelling and character development, which is really not bad. I tried twice to listen to it, but it just wasn't for me. It needs to be said that the narrator was enjoyable to listen to.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,165

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

proof that originality is not dead

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

it's been a long time since I enjoyed a new Sci-Fi book this bunch, I seem to have exhausted the authors that I love and hope recently been reduced to rereading favorites. the only negative thing I can say about this story is that the series isn't finished and I will now find myself waiting for yet another Memory of Light or Winds of Winter

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakers Omnibus

  • Books 1-3 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602

Books 1-3 and the prequel novella of the Breakers series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I downloaded this one.

  • By Stevie Havoc on 11-16-15

Great start to a post-apocalypse story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

What did you love best about The Breakers Omnibus?

The characters are very real people, doing and thinking things that real people do, which makes them very sympathetic. This was a new take on post apocalypse/plague story for me

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the first three books that were included in this omnibus editions, I especially liked the short story/prologue, but as I worked my way in to the next books in the serious, I just stopped caring about the people, I'm not sure why, as I am usually rabid for the next book in a series, but I ultimately ended up keeping vol. 1-3, and returning 4 5 and 6. I forced myself to finish 4 although I thought it was pretty dull and kept waiting for it to improve, and finally gave up and returned 4, and 5 and 6 which I hadn't even listened to yet.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,711
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,549

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

worth the wait, and then some

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

I've been holding off listening to this book because everyone spoke so highly of it I was afraid I would be disappointed, and was saving it for when I really needed a good listen. for once something lives up to all the hype

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cat Magic

  • By: Whitley Strieber
  • Narrated by: Maria Marquis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Amanda Walker is not a witch - yet. She's an artist, looking for work - unaware that someone has a desperate need for her, a dark plan that may require Amanda to enter death itself.If she is allowed to live long enough to make the choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magick indeed!

  • By Setken on 07-24-16

Mesmerizing Narrator, not sure about the story

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Cat Magic to be better than the print version?

First, please be aware that this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com. I think the audio version is probably preferable, due largely to the narration. There were parts of this book that I really enjoyed, but there were many that seemed disjointed and were a little hard to follow. If this had been a conventional book, those moments may have lead me to put the book down and not pick it up again.

If you’ve listened to books by Whitley Strieber before, how does this one compare?

I have never listed to other Whitley Strieber books, so I can't compare apples to apples, but I have read other Strieber books, some of which I had trouble finishing. I think it took me three attempts to make it to the end of Communion, partially I think because knowing that the author considered it to be non-fiction made it difficult to get into the "suspension of disbelief" space in my head that type of story requires.

What does Maria Marquis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Maria Marquis is an exceptional narrator. She has a lush, soothing voice, that builds subtly with increasing tension in the story. I think the quality of her voice really added to the audiobook experience. In audio, the narrator can make or break a book. In this case, I may have continued listening to the story because I was enjoying the sound of the narrator's voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not especially

  • Any Other Name

  • Walt Longmire, Book 10
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613

Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in Fog with Buffalo

  • By Carole T. on 05-25-14

Walt at his best.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

these books are impossible to put down on the first read and stand up well for rereads, which is a good thing because I find myself in longmire withdrawals more than I'd like. The humor and internal dialog of the main character are the best I've seen in years.