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  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,910

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

SciFi collides with Beetleljuice

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Great story that leaves you guessing and entertains as well. Author has obviously dropped acid at one time lol. Great read. Would normally never pick this type of book but am glad I
did.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

As good as the first!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Very Star Wars with a splash of Halo. Still a great listen. Really enjoyed it.

  • All the Pretty Horses

  • The Border Trilogy, Book One
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

Sixteen-year-old John Grady Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Slow

  • By Sarah Symonds Chapin on 08-18-17

A vanished Texas one can still see at sundown

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Wow. I could taste the dust and feel the mud. The creak of leather and the smell of horse is still there. Great story of bygone days we'll never experience again. God Bless Texas.

  • Broken Angels

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486

Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, hard-boiled space action

  • By Ryan on 08-23-14

Good Sci-fi ok story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I was hoping to get more of the Kovach story but was disapointed. Storyline is bazaar- but it's a big universe the author creates. That's what I found most enjoyable.

  • The Professor and the Madman

  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,219

Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect example of a quality audible book.

  • By Jerry on 07-07-03

Very interesting story

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This is the type of book that would do better with pictures. Enjoyed it overall. Would have liked the interview at the end somehow intwoven into the story.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,684

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

High Space Opera

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Two stories. Weird transition. Sometimes felt very Star Wars/ Guardians of the Galaxy. Really enjoyed overall. Will be getting sequel for sure.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,786

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Short but sweet

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This is more of a podcast but a great listen. Bob Newhart is truly a legend.

  • Time and Again

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,262

Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past. A story that will remain in the listener's memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best time travel novel; my very favorite audiobook

  • By Mark on 04-08-12

Great story but needs updating

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I wished the author had prefaced the year the story took place. The book was written in 1970. The basics were good but I had to figure out the starting point. The authors premise has been adapted for TV several times. Still a good read if you umderstand the starting technological limitations. Wished I'd read it when I was a kid.

  • The Shore of Women

  • By: Pamela Sargent
  • Narrated by: Stephen Largay, Sarah Ellis
  • Length: 21 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Women rule the world in this suspenseful love story set in a post-nuclear future. Having expelled men from their vast walled cities to a lower-class wilderness, the women in this futuristic universe dictate policy and chart the future through control of scientific and technological advances. Among their laws are the rules for reproductive engagement, an act now viewed as a means of procreation rather than an act of love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much world building with an agenda ...

  • By katelyn on 10-12-15

Great sci-fi with women in charge

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This book reminded me of the "Maze Runner" or " Divergent". Set far enough in the future to be believable. It is a YA novel with characters under 18 but written for mature audiences. I would caution parents to at least NC17. This story has some relevance with todays social issues and I applaud the author's creativity. The two narrators were excellent. This story really needed both a male and female. I kept finding myself sneaking off to listen whenever I had a chance.

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RC Bray as Hispanic Woman - Just Wow!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 05-03-18

Appreciate the tension

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Wasnt too crazy about the combo corona and plague but it definitely set the stage. Main characters are a little too chivalrous in the apocalypse but plausible. Author did a great job in group dynamics and trust building. Will read the next book. Enjoyed the characters for the most part.