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  • Serengeti

  • By: J. B. Rockwell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 688

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti - a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain - on her own, wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the cryogenically frozen crew inside.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only for people who aren't old enough to read

  • By Snaketail on 08-17-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Very interesting and a different approach. Kept me listening even though seemed slow. Was not sure where we were going. Some action but not a lot. Keeps one thinking.

  • Post Captain

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561

The Peace of Amiens has left Jack Aubrey with no ship, no enemy to pursue, and no possibility of prize money to supplement his meager income. His decision to seek refuge from his troubles, and creditors, in France proves doubly disastrous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fair shake

  • By Anthony L. on 10-05-08

Good adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Good adventure with good. Understanding of British navy in 1800's. Only 2 story lines need follow. Sometimes seemed to dwell overlong on psychological aspects.

  • The Fallen Angel

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Detective Nic Costa faces his hardest case yet. When the sins of the past echo the crimes of the present... When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa suspects more than a simple accident. Nic is sure Malise's family are hiding vital information. As the investigation deepens, Rome’s seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery and corruption. The key to the truth lies with the Gabriels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thriller to the last page

  • By Dan on 10-21-11

Twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

Keeps you guessing. Excellent descriptions of people, places and history. Never sure where we are going or how we will solve it... If there was a crime and what crime.

  • Snow White Must Die

  • By: Nele Neuhaus
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,940

On a rainy November day, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: a woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, unbelievable, never-ending story

  • By C. Vincent on 01-27-13

Convoluted story

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Interesting story. Full of surprises and twists. Several story lines. Good details on Germany in Frankfurt am main area. Sometimes more detail on individual lives not really concerning the murders.

  • Legion

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,836

Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only flaw...

  • By Joshua on 12-09-12

Quick paced

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

Quick paced not action. Keeps you guessing. Once I got started I wanted more! Take a good mystery and skip the fluff but leave the essentials. A quick light read.

  • The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 124

With millions of copies of his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries in print across the globe, Alexander McCall Smith is one of the most popular novelists and humorists in the world. Starring the brilliant but bumbling Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs is a wonderfully entertaining showcase for Smith's award-winning wit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointing.

  • By Deanna on 08-12-12

Witty caricature with dry humor

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Witty and all to valid a caricature of certain people. First part not funny if love dogs but then does turn cute. Usually I like a mystery. This makes for light reading and fun.

  • A Hunger for the Infinite

  • A Galactic Center Story
  • By: Gregory Benford
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 483

A Hunger for the Infinite, which first appeared in Robert Silverberg's Far Horizons anthology, is a novella that takes place in the universe of "The Galactic Center Saga", detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life. Here, the pilots had made it to True Center in order to destroy something, anything, important to the Mechs, but Paris had something else on his mind. A story of the Mantis, and the decline of humans beginning in 3600 AD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting

  • By Michale on 06-20-12

Different but interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Interesting and held my attention. It is quite different from Heinlein and classical science fiction. This was my first encounter with the writer or story and took awhile to understand. I will try other works.

  • The Bones of Avalon

  • By: Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

It is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been on the throne for a year. Dr John Dee is her astrologer and consultant in the hidden arts…a controversial appointment in these days of superstition. Now the bookish Dee has been sent to Glastonbury to find the missing bones of King Arthur. With him is his Robert Dudley, a wild card…and possibly the Queen’s secret lover. The town is still mourning the gruesome execution of its abbot, Richard Whiting. But why was he killed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction with a Wicked Hint of Evil

  • By Madeleine on 01-12-12

Interesting period piece

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Recommended to anyone liking historical fiction. A mystery but not a murder mystery. At times overly long in description but still held my interest. Excellent reader.

  • Cosi Fan Tutti

  • An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Michael Dibdin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Neopolitan businessmen, politicians, and eminent mafiosi are assassinated as someone takes literally the job of cleaning up the city's tarnished image. In this mystery, Aurelio Zen discovers that in '90s 'New Italy', things are still the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully entertaining

  • By Lee Chemel on 01-25-11

A mystery that isn't

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

This was entertaining and sometimes funny. It was very well read. Very interesting descriptions. It is a mystery but also many other plots. The jumping around was sometimes confusing. Recommend for the investigative inclined.

  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By Mary on 06-04-13

Cute comedy

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

A series of quick short stand alone stories. Each story with the same main characters. Fast dialogue and witty. Clean language, I enjoyed it, l feel it is suitable for all ages that enjoy comedy.

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