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Dana Pearson

Oakland, CA USA
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  • Last Dragon Standing

  • Heartstrikers, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355

There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob's grand plan finally comes to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Finish

  • By Smudge on 03-12-18

Fantastic conclusion to this amazing epic romp!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I've enjoyed this series more than any in decades and my interests range from hard sci fi to fantasy with a bunch of physics in between... Consume more than 50 audibles per year! Wonderful, fun, complex web of plots with truly endearing characters and the BEST narration I've EVER heard!

  • The Consuming Fire

  • The Interdependency, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,598

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Building upon a collapse, this follow-up exceeds!

  • By C. White on 10-16-18

Already waiting for what happens next!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Ya know how how rare it is to fall in love with a series and finish the next book in one sitting? Well... That's the magic of Scalzi & his new series... Luv Wheaton's frolicking reading, the riotous potty mouth of some and the plot intrigue in this expanding universe... Just get it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Enemy Lines

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Cut off from home, Princess Kelsey Bandar needs a place to hide from the vengeful Rebel Empire. The secrets she stole give her people a fighting chance in the war that brought down the original Terran Empire. If she gets them home. If her prisoners cooperate. Should that prove impossible, she must then convince a long-hidden people to help her. After she finds them, of course.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • least impressive of the series

  • By Kevin on 12-28-17

The ever unfolding space opera of the decade!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

As a life long avid SF fan of 67 I find this saga to be truly unique... An ever expanding universe with solid new & unfolding plot ideas at both the micro and macro level. It is such a fun and engrossing series... Which I began just two weeks ago!

Often such stories grow old and repetitive after a few books or they just become so disjointed that my interest wanes. Not so here... As I get ready to begin the last book I know I'm going to be very frustrated having to wait for Mixon to finish another...

  • Paying the Price

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 5
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Admiral Jared Mertz and Princess Kelsey Bandar saved billions of lives and staved off an invasion of the Terran Empire, but not everyone is cheering their success. Their triumphant return sets off a chain of events that threaten not only their lives, but everyone they hold dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fantastic

  • By Jason Kiefer on 10-06-18

What a fast paced fun filled romp... EXCELLENT!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This series just keeps getting better! Fantastic world building moves into exciting personal challenges that kept me in suspense, laughing and cheering... Could easily be an ending but the real challenge is just beginning... And I am unable to resist immediately beginning the next book...

Really impressed with this series. Absolutely thrilling space opera, vast in scope, dealing with contemporary physics, all sorts of possibilities, wrapped in ready to digest storytelling that is an absolute joy to devour...

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Volume 1

  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 26 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Looking for military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale? If dead empires, galactic exploration, civilization-threatening war, and the battle for the future of humanity sounds interesting, this is the series for you! This box set omnibus edition includes the first three books in The Empire of Bones Saga plus a bonus story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot wait to read the rest of this epic saga!

  • By Steven L. Lindauer on 06-21-18

First 3 fantastic books in one volume. Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Amazing unique universe building... Easy to follow... Awesome action and plot development... Came to this unique series while searching for more books narrated by Veronica Giguere, one of my favorite voice artists. I love space operas and was immediately sucked in... Fantastic story and the best part is it continues for many more books, all with the same narrator, which to me, is important.

Three fast paced and exciting books for the price of one...in a huge universe that I can explore for the next year! Best deal in a long time. I'm loving this ride

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,099

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

Oh my! Totally unique, unexpected & fun

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

What is reality??? Both John and Will combine to create the most unique, wtf is really going on, deep yet light jumble of words I've listened to yet... I'm so chuckling as I near the end of this thoroughly unexpected experience...

I've read or listened to everything Scalzi has created cept for this... Don't know why i missed it but here it was, sitting on my phone already and so Audible would not let me buy it again during a sale... Do I buy too many books??? So I fired it up and two days later I'm smiling and glad it finally found its way into my brain...

Scalzi at his best... Wheaton... Love his storytelling

  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Odd book with some good info

  • By Michael on 12-02-17

Amazing, riveting & timely... A must read

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Wow! Max does it again! Takes Bostrum's AI discussions to a whole new level and I was captivated by the possibilities which are just around the corner... We indeed live in the best and worst of times...

Loved the Elon story... Truly love that human! Narration is great. Wake up and take care... I'm so glad to be in the here and now... Again, in a word... "WOW!"

  • Incubus Caged

  • The Incubus Series, Volume 1
  • By: A. H. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lauren Harris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

When Jessica volunteered as tribute to a sorcerer's court, she knew that sex would be part of her job. However, she did not expect Lord Azrael to “feed” her to his pet incubus on her first day at work. She’s shocked that the incubus - a shape-shifting panther - can take the form of a man. She’s shocked that they have an audience. She’s even more shocked that she likes it. When the show is over, Jessica is sent off to new adventures, but she can’t stop thinking about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensual, erotic, sex, fantasy and magic! OMG! WOW!

  • By Dana Pearson on 11-28-17

Sensual, erotic, sex, fantasy and magic! OMG! WOW!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Totally surprised but I fell in love with this book although I've never read romance... However, after listening to several chapters posted to her Patron feed, I was HOOKED and as soon as Audible got it, I grabbed it!

I've read/listened to all of Abby's fantasy books as she is an amazing author, creates an ongoing and ever expanding captivating world with characters I've come to love. I'm NEVER disappointed, except for waiting for the next book...

Having never read an erotic sex laden book before and had dismissed this new adventure of hers but oh my! Was I in for a surprise! This journey she is creating is a non stop BLAST! And wow does she do sex well! And Magic... And plot... And characters!

I can see her rapidly becoming a a rising star in this genre and her ability to add her fantasy magical chops is huge!

The ultimate high five was finding myself already aching for the next book to show up when I was only part way through the fourth chapter!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours

  • By: David Mack
  • Narrated by: Susan Eisenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A new chapter for Trek books

  • By Billly on 10-16-17

Amazing prelude to Discovery... Must get!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Fantastic story, tons of background, insights into character and behaviors of main people I'm coming to love, loads of fun, fantastic narration, and... If you want to better understand the current show, get it!

I listened straight thru... Couldn't stop... So glad I heard about this and can't wait till Sunday!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,699

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Wonderful conclusion to a unique & powerful story

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

The bobiverse was a blast! Totally unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable. Well crafted conclusion with the possibility for new adventures in the future

1 of 1 people found this review helpful