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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,274

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Heart-Ripping and Tear-Jerking

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The script and voice acting brings this terrible time to life, brings you right to the front line. While I'm sure it pales to being actually there, one still gets a good dose of the horror of the front lines. And then, having brought one down to that lowly point, the story teaches of the miracle that took place that day and lights a light of hope, bringing true humanity to the bleakness of just moments earlier. I suspect the toughest of listeners will have trouble walking away from this one without a tearing of the eye.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,624

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Surprising Insight into a Very Possible Future

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

While a bit slow in starting, the bulk of the tale of a future Earth more than make up for the character building. A great mix of advanced technology and human insight.

  • Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?, Book 2
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Something called the “Blue Juice" is coming. For all of us. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we'll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out – woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI, dude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun roller coaster ride through the multiverse!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-21-17

Awesome Follow-Up

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Rob Dircks does an incredible job of both writing and narrating. If you enjoyed Where the Hell is Tesla? this has the very same cheeky style but with a new flavor and new additions to the cast of already colorful characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,756
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,748

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Incredibly Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I was not sure what I'd be getting with this story but I'm so glad I took the recommendation. A wonderful mix of science, fiction, humor, romance and heroic feats. Incredibly entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pebble in the Sky

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil - so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of 60. Joseph Schwartz is 62.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jewel of a book

  • By bonnie on 08-18-09

Classic Sci-fi from the Golden Age

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

My first Asimov story for quite some time. An incredibly imaginative application of the science of his time combined with a human drama of an age set in our future among the stars, results in a story that bridges reality and stirs the heart.

  • Triplanetary

  • Lensman Series, Book 1
  • By: E.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Written in two parts, Triplanetary introduces the concept of two warring alien races: the Arisians and the Eddorians, whose battles on Earth are unknown to the human race, and in fact the humans are unaware that the Arisians have been secretly and selectively breeding the humans to use as weapons for these battles. From the time of Rome to World War II, the author takes the listener on a lightning-fast journey through Earth's history as the warzone for aliens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thank you for the new narrator

  • By james on 06-03-17

A wonderful classic Sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

The story was great. it has a mix of everything that one looks for in a classic Sci-fi.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • LLC QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Limited Liability Companies

  • By: ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by: Amy Barron Smolinski
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have increased in popularity over the last few decades. Entrepreneurs across the world learn about the numerous liability and tax advantages of LLCs, and are quick to start the paperwork to form their own entity and get their business off the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice quick introduction in non-lawyer speak

  • By Alex on 10-12-15

A decent beginner's guide

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

This book have a simple overview of the LLC structure with enough detail to get started but not getting to complex with the legal terminology.

  • The Bone Triangle

  • Unspeakable Things Series, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Beyond the din and dancing lights of the Las Vegas strip, a young woman has mysteriously gone missing. All the facts point to something sinister - even paranormal. Quentin Draith, supernatural crime investigator, is hired to assist. However, the deeper Draith digs, the more otherworldly his assignment gets. Assassins, human and otherwise, put a target on Draith’s head and a ravenous alien beast starts rampaging through the city. The clues point Draith to Sin City’s infamous “Bone Triangle,” a neighborhood marked for its dark happenings and disappearances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reader is nearly intolerable

  • By WK on 05-08-13

Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

A great mix of mystical things and the common things one takes for granted. The story comes off as a very plausible possibility given a bit of twisted physics. Wonderfully entertaining.

  • Technomancer

  • Unspeakable Things, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 972

When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash? After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good noir sci-fi/ fantasy series with a warning

  • By Cliff on 05-27-14

Beautiful Performance

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

The performance was awesome. With enough voice work to tell the different characters, it was easy to follow the story and enjoy the ride.

  • How to Become Financially Free

  • Worry-Free Wealth Secrets for a Turbulent World
  • By: Bill Staton, Mary Staton
  • Narrated by: Bill Staton, Mary Staton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Is it possible to become financially free on just $50 per month?This claim is not only powerful but also accurate. And Bill Staton, author of the bestselling Nightingale-Conant program The Seven Secrets to Becoming a Multimillionaire, has the data to prove his techniques can help you become financially free.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stories, stories and more stories

  • By Juan Solorio on 02-24-16

Great Strategy

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

The book goes over a great simple strategy for building wealth. While it is not specific as to which to buy when as some readers might want, it gives a set of guidelines that anyone can use and adapt to their own interests and styles.