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HENDERSONVILLE, TN, United States
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  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,938
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,953

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

I dont know why they made this into a movie....

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

... but im glad they did.
The movie was terrific so i expected the book to be as well, boy was i disappointed. this book was total garbage. I couldnt even finish it, it was so bad.
dont waste your money on this. go see the movie instead.

  • Ararat

  • By: Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 550

Christopher Golden's Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong - on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside...and what they discover will change everything. The cave is actually a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is Noah's Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Shaymus on 10-19-17

surprisingly good.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I enjoyed the drama that played out in this story. nicely done.

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

what a dissapointment

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

love this author but this was a total POS. by the second chapter i gave up and moved on to another book. i cam back to, giving it another chance a month later, and wasnt any better. determined to get through this 22 hour long drudgery i came away not caring about a single character, in fact i cant name a single one, nor the story. I dont even know what the plot was. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Another phenominal read

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Very dramatic closing chapter, but is it? i rather hope not.

  • A.I. Destroyer

  • The A.I. Series, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 763

It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction. But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn. Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races. This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story

  • By cabaker1990 on 10-22-17

pretty good sidetrack

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

As a fan of his "Lost" series i expected something very different and wasnt disappointed.

  • The Lost Earth

  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928

It finally happened. Commander Thrax Ti Ix created a hyper-spatial tube for the Swarm Imperium. Across thousands of light-years, a vast armada of warships is heading for Earth to burn the homeworld down to its bedrock as the Swarm begins its genocidal campaign against the human race. No one - not the New Men, the Spacers, the Wahhabi Caliphate, or Star Watch - has faced such staggering odds. Alone or united, it makes no difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!

  • By Christina Philips on 05-07-18

A phoned in effort

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Story was good but a little disjointed. its seems the author was rushed or just tired of this series and eager to get on to another subject. A good listen but his usual quality.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56,932

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Decent Story but no Martian

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Face it, I'd listen to anything Rosario Dawson reads but if youre looking for another "Martian" this wont satisfy. It is however a good story in its own right.

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  • Bullseye

  • An Original Will Robie/Camel Club Short Story
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620

In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club. Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist - and he's taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable - and dangerous - than the cash in the vault?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I so miss the Camel Club

  • By Kathryn on 05-30-14

Wish it had been full length

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

another terrific story that comes to an all too quick end. I hope hes planning to extend this story.

  • The Lost Planet

  • Lost Starship, Book 6
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

Last voyage, Captain Maddox entered a distant star system with a Swarm fleet. The sheer numbers were staggering, a 100-1 advantage against all human spacecraft. If the highly aggressive, racist insects gained hyper-spatial tube technology - allowing them to cross 1,000 light-years in seconds - it would mean Armageddon for Earth. Star Watch desperately needs something powerful to offset the annihilating Swarm numbers. As if on cue, Professor Ludendorff declares he has discovered the whereabouts of ancient Builder technology, a tech so potent it could defeat the Swarm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Downward Slope

  • By Christopher on 05-02-17

Series Still Has My Attention

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Im invested and still enjoy this series. I hope there are twenty more volumes in the works.

  • The Eyes of Orion

  • Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War
  • By: Alex Vernon, Neal Creighton Jr., Greg Downey, and others
  • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in the 24th Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for ROTC Cadets

  • By Joseph Hayek on 07-15-14

OMG. this was painful to listen to

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Terrible oration on an otherwise dry story. if there was some profound element here i never found it.