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  • Sovereign

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,258

Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures. If Micah ever wants to see his family or his home again, he’ll have to learn to how to survive on a hostile alien world, all alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT like the Martian

  • By TrustedReviewer on 02-21-19

Not good sci-fi.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Not an interesting story. Unsure if it was the narrator, which sometimes sounds like T.J. Miller, or the writer but the entire story felt like it was the product of a creative writing class. Many times throughout the story I just felt bored.

  • The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

  • And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
  • By: Thomas Morris
  • Narrated by: Thomas Morris, Ruper Farley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the 19th century is just one of many strange tales that have long lain undiscovered in the pages of old medical journals. Award-winning medical historian Thomas Morris delivers one of the most remarkable, cringe-inducing collections of stories ever assembled.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vastly Entertaining

  • By WhittlessB on 03-13-19

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I was hoping for a variety of interesting strange and current set of medical oddity stories. The book is just medical stories from the Victorian era that at some point where kinda interesting, I guess. The best part of this was the narrator. I felt I had to force myself to finish this book.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Things They Carried

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,314

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy Load

  • By Mel on 10-28-13

Fiction based on fact?

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I originally purchased this book because I’m a fan of war memoirs but from what I gathered this book is based on the authors experiences but written as fiction. The narrator is excellent but I lost interest many time as I was expecting a factual story but was listening to accounts told in a fictional way.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,118

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Wish it was longer.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

As a veteran myself I always enjoy subject matter like this that spotlights other veterans experiences. It’s good to see positive movements like this making a change. I do wish this was longer and contained a little more of theses veteran comedians bits but still good overall. Also glad to hear Broke For Free contributing to the soundtrack.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 776

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

Chapter 2!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

As short as this was Chapter 2 made it all worth while. I wish there was a drink and dessert menu added to the chapter. Maybe it’s in the unabridged version.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,410

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Was expecting more

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I was expecting more after the author's last book. My biggest issue was the main character was just not likeable or relatable. It was like trying to make a criminal into an angel. A few times I felt as though I should be rooting of any other character in the book. It wasn't about the the character trying to better herself or survive some tragedy but rather a character attempting to get herself out of the hole she herself dug. I couldn't feel bad for the character or bring myself to enjoy what she was experiencing. I think that was the biggest issue with this story.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,169

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Good story and great history

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Being a fan of History I'm always up for a book like this. The narrator has the right type of voice for a story like this. It is written very well and read the same way. Keeping to the facts of this journey really helped you visualize what the men went through and must've been feeling on such a journey.

  • Deviant

  • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of true crime

  • By E F on 07-17-16

Expertly told

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The entire story is extremely interesting but the way the author tells it is amazing. It gets right to the point and doesn't go off on irrelevant tangents. After a short background of Ed Gein the author lays out the facts and never involves personal opinion or bias. That is what I enjoyed most about this book. As interesting as the topic is it remained a neutral telling of actual events. I would very much recommend this book to everyone.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,869

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Two topics with not much in common

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

This book was recommended and since it deals with actually events in history I figured why not. Where this book goes wrong is that it takes two separate topics which are barely connected by location and a specific point in history and attempts to mesh them together. The telling of both events are always separate and the author seems to be connecting them by a thin thread much like a conspiracy theorist would on a white board. Even though the book is based on actual events it is written in the same way that a non-fiction book would be written. These two reasons made it hard to get through this title. Each topic could've made better stand alone books.

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    Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    4,067 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

Straight Documentary without the visuals

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

What did you like best about The Home Front: Life in America During World War II? What did you like least?

Martin Sheen is great as a narrator. His voice and demeanor seem to blend well with the topic of discussion. While the story takes audio excerpts from the past during that time it seemed to leave you wanting to see some visuals of the time. I know it's an audiobook but It felt like this topic should've come with a pdf of images.

What did you like best about this story?

It was nice to have some back story of the state of the country during this time in history and not just what was going on in the war. This fact gives you a more well rounded understanding of History.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was great, can't think of anything he could've done better.

Any additional comments?

While this title was a look back into history it is essentially a documentary without any of the visuals. This is something that could easily be shown on PBS or the History Channel. It was interesting listening to real accounts of people living during that time but I would prefer to sit down and watch a documentary covering the same thing.