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Christopher L. Ross

Australia
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You're Going to Mars! audiobook cover art
  • You're Going to Mars!

  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101

Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there. Most Fillers' wildest dreams would be just to get past the walls and live in the mainland. But my dream? It’s a little bigger. I’m going to Mars.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewers Choice Award, its that good

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-13-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-26-19

This is a complete, stand alone story..... 👍

Loved it..... It was a wonderful story combining elements of TV entertainment we love to hate with witty interplay and at times emotionally touching interaction. It's not often l finish a book so quickly and am disappointed there is no sequel.

This book is why l listen to audiobooks, every now and then, one book is special to the reader, this is one of the special one's.

The narrator was fantastic as well.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,605

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Great short story.....

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Loved it...... Definitely worth a couple of hours to listen to..... The concept is rather interesting and the narrator did a great job.

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  • Knight of the Cross

  • A Knight Hospitaller Novella
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The Knights Hospitaller battle ancient evil in medieval Rhodes as mysterious disappearances and insane devil-worshippers threaten to turn the entire island into a bloodbath...When three Hospitallers go missing from a local village outraged Grand Master Foulques de Villaret sends the English knight Sir Richard-at-Lee and his trusted sergeant-at-arms Jacob to discover their fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovecraftian Horror in the 14th century

  • By presterjohn1 on 10-26-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Great short story. It is a wonderful little backstory, a fully self contained novella... I heartily recommend it.

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  • Fortress of Radiance

  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Surrounded by an army of Celts and facing certain destruction, the Ninth Imperial Legion, one of Rome’s most powerful military formations, has been unexpectedly transported to the world of Tannis. The legion, now under the command of Camp Prefect Karus, finds itself lost in a strange land. Cut off from everything they have known, they find temporary shelter in the abandoned city of Carthum. They quickly learn an unholy army of orcs, goblins, trolls, and humans known as the Horde is on the march, sweeping across the face of Tannis like a dark tide, conquering one land at a time. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable experience😊

  • By Ethan Wainscott on 02-28-19

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This is number 2 of more to come..... Book one is clearly completed in this book (they should be one book) with the promise of more to come.

The story was good with quite good world building and character development. It was quite an enjoyable book with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged. I definitely recommend it. Book 3 is coming soon, l believe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Wolf and the Raven

  • The Forest Lord, Volume 2
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In the aftermath of a violent rebellion Robin Hood and his men must fight for survival with an enemy deadlier than any they've faced before... 1322. England is in disarray and Sir Guy of Gisbourne, the king's own bounty hunter, stalks the greenwood, bringing bloody justice to the outlaws and rebels who hide there. When things begin to go horribly wrong self-pity, grief and despair threaten to overwhelm the young wolf's head who will need the support of his friends and family now more than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great volume in the series

  • By Bobbie B on 09-17-16

Great Robin Hood Series

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wolf and the Raven to be better than the print version?

I really like whisper-sync....I can switch between audio and reading with ease. I think this is a personal preference. For me, I loved it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously Robin was great. I think the character development was great.

What about Nick Ellsworth’s performance did you like?

I think he did a great narration job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Most deffinetly

Any additional comments?

I loved this series. It is no romantic version of Robin Hood, it is bloody and brutal and yet maintains reality. There is great character development and plenty of action scenes. If you like medieval action this is the book for you. If you like historical fiction with action....look no further. Incidentally, I also purchased the Audible edition as well. The narrator did a great job, I listened on my daily commute.

What I really liked was that each book in the series is a complete and independent story. There are hints of more to follow in the sequels, but Steven wraps each book up nicely so that you feel you have finished a great story.

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  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,515

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Fantastic. What more is there to say.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

I got the audio version and Nick Podehl did a great job, his performance made a good book, fantastic. The story was interesting enough for me to get the sequels.

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  • The Romanov Prophecy

  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

In 1917, Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, was executed by revolutionaries. Now, in response to the collapse of the country's economy, the people have voted to instate a new Tsar, one who will be chosen from the descendents of Nicholas II. But a powerful group of Western businessmen want to make sure he is a candidate they can control, and hire African-American lawyer Miles Lord, with his knowledge of Russian language and history, to check the background of their chosen man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was well worth it.

  • By Christopher on 09-29-04

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a great book, captivating and compelling storyline with quite a gripping conclusion.

What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

Narrated the Russian accent quite well