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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

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

Wow, definitely worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Took a twist, but damn this was a good book. As one of the "accused" (men), I somewhat automatically reject the tenant that "I'm at fault because of my gender," but it does make you sit back and realize that our entire race has existed because of some pervasive gender stereotypes. looking back has the benefit of 'Monday morning quarterbacking' so its easy to lay blame, but its also good to think and recognize what simply is and has been. Maybe with that, the negatives (pushed by both genders) can be changed?

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,544

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Music is garish

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

While the story itself is interesting (though somewhat predictable) there are parts of the book where it is hard to suspend your disbelief and get into the world it is trying to portray. It seems just about when you are able to do that, the producers decided to insert some absolutely jarring four-second music track and then repeat it to show the separation of a chapter. This get so annoying at times I almost didn't want to finish the book.

  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,886

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Character issues...

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

90 percent of this book is good, but I have a hard time getting past the parts where the main character, supposedly an elite bad-assed tier 1 operator, thinks and reacts like a churlish 14 year old.

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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,149

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Really good - the whole way through!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Unlike a lot of other books in this same general this one was a really well-thought-out and well written one. Very little 'filler' and at the end I was wishing it would keep going. Kudos to the author! The narrator, as always, was great!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,569

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

The first 9 hours are like listening to "Idocracy"

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

And there's the issue. I actually didn't hate the book. But had I stopped listening when I wanted to, I wouldn't have gotten the last 5 hours..."the better part." All told, it's a story of control and manipulation, but it takes far too long to get there. Luke is a great narrator, and Scott does a good job with much of his other work. This one just seemed like he was writing after being annoyed watching a Trump rally unfold.

  • Playing for Keeps

  • Alpha World, Book 4
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

Alpha Company is embarking on a grand mission, crossing the Dead Lands to find and conquer Gwain’s Keep. Led by Alburet, most of the guild embarks on what could be an epic and memorable journey, as they aim at being the first Two-souled guild to capture a keep. Besides safeguarding the members of the guild, Alburet also has to worry about the natives that are with them on their journey. Deidre Crowley, Stacia’s sister, is the one he worries about most, having sworn to see her safely across the lifeless desolation of the Dead Lands. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a LitRPG any more and not worth the time

  • By Matthew Van Buskirk on 07-03-18

Angst-y

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

While most of the book is ok, the amount of internal "whiney" seems to keep increasing, like pieces are written by a "tween"

  • The Art of Raising a Puppy

  • By: The Monks of New Skete
  • Narrated by: Michael Wager
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Here is everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life, from monks who have been breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds for more than 25 years. Their extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior has gained them worldwide attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dog Person

  • By Robert on 05-11-12

Everyone should listen to...dog or not

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Obviously it's great for if you're getting a dog or a puppy but oddly enough there is plenty of the real world how to interact with people children and even other adults in the subtext of this reading

  • Children of Eden

  • A Novel
  • By: Joey Graceffa
  • Narrated by: Sarah Grayson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wasn’t expecting this

  • By Tori on 11-26-17

Very sophomoric

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Good job by the narrator, but the story itself seemed to be more the wishful ramblings of a 12 year old whiny girl who just wants things to be the way she wants.

Suspension of disbelief is important in most any sci-fi setting, but when you're constantly having to quiet the voice in your head saying "there's no way that would happen," well, the story turns childish

  • Continue Online Part Three: Realities

  • By: Stephan Morse
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Worried for his sanity after poor in-game choices, Grant Legate’s sister, Liz, blocks access to Continue Online. With no way around the restriction, he ventures into a new world—a VRMMO game based in space—called Advance Online. There he must help his companion AI, Hal Pal, overcome an identity crisis, race to the center of the universe to bring back his true love, and figure out where he stands on the scariest implication of all; AIs are bringing the dead to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Anon on 02-11-18

Declining fast

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This series started off great, but this last book just tanked pretty quickly. While I somewhat get the point of where the author was going, the "getting there" was a lot of...meh. I'll probably give the next book a go, just because I've got what, 40+ hours invested already?, but hopefully this comes back to grabbing my attention the first book did. At one point in this story i fell asleep for about 2 hours. When I woke up I rewound the story and listened through. When I hit the point where I had caught up on all I slept through, I realized I could have just kept reading and missed essentially nothing.

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  • The Builder's Wrath

  • The Legendary Builder, Book 4
  • By: J.A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

After Dred laid waste to Heaven, defeated Lucifer, and kidnapped Gabriella, Arthur will do anything to stop him, even if it means teaming up with Hell's greatest enemy. Armed with a sword more powerful than ever, Arthur has one chance to rebuild Heaven, forge an alliance between the angels and demons, and find the Holy Grail. If he succeeds, he may just have the power he needs to defeat Dred and rescue Gabriella, but if he fails, well, at least the convenience store is still hiring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Building Steam!!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-05-18

Seemed like a lot of 'overdone filler'

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Nothing specifically bad...just nothing really gripping or good. It almost seemed like a lot of fight scenes and formulaic plot scenes created to fill a 4th book before (what I assume will be) the final book in the series. Here's hoping the 5th book wraps this up nicely.