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Mark C. Frye

Carmel, Indiana
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  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,572

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Enjoyable and Engaging

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I enjoyed the book and how it was acted out - it kept me engaged and wanting to hear more. my only issue is believing that children are capable of doing this - but whom am I to question the success of the movel.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

A Dungeon is Born

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

The book is well narrated and keeps you engaged. If you like D&D, then I think this book is for you. It seems to be written around it's concepts.

  • Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul... He hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Satan, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager: Johannes has one year to persuade 100 people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful narrator

  • By Ruth on 10-30-09

Original and We'll Acted

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

i thought the book was voice acted suberbly and if you are into the macabre - this is a pleasant journey worth listening to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Soylent Planet: A Rex Nihilo Adventure

  • Starship Grifters, Book 0
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations. When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation's products.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most I’ve laughed in a long time

  • By Richard on 04-13-18

The Prequels

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

For Rex fans, this does fill in the blanks. I know SASHA is a robot and it's her story, but she seemed to read methodically.

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,163

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words! This must-read is also a must-listen!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you hate spoilers, save the intro for last.

  • By Dusty on 02-18-11

Very Well Done

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Know you communism first and you will truly enjoy. It applies to so many things. Well worth the listen.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Very enjoyable and a well done Audible Drama - a great drama. I recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 185,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173,100

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

Awesome Adventure

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

If started playing games back when it a started with Pong and etc.....this book is for you. it is thoroughly enjoyable and worth the listen.

  • Stinker Lets Loose!

  • By: Mike Sacks, James Taylor Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 797

Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Live performance at end is worth it!

  • By Frank on 02-23-18

Good Ole Fashion Romp

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Smokey and the Bandit meets Stinker and crew - this was a fun and enjoyable story taking you back to good Ole Fashion 70s story telling

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,761

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Interesting But....

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I enjoyed the book when it focused on space exploration, different species, and action - but the endless yearning for his dead wife and his reborn with made no sense to me as a plot vehicle. it got old and went on and on.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,274

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Emily on 05-07-17

Primus

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I enjoyed the book. It is military sci fi with a medieval twist to it. It keep me guessing how it was going to turn out. I'd recommend the book.