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  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,430

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why did you do this? Just why?

  • By Veronica on 03-02-19

Skip this one

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

I am a huge fan the universes Mr.Clines has created.

But this book was just not good.
The characters we wanted are no where to be seen. The world we wanted to explore is just a Macguffin. It was painful.

24 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,753

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

More science than you ever want to know.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I wanted to like this book, so what style do you expect from The author of the Martin.

I expected a story I could relate to.

This book read like a bad report.

Where I hung on every word of the Martin filled with hope, I felt like I was in class reading bad history, with the one dimensional characters, and depressing premise

I did not enjoy this book at all. I really wanted to.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,121

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Great listen, good science, terrifying premise

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Joe Ledger is a great character. He seems real flawed and i felt in the moment with him.

This is the first of a very addicting series of books that I will put at the top of my best list.

Real, scary, violent and relevant.
Entertaining and interesting.

A great read.

  • Dead Men Can't Complain and Other Stories

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

Including three never-before-published stories, Dead Men Don't Complain is the first-ever collection of short fiction by Peter Clines, author of 14, The Fold, and other Audible smash hits. Combining equal parts geekery and humor with the occasional dash of horror, Dead Men Don't Complain is ideal for Clines fans eagerly awaiting his next novel - or for brand-new listeners discovering this Audible favorite for the first time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Clines' Writing & Porter's Narration

  • By Jami on 12-15-17

Buy this if you have read any of Mr.Clines books or if you want a taste of a great author

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

I love the fact each story is completely different.
You find some shared universes. but the perspective and originality of each story has me very impressed.

I believe the short story is the hardest form of writing, and when done correctly is the most rewarding.

A must read for all fans and a goof example if you do not know his work.

Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,059

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

Back on track.good read, fun story

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

Well I don't know about you but the freshness of the first MH book overpowered the weak writing for me.
I loved it. The universe, the corny jokes even the "internet troll".

But as they went on they became unreadable to me.

This book however comes out of left field, seems more like a loosely tied together series of unrelated events than a novel with a tight plot.

But it works. Very well.

Each adventure stood well alone and then by the end you really cared about and felt the emotions of the main character.

Short take, if you enjoyed any of the Monster Hunter books buy this one, because even though I it has almost none of your familiar characters it is either the best or second best book of the series for me.

Hope this helps any fence sitters.

Don

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ex-Purgatory

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792

When he’s awake, George Bailey is just an ordinary man. Five days a week he coaxes his old Hyundai to life, curses the Los Angeles traffic, and clocks in at his job as a handyman at the local college. But when he sleeps, George dreams of something more. George dreams of flying. He dreams of fighting monsters. He dreams of a man made of pure lightning, an armored robot, a giant in an army uniform, a beautiful woman who moves like a ninja.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've been spoiled!!!

  • By phil humphries on 08-15-17

A great twist with an awesome set of Heros

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

If you like heros
and Zombies here is your wish. The best book using the type of fiction available

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,377

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

If you want a good series read this is it

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Grave Peril to be better than the print version?


Well I have to say I am hooked on the Dresden Files. Grave peril is as good a neo pagan book as I have read.

If you are getting into the series for the first time please realize the first two books are crap. Not bad reads but compared to the rest of the series you can tell the change in voice, effort tone and quality.

If you are not going to stick it thorough the first two please start with the third book. you are not missing much and it will give you a fair example of his work.

Hope this helps.

Don

What did you like best about this story?

Very good dialog it feels like this is real speech.

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

no

  • Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite

  • Volume 1
  • By: Jimcin Recordings
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Emmett Casey, Patrick Grimes, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Fascinated by vampires? Then this book - the first of a series - is for you. Early writers of vampire stories did not see them quite as they are presented to us today. These "classic" vampires were looking for blood - not love. These shivery reads will capture your imagination and introduce you to the first fiends - male AND female - that spawned today's kinder gentler vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good "old time" vampire stories

  • By cindilla on 01-10-13

Old stale stories bad voices

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

What would have made Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite better?

This is the worst book I have ever downloaded. It seems to be a bunch of out of copyright storys someone threw together and read in their basment

What do you think your next listen will be?

good zombie book

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

anyone

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

disappointment

0 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Gateway

  • By: Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,608

When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A human-focused SF classic

  • By Ryan on 12-05-13

Gate way is a classic that plays very well today..

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

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

I enjoyed this book. I had read the hard copy of this several time but the audiobook still brought more.

The story is a classic and the voice actors were very good. It's a credit well spent.

What did you like best about this story?

The ending is one you never see coming. the details of life are what sells it

What about Oliver Wyman and Robert J. Sawyer ’s performance did you like?

Great voice great job

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Get Rich or Die!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Junkie Quatrain

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,688

Six months ago, the world ended. The Baugh Contagion swept across the planet. Its victims were left twitching, adrenalized cannibals that quickly became know as Junkies. Civilization crumbled as people created isolated safe havens to hide from the infected... and the possibly infected. Now, as society nears a tipping point, lives will intersect and intertwine across two days in a desolate city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome set of vignettes

  • By Tango on 04-20-13

Great new work from a great writer

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

Reviewed: 03-27-12

What made the experience of listening to The Junkie Quatrain the most enjoyable?

I liked the setting the reading and the range of peole who populate this world

What did you like best about this story?

every story had a little bit of a twist at the end.

What about Christian Rummel and Therese Plummer ’s performance did you like?

great voices

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

the end of the world... which Quatrain is you...

Any additional comments?

Ex-heros starts you on this authors work read it all and hope for more.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful