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  • Crash

  • The Obsolescence Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chris Muhlenfeld
  • Narrated by: Price Waldman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The Timpton family is in their Manhattan penthouse when the city beneath them begins to crumble. Streets are gridlocked. Explosions rattle the building. Delivery drones rain from the sky. When their domestic android spirits them away to a secret underground shelter with thousands of others, it seems too good to be true. By the time they start to wonder if it really is too good to be true, there’s no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who did it?

  • By Raven on 12-10-18

Who did it?

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This audiobook is set in a possible near future and follows various groups of people after the world's power systems and technology fails. I liked most of the characters and found them believable. The story moves along at a good pace, switching between the survivors' story. But this is done smoothly with new chapters. The plot keeps you guessing as to whom the "big bad" actually is, and does draw to a reasonable conclusion., leaving the story open for a sequel. The narration was well done, with nothing too distracting to take away from the audio, and I felt the production worked well. I will definitely be looking forward to listening to the next instalment of this series when it becomes available. Good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You're Going to Mars!

  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there. Most Fillers' wildest dreams would be just to get past the walls and live in the mainland. But my dream? It’s a little bigger. I’m going to Mars.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewers Choice Award, its that good

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-13-18

Just the ticket

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Although the plot seemed interesting, I wasn't sure what to expect when I started listening to this audiobook. The story takes part in the future and revolves around a girl who lives in a city which is basically a trash dump. She has no hope of ever leaving as her family is contracted to live and work there. However, one day, a family member presents her with a winning ticket to a game show which has a prize of a being one of the first people to step foot on Mars. Since the girl has a passion for rockets and a dream to leave the city, her adventure begins with the question of how to escape her home. The main character and her family are very likeable. Definitely one you will root for. There are plenty of other characters in the book to like and dislike, and a puzzle of which one(s) are the bad guy(s). The plot is good, funny, and has some twists. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with the audio. There were a few bursts of singing which I wasn't keen on, but they were in the script so completely acceptable. (The narrator did well with those too, just not my thing, lol) The audio production, to my mind, was flawless and a pleasure to listen to. Very definitely recommended. I was given a copy of this audiobook for an unbiased review.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Russian Roulette

  • A One-Eyed Jack Novel, Volume 2
  • By: Christopher J. Lynch
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A washed-up trophy wife, a recklessly ambitious cop, and one very ticked off Russian mobster. Professional blackmailer John Sharp, AKA One Eyed Jack, is in the fight of his life, and engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with his long-time nemesis. Surviving only by his cunning and street smarts, he must return to his painful past, and to the only person who can help him stop his archenemy once and for all. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 2

  • By ZOE R on 07-12-18

Great follow up to the first book

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

This story continues on from the events of the first book in the series. It was good to see Jack in action again as he goes up against a Russian Mafia boss. The characters and plot were good. The story went along at a good pace. Plenty of action for those who like faster-paced read/listen. The narration was great with voices for all the different characters, and I felt the production had been completed to a high standard. Recommended. I was given a copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghosts of Tomorrow

  • By: Michael R. Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Rosa B. Watkinson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Brain Trade: Grown in crèches and programmed with a tribal warrior code, the minds of children are harvested by the black market. Sold to the highest bidder, they're installed in deadly combat machines and assassin chassis. Griffin, a junior Investigations agent for the North American Trade Union, is put on the case: Find and close the illegal crèches. Installed in a combat chassis, Abdul, a depressed 17-year-old killed during the Secession Wars in Old Montreal, is assigned as Griffin's Heavy Weapons support.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Sci-Fi with dark and dusky overtones

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-05-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I wasn't sure what to expect from this audiobook and was pleased to find I enjoyed the story. The plot and characters were interesting. It took a couple of chapters to get used to the narrators style, but I soon forgot about that. My only gripe with the audio was the few lines which were repeated. A little extra post production editing would have sorted that out. Overall, I would recommend this audiobook.

  • Chaco

  • By: Peggy A. Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Within days of a series of monster solar storms slamming into earth, electrical grids fail and everything in the northern hemisphere with a computer chip ceases functioning. Electricity won't be completely restored for at least a decade, and the result is that everything modern life depends on to function is gone. Chaco is a well-educated freedom fighter on a death list in El Salvador. Having fled to the United States, he is in hiding by working for a wealthy couple as their handyman and gardener. Following the disaster, he reveals his true identity, and convinces his employers and their neighbors to follow him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Science Fiction could be Science Fact

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I enjoy post apocalyptic books and this one fitted the bill for me. The story was good with a plot that moved along nicely. There are various characters to either like or dislike and they seemed believable. Friendships are formed and enemies made.
The story starts just before a solar storm hits earth. An arc that could become a reality one day.

I thought the narrator did a good job with the audiobook and characters.
I would certainly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zombies, Ghosts, a Psycho and a Fight

  • By: Paul S. Huggins
  • Narrated by: Fox Druin
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Whether it's fighting off a horde of zombies from a stately home, a brief visit to Hell, a solitary existence in the aftermath of the apocalypse, a frightening ride home from work during the early hours, or a bar fight, its all here in bite-size chunks. Six short stories of horror, terror, and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A zombie walks into a bar during the apocalypse

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-04-18

Good collection

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

This is a good collection of stories. A quick and enjoyable listen.
The production was good and I thought the narrator did a great job.
Well worth a listen.

  • Meditation for Beginners

  • An Extraordinary Guide to Inner Freedom, Happiness, and Clarity
  • By: Erik Tao
  • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Are you eager to discover the key to inner freedom, happiness, and clarity? This audiobook will show you 18 surprisingly simple meditation techniques, including the ultimate form of meditation to transform your life! Meditation isn't about chanting, religious rituals, or crystals. It´s about a scientifically proven way control your wandering mind and eventually transform your life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent intro!

  • By Amanda on 04-23-18

Listen again and again

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

This is a very good introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness. The first 30 minutes is the introduction, benefits, some history, and examples.
After that, come the exercises for meditation. Ideal for beginners. There are also chapters on mindfulness in everyday life.
The audiobook is definitely one you can use again and again as you advance with the exercises.

The production was good. Nice and clear and the narrator did a great job with reading. Calm voice. Ideal for this subject.

  • Relics: Omnibus

  • Relics Singularity Series, Book 0
  • By: Nick Thacker
  • Narrated by: David S. Dear
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

You've listened to the books separately - now listen to them together. The Relics: Omnibus edition is the three-in-one edition you've been waiting for....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary concept!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-20-18

A.I. Sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This story revolves around a supercomputer A.I. that has advanced to a stage where it is running the world and everyone's lives. There are those who are happy to let the system remain in control and there are those who try to fight against it.

Overall, I enjoyed the story but did feel that sometimes the author went over and over the same information. I wasn't particularly fond of any of the characters either.

I think the narrator did really well with the reading of the story and he did use different voices for the range of characters.

  • Cesar Millan's Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs

  • By: Cesar Millan
  • Narrated by: Cesar Millan
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173

Cesar Millan - the best-selling author, TV star, and internationally acclaimed dog-behavior expert - introduces his favorite way to keep our canine companions calm and happy when they're alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This works for my two Siberian rescues

  • By CrzGzr on 08-08-17

Dogs Home Alone

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

an interesting idea. I don't leave my dog alone much so I don't know if this works or not.
I too was looking for a list of recommended books with the right calming tone, but none are given.

  • Fame Is a Killer

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Rachel Carr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Hollywood actress Hope Hadley doesn't think that things can get any worse for her. In the last 24 hours, her boyfriend has broken up with her and her long-running police procedural TV show has been canceled. When a homicide detective shows up at her door the next morning with news that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered, she realizes that her troubles are just beginning. She is shocked - not only to learn of her ex's death, but also to find out that the police consider her to be a suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute fast mystery.

  • By cosmitron on 04-10-18

Not so cozy

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Fame is a Killer - Cozy Mystery

Not as good as I was hoping for. I just couldn’t connect with the main character, finding her shallow and unlikeable. There is a lack of emotion in the story. It ended up being a mystery without the cozy.

The narration was okay, but there was no variety of voices for the different characters.

I received this audiobook free for an honest review from Audiobookworm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful