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  • The Last Deployment

  • A Collection of Space Stories
  • By: David Guenther
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A short novella sized compilation of five mixed short stories. The stories are a hodgepodge of humor, military science fiction, space opera, and fantasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories, rough narration

  • By AY4 on 01-28-19

Good narration

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Stories a little depressing for my taste but the narration was good which improved the overall story for me.

  • Spotless

  • Spotless Series, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Island Chaptal - nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night - just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait...Mr. Clean. A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn't there to kill her...yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she's got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Chay on 08-29-16

I thought it would never end

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Bad, bad , bad. I really hate to criticize someone's work but the story was predictable--the characters whiny and immature with attempts to cover how bad the story is with the occasional F-bomb. Why, oh why do female characters always have to be written as too stupid to know when to to follow smart instructions instead of following their ridiculous instincts and endangering the other characters. I have more faith in female
gender than that. And the narration just made the character sound even more whiny and immature. Hope the writer improves with time.

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  • Star Shroud

  • Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Zack Quick has been on the move for 10 years, hacking big corporations and exposing their secrets. Then he stumbles upon one of the biggest discoveries that will forever change the world - and possibly get him killed. Kaylan Farrow is the pilot for Earth's most advanced spaceship, whose maiden voyage is supposed to take her crew to Titan, but newly released images from a deep space probe threaten to cancel the mission.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had potential but love quadrangle ruined it for me

  • By KCK on 02-27-17

Confusing Characters

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Story line somewhat predictable but the most annoying part is the difficulty keeping track of/ following characters do to similar names or games starting with the same letter---example Kat and Kaylen, Hicks and Hutchison--seriously!

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,576

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

Unusual concept

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

Unusual concept but really liked, left me wanting the story to continue on. Wonder if this will become a series

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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,028

A technology that will change what it means to be human...A discovery that questions the very laws of physics......and a catastrophe that cannot be stopped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Amanda De Wolf on 03-21-15

Dolphins and aliens what more could you ask for

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

I enjoy a an easy read. The was an easy enjoyable read. I'm not a great stickler for scientific detail--non fiction books are fantasy, your aloud to stretch the boundaries a little. I deal with life and death everyday--so I prefer something a little more fantastical in my reading

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

Too predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I had the story line all figured out by the end of the first chapter--no a horrible book but could have been better

  • Steel Walls and Dirt Drops

  • By: Alan Black
  • Narrated by: Patrick Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The new commander of the 1392nd Allied Protective Expeditionary Services is Hamisha Ann McPherson and this is her first command of anything larger than a squad. She is a larger-than-life combat veteran and a bonafide war hero. She knows combat. She also knows that combat is one thing, and that command is a warthog of a different and dubious color. Misha wonders if she has the necessary skills to turn this group of slackers, petty criminals, and losers into an effective fighting unit in the short time she has left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth relistening to, (My 4th time).<br />

  • By Curtis Wright on 11-01-16

Left wanting

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Though I have bought most of his books, because I keep running out of books to listen to, I find them left wanting. He seems to take a great deal of time building a story with too much of the mundane, then just as the book begins to get interesting-i t abruptly ends. It almost feels like he gets bored with or tired of the project and just wants to hurry up and end it. It always feels like there should be a sequel to finish the story but one does not come.

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  • Spin

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,680

One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Brian on 03-28-08

Big yawn

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

Reviewed: 04-15-13

This the never ending story. I wanted to bang my head against a wall listening to these characters. the main character pining on ad nauseum the forever self sacrificing nit wit female charcter. Not my cup of tea.

  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

Liked this twist these characters present

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

Reviewed: 09-02-11

I really liked this series. Reminds me of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum series"--which I find highly entertaining. Hope to see more from this writer

  • Kitty and The Midnight Hour

  • Kitty Norville, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,993

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!

  • By Austin gal on 08-08-09

Are you kidding me?!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-11

I expected so much more. There was too much of a dominance theme in this book. Sorry I just can't see this I personally found that theme very disturbing. I got this book because book 2 had a high reviewer rating and I don't like to come in mid series so I purchased this one first. Won't be purchasing the sequels.

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