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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,818

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Fun but brief

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

Reviewed: 04-09-19

Voice performances are top notch. The story is fun but brief, and only fills in a few holes if you're new to this part of the Alien storyline.

  • Firehurler

  • Twinborn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

By day, Kyrus Hinterdale lives the mundane life of a scribe. By night, he lives out the adventures of Brannis Solaran, a failed sorcerer turned knight. When Brannis leads his battalion into the forest on a routine scouting mission, they are overwhelmed by a goblin force. While leading the survivors to regroup and prepare the empire for the inevitable war, Brannis struggles to understand why a scribe from his own dreams, suddenly seems to be able to perform the magic he never could.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-18

not great

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

As usual, Naramore is great. Morin's storytelling is also on par, but the premise here makes the story slightly hard to follow and characters hard to relate to.

  • Cat's Cradle

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,244

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KV at his best.

  • By Robert on 06-22-12

waste of time

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Interestingly written, but I wish I hadn't wasted my time on it. The performance was unobjectionable, but not stellar.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71,064
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,559

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Enjoyable story and well told. Just enough scientific detail to make it believable. I always get annoyed when any book in a series doesn't have at least a small climax of its own though. When this one ended, almost thought I had accidentally skipped a part or something. Nevertheless, I'll be getting the next one.

  • Legacy of the Fallen

  • Ascend Online, Book 3
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,148

Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening

  • By AY4 on 03-12-19

can't get enough

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I would listen to this every day in perpetuity if I could. The story is outstanding, with just the right amount of twists and turns, fanservice and love for MMORPG gaming. On top of that, the performance is spot on - one of the more perfect examples of proper pacing in all the audiobooks I've listened to.

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  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,596

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

Decent

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

A bit predictable, and certainly dated, but I had no idea how much better this book was compared to the movie.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,743
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60,585

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I enjoyed this a lot. Dawson's performance is excellent. The story is somewhat predictable, but still well written, and as usual, Weir's scientific accuracy and detail goes a long way to making it feel real.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Everville: The Second Book of 'the Art'

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years, it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss. Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery; into a place of revelation, where the forces that have shaped our past - and are ready to destroy our future - are at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wish barker would get off his ass & write book 3

  • By Charles E. on 07-23-17

Decent, but not for me

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

It was decent enough to listen to. Not my style of writing, but I didn't regret it.

  • The X-Files: Stolen Lives

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As much as the show

  • By S. Reese on 11-02-17

still fun

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

the production is still awesome and fun to listen to, but the story isn't as good as the last one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell to Pay

  • Ascend Online, Book 2
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,988
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,722

Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he'd be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest. Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a continuation

  • By Greg A on 09-26-17

Can't wait for more

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

I love these books. And as much as I would want to read instead of listen to them, this is one case where I feel like you would really be missing out on an outstanding vocal performance.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful