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  • Warcross

  • By: Marie Lu
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. The obsession started 10 years ago, and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Camile Souza on 10-17-17

If you like gaming related YA dystopia, this is up your alley.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I’ve been expecting to read this for a long while and finally got the time. It isn’t a hugely novel storyline, kind of Hunger Games ish with video games. And I think that sat wrong with me. I believe my dislike is pretty personal so if this seems like the kind of book you’d like, this performance is worth trying.

  • The Black Witch

  • The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining. So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The controversy should make you want to read this book!

  • By Raquel on 10-28-17

Did you hear about the controversy?

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

It’s not not a valid complaint. Anyone who objects to the racism in this book has missed the point entirely - or more likely, hasn’t actually read the novel. This is the story of a young woman raised with a limited worldview who’s advancement to university slowly opens her eyes. Without being accepting or apologetic, its possible to see how decent people could buy into such limited views. The kind of emotional turn-around illustrated here could come across as trite. In this case it’s quite masterfully handled with the characters having positive and negative experiences that shape their beliefs again and again in a very realistic way. Particular praise to the voice actor who reads the audible version. She did an amazing job with unique terms and names and generally made it possible for me to fall into this book hook line and sinker.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • First Test

  • Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 700

In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting story

  • By Cait Murphy on 10-19-16

Amazing Book!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

A lovable yet strong protagonist, a serious plot dealing with modern day sexism, and a more-than-decent narrator. What more could you want?

  • Sea of Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 2
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger - and more dangerous - than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity...and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents' clans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We get it, she's in love

  • By Eric Nielsen on 05-27-15

A Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

This book is simply stunning. A strong yet human antagonist, a voice which I could swear I would recognize anywhere by now, and a thrilling story, just the right mix of romance, adventure, and sci-fi. Warranting a five-star rating and a round of applause, Amy Bartrol's second Kricket book did not disappoint after the high expectations set by its prequel. The narrator was wonderful, giving Kricket even more of a voice and character. I have a funny feeling that this will not be the only comment full of adamant praise for this book, and look forward to reading the opinions of others.

  • Physics of the Future

  • How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku - the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible - gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over 300 of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of revolutionary developments taking place....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Content, Irritating Reader

  • By Dirk Turgid on 12-15-11

Even just afew years later, the future is here.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-14

I like Prof Kaku and enjoyed his TV show. This book though was probably much more relevant when it came out. Already, the technology of the next 100 years is here. I would probably not recommend this simply because of that. There were several parts where I had to remind myself that he wasn't being a dullard - his predictions just came true far ahead of when he was expecting them.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,956
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,378

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

Save Mark Watney! Watch the Watney Report.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-14

No spoilers here. My 8yr old, husband and I - who rarely agree on books - were all transfixed listening to this book. I have to note though that there are lots and lots of f-bombs so share with YOUR kids as you see fit. But the story had little else that could be objectionable to a younger set. I was very interested in the science, which has been said to be very accurate, and when I couldn't follow along it still went quickly. If I had been reading, rather than listening, I would have skimmed it all and I am glad I listened because it was interesting and enlightening and I needed that push to pay attention to it. Again, the 8 yr old liked the science and did not suffer too much when it was on. But the science was one of the reasons I bought the book. The story moves quickly , has interesting characters, is fiction set on Mars but isn't really 'science fiction' as I have always thought of it. Just futuristic.

The reader was AMAZING. He did a great job and I have ask publishers - PLEASE HIRE THIS GUY! He is meant for this job. He should win a Grammy. Seriously - how do I nominate him?

Mark was funny and smart and kind. He is a great hero figure. I am impressed with his sense of humor. I would love to read more about the crew and Ares. I can only hope that Weir is working hard on other similar works.