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  • The Specimen

  • By: Pete Kahle
  • Narrated by: Wayne June
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

One month ago, an urban explorer was drawn to an abandoned asylum in the mountains of northern Massachusetts. There he discovered a large specimen jar, containing something organic, unnatural, and possibly alive. Now, he and a group of unsuspecting individuals have discovered one of history's most horrific secrets. Whether they want to be or not, they are caught in the middle of a millennia-old war, and the latest battle is about to begin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing first book

  • By Phillip on 06-05-18

Intriguing first book

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

An interesting book with many good ideas. Writing is generally good and exciting but occasionally shifts in perspective and style without warning. Despite this the story is very good. Performance is amazing. Love Wayne June.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasm City

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Tango on 10-11-13

A Sci fi thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

This book takes the form of a classic hard boiled thriller and sets it in Reynolds amazing universe ripe with his imaginative worlds and characters. Of you're a fan of either hard Sci fi or thrillers, or better yet both, don't miss it!

  • Pushing Ice

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,397

2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy

  • By Jesse on 01-14-12

Hard scifi not a hard sell

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

The strange weird and wonderful yet believable universe built by Reynolds is amazing. The scale of the stories over time and space impress and cause pause for thought. As an introduction to hard scifi it intrigues and if you're familiar with the genre it provides new possibilities to consider

  • Troika

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Wayne June
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Troika tells the story of men and women confronting an enigma known as the Matryoshka, a vast alien construct whose periodic appearances have generated terror, wonder, and endless debate. During its third "apparition" in a remote corner of the galaxy, a trio of Russian cosmonauts approach this enigma and attempt to penetrate its mysteries. What they discover - and what they endure in the process - forms the centerpiece of an enthralling, constantly surprising narrative.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slipping...

  • By Trip Williams on 05-02-16

Great story performed by the fantastic Wayne June.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Wayne June alone makes anything worth listening to. Adding to that an intriguing story with a intriguing premise and interesting framing makes this definitely worth a listen at least once!

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,713

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

An incredible insight into The Room

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

An incredible insight into an equally but oppositlly incredible movie. It's not often you get such a in depth look at something as strange as the room but here it is. Greg Sestero, while not acting well in the movie itself (but who could in such a film), imbues the characters and the scenes in his book with personality and life. Recommended all around.