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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 203,279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,416

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

this was the best book!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I love this book! I'm an adult almost 40 and this book was so fun to listen to. I don't think I've really enjoyed a story like this since I listen to the first book of the Outlander series. I'm not a video game person but I do love 80s trivia so I really enjoyed all of the bits the author put in there. there may have been things that the author could have done to make the story more but sometimes more isn't better sometimes it's just more.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,587

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

a little predictable after a while but a fun story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

it was a little predictable but a fun story I would continue reading this series.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,328

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

story was good. I really liked the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I really liked the overall story and the performance I felt was really good but if you've ever worked with animals and training then the level of depth that the author gave the dogs training was a little silly.... often. a few other small things drew me out of the story like, Holstering a shotgun when the characters walking... I can I get the idea of what the author was going for but it's not the right wording and it was so jarring I had to stop the book because I was immediately pulled out of the story just to think about that phrase.

Everything else about the story was good. I would definitely Look for other books by this Author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

a refreshing change of pace.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

it may be a larger story but this story started small and personal and I really liked it.

  • Sun Storm

  • By: Asa Larsson
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the town she'd left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm attorney, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend, Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically murdered in the revivalist church his charisma helped create. Beautiful and fragile, Sanna needs someone like Rebecka to remove the shadow of guilt that is engulfing her, to forestall an ambitious prosecutor and a dogged policewoman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • robotic narration

  • By Cathie on 03-26-16

it was good the narration could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

the narrator doesn't differentiate between the female voices very well so it's hard to tell who's speaking and who's not some of the time. it took a little while for me to get into this book and for a while I didn't think I'd read it at all. but I'm glad I read it it was a good story in the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Expats

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Pavone
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 539

Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Will Need to Pay Attention

  • By Ariel on 03-14-12

I enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Overall this is a good story. The bouncing back and forth from scene to scene without noticed can be a bit confusing at times. I'm sure that in the novel itself it's obvious based on type choices but audibly can be a bit challenging. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • The Travelers

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Pavone
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he's living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can't refuse. Soon Will's bad choices - and dark secrets - take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By Susan on 03-16-16

good story but it took a few chapters to get into

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-16

good story but it took a few chapters to get into it. over all I liked it and want to read the next book in the series

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,991

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

the ending ruined it.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

for me the ending can make or brake a book. I did not like the ending at all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,980

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

don't believe everything you read in the reviews

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

the recording was not as bad as some of the reviews led me to believe. glad I chose to listen to it anyway.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,371

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

Seriously, he needs a new stick

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

Reviewed: 09-01-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if they have actually liked the other Dan Brown books and ONLY THEN if they like to be able to predict the who done it etc.

What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have written a different story. Hes got one story and just rewrites it over and over again. I "like" the story but after a while its just boring and you know how its all going to go. You would have to be a pretty immature reader to not know whats coming... With all the language and GD being thrown around I wouldnt recommend a young reader actually reading it though.

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

I didnt read the actually book, just listen to the story. I really cant add anything here.

Did Digital Fortress inspire you to do anything?

Read different authors.

Any additional comments?

Story wise, I like Dan Brown. I enjoy the way he lays out his stories and all. But they are all the same. I would like him to branch out and try something new. Of course that which put him on the map has got to be a hard thing to let go.