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  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,100

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • unfortunate bug in chapter 39

  • By A. Treiber on 03-28-19

Can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I've grown to love this series even more than the TV show. I like that I can understand more of the story and what drives the characters and the story line. Excellent!

  • Black Crow, White Snow

  • By: Michael Livingston
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,223
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,222

In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people. Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Women vs Nature

  • By Kingsley on 05-03-19

Excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

Glad I selected this original offering. I was pulled into the story pretty quickly and want more. I hope that this is part of a world that I can find more stories in.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful production paired with a classic story.

  • By Matt on 12-03-18

Not what I thought but still enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

When I heard them say it was a "Musical Drama" I thought there would be singing but then realized what was going on. A pleasant twist in keeping with the original story. A+!

  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,020
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,134
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,092

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. An epic drama starring Adrian Scarborough, Claire Corbett, Freya Mayor and Jamie Glover, The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

  • By Paul on 04-07-19

An exceptional story

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

Reviewed: 05-08-19

When I read the AO synopsis I thought that it sounded like a pretty good story. Loved the full cast production. Everything was spot on! I'm going to see if I can find more spooky stories like this!

  • Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Bryan Kennedy, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,780

What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4,000 missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack? One crazy caper! In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein, the award-winning author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, teams with a full-cast of audio talent to introduce Riley Mack, a one-of-a-kind 12-year-old hometown hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Was Entertained

  • By Frances Hampton on 04-06-19

A fun listen!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I had a pretty decent expectation for this book but I had a lot more fun than I thought. It was predictable but enjoyable just the same.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Circle of the Moon

  • Soulwood, Book 4
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,225

Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately she's been using it to help the Psy-Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. Joining the team at PsyLED has allowed her to learn more about her powers and the world she always shunned - and to find true friends. Head agent Rick LaFleur shifts into a panther when the moon calls him, but this time, something has gone wrong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faith Hunter is the true master of the long game!

  • By Melissa on 02-28-19

What excellent timing!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

I had finished another book in a different series and was ecstatic to learn this book was available. I really enjoyed this story and their characters and was glad to discover the story continues. Faith, please keep them coming!

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,056

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book

  • By Katya A on 03-06-13

A totally enjoyable ride!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

I had my misgivings about Will Wheaton reading this but by Chapter 2 my misgivings were quenched. I truly enjoyed his narrative and the characterizations he gave the reading. I completely enjoyed the book in how detailed it was in making it sound like all this was currently happening in Hollywood this year. I may have to add this author to my favorites list.

  • Caliban's War

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,159

We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book of Great Series

  • By Michael on 10-06-17

Unbelievable!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

I'm so blown away by the story in that, being slower than the TV show, its so much better. I really like that I get to hear the thought processes of the characters. Looking forward to moving on to the next book.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,458

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started a love affair with hard sci fi

  • By N. H. on 07-30-17

Actually better than the TV show

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I'm a fan of the TV show but this is so much better because I get to see what's going on in their heads. Can't wait to see what new insights I learn.

  • Gods of Risk

  • An Expanse Novella
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,516

As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, 16-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes missing, leaving signs of the dealer's involvement, David takes it upon himself to save her. But first he must shake his aunt Bobbie Draper, an ex-marine who has been set adrift in her own life after a mysterious series of events nobody is talking about.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story! Weird narrator..

  • By bryan c. on 03-29-17

A nice change

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I'm a fan of the TV series but I wanted to see if the books were any good. I was pleasantly surprised to imagine the characters from the series doing the dialogue. I believe that I'm hooked.