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  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,853

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Real Fun Read!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

A different look into magic and a really funny one. This is a new look and a really good one.

Characters are funny too. Don't judge this book by its cover, I wasn't sure myself but ended up finding it a really fun read.

Go for it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,018

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome entry in a great series!

  • By Lisa L on 05-15-18

Good Ending!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This is a good trilogy, really enjoyed it. some unanswered questions which I would like some answers to.. maybe in the future more books?

Great narration and too many twists. I liked it.

Will give it a listen again.

  • PULSE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 1)

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cool - or cheesy?

  • By Ender's Girl on 03-03-13

Good Start

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

New series for me, really enjoyed this book and looking forward to starting the next one.

People are giving the narrator a bad review, but I thought he did the job right, not perfect, but I still enjoyed the book.

I liked the focus on all the characters rather than just one, really enjoyed that and can't wait to learn more about Chess team.

Got to know about this series from a Joe Ledger book.

  • 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 20,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,156

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

Can't Stop Laughing!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I love skippy and many of the characters in this series, I remember while reading book 1 I thought it was an ok book till skippy showed up, my favourite character!!!

I like this series, but sometimes I tend to day dream while listening and miss few minutes because some things could take longer than I like. Other than that, the book has interesting twists and waiting to see what will happen next.

I like the fact that I don't have to wait for months/years for the next book to come out!!!

Narration is great!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Blood World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 8
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628

A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier. A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “McGill’s World”

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-22-18

I like this series!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Fantastic series!! All the back-stabbing, all the hidden agendas and more

So many characters that I like here, and the storyline is building and getting clearer. I can't say much here, but I can't wait to see what will happen and how humanity will survive what is coming

I can't say much other than if you are already reading this series, then you will like this book.

  • Fury of a Phoenix: The Nix Series, Book 1

  • By: Shannon Mayer
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

I knew the sins of my past would call to collect what was left of my soul. If I'd known the price I'd pay, I would've sacrificed more to stay hidden from the magic. In the middle of Wyoming - away from the abnormals of the world - I thought I was free and clear. I started a new life. Found a love I'd never known in a husband, and a son who was my everything. And in a blinding instant, that life was stolen from me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars!

  • By Julie K. on 10-09-17

Really Enjoyed This!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Not 100% of the time I get a good system generated suggestion, but this book was a great one. I really enjoyed this book, gone through it fast and looking forward to starting the 2nd book soon..

Nix is a good character and the characters around her are interesting too. I wonder what will happen next and I do like that the story didn't end at book 1 and book 2 would be a different story, the story didn't end and it will be continued in book 2.

Another good series to read.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,266

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Finally!!! Was Worth The Wait

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Waited for years for this book to come, gone through the first 2 several times while waiting.... and I loved every second of it..

I thought I knew how Brandon Sanderson will end this book, I knew how Kaladin when and how he will speak the 4th oath, I knew how things will happen, I told myself "Mr. Sanderson, you can't surprise me no more"......

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He did it... So many things happened that shocked me, and so many twists that I didn't expect at all. It was amazing, the whole thing was an amazing experience and a shocking one..

One thing though.. I have to wait now till 2020 for the 4th book, that is the only bad thing about this series.. Now I know what Wheel of Time readers went through when they were waiting for each book, I just had to wait for the last one in that series...

Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are amazing as always, and they should have been in the Narrator Hall of Fame, they did a great job!!!

To Brandon Sanderson, I will have to accept that you will always surprise us with unthinkable twists and I should never say "I know what's coming"

Thanks for this amazing series, and to all, you must read this series.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,964

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Surprisingly Good!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Earthcore was a really good read! I really enjoyed everything. Characters, plot, twists, narration and the ending!

It's a really good read. If you are interested in good story with great characters and great narration, then go for it!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The One Device

  • The Secret History of the iPhone
  • By: Brian Merchant
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino - based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation. This deep dive takes you from inside One Infinite Loop to 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TECH PORN AT ITS BEST

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-17

Slow Start, But Good Read

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Am a developer, specially in the iOS field, and really enjoyed learning about how the development of the first iPhone went and how it happened.

I didn't enjoy the starting bit when it was all about the material used to make the iPhone. The reason I bought is to know more about the birth of the iPhone.

If you are interested in knowing that, then go of it. It will be a bit slow thought at the start.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,326

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Fantastic Book! Enjoyed the narration and the plot. What I enjoyed the most was the twists and turns. Many things happened in this book that I didn't expect and I enjoy it when that happens.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful