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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 25,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,415

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

amazing book great narration.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

this book has everything a great book should have. wizards, computer nerds, and references galore.

  • 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 41,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,949

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

can't wait for the next one.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

amazing book. great narration. can't wait for next book. has me on the edge of my seat for more than half the book. great jokes for nerds and solid science.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,261

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability, and desperately in search of a place to eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book!

  • By DrVeebs2b on 07-02-12

the series gets less good as it goes

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

douglas adams is great at what he does but one thing can be said about the hitchikers series it starts at a high point and gently slopes down. still amazing though. and martin freeman is great choice for these little misadventures of arthur dent and crew

  • Hold Me Closer Necromancer

  • By: Lish McBride
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross, Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The riveting debut work from celebrated newcomer Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer drops a seemingly average boy into the adventure of a lifetime. Sam can’t complain about much, even if his job isn’t the most glamorous one around. But his world gets a whole lot more complicated when he crosses paths with Douglas, a necromancer who gets paid to raise the dead. Douglas thinks Sam might have the right touch for necromancing, and when this turns out to be all too true, Sam faces unimaginable dangers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I will love you all night long...

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-12

delightful quirky and occasionally serious.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

deadly serious necromancers, zombie pandas, and talking heads. what more could a person loving the morbid humor that comes with such a contrast between good and evil... well not so much evil as just very very selfish

  • The Dark Lord's Handbook

  • By: Paul Dale
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

To become a Dark Lord is no easy thing. The simple ambition to hold dominion over the world and bend all to your will sounds straightforward, but it's not. There are armies to raise, fortresses to build, heroes to defeat, and battles to be fought. After many spectacular failures, Evil decided to lend more than inspiration to these would-be tyrants. He wrote an easy-to-follow Dark Lord's Handbook. And yet the next Dark Lord that came along screwed up like all the others.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out good but turned into a drag

  • By Kulain on 01-12-15

villian you want to win

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

the world is corrupt and needs to be ruled what's morden to do. except take up the calling. even if he does it for himself he is justified in his actions. with a villainous hero on his tail morden can't fail in his as it would be his end.

  • This Book Is Full of Spiders

  • Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159

Warning: You may have a huge, invisible spider living in your skull. This is not a metaphor. You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. Dismissing things as ridiculous fearmongering is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection - the creature secretes a chemical into the brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That’s just as well, since the “cure” involves learning what a chain saw tastes like. You can’t feel the spider, because it controls your nerve endings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If You're Considering This... Go Ahead!

  • By Tracey Rains on 05-29-13

welcome.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

leave your sanity at the door please and wipe your feet on the way in. this story has your mind doing mental jumping jacks as it punches you in your funny bone. not for the faint minded as you lose all the marbles you got. story is glorious, riotous, and has you on edge.

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,553

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

amazing look at what might have been

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

this world is absolute in style. nothing beats this. samurai ninja pizza delivery man, mobster bosses, memetic hazards, robot dogs so fast they can't be seen. this is.... without equal is it's insanity.

  • The Strain

  • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,528

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better but still a worthy vampire yarn

  • By Mark on 08-17-09

a new twist.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

vampires with a new twist. great story, but ron perlman sells this $#**. don't pass this one up.

  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars'

  • Barsoom Series, Book 1
  • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!

  • By Robert L. Hicks on 03-26-12

it's good

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

the story is lacking in something. a good read if you got nothing better to do.

  • Doctor Who: Dead Air

  • By: James Goss
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650

This is an exclusive, original adventure for the 10th Doctor, read by David Tennant. Featuring additional music and effects, Doctor Who: Dead Air has never been previously published. Hot on the heels of a creature that exists through sound, the Doctor lands on a pirate radio station boat in the late 1960s. The creature has already killed some of the DJs, and the Doctor befriends the survivors. But then the lights go out, and a desperate race for survival begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story and well crafted audiobook

  • By Paul on 08-02-10

all it takes is the mention of david tennant

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

amazing in all ways. listen to the end. I love mr. tennant in all his work so I'm bias.