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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,133

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average at best!

  • By Roger Staggs on 09-09-18

A satisfying series....

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

King does a masterful job of easing into the character driven series game. I could happily read The Holly Gibney adventures for as long as King kicks them out.

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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,125

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Variation on a theme

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I'll keep it short.....if you liked the "Bobiverse" books, you'll like this as well. This story explores ALL of the same themes.

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  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,809

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By E.C. on 07-31-15

Horror and Social Commentary

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Very well done deconstruction of the Excorcism genre. works well as a companion piece to Grady Hendrix' "My Best Friend's Excorcism".

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,673

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

World building and myth making....

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

As Tolkien sought to create a new (at the time) Anglo Saxon mythology utilizing older pieces of anglo saxon mythos, so too does Tomi Adeyemi. With this recrafted Hero's Journey, she attempts to create an Afro-centric mythos aimed at afro-americans in a time in our history in what feels like a genuine watershed moment for The Grand Experiment.
The story is set in Africa, but speaks to racial issues here in America. the story is quickly paced, moving from beat to beat with a similarity to Star Wars (as opposed to MCU Black Panther which has been mentioned by the author as well as others) that continually struck me as I listened. However, much like MCU Black Panther, this is a story - a piece of media if you will -that has a power for the Black American Community that goes beyond itself. I understood that while listening; yet it is a testament to Tomi Adeyemi's craft (as well as the narration)that I was drawn in to the story itself regardless of its social impact and importance.
I look forward to the next two novels to come with only one question? is this story from ..A Long Time Ago
In A Country Far Far Away......

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,251
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,769

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

I am not a smart man....

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

but even I could follow the broadstrokes laid out by the good Doctor, and if the final chapter about the "Cosmic Perspective" does not touch your soul, I got nothing for ya buddy!

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,811

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

High end concept done beautifully

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I hate long winded reviews. to put it simply, I tore through both book 1 and 2 in separate single listening sessions that ended way too quickly.

  • Days of Rage

  • America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing treatment of tough history

  • By Steven on 05-13-15

Ray Porter is tha bomb!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

the Coen brother should make a movie about the SLA chapters alone as a farce leading into a horrific tragedy.

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