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  • Renegade Star

  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Jace Hughes is a Renegade. That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he's free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there's something off about the cargo she's carrying. Jace knows he shouldn't ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can't help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he's being pursued by unknown ships - who want that cargo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book to get lost in for the weekend

  • By Anonymous User on 04-02-18

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Lets see, Contrived, lacking in imagination, lots of blood, guts and gore. You know what----- if you want a good Sci-fi adventure---Pick up Expeditionary force, or Troy Rising, for a good Sci-fi story made in the last decade! I don't know where this guy learned to put a story together a story, but it was probably at a learning annex course held at the now defunct K-Mart. Shall I go on? Now on to the performance by the narrator, it was first rate and he deserves better material, but that is another story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA

  • By: Bill Wilson, William Silkworth, Dr. Bob Smith
  • Narrated by: Glenn Langohr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

The key text of Alcoholics Anonymous, which to this very day has not changed since it was first published in 1939. This is the original text, with the addition of personal stories from both the first and second editions. Also included: a current study guide from the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This book is the best-selling self-help book for conquering addictions that range from alcoholism to drug addiction, overeating, and other issues.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book is fantastic. Terrible narration.

  • By Dave on 02-03-14

Our Bible!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Landmark title in recovery for Alcoholics. Lots of story's, good narration! AA is a spiritual program. If you believe, as I do that what a person says or does can strongly affect another person, and that TWO PEOPLE with the same idea-----can change the world----- then you will begin to understand this program. Its not about conquering or beating something, or winning a race, its about calming down, letting go, relaxing and letting God take over your life and making the tough decisions for you---guiding you to sobriety.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gateway to the Galaxy

  • Gateway to the Galaxy, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Yanez, JR Castle
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

While the universe was still young, vambraces were forged, giving their users extraordinary abilities. A brutal war was won through the blood and sacrifice of patriots. Soon, the vambraces faded to legend. Now, Frank and Marine Space Corps-1 find themselves across the galaxy, where an ancient evil is growing. From exploratory crew to the front of enemy lines, Frank will have to decide whether to play the part of hero or to be the Marine needed to win the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By JL on 08-10-18

Okay, I call Bull****!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

First of all this is not Sci-fy, it is pure Fantasy! I simply don't care for magic, I am a scientist and I don't like titles that masquerade as Science Fiction. So if you like swords and sorcery this may be for you.

7 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,657

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17

One of the Best books I have ever read.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Dr. Covey was a great man and this is a great book. Must have self help book of the last 100 years right up there with Tony Robbins and his books!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aces

  • Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been. When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book and great performance

  • By chris wessells on 01-02-18

"Home alone" for Sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Just a story about a couple of kids and some pirates, really---- nothing to see here folks, move along. I personally would like to have seen something a little more interesting, like Skippy in Alanson's other novels. So.............let me say this, Heinlein could write great Young Adult novels with a lot of colorful stuff happening. Oh, but not here------just a blow by blow story about some kids on a space ship trying to get away from some space pirates. I loved most of Expeditionary force, except for the last one. But Hey, this guy is like the Cincinnati Bengal's, you never know who is going to show up, the Bengal's or the Bungles, know what I mean.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,114

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Everyone needs to get good at managing their money, this whole society is based on economics. And Tony Robbins is the Best in the world!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,014

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Mediocre at best

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I am beginning to think this author Is a one trick pony, all he knows how to do is A.I. and that is pretty much it. The whole thing is the exploration of one idea, and is very limited. I liked the Bob-a-verse, but this is kinda repetitious and not very interesting. I like Adventure stories like Edmond Hamiltons the Starwolves, etc.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,644

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Big fan, but disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I simply don't like the disrespect for Alien life here. The stupidity of all these Alien races----all simply being about Military conquest----- I found deeply disappointing. For example the Maxault being reduced to being just another power mad bunch of militaristic jingoistic assholes------ that we simply HAVE to conquer, I found just totally ridiculous. I know fan's here probably just want two dimensional military characters----shoot gun---kill bad guy etc.! But Hey------ here's an idea, do something a little more creative and give some civilizations NOT----- into conquering everybody in the Galaxy! I have stuck with all these novels in the series. I loved the first one and a lot of the 4 sequals! Though I found Skippy to be analogous to, and abusive as a miniature Howard Stern in a beer can; I still could get past that. Maybe Craig needs a co-writer like me. Hee hee hee! Good luck in the future Mr. Alanson.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Unshakeable

  • Your Financial Freedom Playbook
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,231

After interviewing 50 of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the number-one New York Times best seller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a one sentence summary....

  • By Martin on 03-04-17

Great over all

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Good primer for "Money Master the Game!" Money and time well spent I say. Get both you won't be sorry.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,936

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Crap, not what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

These people who stack the deck with good reviews for something that is crap like this should be called out! This is not Science fiction! It is a endless droning on of a war story that could be anywhere, the Second World War, Iraq, etc. No creativity, no story, just a bunch of back and forth shooting! If you want some good Military Science Fiction, look to "Expeditionary Force" or "Troy Rising" at least there is some creativity and an interesting story!

0 of 7 people found this review helpful