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  • The Dark Forest

  • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,319

This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking listeners to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-15

Narrator is much better at pronouncing the names.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

The last book's narrator butchered all the Chinese names really badly. This guy's much better.

  • I Hate Everyone But You

  • A Novel
  • By: Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
  • Narrated by: Allison Raskin, Gaby Dunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

A series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out, and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to This Book Y'all

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

An enlightening novel with a refreshing attitude.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Written by, shockingly, first time writers, this book either ignores every college girl cliche, or flips them in a way that makes something you've heard before feel authentic and real. I haven't seen the YouTube show the authors hit big on before writing this, but if their charismatic and hilarious reading is any indication, it probably has the same charm and wit as this book. A book with no narration might sound odd, or like it might be a limit on how effective the storytelling can be, but that's not the case, at least not with this book. Dunn and Raskin not only never fail to miss a beat in terms of character or emotion, but it's obvious that keeping things as coherent as they were through only email and texting was the most challenging method to tell this story. Dunn and Raskin are more than up to the challenge, however, and here's to hoping they write a follow up real soon.

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