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  • A Long Time Until Now

  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

A military unit is thrust back into Paleolithic times with only their guns and portable hardware. Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves lost in time. Somehow they arrived in Earth's Paleolithic Asia. With no idea how they arrived or how to get back, the shock of the event is severe. They discover groups of the similarly displaced: imperial Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and a small cadre of East Indian peasants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different Than Expected--But an Excellent Listen !

  • By C. Hartmann on 06-11-15

A nice change of pace.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

A nice change from what I usually read. While it did get a bit wordy and drol on in places, it was a very enjoyable listening experience.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • On Combat

  • The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
  • By: Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Dave Grossman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed.

  • By Jonah on 03-21-17

A solid read. Very informative and rivreting.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-13

Where does On Combat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in the top 5 of my non-fiction list. Very informative.. I don't agree with all the author's conclusions, but it's a definite must read for people who want to understand how stress affects performance. If you are a first responder of any branch or want to understand the types of stress they encounter, this should be on your reading list.

What was one of the most memorable moments of On Combat?

Stories from police and military people.. Riveting.

Have you listened to any of Dave Grossman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But, a friend just gave me On Killing in paperback.. I am planning to start reading it soon.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No one particular moment.. There were many poignant moments in the book.

10 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,322

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

Sometimes a gamble pays off.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-13

What made the experience of listening to Hard Magic the most enjoyable?

Surprisingly, Bronson Pinchot did an outstanding job of narrating this book. I mean, I was expecting Serg from Beverly Hills Cop, but he was really good. The characters were really interesting as well.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Rip-Off!

  • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 719

In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not just for sci-fi fans

  • By carmen on 01-04-13

Not a total rip off....

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

Reviewed: 03-14-13

What did you like best about Rip-Off!? What did you like least?

The same thing... That it is a compilation of several short stories by different authors.. It turns out to be both good and bad.

Any additional comments?

Some of the short stories are really great and some, well, not so much. The same thing can be said about the performances. It's definitely worth the credit to listen to the different authors. I am definitely planning a couple purchases based on this book..

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,306

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, The return of modern day Mitch

  • By Jim on 11-19-12

Almost lost me... But, got me back.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The beginning of this novel almost lost me. Rapp was too simple, single faceted. He was flat and just not as interesting as he was in American Assassin. But, then something happens about a third of the way through that changes it. Turned out to be a very good book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

2 or 3 of them stand out. Ironically, it's not Rapp.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

GG makes them all great. He is perfect for this type of Novel.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The attempt on Rapp.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,626

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good narrator but extremely boring story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-18

Really got me going.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-12

Where does 14 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10

What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

Not sure. It's a mix of some of the odder Steven King stuff and a little bit of Koontz. Different though.

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Can't decide. The nice thing about this book is all the characters attract attention.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very eager to finish it. I kept getting upset when someone would interrupt me.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185,457

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

Sheldon Cooper will hate me, but...

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

Reviewed: 10-09-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Ready Player One to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

Very entertaining story. It is especially fun for people like me, mid-40s who grew up with computers, sci-fi movies and TV shows, sci-fi/fantasy games and just good old fashioned dorkiness.... The story is fun, fast, futuristic and still very human and nostalgic all at the same time.

What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

He really captured the feeling of this book. I know Sheldon Cooper will hate me for saying this: But Wil Wheaton rocks.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not your Daddy's VR.

Any additional comments?

The story is fun and fast. Yet, at the end, it makes a few good points about balancing real life with technology. And it manages to do it in a subtle way that doesn't sound like someone preaching to you.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The End Has Come and Gone

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 4
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336

So continues Mike's journey. Will he give up all that he is in a desperate bid to save his family and friends? Eliza is coming: can anyone be prepared?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a twisted web we weave....

  • By Theodore on 01-13-13

Weak link in an otherwise strong series.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Can't put my finger on it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Dull, cheap cliff hanger with mixed in sound bites.

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator saves the book. He does a great job.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes to the series, no to this book.

Any additional comments?

Start with Book 1. If you like the series, this book is kind of obligatory.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Opening the Door of Your Heart

  • And Other Buddhist Tales of Happiness
  • By: Ajahn Brahm
  • Narrated by: Francis Greenslade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

During his wanderings and work over the last 30 years as a Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. While traditional Buddhist philosophy is at the heart of this collection, these thoughtful stories are written like playful parables, which are used to launch into a deeper exploration of subjects such as mindfulness, suffering, forgiveness, hope, wisdom, and unconditional love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen and change your perspective

  • By Jo on 08-07-12

Fun stories with some good lessons.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-12

Where does Opening the Door of Your Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Entertaining, although not outstanding.

Would you be willing to try another book from Ajahn Brahm? Why or why not?

Maybe

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. Not extreme. I laughed at places and learned new ways to look a couple concepts.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,869

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

  • By coreybeth on 04-22-12

Funny, suspenseful and horrific.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

If you could sum up Zombie Fallout in three words, what would they be?

Avoid Flu Shots!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Fallout?

All of the main character's introspection. No one scene captures it.
The basement scene was haunting, and disgusting.

Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

Tommy?? Well, he is one of the most under-toned yet intriguing characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed and cringed.

Any additional comments?

If you like the sci-fi style of John Scalzi in books like "Red Shirts", AND you like zombies, AND you like suspense, you will like this.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful