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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,535
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,343

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Kate on 11-05-18

Delightful!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

You're absolutely sure to enjoy this one! Funny, well written, and performed by a cast at its best!!! I'd give it 6 stars if I could...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Turing Exception

  • Singularity Volume 4
  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

In the year 2043, humans and AI coexist in a precarious balance of power enforced by a rigid caste reputation system designed to ensure that only those AI who are trustworthy and contribute to human society increase in power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great ending.

  • By benjamin on 04-20-18

Another good listen from Hertling

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I enjoyed this one in the continuing saga of The Singularity. Well written with a hood performance as expected.

  • I Am Number Four

  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,417

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am number four

  • By Joshua Kring on 08-22-15

An enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

My first listen from this author. Not bad at all, and I'm looking forward to the next book.

  • Prey

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,723

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

  • By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

Crichton fans will like this one

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Good story and performance...maybe not so unbelievable. In some chapters it's pretty suspenseful, definitely not dull listening.

  • I'm From the Sun

  • The Gustafer Yellowgold Story
  • By: Morgan Taylor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,229

Ride along with 9-year old “sunling” Gustafer, in this otherworldly, melancholy musical comedy that takes place entirely on our closest star - The Sun! As if the stress of the annual Tiger Face holiday season wasn’t enough, the young sun-dweller Gustafer must face the nasty neighborhood bullies and overcome his fear of telling his father the awful truth: he doesn’t want to inherit the family raisin-butchering business. Despite help from his best friend Ellen and over-achieving big brother, Ben, Gustafer faces the ultimate crossroad when he sees a darker opportunity to control his own destiny on the Sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this! Beatles meet Queen on the SUN.

  • By Andrew Vladeck on 10-08-18

Exceptional for kids & adults

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

What a great little listen! Both kids and adults will enjoy. Think of it as a musical book. The story is wonderful, the performance is exceptional, and the music is great...Enjoy!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A.I. Apocalypse

  • Singularity, Book 2
  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: J. M. Badger
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful - too successful. All the world's computers are infected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Daemon & Freedom(tm)...

  • By Daniel on 08-22-14

Glad I tried Book 2

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This one is much better than Book 1. Looking forward to the next offering, and I think you will too...

  • Avogadro Corp

  • The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Rob Granniss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 872

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but defintely sweet

  • By Matthew on 12-26-12

Interestng & Entertaining but

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

The story is good although I found the performance to be a little lackluster myself. Still thpugh...a decent listen.

  • A.I. Destroyer

  • The A.I. Series, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 762

It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction. But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn. Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races. This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story

  • By cabaker1990 on 10-22-17

I'll have to check Book 2

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

In general, I started getting caught up in the story...not bad. I'll let you know for sure when I finish Book2

  • Kill Process

  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 719

By day, Angie, a 20-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women. When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users' fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is - another evil abuser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great on Many Levels

  • By Carl on 07-20-16

Cyber story of a different kind

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

You start out with a plot that is somewhat secondary, then you're suddenly thrown into a cybertech story that will make you wonder...Think Facebook, Google, & the NSA...the possibilities are scary

  • Change Agent

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413

New York Times best-selling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself. On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle - and his transformation begins....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A terrifying look into our future

  • By Brian on 04-24-17

Another hit by Suarez

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

A really nice listen. The story and performance are great. i can't wait for the next offering.