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  • Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

  • The First Official Stranger Things Novel
  • By: Gwenda Bond
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code named MKULTRA. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Storyline, Poor Performance

  • By Kristen on 02-21-19

Friends (fellow readers) Never Lie

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

NO SPOILERS: I reeeaallly like Stranger Things. I really liked this book.

It's mostly all new characters in somewhat of a familiar setting in 1969/1970. It deals just enough with the infamous Indigo program and the psychopathic Dr. Brennan and Eleven's mom and Hawkins to shed a lot of light on things the Netflix series only hinted at while leaving plenty of room for your own questions and theories. The book will leave you wanting more in a good way. Very strong first book of the official Stranger Things novels.

Read it now to get your fix until the next season comes out.

Ok....1 spoiler! No Barb.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,820

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

Highly recommend!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Once again the SW books hit a homerun in a familiar yet unique style. Reads in part like all the SW books you've loved mixed in with an "Art of War " tactical chess game feel. This was my first introduction to the character Thrawn and he is now one of my top two favorite characters in the SW universe.

The voice acting was superb. If I had to really pick it apart the only thing I wish was better were the voices for all the non main characters. Many of them sounded the same, but don't let this put you off. The actor greatly performed MANY male and female voices superbly.

I'm already preordering the sequel!

  • Star Wars: Life Debt - Aftermath, Book 2

  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,345

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig's New York Times best-selling trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huge improvement over "Aftermath", but not perfect

  • By Sara on 07-18-16

Thank the maker!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

This book is even better than the first in this trilogy. This book provides many answers and even more questions regarding Snoke, Palpatine, Rey, Jakku, Han & Leigha.... And so so much more. Beyond the story, the performance was amazing. Excellently provides different voices for countless characters.

Read this before the last Jedi!

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,625

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

Good not great

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Remember really liking a movie so bad you freaked when part 2 was coming out? Remember listening to that band's first album over and over, then getting so excited for the follow up? Remember in both of those situations you were left feeling a little let down when they weren't as amazing as the first? Same with this book.

The story is good. The reader is ok (i love Wil Wheaton, I just don't think he can do multiple characters as good as others).

Here's the problem, and you have probably read it in other reviews. I did before I read the book. I also thought the same thing some of you are thinking "that review is just critical. Why does event compare this book to Ready Player one?" The answer is, because RP1 was fan freaking tastic. There is no matching that book. Armada doesn't spend as much time crafting and developing the story and characters. RP1 felt big, epic, Armada feels like a rushed fan fiction. It's ok. It's good on its own, but not on my top 10 list of all time, of last year, or of any top 10. It's just ok and that is ok. I can't wait to see what books Ernest Cline writes in the future. We know what he's capable of, and his 3rd book will remind everyone again.

  • Coreyography

  • By: Corey Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey Feldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the Two Coreys, but liked this.

  • By ricketsj on 04-29-14

Good though short

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

I enjoyed this book very much. I especially like the early parts of Koreys life in the 1980s. However, Corey breezed through many events and years in his life. I would've personally enjoyed another 4 to 5 hours detailing things in between his films.

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,710

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

Best fiction reading I've heard

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

I've now listened to the audio book and seen the movie. I am a huge fan of the reader, he manages to capture the character completely. As if the character were written for him to perform. Looking forward to the rest of the series as the story is humorous and clever, with a dash of creepy.