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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,260

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Best Audio Book I have listended to!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

After two years of a two-hour daily commute to work spent listening to audio books, to date this is best one I have listened to!

Any additional comments?

This book is probably geared to those that grew up with the video game experience of the 80's, but I think anyone who has ever experienced any sort of video gaming would really enjoy it. It is a great story, and is very well delivered with a high production value. I highly recommend this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Noticer Returns

  • Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 542

Perspective is a powerful thing. Andy Andrews has spent the past five years doing a double take at every white-haired old man he sees, hoping to have just one more conversation with the person to whom he owes his life. Through a chance encounter at a local bookstore, Andy is reunited with the man who changed everything for him - Jones, also known as “The Noticer.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not want this story to end!

  • By Scott on 08-05-14

Did not want this story to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Any additional comments?

This book is a great sequel. I was very anxious to listen to it, and enjoyed it very much. Everyone can benefit from the perspective presented in this book. I will definitely be listening to it again!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Signs of Life

  • 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots
  • By: Scott Hahn
  • Narrated by: Scott Hahn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church's wisdom to everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful "Listening"

  • By Billy Barker on 04-08-10

Great insight into Catholicism

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed many of Scott Hahn's books. This one was no exception. This book provides some great insight as to why Catholics do and believe what they do. There were a few times where I felt Hahn we t a little off topic and ventured more into "how to be a better Catholic" which I felt would be better served in another book. The title and intro to the book indicates a more factual based story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Choice

  • A Legend of Personal Discovery
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

When a young boy finds a mysterious object in the creek near his home, his parents launch an investigation that will eventually link the ancient object to such remarkable figures as George Washington Carver, Oskar Shindler, Joan of Arc, and Alfred Vanderbilt. Separate pieces of the artifact, with different but similar inscriptions, shape the lives of those who possess the object.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are you searching for purpose?

  • By Carol on 06-30-06

Another solid performance by Andy Andrews!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Choice to be better than the print version?

No idea, I have not read the print version

Any additional comments?

This is a really good book, and I very much enjoyed it. However, it is probably not the strongest of the Andy Andrews books. But his other books are all so great, that sets the bar very high. Compared to any other motivational/insightful author, Andy is the best, and this book is way better than what you would get from another author!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Summit

  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 332

This is mankind’s last chance. Centuries of greed, pride, and hate have sent humanity hurtling toward disaster, and far from its original purpose. There is only one solution that can reset the compass and right the ship, and it is only two words. With time running out, it is up to David Ponder and a cast of history’s best and brightest minds to uncover this solution before it is too late. The catch? They are allowed only five tries to discover the answer. Andy Andrews combines a riveting narrative with astounding history in order to show us the one thing we must do when we don’t know what to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By MoeDaSheik on 06-20-15

Another great one by Andy Andrews!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you listen to The Final Summit again? Why?

Yes. There are so many great lessons to be learned from this book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

David Ponder, of course. He is the epitome of what everyone has the potential to become.

Have you listened to any of Andy Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I will listen to anything with Andy Andrews name on it. They are all great.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Heart Mender

  • A Story of Second Chances
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason - widowed by war - discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Pat and Susan on 07-01-15

You cant go wrong with a book by Andy Andrews!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely! Andy Andrews has yet to publish a book that was anything less than stellar! His perspective on life is something everyone could benefit from hearing about!

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

Andy reading the book himself brings tremendous value. The highs and lows, and various voice inflections really adds to the listening experience!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

If an Andy Andews book does make you both laugh and cry, then you may not be human!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,797

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

You're going to love this book

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

What did you like best about this story?

It's a great story, with great production value. The characters grab you and suck you into the story from the very beginning.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,726

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

  • By Emily Wright on 05-07-14

Great boo - Great production

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is a great series. I cant wait for the final one to come out!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. Each book in the series is a complete story in itself, but also keeps you wanting to jump into the next one!

Have you listened to any of Stephen Bel Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to all three books in this series, and have pre-ordered the audio of the final book. They are all great audio-books!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,727

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Great Story - Great Production

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Where does Divergent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the better stories I have listened to. A few plot line left un-resolved, but all in all a really good book!

What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

She was a pro. Like enjoying a movie for the ears!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, some days actually wished my commute was longer so I could listen to more of this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Different Books

  • By Roger on 02-11-14

What a great story!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

What did you love best about Finding Ultra?

The details behind the author trying to complete the Epic5 triathlon challenge!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Finding Ultra?

The life-steps the author had to go through to get to where he was ready to make a substantial change in his life.

Have you listened to any of Rich Roll’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. I wish the author would publish more books. If he does, I will definitely read them!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This books has both moments of laughing and crying!

Any additional comments?

This is a great story, and anyone interested in motivation to make real life changing decisions should listen to this book.