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  • Outland

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,404

When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Bill Rustad and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to Outland - an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved. The group races to establish control of the portal before the government, the military, or evildoers can take it away. Then everything changes when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just plain fun and never dull.

  • By Kenneth Wieland on 05-19-19

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-12-19

Just wonderful.
fun characters
well played villains
great and interestingly evelope premise
witty dialogue
characters to love
AND WHERE'S THE NEXT BOOK, TAYLOR?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,394

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

At first, it seemed like it was going to be just another hardboiled detective story with sciency fictiony stuff thrown in for grins. I was wrong. full of detective work, action, gun battles, plenty of cool sci fi elements, fun story, interesting characters, great villain, nice twists and turns in plot and story, and a satisfying ending (only satisfying because you want more story, what happens now and of thing) with a hope for more...

  • By Darkness Forged

  • A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 3
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 378

When Ishmael takes the Chernyakova back into Toe-Hold space, he finds a lot more than profit. A quick pass through the Telluride system reveals the answer to one question but leaves him docked without a cargo until the owner of Dark Knight Station makes him an offer he can't refuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Kate Juden on 04-09-19

YES!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

A beautiful end to a beautiful series
Nathan has a way of sucking you in to the lifes of his characters. You care about them. You want to know what's next. This can't be the end.
Have thoroughly enjoyed everything he has done.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Terra Gambit

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 8
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Sent on a mission critical to the survival of the New Terran Empire, Jared Mertz must travel deep into the AI-dominated Rebel Empire on an operation of deception. Only there are games afoot that no one could foresee and players at the table that no one could expect. The stakes couldn't be higher. When unexpected enemies deal themselves in, Jared must bet everything on a single hand. Bluffing might get him killed but folding isn't an option. If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab The Terra Gambit and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are you in a alternative Universe now ?

  • By cosmitron on 08-16-18

more more more<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Terry's story telling and Veronica's narration make for a good time.
Been listening to everything from these two, this series as well as others, have been thoroughly entertained.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38,210

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super solid listen!!

  • By Magpie on 06-24-12

YES!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

READ THIS BOOK!
or rather, listen to it.
Just past half way through and I thought
Wow, what an ending!
Then the crap hit the fan.
And it got much much better
GREAT BOOK!

0 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Head On (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,392

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is why I read SciFi! Scalzi gets into your head (be it on or off)

  • By C. White on 04-17-18

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Another winner from Scalzi!
John's books are always on target.
Will always read any thing he puts out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paying the Price

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 5
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Admiral Jared Mertz and Princess Kelsey Bandar saved billions of lives and staved off an invasion of the Terran Empire, but not everyone is cheering their success. Their triumphant return sets off a chain of events that threaten not only their lives, but everyone they hold dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fantastic

  • By Jason Kiefer on 10-06-18

fun fun fun

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Great series. Fun space opera, great narration, looking forward to book 6.

Well done, Terry, well done

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,828

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wonder what could have been

  • By JJ on 07-26-18

Want more

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

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

YES! It is a fun read. Good characters. Fun story and plot.

What did you like best about this story?

The humor, the interplay between the Bobs, the exploration of personality, wish there was more of this.

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Did an excellent job of delineating between the Bobs.Gave each Bob a unique &quot;voice&quot;

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

So sorry this series is ending. Loved it from beginning to end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,339

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book

  • By Katya A on 03-06-13

damn it

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Scalzi has become my favorite author. this book left me wanting more. Scalzi tells a good story with great humor and emotion.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,696

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

Wow

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

awesome concept
well executed story
terrific narration
ok, Scalzi...
need another ...
same lead characters
new story.
this needs to be a series.

DAMN!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful