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Karen Vradelis

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  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,432

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Evil cliffhanger!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

How soon before book 3? Intriguing follow up to the first book - so many Bobs; the story doesn't ever seem to drag, though it does seem to be expanding ever outward.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shrill

  • Notes from a Loud Woman
  • By: Lindy West
  • Narrated by: Lindy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897

Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women", Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits Shrill, her highly anticipated literary debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressed

  • By Chey Davis on 05-27-16

Occasional Humor Laced With Anger and Dogma

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

Starts out ok, but quickly descends into preachy Feminism. Waste of good book credit, sadly.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Storm of Lightning

  • Michael Vey, Book 5
  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960

Can the Electroclan pull together to defeat the Elgen once and for all? Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan go on their most dangerous mission yet as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fifth installment of the New York Times best-selling series!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very exciting and captivating but violent

  • By Trudy Owens on 06-20-17

Evil Cliffie!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

Worth the listen, but not really standalone. Will need to go back and re-listen to books 1-4... How long until Book 6? :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,690
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,453
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,293

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Exciting story

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

it was easy to get involved with the characters and the story always entertained... sometimes on the edge of my seat!

  • The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,710

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Sight and Second Thoughts

  • By Richard on 02-21-05

Charming and fun

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Finished all the "adult" Disceprlds... and decided to try the children's books. Surprised to find this every bit as enjoyable!

  • Equal Rites

  • Discworld #3
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out to be a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession. Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of fun

  • By Lisa L. Hilton on 08-01-04

One if my favorites..

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

One of my Disc World Witches fovorites... but aren't they all? :) Genius stuff from Terry Pratchett.

  • Agenda 21

  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 971

Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK Thriller with an Important Message

  • By J. Johnston on 12-21-12

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Frightening, if broad conclusions Mr Beck has drawn about ultimate consequences of Agenda 21 play out. But this is not surprising.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful