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Michael N. Kafes

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  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,485

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

Loved this story

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Reviewed: 12-06-18

Scott Sigler does an amazing job describing the most uncomfortable situations. With every book, I walk away with a healthy fear of some new thing. #RustyPliers

This book needs to become a movie!

Read Earth Core and you will not be disappointed.

  • Safely to Earth

  • The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home
  • By: Jack Clemons
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons - a former lead engineer in support of NASA - takes listeners behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.  Clemons joined Project Apollo in 1968, a young engineer inspired by science fiction and electrified by John F. Kennedy's challenge to the nation to put a man on the moon. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Clemons has all the right stuff in this book

  • By Michael N. Kafes on 10-16-18

Jack Clemons has all the right stuff in this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Safely to Earth is a wonderful look at the the people behind the curtain. The thousands of Men and women who had to do their job nearly perfect before the astronauts could even climb into their command modules.
Jack Clemons takes us for a wonderous and fascinating journey along his career as an inspired rocket scientist and computer programmer. We experience, through his eyes, the many successes and unfortunate failures that shaped the early days of the NASA space program.
He tells of his interactions with the NASA astronauts and lead personnel in an entertaining, and gripping narrative. I can't recommend this book enough!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Make Bright the Arrows

  • Flights of the Nanshe, Book 1
  • By: S. A. Huchton
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

What starts off as a simple retrieval of stolen goods turns deadly when Leena Espinoza discovers a girl stashed in a cellar, her guardian murdered. The crew has a soft spot for hard cases, and despite Delilah's odd behavior, offers help instead of turning her over to the authorities. But what they don't know might kill them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable all-woman SciFi adventure

  • By Kara on 08-03-18

This is a classic story and Starla's rendition is

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-04-18

This is a classic story and Starla's rendition is wonderfully executed. She does an amazing job portraying her characters both literarily and audibly.