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  • Lamb

  • The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blasphemus or righteous?

  • By Timothy on 08-19-08

Surprisingly Reverent!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I loved the humor and human side of Jesus as imagined by Moore. Hidden in the telling is a reverence for the Messiah and a respect for the wisdom of eastern religion.

  • Solitude

  • Dimension Space, Book One
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

A mysterious wave of light wipes humanity from the planet, leaving only one person in its wake. After months of desperate isolation, Earth’s last man discovers he’s not alone. The last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does? 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh...

  • By Philip Maddox on 10-19-17

Good start to a promising series!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I liked the narration and the way they brought humor and the loneliness of each character to life. The pace was good, though I think the book could have been longer to go into their development and transformation more.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,023

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This has nothing to do with Fold and 14

  • By Nathan Michaels on 03-21-19

Worth the wait to return to the Threshold Universe

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Peter Clines has a wonderful way of slowly drawing you into the danger and horror his stories. You are the frog in the slowly heating pot of water. By the time you realize how scared you are, you have already bonded to the characters and you feel what they are experiencing. There is good banter between the lead characters and bits of humor interspersed here and there. Ray Porter's perfect narration and characterization of each character sucks you into the world and takes you along as a willing participant. I love the repeated theme of finding what you are meant to do with your life that was introduced in 14 and carried on in The Fold. You will not regret listening to Dead Moon!

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way to leave me hangin’!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-18

need more of these gems!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

have loved all of these so far, just awesome! Can't wait for the next one!

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,608

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

  • By Brian on 04-28-17

awesome , just AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Audible needs to make more of these! Better than many Hollywood productions. This is top notch storytelling!

  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,809
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,798

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ending I can remember

  • By David on 05-08-17

Awesome and Thought-Provoking

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Makes me want to read more of Magary's books. The narrator was awesome and made the characters real.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,907

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

Must listen for all couples!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

wished I had found this book before I got married. I found the narrator easy to follow and the concepts simple to understand.

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  • A Year of Living Prayerfully

  • How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life
  • By: Jared Brock
  • Narrated by: Jared Brock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Is anyone listening? Do my prayers really change anything? Jared Brock sensed that something was missing in his prayer life, so he embarked on a yearlong journey to rediscover the power of prayer (and eat some delicious falafel). Follow Jared on a 37,000-mile trip around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging, Encouraging, and Entertaining

  • By Brandon Veller on 11-24-17
  • A Year of Living Prayerfully
  • How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life
  • By: Jared Brock
  • Narrated by: Jared Brock

Good follow-up to Before Amen

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

I enjoyed this book for the way in which the author related how his experiences changed and informed his practice of prayer.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,063
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38,063

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start, but couldn't finish

  • By Header1950 on 04-14-13

Should be made into a film!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-13

If you could sum up 14 in three words, what would they be?

Secrets, Scooby-Doo, Purposes

Who was your favorite character and why?

The whole cast of characters in this book are great! I couldn't narrow it down to just one person.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

How every character has a uniqueness and a realism to them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A roof top discussion over cold beer between a younger man and an older man...

Any additional comments?

I will never look at any building the same way again!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Assassin's Code

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,820

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang On To Your Shorts!

  • By Mel on 05-05-12

Joe Ledger Continues To Kick Butt and Take Names!

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

Reviewed: 04-22-12

Where does Assassin's Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As far as this series goes, it remains as good as the first book.

What did you like best about this story?

The continuity of the story arcs and character development.

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Joe Ledger.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was on pins and needles near the end of the book, when the Captain had to deal with more losses.

Any additional comments?

Maberry and Porter are like Rowling and Richard Harris or Burton and Depp. You will not be disappointed in listening.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful