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  • Shadows

  • The Game Is Life, Book 5
  • By: Terry Schott
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Dawn belongs to a secret group of teenagers who play a cloak and dagger game on their cell phones. Her world is turned upside down when the players' actions begin to affect reality, and not in good ways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and Switch

  • By Eric Travis on 06-25-17

This seems to be a stand alone story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

There doesn't seem to be any tie in between this book and the rest of the series. A decent listen, following the same basic premise as the rest of the series, but not related as a story in any way.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,552

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, creative, and FUN!

  • By Kent on 04-18-13

he said, she said, he said, he said...

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Probably better in print. Narrated the repetitive conversational style of "blah blah blah, he said."
"blah blah blah, he said."
"blah blah blah, she said."
"blah blah blah, he said."
ad nauseum get so repetitive and mechanical it even seems the narrator becomes annoyed with reading.

  • Behold, Darkness and Sorrow

  • Seven Cows, Ugly and Gaunt, Book One
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

Ambitious college student Daniel Walker has his world turned upside down when he begins having prophetic dreams about the judgment coming upon America. Through one of his dreams, Daniel learns of an imminent threat of an EMP attack that will wipe out America's electric grid and all computerized devices, sending the country into a technological dark age. Living in a nation where all life-sustaining systems of support are completely dependent on electricity and computers, the odds for survival are dismal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan

  • By Brandon on 03-22-16

Way too much religious propaganda

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

The summery of this book really needs to let prospective readers know that this book's major theme, plot, and duex machina revolves around Chritianit

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Green Mars

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Green Mars: a textbook scifi novel

  • By Erick on 08-05-13

It just drones on and on and on and on

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

I know this is supposed to be a modem sci-fi classic, but jeeze. It is the most boring, droning dry story I've listened to in ac while. Fully failed to captivate me.

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  • A Strange Valley

  • By: Darrell Bain
  • Narrated by: Bob Jordan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the population of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated, have fewer illnesses and many other positive traits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible horrible book

  • By James on 06-03-16

Horrible horrible book

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Worse than monotone narration. The narrator sounds as if he is reading a bedtime story to a child.

Horribly inaccurate science and embarrassing depiction of agent activities and operating procedures.

Not worth the time to download.

  • Breakdown: Season 1

  • By: Jordon Quattlebaum
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Lucas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

When Thomas Monroe's car breaks down on the side of the road, he's sure the day can't get any worse...until he receives a mysterious call warning him of impending doom. Seconds later, the United States is hit by what appears to be an electromagnetic pulse, knocking the power grid almost completely offline. Millions will die in the coming weeks and Thom, like most of the country, is unprepared. Worst of all, his daughter, the only family he has left, is halfway across the state at college. The world between them is a warzone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty OK Book

  • By ANGIE on 08-26-15

Bleh

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

Middle school writing and story telling compounded by flat narration. The story could have probably been saved with great narration.

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,459

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story from front to back

  • By DJM on 07-30-09

Best of the best.

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Nothing more to say here. Don't wonder about it, just read or listen to this book.