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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,335

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

somewhat entertaining but not credit worthy

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I really struggled with this book. the story was difficult to get into, narration was thin and weak. The ending was a total letdown, just glad it's over.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,532

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Wow, great story, awesome narration just get it!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Fun book, total thriller but also grabs your heart in spots. If will make you appreciate the men and women of the armed forces even more as it feels very real when author describes leaving and returning from deployments. I am looking forward to future novels by this author. Hopefully he can match the pace and action in the future

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,622
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,569

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

not his best work

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

long time Sanderson fan but I had a very difficult time getting through this book. I eagerly awaited this book in series and was disappointed by the structure of this book and how hard it was to stay engaged due to the disjointed manner in which things jumped around. Sanderson might be writing for genX now with short attention spans now I don't know but I feel let down. I have many of his books and this is the only one that i didn't absolutely enjoy.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunted

  • Trackers, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

Five days ago North Korea detonated three nuclear warheads over the United States, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. A second attack destroyed the nerve center of America in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capitol. As the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 days after in Estes Park, Colorado

  • By Wayne on 04-02-18

No story here folks.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

There are better choices out there. First book was solid and a good listen second book was significantly weaker in every respect. In a word....contrived. I know you need to have a event that provides focus and tension in a book but this was lame.

Has The Hunted turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yep. I might wait for a very long time and pick up Trackers 3 on a daily special but Trackers 2 is not worth a credit. I enjoyed the first book and many of NSS other books but this one he lost focus and feels like he just needed to make the deadline to have something at the publisher.

Did Bronson Pinchot do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, BP did a very good job...no issues here. You know immediately (at least for major characters) who is speaking and he really adds to the characters.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

First one you bet....this one no way unless you were given free tickets. I think most directors would pass on this one. Just not enough of a story.

Any additional comments?

NSS, try harder or take a break if you cant keep the quality up on your stories. I understand its really hard to do was you do but don't peddle crap.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Twelve

  • A Novel
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,516

In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • TWO IN THIS SERIES IS ENOUGH

  • By Randall on 06-15-18

had a hard time staying engaged. No action

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I started off well but turned into a jumble which I struggled through. I
think I might stop at two

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,270

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

good but wandering in the end it just dumped you

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

big fan of dj but this one feels unfinished like he had half a story. main character was so conflicted you can't decide if you like him or hate him. there is a ton of meat left unserved here I hope if there is another story in this series he will do a better job telling the story. Christian R. Did his usual job of bringing out the best an worst of each character. without Christian this author would not reach his audience in the same way.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whistlers

  • A Shrouded World, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo, John O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878

Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren’t as they seem. While it appears similar to the ones they come from, there are some terrifying differences. Is it a dream? Or has reality been somehow warped? Jack comes from a world filled with nocturnal creatures that were once human, but now seek to destroy the last vestiges of humanity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun but lacks direction

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 07-25-15

A little bit of a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 12-13-14

Would you try another book from Mark Tufo and John O'Brien and/or Sean Runnette?

Sure, this one had some gas but ran out to soon.

Has A Shrouded World - Whistlers turned you off from other books in this genre?

No genre is just fun and takes you out of the common everyday.

Which scene was your favorite?

water tower scene when Tripp hits the C4 with slingshot

Could you see A Shrouded World - Whistlers being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Never, you would need to suspend belief to a unimaginable degree.

Any additional comments?

I really am a fan of Tufo and Runnette team but this one just seemed like half a story. Didn't feel like many of the previous Mike and BT adventures. I felt a bit ripped off when the book just ended like it must have been due date for the draft and Mark and John said D for done. I will likely buy the next book in the series but only after reading reviews. It not the money, its feeling like a sucker being taken when you invest the time and feel bad for doing so....

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Easy Day

  • The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • By: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,516

From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear

  • By Darwin8u on 09-04-12

Just Ok, nothing to get worked up about.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

What disappointed you about No Easy Day?

Typical of this genre...author tells us about his life and tries to personalize story but never really engages the audience. Gets boring and slow. Also, the risks he took producing the book are just hype to make you think you were getting something original but its the same blather present in most books of this type except for the book "House to House" which stands alone as the best book ever of this type.

If you’ve listened to books by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer before, how does this one compare?

no comparison this is first and likely the only

What didn’t you like about Holter Graham’s performance?

His performance was okay, well read but material killed it sorry Mr. Graham but an excellent read still cant shine a turd.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment works.

Any additional comments?

To the author, try harder and maybe you'll hit the mark next time. The book wasn't bad, bad it just was like a jelly donut minus the filling...kept waiting for the story to start. The raid on OBL compound was the climax but even that was written so dispassionately it kind of killed the ending of the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House to House

  • An Epic Memoir of War
  • By: Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York state's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio books I have listened to

  • By Michelle Miller on 01-15-12

Wow, Best of this type!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-12

Where does House to House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very near the top. Story is just amazing and author brings you along so well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of House to House?

when author fights by himself in the house near the end of the book. Also when he recounts his interactioins with his son it just tore me apart. Reminded me of my son and having to leave him and his mother when I travel.

Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have not listened to one of his other performances but this was truely stellar.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You bet....but I forced myself to break it into little pieces to make it last.

Any additional comments?

I was thinking this would be similar to many other similar books I read but I was absolutely floored by the emotion, and the feeling that pours forth from this book. Only regret is not purchasing sooner. You will judge other books of this type by this book from now on.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance, boring story

  • By Ole on 06-14-12

Pageturner....you feel like your inside the story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor to be better than the print version?

Never read the print version but this was a very good audiobook.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor?

The attack to retrieve the CIA agent and the funeral procession at Coronado.

Have you listened to any of Steven Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First book read by Weber but he did an excellent job with changing characters and keeping the listener engaged.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You bet, great story

Any additional comments?

buy this one...cannot say that about many books of this type but this was an excellent story well read..

20 of 22 people found this review helpful