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  • Ubik

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,650

Glen Runciter runs a lucrative business - deploying his teams of anti-psychics to corporate clients who want privacy and security from psychic spies. But when he and his top team are ambushed by a rival, he is gravely injured and placed in "half-life," a dreamlike state of suspended animation. Soon, though, the surviving members of the team begin experiencing some strange phenomena, such as Runciter's face appearing on coins and the world seeming to move backward in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great performance of an SF classic

  • By Steve on 07-10-16

Unless you have to read it for a class...

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

...you should skip this one.
The reader is great.
Luke Daniels has a great voice.
No spoilers, but I think most people won't enjoy, or even find meaning in this book.
Seek out other books that Luke Daniels has narrated.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,797
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,297

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

  • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

I f you like Sherlock Holmes this is the best.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Narrator was perfect in every way. Diction, delivery, pronunciation. Well worth your time and money.

  • Nine Princes in Amber

  • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,442

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, lame deal!

  • By Robert on 08-13-12

This is abridged. Accept no substitutes.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Narrator was ok, had some fun voices. The editing team made a poorly abridged version. They also didn't catch some pretty obvious accidental word substitutions on the part of the narrator.
I think the worst part about the abridged version is there were things mentioned with no previous referent, leaving the listener wondering. Would probably be more noticeable to someone that has read the print version?

  • The Hard Way

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388

Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance - because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - But I All Ready Had It!!!!!!!!

  • By Delstel on 11-27-14

Great story, not 100% sure on when it takes place.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Like almost all of the Reacher books, you can enjoy this one without worrying about where it fits in Reacher ' life. So, if you happen to read or listen to it out of sequence, you'll be just fine. Great story, great attention to place details. A favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Persuader

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,519

Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!

  • By Joanna on 06-19-09

Another great Reacher story, .but a little preachy

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

So author that writes about law enforcement, military and ex military not so subtly harps on guns. Ugh. Hate that part, but was an entertaining story, as you can see by my rating.

  • Break In

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Dick Francis was a jockey and horse trainer for many years. His experience gives his questrian mysteries an authenticity that has attracted fans around the globe. To honor him, the Mystery Writers of America named Dick Francis a Grand Master for his impeccably crafted contributions to the genre. Jockey Kit Fielding has been riding the de Brescous horses in a succession of triumphs on the race course. But this winning streak is about to end. Kit’s twin sister, Holly, has come to him in desperation. Threatened by financial scandal, she and her husband may lose their training stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really very good!

  • By Nancy on 01-15-14

1st of the Kit Fielding stories. Really great

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

If you are a Dick Frances fan like I am, you have probably already read all the books at least once. A different experience having one read to you! Kit's stories are some of my favorites of Dick Frances many excellent books.

  • Time for the Stars

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,033

Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Heinlein

  • By DJM on 01-27-11

Classic Heinlien Perfection - a timeless work.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

I first read this when I was 8 or 9. It is just as good now as it was, well, a long time ago. It holds up pretty well for fiction written 60 years ago. This is one you can share with kids, on a long car trip. Or, as a "reread" or good introduction to Heinlien's stories. My only trouble with the reader was his protagonists voice. I thought he made him sound too young. But, that is just the voice in my head! It may match four you. Well worth the listen.

  • Without Fail

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045

Skilled, stealthy, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is the perfect man for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically. The head of a high-level Secret Service security detail wants Reacher to find the holes in her system - and fast. A group of desperate men already has the vice president in its sights. And it will stop at nothing to realize its objective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series so far

  • By Virgil on 07-11-16

Great story, perfect election year listen

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

Liked the characters. It flowed pretty well. The ending felt realistic / how it might happen in real life. I'm listening to all the Jack Reacher stories in order, and this is one of my favorites so far.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Who Goes There?

  • The Novella That Formed the Basis of 'THE THING'
  • By: John W. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Steve Cooper
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,579

Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding ... Incredible ...

  • By Old Hippy on 10-03-16

Great Novella. Well told timeless SF.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Great story from the 1930s. If you have never read, you are missing something. The Thing movies are pale shadows of the original story.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,337

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Military and police and a dog. Perfect.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

I like the author and the reader very much. This isn't a long book - and it went quickly as it was very engaging. If you are a dog lover, this book will be even more special.