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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,536

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Nice story distracting editing

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Overall the book is well done. It is unkind to religions which is bothersome. It also contains voice special effects for when people are talking over communications devices. That is distracting and doesn't help the immersion. Otherwise, five stars.

  • Summerland

  • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

An awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living. The new novel from the most exciting new voice in the genre since Neal Stephenson. Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I deeply regret listening to this audiobook

  • By Matthew on 07-03-18

An excellent story and well read!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Hannu Rajaniemi is rapidly becoming my favorite author. I look forward to even more stories by him.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,803

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

I would love to see more stories in this world.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

I would love to see more stories in this world. It's an excellent book. love the narrator.

  • My Transgender Coming Out Story

  • By: Parker Marie Molloy
  • Narrated by: Parker Marie Molloy
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

My Transgender Coming Out Story is the memoir of Parker Marie Molloy, a transgender woman from Chicago, detailing her upbringing, the struggles she had coming to terms with her transgender status, her experience starting hormone replacement therapy, and the act of building and sustaining relationships in a post-transition life. She also shares thoughts on gender, coming out, and the concept of self-discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone needs to listen to this

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-15

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

Trans or not this is a great listen.

The narrator is the author which also helps make it authentic.

  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,828

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

I'm in love with this book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Know that it is 2,171 years before the terrain exodus. Today is the twenty second day of the eight month. We meet in the Audible review section on the Audible website. I am Violet reviewer of this audio book...

I saw a review say it was hard to finish the first chapter. I admit it didn't instantly catch me, but by the second chapter I was hooked.

I really hope there are more books in this series.

If you want to know more please remember to proceed your question with "query."

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,732

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An Unwelcome Storyline…

  • By B-Ry on 07-15-16

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

I have never read a book a second time, but I'm tempted to with this series!

  • Rip-Off!

  • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 747

In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When is a rip-off not a rip-off?

  • By Julie W. Capell on 11-24-13

Free sci-fi podcasts give you way better stories.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-14

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

I was really disappointed in this one. I am a big fan of John Scalzi, and I usually love short stories. However, these stories are at best not bad. Some of them are just plain hard to listen to. I couldn't finish it.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

It's a series of short stories that take the first line of a classic story, and use it as a launching point for a new story. The lesson here is it's not always wise to stand on the shoulders of giants, and then jump off.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

A couple of the narrators did not actively annoy me. That's sadly the best thing about this book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rip-Off!?

The second story was the worst. Everything was painful to listen to in that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Origins of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428

Even D-list supervillains have to start somewhere. Follow Cal Stringel's misadventures as he climbs to the lowest levels of supervillany in the prequel to the smash hit, Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Angry that he wouldn't be known as the engineer who made Ultraweapon's force blasters, Cal resigns to chase after a bigger, better paycheck. However, the Promethia Corporation isn't going to let him go that easily and sets out to make his life a living hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anti-hero beginnings.

  • By Teresa on 02-26-15

Everything the first book was and more!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

Would you listen to Origins of a D-List Supervillain again? Why?

After the first book in the series finished I was really sad there wasn't a sequel. When I found Origins came out I was super excited! I loved every minute of it! I can't wait for the next book in the series. I wonder if Jim will abandon all other tasks in his life, so that we can get more of this series faster?

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am normally not a fan of prequels, but this book changed my mind. I loved every bit of foreshadowing, and extra bit of details this book offered. I wish there was a way to give the author more of my money because he deserves it!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...

  • By Michael on 10-08-12

Great from start, and awesome to finish!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

What did you love best about Confessions of a D-List Supervillain?

Usually I can put into words what I love most, or like least about just about any subject. With this book it's a real challenge because there isn't a single thing I didn't enjoy. That said, the book starts great, and gets better and better as you see more and more of the world.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful