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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,082

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

An unfinished book

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Although I enjoyed the premise of the book, it seemed unfinished to me. Perhaps the author was bored with his own story or simply didn't know how to complete it.

I also wish the performer could leave out all the "said Andy" etc., when it's clear who is speaking.

  • Out of Circulation

  • Cat in the Stacks, Book 4
  • By: Miranda James
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

The Ducote sisters are in a tiff with Vera Cassity over the location of this year's library fundraising gala, and Charlie would rather curl up in a corner than get into the fray. It seems everyone - even his housekeeper Azalea - has it in for Vera. And at the gala, she gives them good reason, with a public display of rancor aimed at anyone who gets in her way.But those bitter words wind up being her last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A successful writer makes you care deeply about their characters...and I do!

  • By Jhbdesign on 09-11-17

Too much Maine Coon

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This is a largely pleasant book about a slight mystery in a southern town. I found the narrator, Charlie, not to be a credible character. He is a middle aged widower with two grown children who doesn't sleep with his girlfriend. At every moment when energy is needed, he is eating or sleeping or taking care of his cat.

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible book ever

  • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

A masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

This is one of the greatest novels of the English language. It is a deep exploration of the institution of marriage, which holds up quite well even with the passage of time. It was a pleasure to listen to it read with an English accent! I especially enjoyed the various accents of the different social classes.

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