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  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,567

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll never see it coming

  • By Angela M Bacon on 05-02-18

Good start and then downhill

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The book started out strong and then went downhill. To propel the story along , the author enables a key character to “rewire” his brain in minutes in order to thwart external mind control. Yeah right?! Not! An army professional allows a civilian journalist to decide tactical strategies. What? Who does that? Answer: no one! A bit too unbelievable even for me. By the way, I usually like this narrator, but he reused the same voice for multiple characters. A bit disconcerting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

Surprisingly funny

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Surprising funny. Characters were a bit annoying at times but they were designed to be. The story wasn’t predictable or
Cookie cutter therefore it kept my interest. Very pleasant surprise.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I enjoyed the book. Good story. Wasn’t a fan of the Bateman antagonist, though. He returned like Jason from the Friday the 13th movies - Will he ever just die!? Overall, a very touching read.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,345

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Constant Screams, drama and bad acting and a worse plot!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

The first 8 hours were riveting and then the story fell apart. The excessive dwelling on the puppy love among the teenagers was given too much space in the book. I began routing against the heroine. The constant handwringing: I can’t do this; I can do this; maybe I shouldn’t bring magic back; I must bring magic back; I love him; I hate him; it’s all my fault; it’s all their fault.
The book began as a gem and ended up shattered like the sun stone. Of course there will be a sequel and that is the worst disappointment of all!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Carrion Comfort

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster, Laural Merlington
  • Length: 39 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazis themselves. Compelled by the encounter to survive at all costs, so begins a journey that for Saul will span decades and cross continents, plunging into the darkest corners of 20th century history to reveal a secret society of beings who may often exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long, sure...but GREAT story!

  • By LillyO on 01-02-12

Not finished listening but.....

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

The entire Philadelphia saga is just a waste of time. The old woman outsmarts 50 FBI agents and brings down a helicopter. The FBI agents had plenty of time to kill her but the writer continues the ridiculous Philadelphia saga. I’m half through the audiobook but seriously considering giving up on the story. The writer thinks his audience is stupid!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,965

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

Last 2 hours a complete waste of time

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

The last 2 hours were a complete waste. The author never resolved the mystery of the crown. The evil one continued to wander the earth without resolution. So many loose ends and a waste of good potential. I guess the ending leaves room for a sequel, but I think I’ll pass.......

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,302

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Week plot and characters.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

- Female voices are too similar
-Characters unrealistically bullied into doing things that are out of character.
-Pseudo anthropology and archaeology
team in cave but not immediately killed by tentacle gods given past entrants into cave entrances were killed immediately

-Randy-the only barely likable character
-Veronica - good grief -
-Connell Kirkland - jerk personality, then pathetic then almost likable
-Angus Cool - nothing to like
-Veronica Reeves - nothing to like
-ominous music is annoying
-Mack Hendricks - chief mining engineer - likable
-Kayla Meyers - crazy and psycho
-Patrick O’doyle - psycho but like able. Liked that he took cool suit away from angus
-Sonny McGuinnes - stupid! (Sonny McGuinness wanted to watch a mountain die. - just crazy) Easily bullied by Connel Kirkland into giving away his find.
-Bertha Lybrand - badass and likable.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,990

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive story - great reader

  • By Kim on 01-25-15

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

The book started off strong but by the midpoint became a mess. The use of ominous music to transition from one plot line to the next seems to be used to salvage a badly constructed. I totally gave up when rex, a thirteen year old boy, quickly becomes a psychopath with the strength to fight off the super warrior “savior”. Good grief.

  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,767

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

Suspension of belief

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

You adult finds spear and becomes fearsome warrior but is betrayed by a tribe; woman endured brutal rape while on the road, yet invites a love interest to her “bed” less than a week later on the same road; you man fights demons with just a few wards on his body at first and survives and wins.

I liked the story, but it is not believable and leaves you scratching your head. Don’t plan to read book 2.

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,168

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

Finally

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

This is one long series and the final book of the Dark Tower lives up to the series’ reputation. Wonderful story, plot, voice/character dramatization. I think the last book was a bit too long for my tastes. It seems like a bit of editing was needed. The ending was a surprise but I guess it was proper for the story to end where it began where it ended. What a relief to be done with the series. What a joy to experience a masterful storyteller.