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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,909

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Enjoyable even at 1.25x speed

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

Loved this Sci-Fi detective story. Nicely developed characters with depth. Futuristic with lots of descriptive technology which was a bit challenging at times.

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  • Calculating God

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,896

In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

  • By Ione on 05-07-10

Wanted to like it but couldn't tolerate it

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Way disappointed. Material of high interest to me but lecture like narration and complex language made it intolerable for me. Might be ok for a physical read but not suitable for an audiobook. Returned it after a couple of chapters.

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  • Timebound

  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,967

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Lessa on 06-27-14

Futuristic

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Fantasy and engaging. Average story with ok characters. May read more by author. A little trite.

  • The Wrong Tom Jacks

  • The Genehunter, Book 1
  • By: Simon Kewin
  • Narrated by: Tom Scott
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Simms is a genehunter, paid by megarich collectors to track down the DNA of the famous for their private zoos. He's employed to locate the genetic code of Tom Jacks. But not the rock star Tom Jacks, just an unknown namesake.The job bugs Simms. Something about it is wrong. Someone is playing him. Problem is he doesn't know who or why. None of the illegal plug-in technology filling his brain is much damn use.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Up my alley

  • By Brenda Bakersfield on 10-22-14

Up my alley

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

Whetted my appetite for more in this series. Don't like to spend this amount of money for an hour's read though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rush

  • The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,170

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narrator Good Story

  • By Claudia on 02-09-13

Great series

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

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  • Burn

  • Breathless, Book 3
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side - extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3 of the Breathless Trilogy

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 08-06-13

Great series

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

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  • Fever: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,466

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything - including their women. When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him - and excites him beyond control. Jace isn’t sharing Bethany - with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A hot mess but at least it was better than Rush...

  • By SIMARA on 04-19-13

Great series

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

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  • Breathless

  • Jesse, Book 1
  • By: Eve Carter
  • Narrated by: Adam Conner, Madison Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Bad boy professional motocross rider Jesse Morrison knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze, and drugs. After getting kicked out of his brother's house, he relocates to California for the summer to crash at his uncle's place. In Santa Monica, Jesse meets the one woman who can lead him back on the right path: beautiful 22-year-old, Niki Milani. Only one problem: She is not interested.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By Miss Melissa on 05-13-16

Great series

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

  • The Young and the Submissive

  • The Doms of Her Life, Book 2
  • By: Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want…almost. Sexy, tender Dom Liam O'Neill is her knight in shining armor, but Raine keeps pinching herself. Is he too good to be true or is this growing connection one that could last a lifetime? She's constantly torn by her abiding feelings for her commanding boss, Macen "Hammer" Hammerman, especially in the wake of the mind-blowing night he cast aside the barriers between them and ravaged every inch of her body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well done

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-01-16

Almost as good as the first

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

  • One Dom to Love

  • The Doms of Her Life, Book 1
  • By: Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, Isabella LaPearl
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she's a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him, only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O'Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Team Liam

  • By Samantha Phelps on 04-03-18

Best Read

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

Reviewed: 10-22-14

One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

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