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  • All the Weyrs of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,022

For generations, the dragonriders had dedicated their lives to fighting Thread, the dreaded spores that periodically rained from the sky to ravage the land. On the backs of their magnificent telepathic dragons they flew to flame the deadly stuff out of the air before it could reach the planet's surface. But the greatest dream of the dragonriders was to find a way to eradicate Thread completely, so that never again would their beloved Pern be threatened with destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Narration Would Make A Harper Weep

  • By WMF on 09-29-12

A Nice Ending

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

Crafts, Holds, Weyrs and Thread have been a main staple in the Pern books since it all started. That is all about to change. For over one-thousand four-hundred years Pern has been plagued by the silvery menace that fell from the sky. A menace that only dragons seemed able to deal with. Finally a solution is found in the relics of an ancient past. Although I know it is not the last book of Pern, it feels like it is. There is a finality to it that is not found in any of the ones before it. I was almost sad when this book ended. I was left wondering what the future held for Pern, especially the dragons who soon would no longer be needed. I enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing what happens next.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,051

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

Just as Good as They Say

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

It really was just as good as they say. Being Army, i was kinda put off because he did not like the Army as much as the Navy or Marines, but I guess that's to be expected, one is always partial to their own branch. I did like how he had the same opinion of the enemy as me. The book itself was very well written. It captured the thoughts and emotions he went through, how they effected his personal and professional life, and laid them out for us to see. I can only imagine that writing them down was as helpful to him in dealing with them as it is for us in understanding them. The narrator did an excellent job capturing not only the emotions of the situations but even the accent of the author. His work really made the book personal.Great job.

  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,101

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

A Lot of Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

This book was a lot of fun to hear. A classic Aladdin's Lamp story, instead of a poor kid finding the lamp and cleverly using his wishes to pull himself out of the gutter, it is an upper class girl who has to learn how to stay out of trouble when using them. The narrator was perfect and the story, though not surprising, was thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Succubus

  • Succubus, Book 1
  • By: A.J. Markam
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Ian just wanted a job as a quality control tech for the biggest virtual reality game online. Instead, he met the woman of his dreams, who just happens to be a demoness from hell. Ian starts off as a Level 1 Warlock, and after summoning a mischievous imp named Stig as his first servant, goes on a series of quests to win the ultimate prize: a sexy, smoldering succubus who will fulfill his every wish. But Alaria has a mind of her own. When she’s not playfully seducing Ian and then driving him crazy, she’s plotting revenge against shadowy figures from her past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly weak main character.

  • By high-fantasy on 10-25-18

A Nerd's Wet Dream

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

This book reads like a nerd's wet dream. There isn't a nerd out there who hasn't day dreamed about having their own demonic, super hot, sex slave. It reads like a story from someone who spends entirely too much time in front of the computer and not nearly enough with living people. A classic story about being stuck in the machine, the book was terrifyingly predictable. The characters were far too 3 dimensional for NPCs but not 3 dimensional enough to stand on their own. What got me the most was the computer characters. The demons did not act demonic, even at their worst, and any self respecting human would remember this is a video game and never let himself fall in love with an NPC. The adult scenes sounded unnatural and did not enhance the story at all. Over all I enjoyed it for what it was and not for what I expected it to be.

  • The Demon Next Door

  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,050
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,382

Best-selling author Bryan Burrough recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret. One of his high school classmates, Danny Corwin, was a vicious serial killer. In this chilling tale, Burrough raises important questions of whether serial killers can be recognized before they kill or rehabilitated after they do. It is also a story of Texas politics and power that led the good citizens of the town of Temple to enable a demon who was their worst nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Odd narration choice

  • By Amanda Fredericks on 03-08-19

A Forgotten Case

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

It really is interesting. When I first started listening to this book, I thought there was something familiar about the name. It wasn't until a little over half way through that I began to remember it. I was in Bryan, Texas at the time of his execution and heard about him from local talk. I find it interesting how someone like that is so easily forgotten. It is probably for the best, if they were not, it would be impossible to forgive them.

  • The Renegades of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorite authors

  • By Margaret on 02-25-10

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

This book was interesting. It started out telling the stories of those without a hold to live in but branched out so much it felt like a collection of short stories bound together loosely by a single theme. While it was nice to hear some of the side events of the previous books, I do not think it flowed well together. I did enjoy hearing the continuation of the larger story of Pern, even if it was only a taste. This book is interesting for those like me who love Pern and want to be a dragon rider too.

  • Kama Sutra: Master the Art of Love Making Through Advanced Kama Sutra Orgasm Stimulating Sex Positions Guide, with Pictures

  • By: Max Bush
  • Narrated by: Valentine Strand
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

This audiobook will guide you through a number of exciting kama sutra positions used by followers over many decades, with positions and techniques for both beginners and advanced users.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth $5

  • By David on 03-13-19

Worth $5

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This is a short book but says exactly what it claims to say. It focuses on the most productive sexual techniques found in the Kama Sutra in an attempt to help us to have a more fulfilling sex life. I just wish it went more into the philosophy of it as well.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,797

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Rough Start Good Finish

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I wasn't certain about this book going into it, but since it was given to me by a friend I was going to listen to it anyway. It was a bit rough for me going into it. The military bravado and mixed service terms just rubbed me the wrong way. Still, I was not about to quit before giving it an honest shot, so I kept listening. Soon I started liking the characters as they developed. Skippy in particular was a joy to see interact, even if he got a bit annoying at times. The funny thing is, when I began to get annoyed at him, so did the other characters in the book. That just made me like them more. While the story was not much to talk about and the plot twists having curvy road warning signs forecasting them, the characters became lovable and entertaining. For his part, the narrator did a good job keeping the characters separate and truly captured the spirit of the protagonist with his voice. This is a book I truly enjoyed.

  • Dragonsdawn

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,082

The beautiful planet Pern seemed a paradise to its new colonists - until unimaginable terror turned it into hell. Suddenly deadly spores were falling like silver threads from the sky, devouring everything - and everyone - in their path. It began to look as if the colony, cut off from Earth and lacking the resources to combat the menace, was doomed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story has held up over the yrs & still a good one!

  • By debheller on 05-27-14

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Like all of the Pern books, this one really pulled you in and held you. in truth I couldn't stop listening for a moment. It tells the story of the settling of Pern and the engineering of the dragons. The narrator did an excellent job with the characters, giving each one their own voice and not mixing them up. There are two complaints I have, however, first that there was foul language in the book, second that some terms were used out of context in that they would not have developed linguistically in the culture. While I understand the use of vulgar language brought a closer tie to the ancestors of Pern and their origin on earth, I still did not care for it. The terms used out of context are easily overlooked since there were so few of them. Still, it is a great book that is worth reading.

  • Moreta

  • Dragonlady of Pern: Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Sheila Hart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

An air of pleasant anticipation hung so thickly over the Halls, Holds, and Weyrs of Pern that it had affected even the businesslike ways of Moreta, the Weyrwoman of Fort Weyr. Her dragon, Queen Orlith, would soon clutch; spring had made a glorious debut; the Gather at Ruatha Hold was extremely merry; and Moreta was enjoying the attentions of Alessan, the new Lord Holder of Ruatha Hold. Then, without warning, a runnerbeast fell ill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weakest Storyline So Far

  • By Burt on 06-01-13

Really Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This was the last Pern book I read as a youth. Now, as it was then, a story of a plague sweeping across Pern was not very interesting, but what was interesting was the characters and how they interacted with each other and with the dragons. That is what makes Pern so much more interesting than many other stories. The world created by Anne McCaffrey is a world rich in culture and character. It draws you in and makes you want to be a part of it. This story is no different than the others in that. It touches you to hear the losses from the plague and the fear and sorrow they bring. Then having your hope restored as the craft halls and dragon riders work together discovering the solution to the problem. Finally the poignant ending leaves you wondering if it is okay to be happy for the characters as they through their grief, start to rebuild their world.