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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,018
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,936

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Everything I could hope for!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

this production takes advantage of modern sound recording mastering and the power of a series like the X-Files to pull in big names, big talent, and great writing. It feels like a audio version of a lost television series, that never aired. I'm sure this has a lot to do with the excellent sound effects, not to mention the story. If you are an X-Files fan this is well worth the listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,883

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not my Favorite King story

  • By Ronald Garey on 02-11-19

Shockingly Good!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Stephen King is known, and will probably forever be known, as a horror writer. Despite sharing a home state and having attended the high school where Mr. King was once a teacher, I have never read any of his novels, before this one. For lack of a better term - I don't "Do" horror. This book is truly incredible. I now understand why Mr. King has made such a name for himself as a writer. The detail, descriptions and narrative combine to create a world so convincing that one simply accepts that this world is how it was. Time travel is an old concept in writing and has repeatedly been used (and occasionally abused) in works of literature, TV and movies for a very long time. It is genuinely nice to see a take on it that is not tired and cliche - but instead thought provoking and inspiring.
The book is one that you would describe as a 'page turner' or in the case of the audio version 'sitting in the driveway listener' - you simply do not want to stop listening. Over 30 hours of audio that never feels tired - isn't predictable - and will keep you wanting more.
One interesting note, contained in the afterward read by Mr. King himself, was that he started this book while still a full time English teacher - back in 1972.
Performance was top notch - the story was excellent and I cannot say enough about how good a book this is.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cut Out

  • A Dave Riley Novel, Book 4
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When Philip Cobb, former mob money launderer and current government informer, is murdered just as he is about the enter the Program, his wife, after calling an emergency Program number only to be nearly gunned down herself, turns for help to her brother, who contacts his old girlfriend, Donna Giannini, now a Chicago cop. Giannini (who appeared in SYNBAT) in turn asks her old pal Riley to keep Lisa alive while she finds out what went wrong. The rest of the narrative pits the warrior skills and state-of-the-art special-ops technology of Riley and his men against two groups of professional killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the last book

  • By Joey on 06-12-16

Better than the last book

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Cut out features characters from the last Dave Riley novel and an interesting twist on who the Bad guys are. Although it does suffer slightly from a dated technology level, no one calls them 'portable' phones anymore, the writing and plot are very good. Highly recommended for Dave Riley fans and would make a decent introduction into the series even though it relies on Characters introduced in the previous book. Performance is excellent as I have come to expect from this reader.

  • Synbat (The Green Berets)

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Chief Warrant Officer Dave Riley and his team of Green Berets are summoned to perform "damage control" at a laboratory in Tennessee where top-secret research is made possible through funds granted by the Pentagon's "Black Budget".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Mayer's best

  • By JudyD on 08-25-13

A tad bit predictable, but well done!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Another in the successful Green Berets series , fans of the series will not be disappointed , well-written and well-read the book is a great addition to the story and suffers only slightly from it's now 20 year old date.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,854

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Christie

  • By Michael Andrew Kinkead on 08-06-17

A classic mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Some books stand the test of time. This is one of those books. Any fan of mystery novels that has not read this is passing over one of the definitive mystery novels of all time. The book has immortalized a train that will always stand for luxury. But more than that, uses the circumstances of a train to build tension and dramatic effect. It also provides an example of when justice might be served, but the guilty party never comes up on trial. Wonderfully performance and an amazing story.

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  • Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,156

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Audible - Love It!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-16-17

Absolutely Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

I figured this was an April Fool's Joke - guessing that it would wind up being some sort of laughing with a 'did you really think we'd have our reader's read from the encyclopedia?' However -it really is expert readers reading portions of encyclopedia entries. Would I recommend this to a friend? It depends if that friend was really bored and had never heard of Wikipedia... It is however in and of itself hilarious and does give one a chance to listen to a very large number of readers in a concentrated form.

25 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Ark Royal

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,467
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,157

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid effort at a Space Opera

  • By Jim In Texas! on 08-05-14

Military science fiction meets an underdog story

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

The Ark Royal and her crew are not the finest in this future British Navy. What no one knew was this Captain and Crew are underrated. A great story that is well written, the story is interesting in that many of the sci-fi clichés are not followed. Will pick up the next book!

  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,052

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

Second chapter just as good as the first!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

Steel heart fans won't be disappointed! Well read and well written the second volume of the Reckoners series does not disappoint. Just when I thought I knew how it would end- I was wrong. Great read!

  • Maelstrom

  • Destroyermen, Book 3
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story continues to expand and evolve

  • By David on 04-29-12

Leaves you hungry for more!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

Series is difficult to continue. This one however seems to be continued with effortless after three books I am convinced that the rest of the series will be just as good as the first

  • Ender’s World

  • Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game
  • By: Orson Scott Card (editor)
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Janis Ian, Arthur Morey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic. In Ender’s World almost two dozen writers offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender’s Game chronology. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just let Stefan Rudnicki read... Seriously.

  • By Matt Z on 04-02-13

This is not a story...

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

This is more like the commentary track to a DVD than a story. Although thought provoking it is not what I had hoped

0 of 2 people found this review helpful