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  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,618
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,860
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,878

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Fairly Good

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

This was a pretty good book, it's long and complicated and the author sometimes does the summary thing with his characters, which may help some reader keep up with the many plots, timelines, and characters, but felt a little contrived to me. The story is epic, globetrotting adventures to beat an evil secret society with every bit of color from monks to Nazi's. I feel that author overstretched to make every aspect of the story tie back into the story. On top of everything, it ends as ...to be continued, this is NOT a short book, wrap things up satisfactorily and have the characters or the experience bring back the readers for the second helping. The cliff hanger book ending style just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  • Rise of the Rocket Girls

  • The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
  • By: Nathalia Holt
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

In the 1940s and '50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an insightful history of what women can accomplish

  • By Katherine on 10-25-16

an insightful history of what women can accomplish

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

An insightful history of what women can accomplish, when they have a seat at the table. One of the most cognizant points I took away is that women's scientific achievements during this period in history was dependent on having support, a manager that looked to encourage a feminine presence, willingness to hire (or hire back) women that had young children at home, and extended flexibility to its employees. Truly an amazing accounting of the history of space exploration from its humble beginnings, through the lens of an often underrepresented largest minority.

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  • Sterling

  • Mageri, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, I'll go on to book 2

  • By Amanda K on 08-23-14

cliche goodness.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

For a woman who starts out independent, she becomes quite used to depending on men for her well-being very quickly. If you like the whole damsel-in-distress plot device, you will love this book! All of that aside, I became attached to the characters and invested in the outcome of the book. It was well done, even if it isn't my favorite style. It did remind me of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, which I am a fan of.

  • Ashes to Ashes

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,542

He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, but enough with the breathy falsetto

  • By Catherine E. Kehl on 12-15-15

Very enjoyable, but a little predictable.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

The book was good, it was entertaining. My only complaint, is that it was a little predictable, as I find most murder/mysteries.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful