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  • More Than Human

  • By: Theodore Sturgeon
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

In this genre-bending novel, among the first to have launched sci fi into literature, a group of remarkable social outcasts band together for survival and discover that their combined powers render them superhuman. Together, they may represent the next step in evolution - or the final chapter in the history of the human race. As they struggle to find whether they are meant to help humanity or destroy it, Sturgeon explores questions of power and morality, individuality and belonging.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen

  • By Dion on 01-16-10

Couldn’t make it past the first chapter

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

The narrative is mono-tone and the story is hard to follow. I couldn’t get past the first chapter, I’m returning it.

  • The Godmakers

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy, charismatic Lewis Orne has landed on Hamal. His assignment: To detect any signs of latent aggression in this planet's population. To his astonishment, he finds that his own latent extrasensory powers have suddenly blossomed, and he is invited to join the company of "gods" on this planet - and the people here place certain expectations on their gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick could read me the dictionary.

  • By Raspen on 05-19-15

Intriguing read

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Really loved this book although I felt like it should have been split into either two short books or two volumes within the same book.

  • Silence Fallen

  • A Mercy Thompson Novel, Book 10
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King, George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,697

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form Mercy escapes - only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe. Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BAD PENGUIN.

  • By bluestategirl on 07-15-17

Big fan, but did NOT like the male reader

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

I really, really, really wish Lorelei King had read the entire book. They had a male reader for Adam's parts in the book, but his voice was completely wrong. Lorelei King has already established voices and cadences and nuances for these characters; and this new guy was way off. It felt like he had never heard King read these books or even tried to fit in. It was so distracting.
*Spoilers*
And I'm not sure how I feel about Bran's part in this. I wish Briggs had let us know or given us a little more of a hint on Bran. And I wish he had just a little more role since he was there. It threw me off and not in a "that was a good twist" kind of way.
But I am going to buy the physical book and read on my own without the bad male voice and see how I feel about the story. These are my all time favorite novels and I was really disappointed when I listened to the audio book. (I drive for a living and don't have time to read physical books as often as I'd like, which is why I rely on audio books so much)

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  • Doctor Who: Silhouette: A 12th Doctor Novel

  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: Dan Starkey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers. How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good Doctor Who book for the new doctor!

  • By Jesse on 01-04-15

wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

the narration is amazing! I would listen to all of this narrator's performances. & a good Dr. Who story. One of my favorites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful