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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,309

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

National Weather Service is awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Outstanding short story on the value of the National Weather Service, how congress misunderstands it, and how private companies are trying to steal it from the American people.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,902

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy Saucy Spies

  • By Mel on 06-13-13

Rough Subject

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

The story are too gritty and grimy for me. You have to have a brutal mind to listen to this.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,989

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Zombies and Cops

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This is a pretty good story. But the cop-heros show like superhero levels of fighting abilities. You just have to accept that they are as tough as Captain America or something.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,833

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Are You Legion?

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Step 1: Have you already read/listened to "We Are Legion" and the Bobiverse trilogy?
If NO, then, Turn around and go straight to those titles and begin listening to all of them. Do not return to this new title until you have finished those.

If YES, then, You are now a Dennis Taylor fan who has been waiting for his next book. You may proceed to stream this new title.

Step 2: The Singularity Trap is a good book and we all wish we could write this well. But it feels like a novel-length short story. The action develops slowly and mostly along a single story line. I thought the interesting action did not start until 4:40 (H:MM) into the story.

I couldn't pass this story over. But it is not in the same class as the Bobiverse Trilogy.

Step 3: Wait for the next book by Taylor. Hopefully he will become as prolific as John Scalzi over the years. We know he has the talent to do it.

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  • The B-Team

  • The Human Division, Episode 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whole Series – Just OK

  • By Michael on 05-19-13

Old Man's Friends

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

This is a great story about some of the lesser explored characters from the Old Man's War series. They are all great and the story is excellent! Jump right in, you will enjoy Harry and the others as much as you do Perry & Sagan.

BTW - It is best if you have listened to the first 5 novels in the Old Man's War series. That is about where these stories pickup. If you haven't gotten that far, you will get some spoilers in these stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,290
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,291

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

I Don't Get It

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I have listed to hours of this first book. There are three parallel stories in a very strange universe. We have been introduced to dozens of new names, places, tools, powers, cultures. But none of them are explained to a degree that I would care about the characters or events.

After several hours I find that none of the characters or events matter to me. I am going to quit listening and I will not give the story another thought. There were just no hooks to make me care.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Time Travel

  • A History
  • By: James Gleick
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

James Gleick's story begins at the turn of the 20th century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation: The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological - the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SF: The canary in the coal mine of time

  • By Adrian Hoad-Reddick, WHAT IF? Magazine on 11-17-16

Half Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

About the first half of this book is really interesting. He weaves a story between science and fiction on the subject of time travel. Then after that is feels very repetitive, so I did not make it all the way to the end.

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,553

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Not Engaging

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I listened to 25% of this story and then just wandered off to better books. Of course Dan Brown's da Vinci Code was outstanding. But this book just felt like a weaker version of the same old story. It was the same kind of bad guy. The other characters were not developing. Too bad, he is a much better writer than this.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,436

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

It is time to let Lisbeth go

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

Thank you for the excellent narration of Swedish words and places. It is refreshing to traverse different locations like this.

Unfortunately, this story just cannot carry the Dragon Tattoo any further. The characters and situations are good ideas. But most of the novel is written as conversational flashback to events that happened. Very little happens in real-time, we are just told about what happened by listening to two characters talk in a bar. In most cases these conversations contain details that do not ring true as coming from the memories of those telling them.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,570

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Moon Tech and Life

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Great speculation on what life might be like on the moon. Includes people, technology, economy, hoodlems, and the connection back to Earth.

This book should stand alone. Do not compare it to his previous "The Martian". They are two different types of stories.