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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,005

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Great concept, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

I truly liked the concept, but the graphic sex scenes, though few, really did nothing to advance the story.

Also, the fact that none of the new gods represented the American veneration of sports was a big miss, in my opinion (as someone who does not worship at that altar).

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,884

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

I hope there's a sequel!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

This is a fantastic story, and a pleasant departure from the typical post-apocalyptic tale. There are no hordes of zombies and no armed gangs of marauding thugs--just a collection of survivors that builds around a small sibling group that won the figurative genetic/disease-resistance lottery.

When the story concluded, I fully expected a brief epilogue to wrap up a few things, and to provide a look at life some years down the road. Since none was provided, it leaves me hope that another installment is forthcoming. If not, it's still well worth the listen.

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,378

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Very pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Honestly, I grabbed this one because of its length--I had no expectations going in. It was wonderful. I'm looking forward to the continuation of the tale.

  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,322

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, written in a frustrating format

  • By Jared on 07-11-17

An engrossing tale

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Picking up after the events in Spellmonger, the author continues to weave a brilliant tapestry as Min prepares to face the forces of the Dead God. I didn't want it to end, and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 51 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre", through classic stories including "The Star", "Earthlight", "The Nine Billion Names of God", and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God", this comprehensive short story collection encapsulates one of the great science fiction careers of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • List of stories from

  • By KW Charlie on 09-15-16

A marvelous treat!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I've been reading sci-fi and fantasy most of my life, but never got around to reading much Clark (I blame my dislike for the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey). What can I say? This collection blew me away. His storytelling prowess is astounding, and his skill with the short story form is nothing short of masterful.

  • Rebel Stars: Books 0-2

  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

A thousand years ago, an alien invasion set humanity back to the Iron Age. Slowly, we recovered, colonizing the Solar System in peace. And discovered that an unknown force is stopping us from exploring any farther. But before the cause can be discovered, a slow-burning conspiracy threatens to explode into System-wide war. With enemies at home and in the darkness beyond, a team of unlikely heroes-a janitor, a mercenary, an asteroid miner, and a pirate-are the only ones who can avert a second apocalypse. This set includes the first three books of the newly-finished REBEL STARS series. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and entertaining.

  • By Shirley on 01-04-18

Another wonderful set of stories!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I really enjoyed a universe where our space-settling kin don't start out with inertial dampeners and laser technology, and where those advanced technologies that do exist may have come from our enemies.

As always, however, Robertson's strength is in creating relatable characters, no matter how far the setting is removed from our reality. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,546
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,519

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

A moving, epic tale!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

His world is so strange, yet so familiar. It is painted with a vividness and depth that instantly placed it among my favorite works. I look forward to the next installment in the series!

  • Knife of Dreams

  • Book Eleven of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 32 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,901

The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, when Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only hope. But Rand dares not fight until he possesses all the surviving seals on the Dark One's prison and has dealt with the Seanchan, who threaten to overrun all nations this side of the Aryth Ocean and increasingly seem too entrenched to be fought off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting us there!

  • By Natasha on 10-24-05

One of my favorite installments

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

This was, surprisingly, one of my favorite installments in The Wheel of Time series. I was very glad to see Matt's thread fleshed out.

  • The Breakers Omnibus

  • Books 1-3 and Prequel Novella
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503

Books 1-3 and the prequel novella of the Breakers series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I downloaded this one.

  • By Stevie Havoc on 11-16-15

A very pleasant find!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

At first (and especially since I began with the prequel), I thought the entire series would simply focus on the survivors of the flu epidemic. I did not expect the revealed source, and found the author's presentation of events as most refreshing.

The characters are memorable and well depicted. I'm looking forward to reading/hearing more of the Breakers series.

  • The Ringworld Engineers

  • The Ringworld Series, Book 2
  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,419

It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and SpeakertoAnimals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong.

  • By Kevin der Kinderen on 04-16-13

Thought provoking--an amazing world

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

Upon completion, I am left pondering why I did not approach the Ring World series sooner. I only wish there were thirty more volumes for me to consume!