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  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,360

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Excellent and so so Clever!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I really enjoyed this refreshing twist on mideivel magic. Exceptional story telling and family friendly.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 217,260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202,485

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Amazing book, amd awesome narration!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

I got hooked really quick. This future vision of America was really fascunating, and was a great combination of 80's nostalgia, action, and fantasy. I have no doubt I will listen to this book again. I also hope Will Wheaton narrates more titles in the future because he really added alot of character to this story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,943

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

Amazing conclusion to a great series

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

The problem I always have with Brandon Sanderson books, is that they are so great that I dont where to go when they are finished. the narration was very good, and I look forward to reading all of Mr Sandersons books in the future.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,306

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd to the Storm-light Archives.....

  • By Mitchell on 03-30-18

I am so glad i finally listened to Mistborn.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Excellent story, and Brandon Sanderson has such a gift with the different mechanics of magic. I knew of him and was a big from the end of The Hweel of time and then The Way of Kings, now I am a fanboy for all of his new releases. Dont move on to another before you give this one a chance.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,931
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152,767

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Exciting story of desperation.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

I listened to this entire book in 3 days, so it is short, but what a great story. Such a great story packaged into a short book.

  • Going Clear

  • Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
  • By: Lawrence Wright
  • Narrated by: Morton Sellers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scared the Hell Out of Me

  • By Chris Reich on 02-02-13

In depth disclosure of a mindless cult.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Going Clear the most enjoyable?

The history of L Ron Hubbard, and the current COB was really interesting. It is amazing how lost the people who join Scientology are. They take abuse because they must think they deserve it. It is so obvious from the outside that LRH was making this up as he went along.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I found myself anxious to finish because the facts keep coming, and when you think it couldn't get any worse, Miscavage shows you he has no shame.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Patriot

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278

September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plot had some up's and down's

  • By Xavier on 11-27-11

Part Davicinci code, and part spy thriller!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-14

Where does The Last Patriot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Brad Thor has not written a book I didn't like yet. Great story, great plot, and character development.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

George does many different authors in this genre including Daniel Silva. I enjoy them enormously, and have a hard time when he doesn't read the next book in a series I am used to hearing him in.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I usually listen in the car or early in the morning, but I wanted to listen to this book straight through. I hate being a grown and having to work!!!!!

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,949

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Steven King?

  • By Atagirl on 06-28-15

Its the Secret Electricity!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-14

What did you love best about Revival?

It is a new type of story from Stephen King, and having listened to almost every book he has written it was refreshing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Rev is my favorite person. After listening to 50 some years of character development you find your self both horribly sad for him, and compassionate of his maddening obsession.

What about David Morse’s performance did you like?

David Morse sold this book for me. I had not heard him on audible before, and I will specifically look for books he reads in the future. He has the range of telling the story from a young boys perspective, and then being the wizened old man.

Any additional comments?

This book will take you through an enormous spectrum of emotions. You feel great loss first hand, you feel time drag on. I am only 33 years old, but I came to terms with how fragile my mortality is when I contemplated the reality that as time goes on you lose family and friends in way I had not much considered.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Strain

  • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,057
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,060

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary!

  • By Karen on 05-07-12

Brilliant Story, it grips you like a stinger.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-14

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

Way too short.

What other book might you compare The Strain to and why?

World War Z, because it has a very similar apocalyptic theme, and where both really great to read.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ron Perlman’s performances?

Not a chance

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Its the new deep throat.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,769

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too dark and violent

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-24-14

A brilliant new genre for Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 07-06-14

Would you listen to Mr. Mercedes again? Why?

Yes, King took a story line worthy of a lame episode of Criminal Minds, and made that single episode an incredible story. Really enjoyed this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Mercedes?

My heart was racing as the book came to its conclusion, and that seems to be a theme with King books, he knows how to get you twisted up in anticipation of the big finale.

Any additional comments?

While trying very hard to not sound like a fanboy of King books, he really knows how to develop characters. Flaws and all laid bare for you to really connect with.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful