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  • Fluency

  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluency is anything but fluent

  • By D. Backshall on 07-15-17

Decent story.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

A modernized SciFi story. A bit more technologically relevant to current times. Overall a good book.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 2
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579

In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one. After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding - Legion. After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability. Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down. Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities. Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good follow up

  • By George U. on 05-12-18

still funny still good

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

not good a storyline as the first book but still pretty good still pretty funny hope there's more in the future.

  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

Good Start To New Series

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

Was a bit more teen fiction style than previous series but done fairly well. Includes all the characters from before with interesting new ones. Keeps a similar theme but adds new technology as well as historical filler. Seems like a good start to this new series. If you enjoyed the previous series this book should satisfy the need for the story to continue.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Replay

  • By: Ken Grimwood
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,790

In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book for the past 10 years

  • By psnorb on 12-29-08

A very good story !

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Great book with great characters. Good flow, finished in no time. Both sad and joyfull.

  • Exile

  • Star Force, Book 11
  • By: B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't put BV'S books down, including this one.

  • By Phil on 04-09-15

Good Read, Not as exciting.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

The book is pretty good but not as good as the first in this spin off or the rest of the series. A must listen if you're a fan of start force though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue

  • By: Gina Damico
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Lex, a teenage Grim Reaper, has the power to damn souls - and it’s getting out of control. Her boyfriend, Driggs, is dead - sort of. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Nicole Renee on 09-18-15

good closure

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

Technically there could be Another series but ther book closes things pretty well. sad but good read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Few

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 4
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. His mother, the empress, is still alive but in the hands of Roger's own biological father, who controls her through drugs and physical and psychological torture. A new heir to the throne has been conceived, and once the child is born his mother will no longer be necessary to the traitors' plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Ending To A Great Series

  • By Douglas J. Owen on 04-19-07

One of my favorite books.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

This And the entire series has ask the action and humor of Ringo and the depth off Weber. Some of the battles are a bit long winded and in true Weber form painfully over described but all in all its a great book and series. I relisten at least once a year.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • You Have to F--king Eat

  • By: Adam Mansbach
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655

Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle) follows in the exasperated footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, giving voice to the long-suffering father whose indifferent child will just not eat in this hilarious follow-up to Adam Mansbach's international best seller, Go the F--k to Sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another role that Bryan Cranston plays to a T.

  • By Darren on 11-12-14

it's my house each day

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

Reviewed: 12-15-14

3 kids in the house that act exactly like this. It's short, funny and totally true.

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,461

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yahtzee learns to enunciate

  • By Alyssa on 10-18-12

Hilarious!!! So Dry, but Hilarious!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

There is nothing I can really say to describe the book without giving away the story except to say the book was hilarious! The humor is so dry and the timing of the narrator so spot on you keep needing to go back in your head and see if you heard things correctly. Cruel yet funny, sad but hilarious, and such a dumbfounded jacka** for a main character that you just want to beat him over the head the entire book. Oh and when you do want to beat this not real yet ever so irritating character just remember that he keeps telling people that he is not and never wanted to be a hero! This book goes many places most will not expect but it really is pretty funny and original. I recommend it to anyone that will enjoy both dry and dirty humor and likes a mostly monotone (intentional; not put to sleep horrible and non-emotional) yet spot on delivery of jokes and general antics.

  • The Drowned Cities

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 702

In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man - a bioengineered war beast named Tool - who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another grim, gripping collapsed-world adventure

  • By Ryan on 09-01-12

Different and Suspencful

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

This was a bit different from the way these books flow and the main character wavers between good and bad moral choices constantly but keeps you wanting to listen. The book touches on many different types of issues ranging from moral to political and has a pretty big underdog negative feel to it. You keep rooting for the main characters but bad things just keep on happening to them. It does not make it a bad book but it will bore those that like nothing but action and a certain amount of required architecture to these types of books. If you like end of the world (or at least society as we know it) books and have no problems with explicit violence and cruelty this book is pretty good, but if you are squeamish I would stay away from it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful