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Mark C. Frye

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  • The Dented Head of Joey Pigza

  • By: Jack Gantos
  • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,093

From author Jack Gantos comes a brand-new story in the award-winning Joey Pigza series, exclusively on Audible. Joey Pigza wants to be a winner - at everything! And yet, it seems he cannot win. But why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming in an unconventional way - I loved it!

  • By Traci on 09-09-18

Well.....

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The book list me when there was a whole chapter as to why there was this book I just want a story. I should have gone for Emma as one of my free ones. .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

Nice Little Time Filler

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Don't get me wrong - I did enjoy the story - although I felt there was nothing original to it. It's military sci-fi. The book is a setup for series - so there really isn't some kind of conclusion here - the problem appears at the end. My only complaint - I lost an hour to people doing push-ups in the story, which really isn't a story or should have been part of it. If you need something quick and enjoyable - I would recommend.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,390

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve, but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg - whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martin is a genius

  • By Celeste Albers on 04-26-16

Very Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

This is my first Martin Book - I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend. Its a compilation of novellas that all go together seamlessly. I liked the characters and the story.

  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to you love something that hurts you?

  • By Anthony M Agostino on 12-13-17

A Good Children's Book

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

It's a classic children's book.. It had good characters that you can related to and a solid universal message.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop what you are doing and buy this book.

  • By Sterling on 06-30-16

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

There is so much depth to this book that you really have to take the time and listen. The characters are great and so is the story. Books like this have made me a Fantasy fan. This book is truly a journey worth traveling and I recommend. I look forward to book 2.

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,772

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the first one!

  • By Ashley on 08-12-18

Spade is Spade

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

David's comments on our current climate of insane Political Correctness spoke to me and should change. If you are a David Spade fan - this book is for you. It's funny.

  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,493

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short story

  • By Lore on 01-10-18

Download Me Now

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

it's FREE and very well done and very enjoyable. I found it fresh, with a little hint of modern - certainly the way the main characters interacted. I strongly recommend.

  • The Godling Chronicles: Of Gods and Elves, Book 2

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Armies gather for war in the frozen land of Angrääl, threatening to set the world ablaze. The elves are divided and scattered, and humans fall prey to the dark influence of the Reborn King. Now, Gewey is faced with his greatest challenge yet: unite the world of elf and human before it is too late....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Timothy on 02-13-16

A Great Adventure and a GREAT Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I really enjoyed the first book. For whatever reason, I really like the characters - their personalities, who they are, and what they are doing - so, I did enjoy this book because I was with them again and learning more about them. To be honest, mid way - I lost track of where they were going and why - there was a lot of side-bar action going on that may have diluted that message, or it was just me. It seemed that the end of the book was what the book was really about and it just took a lot of time to get there. I will get the third book - no doubt, Derek Perkins does an exceptional job - he really makes the book come alive for me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Provenance

  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 831

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family, and her world before they are lost to her for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A lackluster followup

  • By protoculture on 03-22-18

Not My Kind of Sci-Fi....Kinda

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I won't disagree with any of the reviews that have been written, but I just couldn't get into it. After about 3-hours of listening, nothing had really happened yet and its was all political. I thought the narrator was great and did an excellent job conveying the story and it's complexity.

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,789

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Good Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This is a straightforward story in a series. I enjoyed the humor and plot - I think if you are into occult and some light humor - this is for you.