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  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,264

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What book did others hear?

  • By Tenizmom on 09-20-12

Fantastic performance

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

A great story to begin with, enhanced by an absolutely fantastic performance by Craig Wasson. You rock Craig.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Space

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women - people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort, and Norman Grant, the war hero and US senator who takes his personal battle not only to a nation but to the heavens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but the audiobook needs revision

  • By Paladan on 10-03-15

Great story, poor narration

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Very enjoyable story about the beginnings of the space program into the shuttle era. However, the narrator was incredibly slow in his reading and consequently very boring. For the first time ever, nearing 300 audiobooks listened to, I had to go in and adjust the speed of the near ration to1.5 X.This narrator spoke so slowly, and with virtually zero emotion that I had to speed up the reading to get through the book at a normal pace. Again, great story, but beware the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Immortal Stories: Eve

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

For most of humankind, the woman calling herself Eve has been nothing more than a shock of red hair glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, in a crowd, or from a great distance. She's been worshipped, feared, and hunted, but perhaps never understood. Now, she's trying to reconnect with the world, and finding that more challenging than anticipated. Can the oldest human on Earth rediscover her own humanity? Or will she decide the world isn't worth it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It’s just a tease

  • By Peter on 11-21-17

It’s just a tease

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

While I have listened to and enjoyed all of the books in the immortal series, they have all been complete stories except for this one. This is nothing but a tease to a much larger, longer story. I am extremely disappointed that I wasted a book credit on what it was nothing but a tease. I would suggest you avoid listening to ease until Jean releases the follow up book that completes the storyline. At that point, the two books should be combined into one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Spaceship Next Door

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,272

When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Sci Fi read with an Excellent Reader!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-30-16

Clever and fun

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this. And unexpected yet fun story line. The narrator did a nice job as well with all of the characters.

  • Gods: Sekret Machines

  • Gods, Man & War Series, Book 1
  • By: Tom DeLonge, Peter Levenda
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 193

The first volume in Gods, Man, & War, Gods introduces the listener to some of the critical issues that are foundational to an intelligent and enlightened grasp of the revelations that will follow in the next two volumes. There is another Force in the universe of our Reality, another context for comprehending what has been going on for millennia and especially in the last 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY 👽👽👽👽👾👾👾👾

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-31-17

NOT a follow-up to Sekret Machines

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

What disappointed you about Gods: Sekret Machines?

This book, and I believe the subsequent books to follow, are educational books, not narrative stories as was the case with Chasing Shadows: Sekret Machines Series, Book 1

Has Gods: Sekret Machines turned you off from other books in this genre?

This book turned me off from listening to the subsequent books in this particular series.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,638

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Not great, but not horrible either.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I found the story of the inhabitants of the green planet far more interesting than that of the humans. It comes together for a satisfying end, and sets the story up for a sequel. I hope there is one.

  • 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 40,663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,963

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
  • Clean ending to a fantastic series

  • By Lily on 08-08-17

A decent wrap-up to a great trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

It felt like all of the loose strings were tied up, but still leaves the door open for more sequels to the Bobiverse. Well done sir.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Man of Legends

  • By: Kenneth Johnson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436

New York City, New Year's weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed every minute.

  • By G. Nightingale on 07-12-17

A great concept. Just terrific story telling

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man of Legends?

The entire story is memorable, and I still find myself mulling it over and over in my head. But if I have to pick one thing, it's when Will says, "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Nicely done Mr. Johnson. Knowing your background, this line was an out-loud hoot. Thanks for the giggle.

What about full cast’s performance did you like?

I generally do not like multiple narrators, but because the way this story is unveiled, the multiple "character" voices work just fine. Thoroughly enjoyed their performances, and great direction from the author himself.

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

Yes. I was listening to it while working, which is something I generally do not do.

Any additional comments?

I trust Kenneth Johnson has already written the teleplay for his novel. A 4-night 8-hour miniseries should allow time to tell the entire, unabridged story. I hope you direct it.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful