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  • Freedom (TM)

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,801

Daemon is firmly in control, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Soon civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, in a brutal wave of violence that becomes known as the Corn Rebellion. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most powerful - though reluctant - operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans toward a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow - a must read

  • By James on 07-11-10

Good Premise; Decent Execution

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Would you try another book from Daniel Suarez and/or Jeff Gurner?

Yes. While this was lacking in some ways for me, I enjoyed the idea.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think the idea behind the story was good, but it went on a little long in my opinion.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Gurner?

Yes.

Did Freedom (TM) inspire you to do anything?

No.

  • Zero Day

  • A Jeff Aiken Novel
  • By: Mark Russinovich
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,627

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was a skeptic but now I'm not! Really good book!

  • By shelley on 04-27-18

Decent book, but not fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the book. It is not one of my favorites, but it was worth listening to.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

While much of the story seemed plausible, the ending seemed to be more Hollywood Action movie, than realistic ending.

Did Zero Day inspire you to do anything?

I would be interested in continuing with the next book in the series.

  • 2001

  • A Space Odyssey
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,300

It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration - Great Book

  • By Venu on 07-04-09

I cannot fathom why this book is popular.

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

What disappointed you about 2001?

The story is all over the place. From prehistoric times to well into the future. It ended in a nonsensical anti-climactic borefest.

Has 2001 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but probably won't pursue any other books by Arthur C. Clarke.

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

Huge disappointment and confusion.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Killing Floor
    
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    9,928 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,566

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

Great Introduction to Jack Reacher

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

What did you love best about Killing Floor?

After seeing the Jack Reacher movie, I was interested in learning more. I found the book series, and loved this introduction to the character.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Reacher of course. He's the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was very riveting.

  • The Art of Deception

  • Controlling the Human Element of Security
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 660

The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narrator - ZZZZZzzzzzzz!

  • By Mike on 08-06-12

More Of A Textbook With Boring Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

First of all, change the narrator. Boring.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think the premise in this book was captured better in his other book, Ghost in the Wires. This is more of a textbook version, without all the drama of the biography.

Could you see The Art of Deception being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, although Ghost in the Wires could be.

  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,708

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen for tech fans

  • By Mikeyxote on 06-01-12

Riveting Biography, Although A Little Self Serving

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

What did you love best about Ghost in the Wires?

As an IT Professional, listening to the social engineering aspects of "hacking" was an amazing eye opener.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kevin Mitnick is the poster boy for computer hacking.

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

Ray Porter's narration was so believable I almost thought HE was the one who had written the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,961
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,736

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An Unwelcome Storyline…

  • By B-Ry on 07-15-16

Really love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Where does An Unwelcome Quest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By this book, there is definitely some familiarity with the characters. A fantastic series.

What did you like best about this story?

You find yourself rooting for someone you at one time hated.

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

I always find myself rooting for Martin.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daemon

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,070

When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose - one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever

  • By Erica on 01-22-09

Good Premise; Decent Execution

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

What made the experience of listening to Daemon the most enjoyable?

The idea behind the plot was very good. However, it seems like it wasn't executed as well as I personally felt it could have been.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The story definitely evolved in ways I would not have imagined. Several plot twists.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. Good book overall.

  • Solving the Procrastination Puzzle

  • A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
  • By: Timothy A. Pychyl
  • Narrated by: Timothy A. Pychyl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 671

The new audio edition of the self-published hit, offering powerful strategies to end procrastination!

Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help listeners finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Procrastinator at Work Right Before Your Eyes

  • By Sara on 12-03-14

Yawn

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Would you try another book from Timothy A. Pychyl and/or Timothy A. Pychyl?

No

Has Solving the Procrastination Puzzle turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yeah. I am a horrible procrastinator and I could not finish this book. Ironic I suppose.

Would you be willing to try another one of Timothy A. Pychyl’s performances?

Probably not.

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

It bored me.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
  • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907

This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had its Ups and Downs

  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

Must Listen for History Lovers

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Where does The History of the United States, 2nd Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's quite long, but definitely worth it. If you love history, this is a great listen.

What did you like best about this story?

I love learning about American History. This was presented in a slightly different way that was very enjoyable.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

n/a

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, I just enjoyed learning.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful