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  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, Emotional, Gripping.

  • By Anthony on 07-28-17

Amazing, Emotional, Gripping.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Loved it. Clever, fast paced. Had butterflies in my stomach and sitting on the edge of my car seat. The ideas in this book had my head spinning at times- in a good way. Made me think about my life and ask...what if...

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-18

Obscene

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Great performance by the narrator but this book is obscene and painfully, painfully drawn out. It goes over the same territory again and again and is full of horror for the sake of horror. I've read many Stephen King books and enjoyed most but this will be my last. It is littered with often perverted sexual acts involving children. I don't see why this is necessary and I felt sick to the stomach listening to these moments. At a length of over 45 hours, I would steer well clear of this one.

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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mispronunciation sure, but buy it anyway!

  • By Adele on 12-23-14

Slow Dull Confusing Pointless

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

I'm not writing this to be mean. Just some advice. Don't buy this audiobook. The jumping around in time makes it too confusing for an audiobook. Slowest book I've ever read or listened to. Narrator is great but that can't save it. Nothing happens.

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  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,922

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
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Geez...I didn't really like it. Kind of embarassed

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

It was okay. I found it very wordy, at times difficult to "picture". I prefer greater differences in the voices of each character. Pretty dark, violent and not much light. Won't be reading the next ones.

  • Undisputed Truth

  • By: Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman
  • Narrated by: Joshua Henry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story about a train wreck of a life

  • By Brock on 11-19-13

Delusional, Hateful, Twisted.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I listened to this book for 13 hours and then I just couldn't take it anymore. I used to be a Mike Tyson fan. This guy has serious mental health problems. If everything he has said and done is true, he should be locked up permanently. The whole books is like this - have sex with ten girlfriends, bash someone, blame white people and the system, cheat, manipulate, learn a lesson and change for ever and then repeat. The whole book is an absolute mess. I am worse for reading it.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Claudia on 04-14-15

A Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

I don't usually write reviews but I feel compelled. A brilliant story and some remarkable performances. This wasn't simply a story read aloud. These were complex, emotional and dramatic performances. I will be surprised if the actors in the movie can match these character portrayals. It's true, it's very very hard to stop listening to this book once you are drawn in.

  • Star Wars: Lost Stars

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Pierce Cravens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,596

This thrilling young adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Listeners will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends - Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell - who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them - and the galaxy - apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cure for the Aftermath Blues

  • By Matt H. on 09-18-15

More than a Book. An Experience. Don't Miss Out.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Oh man, I just finished this. It was great. Just great. The music and sound effects just made it better. I'm no Young Adult. Not even close but that didn't stop me from enjoying this. As far as I'm concerned, thus was the most authentic Star Wars experience since I watched Return of the Jedi 30 years ago.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,022

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Worth It

  • By Russell on 01-23-13

Loving it so far but Whispersync problem

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Whispersync kindle version doesn't seem to be available for purchase. Loving the book so far though. Doesn't matter at all that Arnold's not narrating. Authors rarely narrate their own books. Just because he's an actor doesn't mean he's a great narrator.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,421

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
  • Scalzi Locks In Another Winner

  • By Bruce Derflinger on 09-22-14

Love Amber's Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-11-14

I'm only a third of the way through this book but I felt obliged to say that Amber Benson's narration is fantastic.
If you want a narrator who does character voices and dramatizes a novel, choose Amber Benson's version.
If you want a narrator who has a great speaking voice but has a drier, quicker delivery without any character voices, choose Wil Wheaton.

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