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  • The Titan's Curse

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,914

When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family listen!

  • By Jamie on 04-17-13

Great book, great story.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Very visual way of narration, great plot. Such a great read for anyone at any age! Great!

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,564

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy In Contemporary London

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-24-16

Really Different than the First Book

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I loved the characters and the continual character development and a story about authors is certainly something the writer knows well. However the gruesome killing and perverted sex scenes were a bit much for me. While i was able to identify the killer very early on, I did not see the plot twist at the end.

Not sure I will continue with any of these books.

  • George Lucas

  • A Life
  • By: Brian Jay Jones
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere 32 American movie theatres. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past 50 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Must for Film and Star Wars Fans

  • By Thomas F Mulligan Jr on 12-15-16

Great information on movies

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Yes, this book gives you a lot of u formation on Star Wars, but it is also information on movies and the movie making process. The beginning is rather tedious as you get a history of Modesto, California but after a few chapters it rewards your patience.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,751

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

A good wrap up to the series

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This was a good wrap up to the series, although the ending could lead to more stories. The I Tera toon between Colonel Joe and Skippy the Magnificent was as fun as always. This book differed a little because a portion of the action took place off ship, back on Paradise/Guaytano. That made enough deviation to make this more interesting instead of a rehash.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,261

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Grips you from the beginning

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

The story grips you from the beginning and the narration is on point. Very detailed, especially about weapons and ammo. The story stalks toward the end, as it becomes straight revenge as opposed to calculated espionage; but overall a good read.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31,417

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

Fun Read, but not RP1

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Will Wheaton is one of the best narrators of any genre. He really makes the books he reads come alive.

Armada is a fun read, without the depth and drama of RP1 and with an ending that is so abrupt that it is unsettling. However the book does have the witty humor and fun feel you expect from Ernest Cline.

  • Paper Towns

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,480

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I picked you

  • By Natalia on 07-04-10

Fun YA Title

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Very fun book about a quirky group of friends in their last month of High School. While the book relives the cliques of high school, this is more than just a nerd triumphs over jocks book, delving into the psyche of several of the characters showing true depth in them.

Some limited curse words and the sidekicks, Ben and Radar are hilarious.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,383

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Not what I expected and a very enjoyable read. Characters are well developed and the story moves along at a brisk pace. The ending come rather abruptly and no, I did not really see it coming.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,832

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Fascinating Presentation.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Not so much a book as an investigative report on an unsolved crime. While the story starts out fascinating, the subject matter does drag a bit toward the end.

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,025

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Great Set Up Book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

This had the makings of an incredible story, however it fell short do that it bound clearly set up for a third book. The narration is amazing, but the ending was no.