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  • Calculating God

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,864

In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

  • By Ione on 05-07-10

what a great book!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Sawyer has a lot of good books but this one's his very best. Funny, touching, poignant, loving, intriguing, and educational. The dialogue is engaging. You can't ask for a better book. I hope you enjoy it

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,838
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,691
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35,624

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Harry Potter is awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

the books are better than the movies. And that says a lot because the movies are great. JK Rowling really does a fantastic job writing.

  • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

  • By: Robert Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,112

When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, presentation was disappointing

  • By Christopher on 04-16-08

Heinlein is timeless

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Many of heinlein's books were written almost a century ago now and yet they are still wonderful stories that everyone can enjoy.

  • 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 10,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,918

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

I was skeptical at first but...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

A good book. It was read well and delivered nicely. The writing was very good and got better as it progressed It also had an excellent ending. Very nice surprise indeed.

  • Methuselah's Children

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them; nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight to revisit a science fiction classic

  • By Anne on 02-16-13

One of the Grand Master's best....

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I've read this book dozens of times but have just now listened to it on Audible. The story is decades ahead of it's time and Heinlein's writing is superb. I enjoyed the narration as well.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,694

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

Great Fresh SciFi

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This trilogy is unbelievably fresh science fiction. The books are a radically new story idea. I've already read them and listened to them three times each. Mr. Taylor has outdone himself and Mr Porter is wonderful

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  • Rollback

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Thirty-eight years ago, Dr. Sarah Halifax earned worldwide fame by deciphering a radio transmission from an unknown intelligence reaching out from deep space. Now 87, Sarah receives news that, at long last, a new signal has been received, and her services are desperately needed once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • He's Been Better- Characters Good

  • By Crystal on 04-11-10

RJS always brings it home.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

sharp and well woven...the story unfolds where you become part of the family. it's great.

  • Citizen of the Galaxy

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

In a distant galaxy of colonized planets, the atrocity of slavery is alive and well. Young Thorby was just another bedraggled orphan boy sold at auction, but his new owner, Baslim, is not the disabled beggar he appears to be. Adopting Thorby as his son, Baslim fights relentlessly as an abolitionist spy. When the authorities close in on Baslim, Thorby must find his own way in a hostile galaxy. Joining with the Free Traders, a league of merchant princes, Thorby must find the courage to live by his wits and fight his way up from society's lowest rung.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By Mike in SF on 10-08-15

awesome!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Heinlein's best...he was on the very top of his game on when he wrote one.

  • The Spider's Web

  • A Wind River Mystery
  • By: Margaret Coel
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley find themselves disagreeing over a murder case. But when the killer strikes again, both will have to put their differences aside before they, too, get caught in the murderer’s web.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always love Coel's books

  • By Dee on 06-23-17

I always love Coel's books

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Margaret Coel write a very good story weaving all of the threads together until a very exciting climax.

  • Wife of Moon

  • Arapaho Indian Mysteries
  • By: Margaret Coel
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Historical photographs are on display at the museum of St. Francis Mission on the Arapaho reservation, and history seems doomed to repeat itself. A descendant of the tribal chief who appeared in the pictures has been shot to death, and the museum's curator has disappeared. The two incidents may be linked to a near century-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another murder-by-narrator

  • By Lehua of Pacifica on 08-27-08

Always smart

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

-each book in Coel's WRR series is greatly entertaining and endearing. I wish somehow the John and Vicki could get together. :-)