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  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If I could give it a higher rating, I would

  • By Reena on 06-11-17

Narrator is excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The story was a little draggy until the very end. The banter is very well written, and the narrator delivers in an extraordinary fashion.

Spoiler: I found Safa’s acceptance and complete trust of Emily to be out of character.

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

What ...!?! .

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

It doesn’t really have an ending. The story just stops. Is that the new cliffhanger?

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,453
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Great for the first 2/3

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I loved you the beginning and the concept. The sequence of his childhood was very well done.

The last bit was not nearly as good, and the ending was disappointing. Ok

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  • Be Careful What You Wish For

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,004

Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The demise of a great, fun author

  • By cristina on 03-31-14

Cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I’m not a big fan of the cliffhanger at the end of every book. But it’s a great book even so.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,318

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Truly extraordinary

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is so believable I felt like I was in the room as things are happening. Carrie does this so well. Thank you so much

  • A Little Knowledge

  • The Split Worlds, Book 4
  • By: Emma Newman
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Cathy and Will are now the Duchess and Duke of Londinium, the biggest Fae-touched Nether city, but they have different ideas of what their authority offers. Pressured by his Fae patron, Lord Iris, Will struggles to maintain total control whilst knowing he must have a child with his difficult wife. Cathy wants to muscle the Court through 200 years of social change and free it from its old-fashioned moral strictures. But Cathy learns just how dangerous it can be for a woman who dares to speak out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs different voices

  • By Laura on 11-12-18

Needs different voices

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The narrator does an excellent job of reading the book. However, it is hard to follow in some places because she doesn’t use different voices for each character.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,017

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

Great concept

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

It took a while to figure out what was going on. And it’s a very strange concept. But very interesting and the sociological depictions are excellent. It was a little difficult at first to empathize with the spiders, because, after all, they are spiders.

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the main trilogy

  • By mohamed on 02-25-16

Characters sounded the same

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Sometimes this story was confusing as the narrator seemed to have too few voices and it was hard to tell one character from another.

  • Mississippi Jack

  • Bloody Jack #5
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

In Mississippi Jack, the fifth installment in the Bloody Jack series, the intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious in places

  • By J-9 on 12-31-12

First half - treading water?

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

The first part didn’t seem to have a general story line that held my attention.

The narrator is absolutely amazing!! Her depiction of characters is so vivid that I could barely listen to the annoying Mike Fink.

  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo

  • Bloody Jack #2
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321

Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, extremely well read!

  • By William on 12-30-08

Great story ... WONDERFUL performance

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Light hearted and enjoyable. Seems like it is a young adult novel.

I’m starting to think that anything narrated by Katherine Kellgren will be exceptional. She is unbelievable.