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  • Forging Zero

  • The Legend of ZERO
  • By: Sara King
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167

The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie...but first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That Chime…

  • By Robert A Dean Jr on 05-21-15

Great book narrative an issue

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

it is my understanding that the author paid to have all of the books narrated or at least she made a down payment to the narrator Liam Owen. I truly hope that Liam is able to complete narrating the remaining books. he's done a great job so far but needs to complete what he has been contracted to do.

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel!

  • By Wayne on 01-01-18

Great story and Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

based on previous reviews I was very concerned that the narration would be poor. On the contrary I found the narration to be totally engaging and very professional.

  • Turn Coat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 11
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,678
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,653

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy Addition To The Series

  • By Lisa on 05-06-09

Sex and Relationships properly handled

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

I wish other writers would take a tip from Mr. Butcher on how to handle sex, sexuality and relationships. So often fantasy writing goes over the top.. to soft porn which is generally not called for, except in very unusual circumstances.

Jim draws a wonderful image of the character and their interactions with his writing (think of the Madeleine scene at Zero Club for an example). The story line is enhanced by this type of writing and our minds are left to fill in the rest, which is always the best approach.

Thanks for the great writing Mr. Butcher and please keep it up!!

Bill Howard

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,372
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,373

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

This is an absolute "YES" as your next read/listen

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Red Notice the most enjoyable?

I average an audio book per week but stayed up all night listening to this wonderful true story (I'm very glad it was a Friday night!). This story is an absolute must to anyone interested in great story telling, finance and the intrigue/corruption of the Russian government. The ending of the book is especially powerful and truly shows why human rights must come before money.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

In my case, I was fascinated by the honest reporting of an attempt by an American citizen to undertake a mission of change with our own Washington bureaucracy, and surprisingly, how well some of our politician’s did in addressing a serious human rights violation.

Even more so, this book explains in clear prose the importance of doing what is right regardless of personal cost. There is a profound human rights example, which this book will bring to light, showing why sanctions and in some case, extreme measures must be taken against some governments to protect their citizen's rights.

What does Adam Grupper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great Narration with excellent foreign dialog characterizations - very immersive.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Strong emotional components told with an honesty you don't find in many stories.

Any additional comments?

Well done

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