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  • HALO: Contact Harvest

  • HALO, Book 5
  • By: Joseph Staten
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jen Taylor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

It's 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But humanity has unknowingly trespassed on holy ground - straying into the path of the aggressive, theocratic empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter soon catapults all of mankind into a struggle for its very existence. But humanity is also currently locked in a bitter civil war of its own: the Insurrection. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • chapters off by one

  • By PATRICK ADAMS on 02-11-19

I enjoyed having two narrators for this story

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I have read the books for this series and the audiobook hold up quite well. I like how they had two narrators, a male and a female. I think it would be a good idea to have the all male voices by one and all female voices by another. if you listen you may understand what I mean. Overall this was a good book.

  • The Tournament at Gorlan

  • Ranger's Apprentice: Early Years, Book 1
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal warrant to stop Morgarath before it is too late. By weakening the Rangers, the most powerful force in support of the King, Morgarath plans to steal the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Book!

  • By Harry on 10-11-15

MOST OF THE SERIES HAS NO AUDIOBOOK

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Warning: many of the books in this series are not available on audible. the story is worth listening to/ reading but just know that much of the series is unavailable.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,331

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

The story and the accompanying music/sfx nailed it

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The mixture of cast, sound stage and story put you in the boots of the young men from many years ago. The horror of war and the simple humanity of people trying to survive shines through. I wish there was more to listen to.

  • Chainfire

  • Chainfire Trilogy, Part 1, Sword of Truth, Book 9
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 26 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489

As Richard fought to focus his mind on his need to remain conscious, the breathless voices sounded to him as if they were coming from some great, dim distance. He wasn't sure who they were. He knew that he knew them, but right then it just didn't seem to matter. He struggled to put voice to his burning concern, but he couldn't form the words, couldn't get out any more than a gasping moan.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much improved from the Naked Empire

  • By Karanja on 06-10-08

Jim Bond just drones this one out.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Jim Bond uses a monotonous voice in his performance. It makes for some hard listening.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,069

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

How $ in politics suppresses science.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This one starts off with our amazing scientific minds and how they brought together weather prediction. It turns to show how money in politics has suppressed science in order to make a profit. It seemed like it would be an interesting listen but my goodness it is engaging. There is some excellent information here. I hope you give it a listen.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,378
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85,312

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

love the story. the narrator could be better.

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

The story is fantastic. I wish they had done an audio play for this one. if not that at least had a female to do the female voices. Mr.Dotrice is good for the old men characters but other voices would be welcome.

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,899

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

the narrators were ok

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I liked the narrators but think they were used wrong. If they had been the voice for a specific character the whole time instead of picking up and leaving the story I would have enjoyed it more.

  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Full Cast Recording
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879

Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh new way to enjoy the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-13

This is what I am looking for from Audible

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

This story was already hard to put down. The fantastic cast and the addition of a Foley cast made this story come alive. I want to hear more audio plays from a full cast. Thank you audible.

  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)

  • An Oral History of the Zombie War
  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,579

World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED

  • By Kim Venatries on 05-22-13

This does not seem to be the full book

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Where does World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On the Lower end

What was most disappointing about Max Brooks’s story?

The story itself is briliant. It is the missing sections that bothered me.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I liked that there were many characters played by many skilled voices.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I was looking for the "real" version. I don't need the book version of a movie from a book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,090

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

The performers were great

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story just did not do it for me. Dune may be great for you and I wish you happy listening. The style of writing was just not for me. The performers do a nice job but this did not feel like the genre defining title that they made it out to be.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Paul

Was Dune worth the listening time?

Not to me