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  • The Pulse Super Boxset

  • EMP Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
  • By: Alexandria Clarke, James Hunt
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen, Romona Master, Mikela Drew
  • Length: 40 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 231

A riveting new post-apocalyptic EMP box set that keeps you guessing until the end! EMP masterminds Alexandria Clarke, author of Black Out, and James Hunt, author of Static and Surviving the Collapse, come together in this super box set for the first time! In Blackout, after an EMP bomb detonates over the United States, frying the entire electrical grid, Georgie Fitz decides to take refuge at her estranged father’s cabin in the Rocky Mountains with her boyfriend and his family.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just awful

  • By SwtCrazy on 02-26-18

I can't finish this.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

This is primarily a romance novel set in an apocalyptic world. I really kick myself for using a credit to buy this. Fiction is supposed to suspend proper judgement, but this is stretching that too far. The narration is well read, but the Spanish woman (from Spain) sounds just like the chola that sat next to me in 10th grade. Where many of the characters fall flat in imagery, the love interests spring to life smelling of sage and sandalwood or whatever. This is perfect post apocalyptic fiction for girls aged 13.

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  • Volume I: The King of the Elves

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic stories!

  • By Renee Tang on 04-18-17

Great collection-but...

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

I'll just get it out in the open. The stories run together as if they do not end. The narration is very good. The narrator seamlessly voices character of difference sex, age, and species (because it is PKD) with skill and feeling. But the stories are ran together with no discernable break. The stories themselves are gold. It could have used a little more careful production.

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  • Perfidia

  • A Novel
  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans - but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece of Writing and Narration

  • By Charles LaBorde on 01-05-15

Worth the wait...

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I'm not sure if it holds up to the magic prose of his past work. I will say that I was impressed by the narrator switching between soft feminine voice to deadly-cold Irish brogue.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story. The old favorites were there: Dudley, Bruning, Ward Little, and many more. But the trademark Ellroy prose took awhile get revved up and the conclusion post climax felt a little out of sorts. The characters were as real as daylight and the feel was complete.

  • The Age of Napoleon

  • A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815: The Story of Civilization, Book 11
  • By: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 43 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The Age of Napoleon, the 11th and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter the French Revolution from the storming of the Bastille to the guillotining of the king; and the revolution's leaders - Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre, and Saint-Just - all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to humanity

  • By Eric on 01-28-16

never too much...

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

information from Will Durant. This is possibly one of the most detailed accounts of the European world during the reign of Napoleon.

  • Our Oriental Heritage

  • The Story of Civilization, Volume 1
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Michael on 11-30-13

extremely comprehensive

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

The amount of work put into this history was no small feat. I only regret that future historians will cut corners and sugar coat in an attempt to equal this.
Although the reading can get dry to some, the amount of detail is astounding.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,640

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

Good-but not his best.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I'm a little biased in that I don't care about love stories or steamy erotic scenes. With that said, even the erotic moments seemed almost clinical.
It is a good piece of fiction with many angles eventually converging on each other. But if you grow tired of romance, try another novel of his.

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