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  • Contest

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The New York Public Library: a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long hallways. For one night this building is to be the venue for a contest. The rules are simple: seven contestants will enter, only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a fight for survival. In this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment

  • By Ron on 05-15-09

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

A very compelling story unique and riveting Looking forward to others by this author. A must read if you like sci fi

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Zoo of China

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 949

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have proven the existence of dragons - a landmark discovery no one could ever believe is real and a scientific revelation that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing findings within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dumb dumb dumb

  • By CKDexter on 06-30-16

Suspend all believeability

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Over the top but a good listen. Fast action, difficult to keep up with if concentration is split

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Destroyermen: Straits of Hell

  • Destroyermen, Book 10
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

Matt Reddy's old Asiatic Fleet destroyer USS Walker has been mysteriously transported to an alternate version of earth. Here, WWII is no longer raging, and Reddy and his crew have been trying to find a new place for themselves in this strange new world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More of the Same - And That's a Good Thing!

  • By Daryl on 07-11-15

Anxiously await more

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

The best story ever, easy to follow along even withstand plots going at once. A must read or listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rex Regis

  • Imager Portfolio, Book 8
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

The saga of the Imager Quaeryt, commander in the forces of Lord Bhayar, reaches a new climax as the great struggle to unify the continent of Lydar enters its final phase. Only the land of Khel remains uncommitted to Bhayar's rule.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Imager, less "Nameless"

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-19-14

Great series wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Really enjoyable, clean language & morality
Highly recommend this series to all young and old!
The characters are very real, the world is created with great description.

  • Sufferings in Africa

  • By: James Riley
  • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 19th century shipwreck saga

  • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 09-05-07

an absolute must listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-29-14

This is an incredible story! The author was capable enough to be able to tell us all that happened to him in such a way that after you finish,you feel (for better or worse) that it was actually you that had the experiences. I was captivated all the way through the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jungleland

  • A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure
  • By: Christopher S. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jef Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable!

  • By Scott W Warnock on 01-20-13

could have been a good book

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

Reviewed: 01-29-14

the author gives 2 perspectives
1.he tells about an explorer in the past.some lackluster vague information and some speculation.it wound up being uninspiring and uninteresting.

2.his own experience of going to the jungle.He lets us know that he hated being away from home,hated the food,the bugs,the people,the weather,the mud...etc.Over and over and over to an irritating degree.
The narrator was very good and made the book easy to listen to otherwise.

  • Bioshock: Rapture

  • Bioshock, Book 1
  • By: John Shirley
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YAAY! Finally . . . Wait, What!?

  • By Jason on 06-29-12

read the halo series instead

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

Reviewed: 11-23-13

a lot of people are afraid to read books based on games.they are concerned that the story world will lack complexity and that the characters will lack depth because of being based on a game.This would make the book boring and dead (dull) instead of interesting and alive.with modern computer games,this does not need to necessarily be so.Some of them have had a lot of thought planning and detail put into them.The first game based book I read was Halo:the fall of reach.That was a fantastic experience!I have so far listened to most of the books in the series,although only the eric Nylund books rate fantastic.

My point is that this is not one of those books.The narration was one of the better ones I have heard.However,it is unlikely I will give this author another chance until he learns how to write and tell a story. The first 2/3 of the book is incredibly boring.With a topic like a modern city under the sea and a plot too....how can an author manage that? The last 1/3 of the book does move along OK,but the author still manages to kill any enjoyment the listener may get from listening.Except for shallow characters,the main thing I can think of is the horrible attempt at dialogue for the characters.

skip this one

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brilliance

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,275

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written like a movie script

  • By Pam on 04-23-15

Not ready for it to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

I really got into the characters of this story. I would like to see a sequel for this. It could really be enlarged upon.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wired Kingdom

  • By: Rick Chesler
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When a blue whale tagged with a web-cam designed with stolen defense technology broadcasts a brutal murder at sea as part of a television nature program, Special Agent Tara Shores finds herself navigating an ocean of manipulation and deceit. It's a deadly race to reach the 100-ton creature roaming the Pacific before an unknown killer can destroy the digital evidence it carries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun story

  • By Readers Together on 05-28-14

attention grabber

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

Loved this book; kept me enthralled the whole way through. Well paced, well written, looking forward to the next one.

  • Crewel World

  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • British style mystery set in America

  • By Sara on 01-13-14

Perfect for me

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

Reviewed: 11-30-12

As Peter's wife, I have knitted & needleworked for most of my life, this is a perfect series for me to listen to while driving. It's amusing but not distracting, the characters are believeable as well as the story lines.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful