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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,321

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

A nice departure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I needed a break from the classic art and renaissance period writings of the last few books. Dan Brown gives us a modern approach to both the art and style as well as the religion. Great read.

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,276

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

Zahn is a master of storytelling.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Zahn meshes battle strategems, political maneuvering, and personality profiling to bring us the growth of the Empire's Heir.

  • Star Wars: Lost Stars

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Pierce Cravens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,182

This thrilling young adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Listeners will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends - Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell - who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them - and the galaxy - apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cure for the Aftermath Blues

  • By Matt H. on 09-18-15

Gray is a better author of more mature stories

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

This book felt like a teen romance novel. Twilight meets Star Wars. Gray's other book, Bloodlines featuring Leia was superb.

  • The Lost Gate

  • Mithermages, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,642

Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different - and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an "outself"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Card doing what he does best.

  • By joshua on 01-05-11

Good start to a series.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-16

This book sets a foundation that can grow and gain momentum in future writings. Well written as usual.

  • Warcraft: Durotan

  • The Official Movie Prequel
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds. When Gul'dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the clan's chieftain, must make an impossible decision: abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people or lead them into the unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic... his voices are spot on! A+

  • By John McCoy on 08-03-16

Great Interpretation

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

Varies from the original story a little bit, but still a good interpretation. Sets up the movie nicely.

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  • Those Guys Have All the Fun

  • Inside the World of ESPN
  • By: James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
  • Narrated by: James Andrew Miller, Matt McCarthy, Joan Baker
  • Length: 28 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones, restaurants, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful but....

  • By steve on 10-20-11

ESPN has always had conrltroversy

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Now you get the stories behind the stories. The history and the personalities come together in this recount..