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  • If Chins Could Kill

  • Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chin-tacular

  • By Sarah Nelson on 04-04-15

Just the Best!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

I remember being a fan--- way back in my Air Force days back in the eighties, Bruce is such a talented actor, and boy is this audio book a great ride! Loved it, brought back so many memories! Love all the real Hollywood stories, and man is Bruce funny!

  • Starman Jones

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

Max Jones, a practical, hard-working young man, found his escape in his beloved astronomy books. When reality comes crashing in and his troubled home life forces him out on the road, Max finds himself adrift in a downtrodden land - until an unexpected, ultimate adventure carries him away as a stowaway aboard an intergalactic spaceship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A typical Heinlein Juvenile

  • By Got My Book on 08-22-08

First rate!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Heinlein at his best, I only wish they could have had the "Full Cast Audio" make a rendition of this! It would have been great, but this is good too.

  • Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,666

Hank is a thug. He knows he's a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn't by being a scientist. Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn't need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person's locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bunch of genres crammed into good fun

  • By Thomas Allen on 09-11-14

Not impressed.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Mediocrity seems to be the order of the day these days. I like audio books like "Expeditionary force" and "Live free or die" those are great! Most of the new science fiction I have seen here is tripe, and masquerade's as having anything like a story that a high school freshmen could write!

  • The Secret to Attracting Money

  • By: Joe Vitale
  • Narrated by: Joe Vitale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

The potential to attract money and create abundant wealth doesn't reside in your job, your circumstances, or even the economy. It resides within you. Your mind is equipped with the natural ability to attract as much money as you want and need - at anytime, anyplace, in any financial climate, without struggle. You just have to know how to trigger it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I feel scammed

  • By Bobbi Wooden on 12-21-18

Good idea's

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Change your thinking towards money, from a psychological and spiritual basis. The journey begins here.

  • The Spaceship Next Door

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,351

When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Sci Fi read with an Excellent Reader!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-30-16

It was okay.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Not too bad for a story written in the 50's, Oh, it wasn't written in the 1950's, well then.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,446

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive start and then a slump in the middle

  • By Elley Murray on 09-28-17

Woof Woof!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

My dog Buster here, says he can write better Science Fiction then these two guys! Woof Woof! What's that boy, you say the story reads like a trip to the grocery store with every mundane detail talked about at excruciating length! Buster says "Where is the story line, where is the creativity, if these guys were half of what Craig Alanson or Ben Bova was they might put together something decent! Also, Woof Woof! he also says that these guys are so lacking in creativity they shouldn't donate their brains to science, but rather then to the homeless shelter for the mystery stew!

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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,965

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

First let me say, I get the whole thing-----everybody is saying that the whole book is not about Skippy and Joe, but its not like these other characters aren't ones we haven't seen before in previous novels, they are just not as round or well defined as Skippy and Col. Joe. But what are you gonna do, the book is still about 65% Skippy and Joe------ and Craig Alanson is still better then 80% of the Military Sci---fi author's working out there right now! So keep up the good work guys! And Oh, R.C. Bray-----is just simply a national treasure, he is the best!

  • Renegade Star

  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

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 3 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 213
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK - BAD READER

  • By Tom H. on 01-15-14

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 3 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 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

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.

8 of 18 people found this review helpful