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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,327

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

wow

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

What made the experience of listening to Ready Player One the most enjoyable?

It is a really fun book filled with nostalgia and lots of great twists. It is probably one of the best books I've read/listened to, in a long time.

Any additional comments?

sorry... I don't want to give away any of the fun.... you will just have to listen for yourself

  • Lord Hornblower

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Having received strict and confidential orders from high above, C.S. Forester's inimitable hero must recapture The Flame, a brig which has been taken over by a band of mutineers. Voyaging to the Bay of Seine in order to rescue the captive Lieutenant Augustin Chadwick from his disloyal crew, Horatio Hornblower must once more fight for the freedom and safety of his people and country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By Michael on 12-09-11

I've never read a Hornblower book that wasn't well worth reading

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

Napoleon's return gives little joy to a war weary world and Hornblower is caught in the middle of it all. Far from the sea and yet in some very hot water. Can he escape from the French Empire's "justice"?

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  • Death of a Doxy

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Blackmail is such an ugly word. But then again, so is murder. Unfortunately, both terms have been laid at the feet of one of Nero Wolfe's oldest acquaintances, a fellow P.I. with a knack for finding trouble, and stepping straight into it. He's been accused of murdering a kept woman, and now Nero's on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best of a great series

  • By Michael on 09-28-13

Who needs evidence if you know who did it.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

Another excellent story about that fat tricky detective and his employee, side-kick, gadfly Archie. How can they save Cather and get the real murder with out a bit of evidence? Read on only Nero Wolf would stand a chance.

  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept / Hated the prosletyzing

  • By Alton J Henley on 08-12-16

When capturing slaves know what you have

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

What made the experience of listening to A Learning Experience, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

An enjoyable space opera - lots of action. Here are the added attraction of seeing the humans show the adaptability and toughness that will be needed if we ever do meet another race from space.

  • Vita Brevis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

  • Medicus, Book 7
  • By: Ruth Downie
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors - some skilled - but others positively dangerous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life in Ancient Rome

  • By Jean on 10-19-16

Another step into a real feeling Rome

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Ruth Dqwnie has once again shown us a very real feeling experience of life in the human world of ancient Rome. Here you will see a version of ancient people that shows that technology changes but people and how the relate to each other stay much the same. This book will take you to the side of Rome, the capital of the world, where common people live lives of drama that will not show in the writings of the great latin authors but still rings true. The real Rome would have had to operate much as this book shows because even Rome has to provide a living for the common people.

  • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he's happy - eager, even - to take the case that's just come his way. Andy's long-time friend Martha "Pups" Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can't handle, raises them until they're old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Kathi on 10-31-16

Andy is at it again saving dogs and people

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

What made the experience of listening to The Twelve Dogs of Christmas the most enjoyable?

Andy is at it again saving dogs and people in that order. I have yet to find an Andy Carpenter book that was not a lot of fun to read and sometimes laugh with. Humor, adventure, law and a fine loving regard for our four footed best friends mark this Andy Carpenter books out from other authors.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,908

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

A very clever idea well rendered.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Bob has some trouble knowing which he is but not the reader. This is an interesting idea with legions of Bobs, all more or less the same, he will either go crazy or accomplish a great deal. It's fun following their progress but I can't imaginewhat the next book will have them doing. I'll just have to wait and read the next one.

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  • Captain Blood

  • By: Rafael Sabatini
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Wrongfully arrested following the Monmouth rebellion of 1685, Peter Blood, country physician and former soldier, escapes the hangman's noose only to be exiled to the tropical colonies. Sold into slavery to a cruel plantation owner, his moral fortitude and medical ability soon earn him the favour of the island's governor and the attentions of Arabella, his master's niece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swashbuckling at its Finest

  • By Mark S. Traub on 04-18-14

Still a good read after all these years.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A nice fun read. Honor and chivalry are alive and well on pirate ships -at least if Captain Blood is in command.

  • Open and Shut

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?

  • By pewter on 02-05-13

The first and one of the most fun Andy cases

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

This story is such a fine mix of mystery, humor and great people to meet. Even the bad folks are interesting to meet and hate. The rest are people you would like to spend an evening getting to know. They could be friends particularly Terra.

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,711

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

A very clever story idea

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

If you do any d20 roll playing games this will cause you to smile and answer one of the questions that every adventurer has always had at the end of a game. What happens to the NPCs?

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