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  • AlterWorld

  • Play to Live, Book 1
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129

A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for people who are expecting a 4.5 star book

  • By Liz on 06-06-16

Escape Into Another World

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Bought this book simply because it looked interesting and got swept into an adventure. As an avid RPG player, I have often wondered what it would be like to be in the game, instead of just playing the game. I have listened to many based on video games, but never one from the players point of view.

D Rus has introduced me to a whole new genre of audio books to enjoy and Michael Goldstrom did a terrific job of narrating the book.

  • Clear and Present Danger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 30 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386

Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A sophisticated story badly narrated.

  • By Thomas on 10-23-14

Terrific Book. Much better Narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-11

Tom Clancy does it again. The book kept my attention throughout and was hard to put down. Michael Prichard does a great job on this reproduction of the book. Unlike the other reading by J. Charles, Prichard is easy to understand and reads at an understandable rate. I can only hope that he narrates some of the other books.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Gears of War: Anvil Gate

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto's survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts' stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll - but it's nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can't handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they'd left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-18

Traviss Does it Again

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

Reviewed: 12-26-10

Just when you think that the books can't get anymore interesting, they do. Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, references in past books are made clear. You learn more and more about the characters and what make them who they are; and how their pasts have shaped their present day. I can hardly wait for the next book to find out what happens.

David Colacci continues his terrific job as Narrator in the series. The characters quite literally come alive in the reading of the book.

  • Piercing the Darkness

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Across a vast panorama of heart-stopping action, Sally Roe flees for her life. Her journey is a penetrating portrayal of our times, and a vivid reminder of the redemptive power of the Cross.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Great Narrator, Bad Audio

  • By T. Heidner on 01-17-10

Great Book, Great Narrator, Bad Audio

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-10

Frank Peretti writes another great book and Kevin Foley does a great job narrating it.

However (at the time of this posting) Audible did a poor job creating the Audio Files. Evidentally this book was "ripped" right from the CDs and put into audible format.

About every hour you hear "end of disc...please insert disc...".

Author's Writing... 5 Stars
Narrator's Reading... 5 Stars
Audible's Formatting... 3 Stars.

32 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Gears of War

  • Aspho Fields
  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom's elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There's a new war to fight now, a war for mankind's very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOTS OF DEPTH FOR GEARHEADS

  • By Mike Honcho on 06-17-11

Add much depth to the game.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-09

Karen Traviss does a terrific job writing as does David Colacci narrating this book.

I played the video game and then found out about the book and got it simply for more background to the story. The only negative point about the book was the bouncing around from present to past, as the listener can become confused.

I can only hope that Mr. Colacci narrates the second book as well, as he did a great job.
Can hardly wait for the next book to come out is Audio Book form.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret on Ararat

  • Babylon Rising, Book 2
  • By: Tim LaHaye, Bob Phillips
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

In the second Babylon Rising novel, Biblical scholar, archaeologist, professor, and hero for our times Michael Murphy is in pursuit of one of the most mysterious and sought-after of all Biblical artifacts, Noah's Ark. As Murphy undertakes his death-defying quest to ascend Mount Ararat, he will discover dramatic revelations of Biblical prophecies and be drawn even closer to the most terrifying evil about to be unleashed on all mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Tammy on 09-25-05

Another Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-09

Anyone that knows Tim LaHaye's books, knows what a terrific Christian writer he is. This book not only takes the reader through the history of Noah's Ark, but also presents it in a way that easier to understand.

LaHaye does a great job of combining history, suspense and mystery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful