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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,627

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

Solid addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

While this tittle didn't quite get as good as "14" did, it was a solid stand alone story, that did well at giving the readers a little more insight into the world that Clines is writing about. I was quite happy with this book, and it made me excited to see where the 3rd book leads.

  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Surprise!

  • By Roman on 06-05-17

Not Crichton's best, but not bad either.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Firstly, I love Crichton's work, and have since I was much younger, and am still excited to read his stuff today. I was really excited about this book, and jumped into it with high hopes. It fell short in some ways, but not enough to make it unenjoyable

The setting for the story is awesome, and the addition of some of the larger than life western icons gave it just enough reality to make it believable. Unfortunately, the story itself somewhat dragged. Perhaps it was just me, and I was expecting too much spaghetti western style adventures that just never showed up. It also seemed like the book never really got started. I was surprised at one point when I looked up and I had listened to over half the book, ad I didn't fee like we'd really gotten into the story yet. The downside to that was that when I finally felt like we were finally getting somewhere, it was nearly over.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who is a huge Crichton fan, but I am not sure that just off the shelf it'd be much fun.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200,739

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

So, I'll admit that I didn't read this book until after the movie came out, and was surprised with how little the book and cinema version have in common. They're absolutely nothing alike, and in most ways, the book comes out on top (I know, that's a huge surprise.)

The story is pretty quick, and keeps your attention all the way through, but I will admit that its the constant sense of nostalgia that really makes this book fun to read or listen to. The book does a good job of keeping old childhood memories at the forefront of your mind.

This is a must read for any video game fan, or anybody born before 1990.

  • Drover's Secret Life

  • Hank the Cowdog
  • By: John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: John R. Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Everyone loves Drover, Hank's trusty sidekick. But have you ever wondered what the little, white, stub-tailed dog's life was like before he came to the ranch? Well, it's all here, in Drover's own words. Scratching his story out in the dirt on the machine shed floor, Drover comes clean about his secret life--from his early days as runt of the litter, to his frustrating search for a job, to his ultimate position as Hank's right-paw man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book/Reviewed by Mickey 7th grd. & Kevin 4th

  • By Lucy on 09-27-11

this book is funny and drover is very amusing

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

drover is a fun dog and hearing life before the ranch is very very amusing

  • Black Fall

  • A Jessica Blackwood Novel
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell, Fred Berman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

With two big cases under her belt, FBI agent Jessica Blackwood is learning to embrace her unconventional past as the rising star in a family dynasty of illusionists. Her talent and experience endow her with a unique understanding of the power and potential of deception and a gift for knowing when things are not always as they appear to be. Once resenting her eccentric grandfather, a brilliant magician in his own right, Jessica now sees him as a mentor and regularly seeks his advice about her work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending could have been better

  • By lisa on 08-07-17

Ending could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Man, I love this series. Let me start it with that. this book started off strong, and grabbed my attention immediately. Like before, the voice performances were amazing.

My complaint comes near the end of the book. The entire ending seemed very rushed. Almost as though the author was either pressed for time, or got bored with the story. It didn't feel resolved in any real way. In fact there were elements (the two count down timers) that weren't resolved AT ALL. Perhaps this was intentional and play a part in future books. To me, though, it feels like it the ending was rushed together to get the book complete.

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