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Mike Virata

Philadelphia, PA
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  • Fata Morgana

  • By: Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,146

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling, and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world. Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book had it all

  • By Magnus on 10-14-17

wow, just wow

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Words can't describe how beautiful this book is. 11-22-63 is my favorite book of all time and this one took my emotions back to that place. Absolutely incredible!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,870

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

holy cow!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I never read short books. I almost returned this when I realized it was super short, I'm so glad I didn't. Zachary did an amazing job, as good as any top pro VO actor. I've only read one other Scalzi book, and this was better. Please give this a chance. Now I'm looking for other short stories!

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,852

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

wow

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Cline's and Porter are the best. I wish I could erase my memory and read it again.

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  • Dead Apocalypse

  • Necrose Series, Book 1
  • By: Tim Moon
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Ben Chase and his friend Ty are on their way to experience the big island of Hawaii - but their vacation turns into a nightmare when two passengers unexpectedly die during their flight and a rampant infection hits the islands. Suddenly, they find themselves surrounded by flesh-eating monsters. Law and order degenerates into a daring fight for survival as Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands. And what he must do to save them is unthinkable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nasally narration

  • By DeeDee on 02-23-17

Great start for the series.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

An excellent start for the series, I can't wait for the rest. Love the characters and story. I don't want to spoil things, but this zombie thriller will keep you wanting more. Great pacing and excellent narration, you'll want to finish it in one sitting

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Frozen

  • Northern Infection, Book 1
  • By: Tim Moon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Bateson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Gavin McKnight bid farewell to his flight attendant girlfriend Dari Shakiba at the start of another normal, boring, evening working at Anchorage International Airport's security checkpoint. When a passenger attacks a fellow officer, Gavin faces a tough choice: follow policy or defend his coworker. Before he knows it, Gavin is facing the most life-changing night of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail biting good.

  • By Mandie Baxter on 05-30-16

Fast paced zombie thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

If you crave zombie movies like 28 days later or the Romero films, this book is for you. With a great cast of characters, I was on the edge of my seat. The narration was equally superb, when it ended, I wanted more.

It's a short listen and well worth it. I can't wait for the rest!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful