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  • Descent

  • Fixit Adventures, Book 4
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

This short novella follows Fixit, a worker on the surface of Tau Ceti Prime in another adventure. As as Prime comes out of its perihelion orbit at the end of the pass, a new peril raises its head and only Fixit, Vega, is in any position to save the star system from calamity. Vega and Glitch must put all of their knowledge, skills, and creativity to the test to go off world to save Vashon and the population of the floating cities of Prime from certain death. Familiar friends and new enemies abound as Fixit races against time in the harshest environment she has ever faced...space!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome, Fixit story, Hope not last.

  • By zenabuff on 06-12-19

Best SciFi sereis ever.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

These Fixit series are one of the Best SciFi stories I've heard, and I'm a big Asimov lover. Actually, I have been impressed with every book written by Erik Schubach that I have read. They vary from funny, to insightful, to mysterious, and provide an intellectual stimulus in about every story. The worst part about his writing is when you finish the last page you want more. Its great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance

  • Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams
  • By: Valorie Kondos Field, Steve Cooper - contributor
  • Narrated by: Valorie Kondos Field
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Miss Val has shaped her UCLA gymnastics program as a life-skills class, and now she's sharing those lessons with you, whether you're an athlete, business leader, or simply someone who wants to own his or her destiny. Miss Val's philosophies are timeless. Her coaching style is unorthodox. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is a thought-provoking, fun journey through the personal stories and anecdotes of the 35-year career of a dancer/choreographer turned athletic coach.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Universal inspiration from an iconic coach

  • By Lorraine Kramer on 10-09-18

A book of hope and how to make life work.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Off all the years that I have read self help books and other books to help myself and improve my therapy practice, I truly can say no book has ever come closer to changing my life, my way of thinking, and motivated me more to be a better person and therapist than this one. I’ve listened to it twice on audio and order the book to write notes in. I do not give praise out that much on books. This one words can not describe the “self awakening”, “the knowledge,” and the shear joy of life, over coming challenges, how to do that, and how to help yourself and others. And to think it is not a psychology book at all. It is in my opinion the best book on self realization and growth that I have ever come across. The first time I finished it, my wife said to me “I have my happy husband back.” Those who wish to learn, who love growth, please give it a try.

  • Return of the Asgard

  • The Valkyrie Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

The Valkyrie Kara stood alone against the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure that the Asgard race and Valhalla could escape. For 5,000 years she has fought and evaded the Ragnarok race on Earth, just waiting for her people to return. A human woman, Kate, joins her fight, showing as much conviction and valor as any Valkyrie. Their friendship quickly becomes something more as they hold the line on Earth in battle, to herald the return of the Asgard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 10-13-16

Originally Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

It is about time someone wrote great science fiction with a strong female character who happens to be a lesbian. The story is great and does not have sappy sex. what it does have is a strong story that integrates with legends and folklore. It is a refreshing reminder, there are still good science fiction writers. Isaac Asimov Quality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,592
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,098

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

Beyond Geeky Good / It's Life.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

A refreshing story about Life, the Universe, and Everything. The is a fun story at how one should look at themselves during the good and the bad times.

  • A Symphony in the Brain

  • The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback
  • By: Jim Robbins
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

From neurofeedback with functional magnetic resonance imaging equipment, to the use of radio waves, to biofeedback of the heart and breath, and coverage of biofeedback by health insurance plans, the numerous advances have driven the need for a revised edition to this groundbreaking book that traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of biofeedback.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatest unknown method.

  • By Kurtis on 03-13-16

The greatest unknown method.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Great book. Gives a great overview of the growth of Neurofeedback. Since it has been published there has been a lot of improvements. It even addresses the beginning of the Othmer Method (a very successful symptom approach method in treatment as apposed to the diagnosis model.

Good narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gideon's Corpse

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,293

A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn! Preston & Child can do MUCH BETTER!

  • By G.Monie on 07-24-13

Another hit

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

Reviewed: 07-10-12

Where does Gideon's Corpse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is another Preston Child wonder

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The hell with sleeping

What about David W. Collins’s performance did you like?

I liked John Glover of the first book much better. but this guy is OK

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending was non predictable which is nice with thrillers because so many of them are.

  • Shooter

  • By: Dusty Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Johnny Shooter was sentenced to hang at noon. But Judge Isaac Parker, widely known as the "Hanging Judge", made Johnny an offer he couldn't refuse. The judge made him a Deputy United State Marshal, then sent his new deputy after the worst-of-the-worst outlaws the Indian territory had to offer, with the orders not to burden the court by bringing them back for trial. Now, rumor has it that whenever outlaws gather around a campfire, the word is: "The only thing worse than standing before the Hanging Judge is hearing that Johnny Shooter is on your trail!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good western and great reader

  • By Kurtis on 12-21-11

Good western and great reader

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

If you could sum up Shooter in three words, what would they be?

It is a nice historical fiction western. Everything you need, guns, outlaws, adventure, horses, and a woman.

What does Gene Engene bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I've have been a fan of Gene Engene since the 1980's. He has the ability to make a bad book great.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Oz

  • The Wicked Years, Volume 4
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 28 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 761

Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the Wait!

  • By Kathleen on 11-11-11

Just plain Odd and anticlamatic.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

What did you like best about Out of Oz? What did you like least?

I have enjoyed all the other books in the

Which character ??? as performed by John McDonough ??? was your favorite?

He is good at all of them

Was Out of Oz worth the listening time?

It was better to listen to than read, at least the reader is entertaining.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Vengeance

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109

Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Buildup -- Best Pendergast Series Yet!

  • By GH on 11-18-12

Nooooooooooooooo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-11

Great story. finished it in 2 days. Just the two sayings. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! and Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,271

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

good but confusing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-11

The mystery of this novel is great. However the understanding of time is so confusing I do not know how it passed the editors and got the Hugo award. If you ignore the concept of time and ignore some of the abbreviations the story is great. There is a whole cast of readers to help dramatist the story too. Just wish the author could explain the confusing aspect of time in the story.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful