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  • Into the Storm

  • Destroyermen, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846

Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You've been there before; a nice trip anyway

  • By David on 04-30-10

great easy listening adventure for sifi lovers

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

good listen while you drive or whatever. great premise for an adventure. it is a bit cornball but that is what we are paying for

  • The Flame Bearer

  • Saxon Tales, Book 10
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,102

From the day it was stolen from me, I dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort had been built on a rock that was almost an island. It was massive; it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track; and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon queen, Aethelflaed, have agreed to a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So so

  • By Brent on 12-08-16

Matt Bates makes a great story sing

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

If Ky have come this far in the tale of Utred, you are clearly a Cromwell fan. So let me just say that the narrator Matt Bates is a master as well. He bring's the tale's humor and seething energy to life through his voice and characters. Kudos

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,329

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Bark twice

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

A story of true friendship more human than most And a tale of a true hero in the face of cruelty and plan bad luck. All this is told by a voice with a perfect canine cadence

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,331

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

There is no stopping this story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

This is a relentless thriller. Sometimes I just want the main character to tell us the next part of the story and drop all the commentary about why he is telling it. Narrators do get off track. However he is lovable, imperfect hero and I would have lunch with him for sure. (But I would not let my wife have lunch with him.)

The plot is excellent and keeps you engaged. Yes they are actually Stone Men, real ones.

The prose is fine, and the British english fun for a yank, bangers and mash and so on.

I listened to this on my commute and found it perfect for passing the time. I recommend this book.

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