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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,962

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

Original & Fun

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

What a fresh take on a mystery! And I loved the narration. I'm hoping there were more companion stories that go with it. The main character is very likable.

  • Sapphire Blue

  • The Ruby Red Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (translator)
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pride and prejudice with a twist!

  • By Aleah Nelson on 09-02-15

Good clean fun

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Really enjoyed listening to this with my 11 year old daughter. She could identify with the youthful characters, and it wasn't racy or inappropriate as some YA can be. Great narrator

  • Emerald Green

  • The Ruby Red Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Kerstin Gier
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

In Kerstin Gier's Emerald Green, Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And, she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The end!

  • By Erin - Audible on 10-01-13

Great tween material

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Really enjoyed listening to this with my 11 year old daughter. She could identify with the youthful characters, and it wasn't racy or inappropriate as some YA can be.

  • Shadow of the Hegemon

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287

Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor transfer

  • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

Great story, good narrators but weird overdubs

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow of the Hegemon to be better than the print version?

No. I like both.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

One of the narrators was very whiny sounding and didn't seem a suitable voice for the characters in this book. Most of them were very good, though.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several

Any additional comments?

There are multiple places where a completely different person has been re-recorded over the original material. A couple places are phrases, but most of them seem to just be the word "hegemon". It's really really bad and annoying and completely takes you out of that sweet spot of story-listening-zen-state.

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  • Benjamin Dragon - Awakening

  • The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon, Book 1
  • By: C. G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Nathan William Heller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Meet Benjamin Dragon, a boy with a gift.... Benjamin is smart, really smart. Without asking Benjamin, his parents move to a new town and put him two grades ahead of where he should be. Now a full head shorter than other kids in his new school, Benjamin is a perfect target for bullies. Is he destined to be an outcast once again? Then strange things start happening. A bully brushed aside. A car diverted from smashing into a young girl. Is it coincidence or is Benjamin making them happen?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration made this book almost unbearable

  • By Stephen Larsen on 04-23-18

Great story, narrator needs work

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

What did you love best about Benjamin Dragon - Awakening?

2 things: Benjamin's personality, and the fact that a bully gets transformed into a good kid!

How could the performance have been better?

Whenever the narrator was reading anything except actual quotes, his delivery was flat, ominous and robotic. It was almost as if each word was recorded separately and then just spliced together. We mostly got used to it by the end, but it was very distracting.

Any additional comments?

The narrator's conversational performance (voices, inflection, etc) was wonderful. But anything that wasn't actual speaking parts for the characters was so flatly done. He could be a GREAT narrator, but needs some coaching.