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  • The Foxhole Court

  • All for the Game Series, Book 1
  • By: Nora Sakavic
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential - and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as the Butcher. Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile, and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny, and the truth will get him killed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LGBT

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-21-18

amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

i am so glad this is finally an audiobook. this is such a great series. looking forward to seeing the rest on audible.

  • Menu Excerpts from Our Favorite Newark Restaurants

  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, Nick Podehl, Eric Michael Summerer, and others
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 721

You said you'd listen to your favorite narrators read anything: Well, this ambrosial new audiobook brings together an acclaimed cast of narrators to read aloud the menus of some of our favorite local restaurants here at Audible headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, as only they know how. You haven't truly lived, or dined, until you've heard Cassandra Campbell capture the emotional nuances of Newark's best Indian-inflected burgers or let Nick Podehl extol the virtues of the pear arugula salad and then seductively steer you toward a plate of creamy mushroom linguini.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute idea! Thanks, Audible!

  • By Wayne on 04-01-18

awesomeness

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

love nick podehl. i even think i found a few new narrators im going to give a try. and yes menus when read by the right people are interesting.

  • The Digital Coyote

  • Thousand Tales, Book 3
  • By: Kris Schnee
  • Narrated by: Jeremiah Shilling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Pete signed up to have his brain diced so he could become a better person. Now he lives in the virtual reality realm of Talespace, where he beta-tests everything from new game rules to mental upgrades to robots that will let his AI boss help people in the real world. As brain-uploading technology starts to become more than a toy for the rich, the now-divided America isn't the only place where Talespace's new society, buggy as it is, is badly needed. Will Pete's new home become an irrelevant gamer heaven, or a force for liberty?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to get into

  • By Anon on 06-09-17

wow bad

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

this story tries too much too fast. it takes a plot that should be about 2 or 3 books and crams it into one. while i can enjoy fast paced novels l, that is not what this is even if it tries to be. needs a rerlwrite.

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,668

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immortal until you're Gleaned

  • By G. Grimsley on 06-27-17

fraking awesome.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

well worth it and then some. this is an amazing book. get it and listen, this is a must have.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sun Tzu & Machiavelli Leadership Secrets

  • How to Become a Superior Leader Utilizing the Principles of The Art of War and The Prince
  • By: Anthony D. Jensen
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Vandivier
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Machiavelli's The Prince both are fundamentally important works related to the areas of strategic leadership and decision making. Although almost every leader has heard of these works, very few have read them in depth and applied the lessons they contain to their own lives. This is a huge oversight. Both books contain wisdom and advice that are applicable to almost any situation a leader finds himself in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This needs to be in any CEO Library

  • By Marvin Smith on 07-03-18

disturbed

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

don't bother the author is an idiot. Seriously it's not worth it. no really, don't do it.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Most Important Game

  • M/M Gay Sports, Book 1
  • By: Noah Harris
  • Narrated by: Gus Klondike
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Jason McCaw is a young adult about to celebrate his 19th birthday. The past 19 years of his life have been mundane and, for the most part, lonely. After his stepfather insists that he joins the basketball team to make friends, Jason is shocked and surprised when he meets the most popular boy in school, Riley Peterson. After a standoff with longtime bully, Riley steps up to the plate to defend Jason, and since his heroic attempt, Jason has failed to think of anything but Riley.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Muddy Water

  • By James on 05-05-16

subpar storyline

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

don't waste your time, you won't be impressed. the story ends with a big reveal that makes you blanch. i was like... seriously what the hell was that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jumper

  • Griffin's Story
  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Ted Barker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. He knows that the men who killed his parents were looking for him, and he must never let them find him. Griffin has only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely NOT for kids

  • By TH on 04-15-08

good for those who liked the movie

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

the story doesnt fit well with the written canon at all but its perfect for the movie.

  • Forging Zero

  • The Legend of ZERO
  • By: Sara King
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,119

The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie...but first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That Chime…

  • By Robert A Dean Jr on 05-21-15

must listen

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

Reviewed: 12-22-13

this is a must listen. The inspiration of Enders Game is evident. I have read several ripoffs of enders game and they don't stack up. This however does justice to the child warrior saga.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Cycler

  • By: Lauren McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick, Melissa Strom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

As far as anyone at her high school knows, Jill McTeague is an average smart girl trying to get her dream date to ask her to the prom. But what no one knows, except for Jill's mom and dad, is that for the four days Jill is out of school each month, she is not Jill at all. She is Jack, a genuine boy - complete with all the parts - who lives his four days of the cycle in the solitude of Jill's room. But Jack's personality has been building over the years since the cycling began. He is growing less and less content with his confinement and his cycles are more frequent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice novel, important literary flaws, read it anyw

  • By Mariana Reuter on 05-21-14

Great story and amazingly funny.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

This is one of those books where you see it and go... Holy crap that could be a great story. Like all such books with great plots potential it runs the real risk of being total crap.

I was really worried when I got the book that it was going to be one of those crap books, to my pleasure it turned out even better than I thought it could be. I finished the book in about two hours and forty five minutes (yay! triple speed) and couldn't stop laughing.

  • Tunnel in the Sky

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

When Rod Walker decides to take the final test for “Deacon” Matson’s interplanetary survival course, he knows he will be facing life-or-death situations on an unsettled planet. What he doesn’t expect is that something will go wrong with the “Tunnel in the Sky” and he and his fellow students will not be able to return to Terra. Stranded on a hostile planet, Rod and his friends are faced wit the challenge of carving a civilization out of the wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where it all started ...

  • By Rory on 06-30-12

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-23-11

This is Heinlein's best Juvenile fiction. If you like Survival fiction this is one for you.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful