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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,993

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

Great Story!!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

The story was great, the narration was superb and I have already recommended this to my friends. Thanks Audible!!

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • By: Billie Letts
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Luttie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Luttie lives in the god-forsaken town of Yankton, South Dakota, with her nine-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By John S. on 07-15-08

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I enjoyed this story very much. I think it would be quite adaptable for screen writing and a production would be appealing to any drama lover.

  • And After

  • Until the End of the World, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101

Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect. When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 05-16-19

series gets even better

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I am hooked, can't wait next book in series, this book was even better than the last and it made me cry, which is a good thing, it means I'm really into the story. On to Alaska:)

  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 05-16-19

Pleasant Surprise!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

I have avoided Zombie and Vampire Apocalypses since I'm just not that into Zombies and Vampires but I gave this story a chance because I enjoyed a snippet of "So Long Lollipops" (next book in series) and loved it. This is not a story about fighting Zombies, it's a story about bonding, survival, forgiveness and unity. Can't wait to continue on with the series, especially recommended for dystopian novel enthusiasts.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death of Kings

  • Saxon Tales, Book 6
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Cornwell. Hate this reader

  • By Bill on 04-13-15

loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

another great performance and story gives historical events an entertaining and dramatic portrayal of my ancestry that i have learned from and cherish. i just love this book series....next installment, please!!

  • The Burning Land

  • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222

In a clash of heroes,the kingdom is born.A t the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes attack. But Uhtred, Alfred’s reluctant warlord, proves his worth, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats. For Uhtred, the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I got used to Jonathan Keeble

  • By JohnE on 09-27-16

Perfect Narration!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Love this series, this is the fifth book i've enjoyed and this narrator is my favorite. Ready to download the next installment of this historical fiction based on my ancestors, the Danes, and the Saxons.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Elfstones of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Book 2
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999

Before the Great Wars and the Old Race of Man, there was a world populated by different beings: elves, demons, faeries, and the like. The Elves and the Demons constantly fought each other, until the Elves finally imprisoned them with the enchanted tree called the Ellcrys. Thousands of years later the Ellcrys still survives and still keeps the Demons imprisoned within the Spell of Forbidding, but not for much longer, the Ellcrys is dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Shannara Story

  • By Daniel on 02-03-16

wonderful read, tugs the heart

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

If you could sum up The Elfstones of Shannara in three words, what would they be?

good chick book

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elfstones of Shannara?

the metamorphosis of amberle

Which scene was your favorite?

when wil went back to his lady, the tree

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

yes, it made me cry a couple of times, i was very involved in the story.

Any additional comments?

i could start 10 other books but i am hooked on this series and am ready for wishsong. i am also thrilled that mtv is producing the series, should have been done long ago, i love game of thrones but it's too graphic for my granddaughters but the shannara series is absolutely perfect for them.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,084

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Makes so much sense it was scary

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

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

yes - plus i sent a hard copy to a scholar/friend

What did you like best about this story?

actually, i didn't like anything about it because it exposed what a horrible species we are.

What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

normally scientific renditions are not interesting to me, had to be the narration.

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

honestly, both.

Any additional comments?

this is a very good, factual and realistic depiction of the before, here and after that resulted in me feeling ashamed and helpless because the truth hurts.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Mercy

  • His Fair Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Robin LaFevers
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 926

Escaping an arranged marriage, 17-year-old Ismae finds sanctuary in the St. Mortain convent, where the sisters worship the gods of old. There, Ismae learns that the God of Death has special plans for her—a destiny that will one day compel her to betray the man she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start but Finished Strong

  • By Staaj on 10-12-12

Not Great

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

Reviewed: 04-13-15

Would you try another book from Robin LaFevers and/or Erin Moon?

maybe if the narration was spell binding

Has Grave Mercy turned you off from other books in this genre?

it turned me off to books by this author but the genre is not dead to me.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erin Moon?

Bianca Amato

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no, not in relation to my level of maturity, but it might work for an adolescent audience, like teenagers who don't care that the french and british characters are speaking as modern americans during the historical french revolution.

Any additional comments?

i suggest that when writing a fictional period piece, weaving accuracy into the detail of the time period and its characters would enhance the flavor of the novel. with audio production in mind, a narrator that skillfully portrays a natural rhythm and dialect pertaining to the time, place and people is more effective at characterizing the events taking place and typically wins my full attention til the end.

23 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

  • By: John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: John R. Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Hank's in double trouble! Hank conducts defensive maneuvers against an attacking silver monster bird. But the trouble really begins when Hank is stricken with a terrible case of "Eye-Croserosis". Can he find a cure? Will the mysterious Madame Moonshine be able to help him? Hank's job is at stake!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Tana on 06-09-15

great for adults and kids

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Would you listen to The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog again? Why?

yes, because it's just that good.

What did you like best about this story?

i can engage my grandkids in a good story while finding it entertaining myself.

Have you listened to any of John R. Erickson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

i have not but i will look forward to future performances.

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

yes but couldn't because we didn't start it til bedtime so we plugged it in the next day while we drove around doing our business.

Any additional comments?

my grandkids loved hank so much they made me listen to it over and over again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful