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  • The Obsidian Chamber

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,428

After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a plot

  • By Olive on 11-23-16

A sad story!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

What a depressing story! The Proctor story was ridiculous, the kid napping so implausible and the ending completely unsatisfying.
I'm so disappointed that this is the direction the authors have taken with the characters!
I feel really let down and for the first time I'm not looking forward to the next one.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,296

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Thought-provoking, great story

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

great story and really gets you thinking. you start to really see how dependent we are on all our modern technologies.

  • Ireland

  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland's history. Ronan, a 9-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen In A Quite While

  • By John on 03-17-05

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

What s great story and listening to it made me think it was the only way to read such a book. The accent was necessary to bring it to life. I come away feeling like I understand my Irish heritage now.

  • End the Fed

  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant rose from the crowd, "End the Fed! End the Fed!" As dollar bills were lit on fire and thrown into the night skies, it became clear that the real problem, one that nobody in the media was talking about, was the central bank-an unconstitutional entity and a political, economic, and moral disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very clear and understandable

  • By Jonnie on 09-19-09

Eye opening information!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-10

This a book/historical lesson we should all hear. It affects all of our lives.
Let's hope it helps open the American eyes before our economy is dragged further down. The price for all these bailouts and takeovers needs to be addressed. This book will open your eyes like never before.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Traveler

  • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
  • By: John Twelve Hawks
  • Narrated by: David Carradine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure why this is a bestseller...

  • By holley on 10-03-05

Good, but not as good as unabridged version.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-05

Interesting and thought provoking. Much better illumination in the unabridged, Scott Brick read version. Well thought out and good interview with the author at the end.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Time and Again

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

When Time and Again was published in 1970, The New York Times hailed it as "a fanciful novel that beautifully blends science fiction, nostalgia, and mystery." Millions of fans agreed, making the book a modern classic. Travel with author Jack Finney back to an incredible world where there are no such things as automobiles, airplanes, computers or television...back to January 1882.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good historical fiction

  • By William R. Creech on 01-24-04

Take this journey!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-04

If you give this book a chance you will be in for a ride you will never forget. It draws you in slowly and when you get hooked, you won't be able to stop. This story has twists and turns, romance, history and mystery all wrapped up in one. You will wonder how you could not have heard about it before. You will always see a bit of the "Old New York" when you think about Manhattan.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful