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  • The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,743

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ready for book 5!!

  • By Angelbaby on 04-02-15

Rick Riordan is awesome!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Great story line, great plot. Overall a great book! Great narration, and great story. Love it!

  • Killing Floor

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,269

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even if you have it GET THIS ONE!!

  • By shelley on 10-30-15

Jack Reacher, not the movie version

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is a very different sort of Jack Teacher than what was portrayed in the movie version. Different, but also has some of the same characteristics. The book starts slow to lay some groundwork and develop characters, but it picks up pace later. Narration is very good, so I enjoyed it.

  • 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 6,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,224

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 16,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,370

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
  • Made Alligator Alley fly by

  • By Tracey on 06-26-14

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 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

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 26,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,581

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 7,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,019

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 34,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32,630

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

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 6,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,571

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 26,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,101

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.