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  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,582

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Carla on 11-22-17

Mostly fun.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

Interesting take on old fairy tales. if you are into tv series "Once" you might like it.. good narration, series of short but cohesive stories of moderate entertainment. good enough to listen to.. not so good I wanted more.

  • Commune: Book Three

  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series in sci-fi for great characters.

  • By TK2.0 on 11-19-18

Hoping for book IV soon!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

After reading books 1-3, I've given all three 5 stars across the board. Its a very believable apocalyptic theme with very life like character development (mostly) and story progression. You will become very interested in nearly all the characters as the story plays out from multiple perspectives- all of which are very well done. The narration is done by RC Bray who is THE reason I even discovered the series. He, like always, is brilliant in his portrayal of characters, moods, events.. I'll be waiting for book IV with great anticipation.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,767
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RC Bray as Hispanic Woman - Just Wow!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 05-03-18

Exceptional apopolyptic story

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

After reading books 1-3, I've given all three 5 stars across the board. Its a very believable apocalyptic theme with very life like character development (mostly) and story progression. You will become very interested in nearly all the characters as the story plays out from multiple perspectives- all of which are very well done. The narration is done by RC Bray who is THE reason I even discovered the series. He, like always, is brilliant in his portrayal of characters, moods, events.. I'll be waiting for book IV with great anticipation.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Simply boring..

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

If I wanted to wast 20hrs and 10min of my life, I could probably give a better review. However, I simply didnt have the fortitude to make it past the first several chapters. Maybe it was yawningly dull writing, mediocre narration, or utter lack of believable character development, but it has gone down in my history of over 10 years with audible as one of three returns. Just fair warning.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Predictable.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Largely unimaginative, mediocre narration sometimes bordering on silly, predictable story line with boring characters. I really wanted to like this book but was simply...bored. Actually forwarded thru many parts because they were nonessential and uninteresting. If your looking for a sci fi adventure, intelligent writing, or a unique story., look elsewhere. If you want to just go brain dead with the already tried and true plot and don't demand much from character development..it might be ok.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,745

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

short on story, long on technical decryption

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

It's worth a listen if you've the 30+ odd hours to spare and nothing else to do... but there is a significant lack of character development and an excess of technical, albiet intelligent, descriptions of space mechanisms/ machinery, ect. It's ok if you are into that, but if you are looking for more story than tech manual, you might be disappointed. I don't want to discourage space fans as it is still an intelligent read.. Its just more of a technical / mechanical description of space habitats/ships/ maintenance.. than it is a story of characters and how they interact with exceptional events. I finished it... but largely zoned out for the last 3-5 hours due to relative disinterest.

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,933
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,922

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dang it I want more

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-17

bordering stupid

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

interesting theme, booooooring narrator, and sub par writing are the background to waaay too many hours wasted listening to endless description repeats of characters traits, moods, and other items which are highly inconsistent thru book. ( at times zombies have empty eye sockets, other times they express profond emotion/ sometimes they smile happily, other times they clack bones since they can't smile/ some times they are great friends and devoted subjects with families and purpose, other times they are expendable ammunition with no consequence. real life avatars unrealistically carry over real life traits into game which is just silly - circles under eyes and other residual and largely unrealistic emotional signs that have nothing to do with the game. those go on and on.. character by character with little semblance of believability. mostly, one just rolls their eyes and shakes their head whilst praying fora quicker end to the already way to long story. In summary: poor writing, bloody shame on the editor, and while I'd really like to have liked it... it was just stupid. I read the first, also stupid, but hoped in vain for improvement in part two which soooooooooooo did NOT happen. unless you are in fifth grade with low literacy skills, the series is a safe skip.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Your Invisible Body & the Quantum Universe

  • By: Dan Howe, Ishan Rami
  • Narrated by: Ian Veigel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Our most recent scientific theory states that 99 percent of the multiverse is invisible to us. In fact, every current physics textbook makes this claim. Therefore, if only 1 percent of the multiverse is visible to us, the question becomes: When you view yourself in a mirror, are you truly seeing 100 percent of yourself...or just 1 percent? Best-selling author Ishan Rami is joined by Dan Howe to answer this question and more in their new audiobook: Your Invisible Body and the Quantum Universe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Prefect crap

  • By User on 05-06-17

Prefect crap

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

where to begin? .. in short, brain numbingly boring, an insult to intelligence, and a bunch of other meaningless hocus pocus that is only interesting if you were dropped on your head at a very early age. it was a (terrible, if well meant gift) or I'd return it with the exuberance of a7 year old on a trampoline. spare yourself... pass this one up in lieu of ... well anything... It's an utter waste of brain time and a broken toe is likely less painful to endure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,942

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

perfectly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

an unexpected pleasure. excellent story, fabulous performance, and a fun, intelligent read ("listen".) I'll look for more from both author and narrator. No spoiler alerts.. Just highly recommend!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Big TOE: Awakening

  • By: Thomas W . Campbell
  • Narrated by: Thomas W. Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

My Big TOE: Awakening, written by a nuclear physicist in the language of contemporary culture, unifies science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, the normal and the paranormal. The entirety of human experience (mind, body, and spirit) including both our objective and subjective worlds is brought together under one seamless scientific understanding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Jer on 05-26-17

Pfffft!!! Why arent there negative star ratings???

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Would you try another book from Thomas W . Campbell and/or Thomas W. Campbell?

Heck no. I BARELY made it through one.. and suspect the "necessity" of a trilogy and his endless prompts that "all will be clear by his third book" is more an attempt to maximize profits than provide reputable, reliable, replicable, scientific proof that he speaks with "beings not of this world" and can travel out of body, etc, etc, etc.. (yawn)

I honestly cant stomach contributing even one more credit on nonscientific and not even very imaginative drivel.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something written perhaps by an actual scientist.. who follows scientific procedures, can reproduce results, and has credibility among their peers. This big TOE (theory of everything) is more or less another walk down a church aisle. He can only ask for faith, trust, and belief in things which are so ludicrous, Id rather go to church. .... and being a devout atheist, that says A LOT!

What didn’t you like about Thomas W. Campbell’s performance?

Most everything. But i can say the trilogy marketing concept is quite good.. keep people buying at least two more books before they realize for good that the whole premise is a sham.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I'm actually embarrassed for him.. were he not probably already rich from the above marketing scheme. And I'm actually embarrassed that I truly made it allllllll the way to the end in a desperate attempt to find something redeeming about loosing that audible credit to such hogwash.

Any additional comments?

I recommend saving your credit(s) and a good 12+ hours of your life and move onto something intelligent. Unless you just like toddler fantasy from a grown man... then have at it. : )

4 of 5 people found this review helpful