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  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,902
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,327

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I expected

  • By Belinda on 11-16-17

Painful

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

Really enjoy watching him on TV, he's really funny and does some crazy stuff. Their relationship is also quite cute. However this book is just painful. A simple storytelling with not much added value for the reader.

  • Escalation

  • The Frontiers Saga Part 2: Rogue Castes
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

A cease-fire that has lasted seven years. Worlds half-destroyed that have been rebuilt anew. Friends and crewmates scattered light-years apart. New leaders that would be kings. The Jung threat has been renewed, in ways not imagined. It will take a new savior to inspire the masses, and once again lead those willing to fight against oppression. But who will the new savior be?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By tekone on 08-30-16

Weak story terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Skip to the next book in the series. Thin story and horrible narrator. I don't know why they switched narrators, this guy is aweful. All the men and women sound the same and are all whiney. Story is weak too, doesn't add much to the story, hope they fix it in the next book.

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,561

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

Incredible epic story like Lord of the rings

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

A story as grand as Lord of the rings, with a very different flair. Long book as long as 3 normal books. Well worth your money.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,715

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Would not recommend

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

stories getting a little bit old. similar plot lines less technical detail in this one which made it not quite as interesting for me. this program less action in this book as well the entirety of the action takes place in approximately 1 chapter the rest is all just describing various things in the bobiverse in not much detail would not recommend this book.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,724

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly better than books two and three.....

  • By Steve on 01-02-18

same story new book

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I enjoyed the books however this is basically a repeat of the last two with some even more ridiculous stunts and an annoying voice to the new ai. Same story steal two ships blow them up save earth.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • TFS Ingenuity

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 1
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

It's the year 2277. For 50 years, Earth has received mysterious data transmissions from random locations in deep space. The streams include advanced technology, allowing humans to achieve faster-than-light travel virtually overnight. As we prepare to take our first tentative steps into interstellar space, we know almost nothing about our alien benefactors, and their motivations remain unexplained.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More please

  • By Tm on 05-11-16

New take on space genres

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Great new take on space genres. Really enjoyed the technical details and hearing how everything evolved. Cannot wait till book 2.

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 784

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi-faceted character creations

  • By Sailfish on 06-11-17

no space just Jr high

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

No Space Battles no space action just Junior High drama, would highly suggest you avoid this if you're looking for a space genre book. It's really just about the drama aboard the ship.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,701

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been part of Book 3

  • By W. Brooks on 07-11-17

Diverts from the series

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Not as interesting as the other books. Diverts from series into a ground story and isn't as good as the other books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trump: The Art of the Deal

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,835

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read to Understand Trump

  • By Stuart Draper on 02-20-19

Very interesting look at the new president

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Very interesting look at the new president. Seems to be the same as he was 30 years ago when he wrote this book gives a real insight into how he makes things very big Aiming for the skies and what he really wants to something in between.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Chaos Monkeys
    Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    2,511 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Chaos Monkeys

  • Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  • By: Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a data center powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services' robustness - their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society's chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wanna Save 14hrs of Your Life??? Read This.

  • By John J. on 05-21-17

Book should be named catchy phrases

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

Mildly entertaining but lacks any subsidence. Author rambles on in a discoherant rant, primarily talking in a bunch of catchy phrases, hundreds and hundreds of catchy phrases, and never really gets anywhere.