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  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,317
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,560

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

  • By Marius on 01-13-10

Sooooo slow and boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Sooooo slow and boring. You keep waiting for something to happen or a reason to keep listening to details about people you don't care about

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction Point

  • Extinction Point, Book 1
  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 727

Emily Baxter’s dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude. Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Several hours that I'll never get back

  • By Charyn on 06-26-13

boring and nothing happens

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

ok story at best. you'll end up listening at a much higher speed due to the slowness of the story. Worse though is at the end, you'll feel like nothing really happened or transpired throughout the story.

  • The Warded Man

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,126

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

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

Can be a little slow. Decent action but long stretches of periods in between discussing boring uninteresting characters daily lives.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,091

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Emily on 05-07-17

Best Story I've Read

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

This story is so good, it makes you wonder why most others in this genre are so much poorer in comparison

  • The Emperor's Blades

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,715

In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 4 Primary Crimes Committed By The Author

  • By Captain Spanky Of Nazareth on 05-09-16

so slow and boring

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

So slow and boring. Nothing ever happens, just taking and world building. We all know you need "some" world building but something has to happen at some point to be interesting. It reads more like a lecture about this other place rather than a remotely interesting story to be told

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tarnsman of Gor

  • Gorean Saga, Book 1
  • By: John Norman
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 689

Tarl Cabot has always believed himself to be a citizen of Earth. He has no inkling that his destiny is far greater than the small planet he has inhabited for the first 20-odd years of his life. One frosty winter night in the New England woods, he finds himself transported to the planet of Gor, also known as Counter-Earth, where everything is dramatically different from anything he has ever experienced.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Um, OK?

  • By Mark on 12-10-13

Boring cliche blatant copy of the princess of mars

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

Typical cliche story: 1 amazing guy, some how unites every one, bumps into princess but is so goody goody he'll pass up sex because good guys don't do that

  • Ship Breaker

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Fine Story; Not The WindUp Girl

  • By Ben Capozzi on 06-18-11

waste of time. Slow and dull

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Waste of time. Slow and dull. A story you're heard a thousand times. Nothing much happens and it's super predictable

  • Farnham's Freehold

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

Hugh Farnham is a practical, self-made man, and when he sees the clouds of nuclear war gathering, he builds a bomb shelter under his house, hoping for peace and preparing for war. But when the apocalypse comes, something happens that he did not expect. A thermonuclear blast tears apart the fabric of time and hurls his shelter into a world with no sign of other human beings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heinlein of his time...

  • By Lisa on 07-03-11

terrible! waste of time & money

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

the book literally discusses the card have bridge every chapter & compares every aspect of the story to that game. the story jumps around with no sense of purpose. None of the characters are in anyway likable. The worst part however is that the story is dreadfully boring

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,348

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

everyone should read this book

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

one of the most informative, interesting and thought provoking books you'll ever read. you'll learn everything about humans, with no judgments

  • The Dragon's Path

  • Dagger and Coin, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Abraham
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,122

Popular author Daniel Abraham’s works have been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. In The Dragon’s Path, former soldier Marcus is now a mercenary—but he wants nothing to do with the coming war. So instead of fighting, he elects to guard a caravan carrying the wealth of a nation out of the war zone—with the assistance of an unusual orphan girl named Cithrin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly enjoyable

  • By JoR on 02-23-12

WAY to slow.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

too slow. boring story. way too much focus on random unimportant details. characters that don't really appeal to the reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful