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  • Mexican Spanish Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons (English and Spanish Edition)

  • By: Mark Frobose
  • Narrated by: Mark Frobose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92

Mexico has more Spanish speakers than any country in the world, and Mexican Spanish is by far the most important form of Spanish spoken today in the United States. At last, you now have the opportunity to learn to speak and understand real Mexican Spanish quickly and easily, and in your spare time. Language Audiobook's Mexican Spanish Accelerated features an expert English speaking language instructor who is assisted by educated native male and female Mexican speakers who quickly teach you their language the way it is really spoken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging and Friendly Mexican Spanish Program

  • By Kenneth on 12-30-14

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

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

No i would not. They are teaching you two different styles of Spanish at the same time and it confuses the words to me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tarnished Knight

  • The Lost Stars, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311

The authority of the Syndicate Worlds’ government is crumbling. Civil war and rebellion are breaking out in many star systems, despite the Syndic government’s brutal attempts to suppress disorder. Midway is one of those star systems, and leaders there must decide whether to remain loyal to the old order or fight for something new.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy OBSTLT (or Be Subject to Life Termination)

  • By Aser Tolentino on 10-03-12

boring

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

after finishing all of black jack series, I found this book slow and un interesting. Maybe if I would have waited a year or so before jumping into a book that was an interjection to the Black Jack it might have gotten my interest.

  • The Heart of Matter

  • Odyssey One, Book 2
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422

On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey's second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth's newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book 1

  • By Trip Williams on 10-26-12

Action packed

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of Matter to be better than the print version?

I really liked the book. I found my self listening to it all day, and everywhere. I am hoping that the series will continue. It is brilliantly written with the right amount of technical information.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were believable. The hero of the book wasnt some whinny person second guessing himself all the time. He made a decision and stuck with it and in some cases hoping for the best. And it turned out good.

What about Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance did you like?

some of the charaters seemed to whine when they spoke. And Benjamin everyone that listen/ Reads Sci-fi knows what a HUD is you dont have to say H.U.D everytime it was, making me crazy.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward for the series to continue

  • A Sword Into Darkness

  • By: Thomas A. Mays
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Aerospace tycoon Gordon Elliot Lee cannot stand idly by while a mysterious alien presence from Delta Pavonis bears down upon mankind's only home. Shut out from NASA and military support, Gordon is forced to go it alone, to sow the seeds for an entirely new sort of planetary defense: a space-based naval force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audio Rendition of Military Sci-Fi

  • By John R. Monteith on 09-08-14

Slow going

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book has to much technical jargon. Need to get to more action A LOT sooner i am only on chapter 7 and bored to tears not sure if i will finish it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas A. Mays again?

Maybe

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was fine.

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

With Si Fi books I like action that is the reason i listen to them. This book has a lot of technical's that is over the top with information.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Sun

  • Star Force, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225

Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, the end

  • By Jesse on 03-15-14

Worth your time

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

Reviewed: 03-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes i would there is a chess match with a lot of action

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

Mark is a great performer you don't have to guess who is talking you know by his voice who is speaking

Any additional comments?

I was happy about the last battle. It wasn't by the skin of his teeth that he won the finial battle. It did seem in the earlier books it was always a close battle that he barely won

I was disappointed with the end of the story. Riggs didn't like farming he like designing and programming, the other books said that more then once. One thing i did like about this last book was we were not reminded over and over again how hard his Marines are to kill.

I didnt like that fact that he just left Marvin. Marvin had become his friend and he just abandon him to ? people that would have destroyed him or will because they dont know how to talk to him. He really just abandoned everyone.

As smart as Riggs is he basically left the earth to people who could not do what he did to save it and he came to that conclusion towards the end but yet he gave up his position to people who would not be ready if the ancients came. If this story was to continue in the future they would come calling on Riggs to save the earth once again and it would be a struggle every time.

In all that was disappointing to me this was a very good series Larson kept me coming back for the next one.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,203

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

To much useless writing

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

Reviewed: 02-04-14

What did you like best about Speaker for the Dead? What did you like least?

I like that you got to see the other side of Ender and how he has taken control of his life over the last 3000 years and pretty much accepted who he was is and become.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Shorten it up a lot

Did Speaker for the Dead inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me not to get the next one. especially after reading the other reviews. It's like a waterfall and it has hit the bottom for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,733

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

What did you love best about Ender's Game?

The Development of the characters was excellent. There was no drawn out romantic relationships between minors. Very well written.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ender's Game?

The end of the book was a great surprise. Some people might not have been surprised but I was.

What about Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s performance did you like?

The audio performance was excellent at first one of the readers sounded like Mr. Smith from the Matrix, but it was still really good. Drew me in.

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

I didn't want to stop listening to it I would come home from work and sit in the driveway for a bit hoping to find a good stopping point. There wasn't one I wanted to keep listening.

Any additional comments?

On to the next one

1 of 2 people found this review helpful