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  • Paper Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife - a paper wife. On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cuppa...

  • By Muggle Mom on 03-14-19

absolutely no complaints

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

this was a great story. it gave me hope listening to it. thank you the narrator was great too

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,384

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

i enjoyed this story, the characters and the performer. i am, however, disappointed that the second book doesn't follow the storyline

  • 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 3,363
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,161

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 really don't even know what to say

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

mind numbingly dull. just words on pages. nothing makes sense. you won't know who's who. every character has two or three names and its a bitch to keep up with everyone. there's no character building, but in a way too too TOO much exposition. I'm still asking myself who was this person?! where did this person go?! wtf just happened?! wait...what time is it? hold on....where are we? if you enjoy strong psychedelic drugs...take some before reading this

  • Obliteration

  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 2
  • By: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733

Jack is out for blood. After being manipulated by his family most of his life, and believing an even worse lie for the past few years, he has finally learned the truth. Now that he knows what V-Soft has taken from him, he’s going to take everything from them, even if the country is destroyed in the process. The plan is to strike from all sides, so that those who still live can watch their lives, and their life’s work be reduced to ashes. But in digging their grave, will Jack wind up buried alongside them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must listen to this series.

  • By Sam on 10-25-18

it was okay

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

i read the first one, didn't like it much, so i decided to read the next one. it was just too confusing and unrelatable. i still don't understand how game events will effect the real world....oh well, i gave it a shot

  • Challenge

  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 1
  • By: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175

When virtual reality becomes real enough that people feel as if they're being transported to another world, Valia Online arrives. A man running from his past joins the game to forget it all. Calling himself Jack Thorn, he chooses an undead race, Deathlord. A mage by choice, and a swordsman by necessity, he soon finds out that he'll need to use much more than magic and steel to survive; strategy, creativity, and carefully chosen words can often accomplish what simple attacks can't.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A protagonist so bad it might be funny.

  • By Josh on 11-19-18

hard to get through but very funny

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

not a fan but i dis find myself laughing throughout. i respect the author for the hard work it takes to write a book

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,702
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,687

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Amazing Book by Shemer Kuznits

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-18

listened almost non stop.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

really enjoyed this book. can't wait for the next book to come out on audible.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,324

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Hail Our Tiny Green Overlord!

  • By HeatherY on 11-11-17

starts slow..finishes awesome!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

i struggled through the guest 1/10 of the book. it got much better. however, it was hard to connect with about 80% of the characters. finished strong though. will be reading the next

  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,693

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book One

  • By William on 09-24-14

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

really enjoyed this book. can't wait to read the next. the show veers fromthe book but both are equally good

  • Eaters of the Dead

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs - the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness...their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time well spent

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-17

bored to tears

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I'm usually a Crichton fan...but this was awful! it took everything i had to keep going. and then when it reached the references at the end...omg why?!!! why read the references?!

  • A Mind of Her Own

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,129

Paris, 1893. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Based on a true story

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

good novella

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

enjoyable story. narrator was very good. i would recommend as a short listen. thanks audible

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