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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,501

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Great Story, Amazing Performances!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

This story fits perfectly into the movie story lines. It was engaging and extremely well acted and soundtracked. If you are a fan of the movies, give this a listen, you will not regret it!!

  • No Place to Hide

  • Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
  • By: Glenn Greenwald
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best Read in Print Format

  • By Alfredo Ramirez on 11-22-14

Doesn't translate well into an audio book.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Would you listen to No Place to Hide again? Why?

No. Having the Snowden documents read to you makes this book very difficult to stick with.
Also, about half way through, the reader starts using an incorrect term (REL TO means "Releasable to" and he starts saying "Relative to") and it's very distracting.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Snowden's story is very interesting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death by Food Pyramid

  • How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health
  • By: Denise Minger
  • Narrated by: David Minger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

In Death by Food Pyramid, Denise Minger exposes the forces that overrode common sense and solid science to launch a pyramid phenomenon that bled far beyond US borders to taint the eating habits of the entire developed world. Minger explores how generations of flawed pyramids and plates endure as part of the national consciousness, and how the "one size fits all" diet mentality these icons convey pushes us deeper into the throes of obesity and disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific material made taxing by poor narration

  • By Nate Juraschek on 05-02-15

Great information, horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Would you listen to Death by Food Pyramid again? Why?

No. The research done for this book is great and the information is very well written. The narration however makes this audio book almost unlistenable. It it flat, there are no pauses between sections, and the sound quality is bad - it almost sounds like someone sitting in their kitchen.

What did you like best about this story?

The well done research.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Minger?

A professional. I think this narrator is the authors dad.

1 of 2 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 17,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,088
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,082

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

Good story, gets bogged down

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Would you listen to Seveneves again? Why?

Probably. I think I spaced out in some of the over descriptive parts and would want to hear it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seveneves?

****SPOILERS***




When the "spacies" meet the humans who survived on Earth.

Which scene was your favorite?

The conference of the seven Eves..

Any additional comments?

This is a great story, but too often it gets dragged into minute technical detail that isn't relevant to the story..

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,332

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

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

This was a great, fast paced, well written story. As a child of the decade, the 80's references made me laugh out loud. Wil Wheaton's narration was one of the best I've ever heard. Can't recommend this enough!