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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142,357
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142,204

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Move Over Marvin, There's a New Martian in Town!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Awesome story, great narration! I highly recommend this book and its narrator. Now I can see the movie.

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Awesome Story

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I highly recommend this audiobook. The story and narration we're excellent. If you like WW II stories, especially about the air war, then this book is for you.

  • Patriot's Farewell

  • Boston Brahmin Political Thrillers, Book 7
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

After a devastating cyber attack brought America to its knees, a reluctant hero emerged. A humble professor whose lineage dated back to the American Revolution. Responding to the battle cry, "Choose freedom," patriotic Americans rallied around their new president, Henry Winthrop Sargent IV, "Sarge" to his friends. As his administration worked to rebuild the nation, Sarge called upon his closest friends, the Loyal Nine, to use their skills and resources to assist him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding plot , drama, characters and performance

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-19-18

Choose Freedom

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

An excellent end to an excellent series! One my top favorite writers and narrators. I highly recommend this series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ash

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Four college friends, an ex-con, a lonely fry cook, and a secretive group of prepared civilians each battle to survive in southern California after a series of nuclear attacks. Theirs is a gray world covered in ash and nuclear fallout. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new series...

  • By Lee McGinnis on 05-24-18

A Different Take on a Book Series

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Ash The Alt Apocalypse, Book 1: by Tom Abrahams and narrated by Kevin Pierce. I asked for this book because Kevin Pierce is my favorite narrator. He does the best reading of this type of genre of books. He does not disappoint in this book. I was very pleasantly surprised when at the beginning of the book a description of the intent for this series was described. Basically, each book in the series will be a stand-alone story; subsequent books will keep the same characters but will change up the scenarios they will be face. The outcomes will be different in each book based on the character’s abilities to deal with that particular scenario. As far as I am concerned this is an outstanding method that inspires thought provoking ideas. A person can learn from these stories and apply these learnings into their preparedness plans. This particular story was interesting, character development was consistent throughout the story, and the ending was satisfactory. I don’t want to spoil the story line so you will have to get the book to see what the characters are faced with in this scenario. This was a satisfying story; I rate it among my upper third favorite books of this genre. Of course Kevin makes it come alive in my mind as I listen to him and I always give a book a try if he is the narrator. I recommend the book and highly recommend the narrator.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anthem

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A writer well before her time.

  • By cosmitron on 05-02-18

Great Story with Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Anthem by Ayn Rand and narrated by Kevin Kollins. . I asked for this book because I like Ayn Rand’s writing and philosophy. This is a relatively short story written by a legend of an author therefore not much else needs to be said about the story. The narrator did a fabulous job of bringing this story to life within my head. I had read the book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was pure pleasure to be able to listen to it. I highly recommend Ayn Rand (of course...) and narrator Kevin Kollins.

  • The Smallest Tadpole's War in the Land of Mysterious Waters

  • By: Diane Swearingen
  • Narrated by: Jim Seybert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Smallest Tadpole’s War in the Land of Mysterious Waters is based on a true story, a family story. In early 1861, Florida was a rural frontier state that had joined the Union just 15 years before. Its population of 140,000 was by far the smallest of any of the states that formed the Confederacy. In the 1860s, a Northern newspaper referred to Florida as "the smallest tadpole in the dirty pool of succession."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life during wartime

  • By J. Warren Benton on 07-04-18

Florida's Part in the Civil War

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of The Smallest Tadpole's War in the Land of Mysterious Waters: by Diane Swearingen and narrated by Jim Seybert. I asked for this book because I like listening to history, especially war history with a focus on the War Between the States. This book did not disappoint. It offers a glimpse into the past showing how and why people lived as they did, the mind set and political machinations of a minority of people that end up affecting the lives of the majority. Jim Seybert did a superlative job narrating this, including his use of a southern inflection. It is a very worthwhile book to listen to and I highly recommend the book and the narrator.

  • Electra

  • Dane Maddock Origins, Book 6
  • By: David Wood, Rick Chesler
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

When searchers believe they have found the location of Amelia Earhart's crash-landing, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake are sent on a covert mission to locate Earhart's crashed Electra aircraft and recover its contents. But nothing is ever easy for Dane and Bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting historical fiction

  • By Gary H on 09-13-16

Super Seals

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Electra: Dane Maddock Origins, Book 6: by David Wood and Rick Chesler and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. This book was very entertaining and kept my interest up throughout the entire book. It was a quick read and fun to listen to. There was not a lot of depth of character building but it was not needed. If you need something to fill some time and want to be entertained then this book and probable the series is for you. Jeffrey Kafer did a great job of narrating this book. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators and I find myself looking for books he has narrated. Overall this was a very satisfying enjoyable story.

  • American Survivor

  • American Apocalypse, Book I
  • By: AJ Newman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn't care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness. Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse. The weeks before the Grid went down weren't much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiancé, and his beloved Grandma all died before lights out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

  • By Cycletrash on 04-04-18

Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of American Survivor, American Apocalypse, Book I: by AJ Newman and narrated by Kevin Pierce. First off, you need to understand that this is my favorite genre for audiobooks and narrated by my favorite narrator. This was an excellent start to what should be a great series. The character development was very good and the storyline is very believable. I think the people behaved and acted very much like what I would expect in a real life situation. This is one of those books where I did not want to stop listening. So every moment I could I had my earbud in and the story turned on. This has the potential to become an awesome series and one of my top ten. As usual the narrator did a superlative job with reading this story. Kevin always makes the story come alive in my mind and I can visualize the story as it unfolds. Keep up the great work and keep them coming.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Storm Before the Storm: A Novel of Preparedness and Survival

  • American Sundown Series
  • By: Joe Russell
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

As a prepper, Dave Galanos has always made an effort to do what he can to prepare for the unexpected. But when something goes terribly wrong halfway through a backpacking trip with his wife and family, his world is turned upside down, and he is tested in a way he had never planned for.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book if you have Insomnia

  • By cosmitron on 02-23-18

Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author or narrator." This review is for the audio copy of The Storm Before the Storm: A Novel of Preparedness and Survival: American Sundown Series by Joe Russell and narrated by Kevin Pierce. First off, you need to understand that this is my favorite genre for audiobooks and narrated by my favorite narrator. This was an excellent start to what should be a great series. The character development was very good and the storyline is very believable. I think the people behaved and acted very much like what I would expect in a real life situation. This is one of those books where I did not want to stop listening. So every moment I could I had my earbud in and the story turned on. I am anxiously awaiting the next book to find out how these people will deal with the world descending into darkness. As usual the narrator did a superlative job with reading this story. Kevin always makes the story come alive in my mind and I can visualize the story as it unfolds. Keep up the great work and keep them coming.

  • D is for Dwarf: An Alphabet Book for Grown-Ups!

  • The Alphabet Books
  • By: Marc Richard
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Long ago, in a land far away, there lived a beautiful princess named Snow White. Okay, it wasn’t long ago, it was just a few minutes ago. And it wasn’t far away, it was the Bad Apple Miniature Golf Course/Action Fun Park in New Jersey. Come join your favorite characters: Snow White, the Queen, the Pepperoni Prince, and of course, the dwarves - Farty, Disorderly, Complimentary, Turkey, Sleazy, Juicy, and Smug.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fractured Fairy Tales for Adults.

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Sleeping Who?

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author or narrator." This review is for the audio copy of D is for Dwarf: An Alphabet Book for Grown-Ups!: The Alphabet Books by Marc Richard and narrated by David S. Dear. This book did not hit my funny bone. With that said, I did end up listening to the whole thing… I can’t tell you why other than to hear the story out. If you like this kind of humor, which many people do, especially the younger generation, then this might just be your cup of tea. The narrators did a great job with the story. His tone, cadence and pace were appropriate for the story. He helped me visualize the story as he was reading it. Not a bad story but not great either (to me anyway). I liked the idea behind it and it was well written. Again, probable more suited to younger adults.