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  • Who Goes There?

  • The Novella That Formed the Basis of 'THE THING'
  • By: John W. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Steve Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,541

Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding ... Incredible ...

  • By Old Hippy on 10-03-16

Surprisingly effective

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

Story holds up. A little confusing at times. Excellent twists, clearly the inspiration for Carpenter’s film.

  • Chop Suey

  • A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States
  • By: Andrew Coe
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States - by far the most plentiful among all our ethnic eateries. Now, in Chop Suey, Andrew Coe provides the authoritative history of the American infatuation with Chinese food, telling its fascinating story for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting if you like Asian food

  • By CKDexter on 01-10-19

Interesting if you like Asian food

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

This book held my interest. I will never view Chinese food the same way. I especially enjoyed tracking how Chinese cuisine changed over the course of the 20th century.

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DrBB

  • By Lois on 01-26-13

Entertaining, gruesome story, totally far-fetched.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I was suckered into the story, and it is well written. Since this series of novels obviously has a self-sustaining audience, my review, at this point, is immaterial. Nevertheless, toward the end the plot conveniences, and ridiculous twists take this down to cheap B movie status. And the final epilogue, where all the loose ends are tied up and where a mysterious future is hinted at, fall to within comic book territory. Nevertheless, I will probably read the next in the series, because I’m a sucker for these types of stories. Happily, there was no supernatural causation here, but fell neatly within the science fiction/mystery thriller genre.

  • Anomaly

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Anomaly examines the prospect of an alien intelligence discovering life on Earth. The technological gulf between humanity and the alien species is measured in terms of millions of years. The only way to communicate is using science, but not everyone is so patient. Humanity's first contact with an alien intelligence is far more radical than anyone has ever dared imagine. With a technological gap of millions of years, mankind is barely able to recognize the arrival of an alien space craft outside the gates of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophisticated alien contact

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 09-05-17

Problems with execution

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Interesting and original central concept. Poor plotting and poor choice of protagonist, which necessitated everybody else be written less intelligently, so that the protagonist could be the smart guy in the room. And the ending did not deliver on the initial promise.

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  • Instagram Marketing: A Picture Perfect Way to Strike It Rich!

  • By: Mark Smith
  • Narrated by: Steve Edwards
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Money doesn't just show up on your doorstep out of nowhere, and businesses have to keep publicizing themselves wherever their future customers are! If you don't know much about the world of social media (or feel like it is a bunch of nonsense) but feel like your business can't stay relevant in today's market without it, then Instagram Marketing: A Picture Perfect Way to Strike It Rich! is the book on the shelf that you need to grab now! Do you want to increase your sales now with very little work? Do you want to increase your visibility and have many people see what your company has to offer? You are able to do all of this even if you do not have experience with any social media website!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • straightforward and to the point

  • By Tara on 07-06-18

Simple, clear, actionable

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This is a book for beginners. Everything is explained simply, with no redundancy. It is a 1 2 3, step plan that worked well in this short book format. No fluff here. But if you are an experienced Instagram user, look elsewhere. This is a beginners guide. I found it very helpful and well worth the few bucks I spent. Now I have to get to work implementing the suggestions.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

Words can’t describe

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Simply the most thought-provoking, life changing book and I have ever read. My family has begun implementing a whole food, plant-based diet. I have lost 30 pounds. Her skin has cleared up. My issues with digestion have cleared up. All this in one month. Goodbye Atkins, Paleo, South Beach, Weight Watchers, calorie-counting apps.

  • King Solomon's Mines

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: H Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: David Sturzaker, Tim McInnenry, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Tim McInnerny stars as Allan Quatermaine in this dramatic full-cast BBC Radio 4 adaptation of H Rider Haggard's classic Victorian novel. A chance meeting with Sir Henry Curtis and his friend John Good leads professional game hunter Allan Quatermaine on a dangerous expedition to the uncharted, hostile heart of Africa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent production

  • By CKDexter on 10-22-17

Excellent production

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Another fantastic BBC dramatization. Held our interest during a long ride. Acting and sound effects are superb. We left out loud several times at the humorous parts. I wish BBC produced more of these.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,506
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,393

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

The End of Religion is Nigh!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This is a bloated, absurd story, but Dan Brown‘s name makes this moot. We start with a MacGuffin: an outspoken atheist scientist has made a discovery that will make all the world’s religions irrelevant, destined to disappear, poof! And as he is about to announce his discovery to the world, he is silenced, in a plot twist I won’t reveal. Then we must listen to 16 hours of bad science, bad theology, and clunky Catholic intrigue, before the MacGuffin is finally revealed in all its glory. I won’t spoil it, but it is absurd, which is probably the reason why it is hidden way, way back near the end. The science supporting it is vapor-thin, with ridiculous conclusions drawn by the main characters. Non-sequiturs abound everywhere, in the plot, its logic, and the treatment of the origins debate. 30% could’ve been cut out with no harm to the story. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking thriller full of ideas about life’s origin, this isn’t it. I listened to the unabridged audio version. The reader is acceptable, but voices the thinly-drawn female character as an annoying damsel in distress.

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  • Full Wolf Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 830

The New York Times best-selling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointed

  • By Dianna Sanford on 07-02-17

Dumb and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

If you’re bothering to read these reviews, then you’re prepared for a B-movie monster yarn. Which this is. And it is kind of dumb. But it is also very well written, tightly plotted and edited. Lincoln Child is an excellent writer, which is why I had to keep listening to it to the end. A satisfying, if short, werewolf romp. Recommended for readers of this genre.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Terminal Freeze

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 915

In this riveting new thriller, Lincoln Child weaves together a stunning Arctic landscape, a terrifying mythic creature, and a pervasive mood of chaos and fear. With Terminal Freeze, Child demonstrates why he has become a major best-selling author, and why his novels electrify and enthrall so many.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a gourment meal for us lovers of horror fiction

  • By Lee on 02-25-09

Great narration, meh story

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Love a good monster tail, but this one kinda fell flat. Hooks you in the beginning, but poor plot structure and a lack of focus on any particular protagonist mire the story. The creature was interesting, but who am I supposed to follow here? I thought Jeremy Logan was supposed to be the protagonist, but he is completely passive in the story. Not only is he relegated to observer status, but he is completely forgettable in most scenes he is in, only occasionally participating in conversations. Although he has the last word in the book, he feels like he was tagged onto the story later. As if Child wrote this novel a long time ago, and then inserted Logan into the narrative to build out the Jeremy Logan series of books. A weak entry, at best.