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  • The Collapse

  • 299 Days, Book 2
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

In The Collapse, the government stops working, guns and ammo are in high demand, and a trip to the gas station has become a mission rather than an errand. Grant and the Team see these warning signs and know it is only the beginning, so they begin taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones. As they prepare to get out of dodge after a deadly incident in Grant's neighborhood, they will soon learn whether the preparations they made in Book One will be enough to survive the breakdown of society.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent plot

  • By Christian on 03-03-15

Great book!!! (Mostly)

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Kevin pierce is always a great narrator and this series is no different. The story moves well and there is a ton of good information. My only complaint is that all the female characters have been either weak or bat s$&t insane lol. Not a big deal it just gets a little wearing over time.

  • Ha’ven’s Song

  • Curizan Warrior, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Ha'ven Ha'darra is the Crown Prince of the Curizans, an advanced species known for their technology. They may not have the power to shift like the Valdier or the Sarafin, but they have hidden powers of their own that they closely guard. Not even his best friends, Creon Reykill of the Valdier or Vox d'Rojah of the Sarafin, are aware of the powers he holds within his deadly frame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power of Ha'ven's Song!

  • By Sharon Demond on 12-14-16

Poorly narrated

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I absolutely love these stories but I have 2 complaints.
1. The phrase “over and over “ is used at least once per chapter and at least 3 times per sex scene smh🙈😂
2. This books narrator is appallingly bad.
Otherwise, these are great!

  • The Future of Violence

  • Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones - Confronting a New Age of Threat
  • By: Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blum
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the US government has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesome effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their fingertips? Advances in cybertechnology, biotechnology, and robotics mean that more people than ever before have access to potentially dangerous technologies that could be used to attack states and private citizens alike.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed Digital Crimes much more

  • By Frederick M. Segrest on 06-20-15

Informative but dry

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

This may be a 4 or 5 star book if you're looking for information about international law as it applies to cyberspace/technology. However, I was expecting something more like "Future Crimes" and the like so I was rather disappointed. Narration was good and it's very in depth for its topic... just not what I was looking for.

  • Feverborn

  • Fever Series, Book 8
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Jill Redfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761

When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making - a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself - can save the planet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots and lots of words but no real movement

  • By Elizabeth M. OMalley on 01-22-16

Great!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Loved this story despite the cliffhanger. Good pacing and drama and I much prefer Jill redfield as the female narrator. While I think Luke Daniels was great for most characters, his voice is too animated to portray The Nine perfectly (though I prefer him to the child molester on principle)

  • Pandemic

  • Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
  • By: Sonia Shah
  • Narrated by: Sonia Shah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origin of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera - one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens - and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and informative

  • By DP on 03-12-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Some of the "facts" are inaccurate or incomplete which is annoying enough but the author is also the narrator... almost always a bad idea lol. Go for "Spillover" or "Virus Hunt" as they're well researched and read by good narrators (only a few mispronunciation😁)

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  • Leap

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

With sweating hands, Alison Shaw stared nervously into the giant seawater tank. One year ago, she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with an incredible breakthrough. Now they were about to do it again. And this time, they were ready. But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine - long thought to have been dismantled - has suddenly resurfaced. And the US Navy has taken notice, sending John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Leap from author to Good author

  • By Anthony on 05-08-16

Interesting premise

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Well executed sci-fi story though the narrator wasn't great. I have to agree with many reviewers that she had difficulty creating different voices. Like all sci-fi it's plausible if unlikely (dueling tsunamis?!?!) otherwise a great book. Where's book 3 in audible!!!???

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  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,365

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Original Drama Pity About the "Music"

  • By lynn on 01-15-15

Wish it had been longer!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

This was the first dramatized book I've heard and I really enjoyed it! My only complaint is that it was too short... Maybe they'll have a sequel though?😍

  • Strictly Analog

  • By: Richard Levesque
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

What's a private detective to do in a future where nothing is private? That's Ted Lomax's problem. In the new California, a corporation runs the government, electric cars have drive tones, and a new technology keeps everyone constantly connected to the Internet. Almost everyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice noir feel for a techno-mystery

  • By Kingsley on 03-14-15

Strictly analog

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Staccato pacing and a soporific monotone voice makes it difficult to finish but the story is good and worth the credit despite the narrator. I'm hoping for a sequel (with a different narrator)

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  • The Black Prism

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Cristofer Jean
  • Length: 22 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Big fan of Brent Weeks but...

  • By Lee on 04-20-11

The Black Prism

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

Fantastic story... Characters that inspire emotion... Excellent pacing... Nearly ruined by a poor narrator!!! Imagine bill and Teds excellent adventure accent in a story with magic and musket guns :( really jarring... Still a great book tho

  • No Place to Hide

  • Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
  • By: Glenn Greenwald
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best Read in Print Format

  • By Alfredo Ramirez on 11-22-14

Preachy

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

This book had potential... Great narration and a fascinating story!!! Sadly the author took the preachy route. I dislike preachy just as much in democratically minded books as I do with republican minded books. If the preaching doesn't bother you it seems like an informative story... But I don't and thus couldn't finish it... And I nearly ALWAYS finish books that I start.

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