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  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,564

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

Creative and clean

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

ScottMeyer has written a creative story which is engaging, intriguing, consistent, entertaining and clean. It has been brought to life richly by Luke Daniels.

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but entertaining

  • By B. on 02-08-17

A winner in every way

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Among the SciFi/fantasy writers Larson must stand tall. Every sentence is well crafted and every storyline is engaging. Rebel Fleet is no exception, a reall winner in the story and writing departments. Mark Boyer fills his vocal characterizations with emotion, variety, and clarity. A winning performance.

  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,979

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Moving

  • By alan on 11-22-10

It is about the man.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Though the author covers some important theological thoughts, this book is about the man who has become so important in Christian history. Very well written. Detailed and thorough. Exceptionally well read.

  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,736

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Ellen on 05-17-18

For the horseman

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

American Pharoah is a well written, well read book. It is filled with detail and description and excitement. But that’s just the problem. It’s filled with a little too much detail. For those who follow horseracing and understand the stats involved in the processes involved, this book will be extremely enjoyable. For the rest of us it’s a bit deep in the stats and processes. It is well written and moves right along. It could be enjoyed by anyone, but it will be best enjoyed by the horseman.

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  • Toxicity

  • By: Aiden James, Fiona Fraser
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the tradition of The Stand, The Man in the High Castle, and The Road comes an epic story of struggle against tyranny in a future America.... The year is 2141. Islam controls most of the civilized world, including all that exists of the former United States. In this hostile environment, Joaquin Martinez and six others risk certain death as fugitives crossing state lines to reclaim loved ones stolen from Hernando, Mississippi, and sold into slavery in Detroit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frightening but slow.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-29-17

What might happen?

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

The world continues on its present course for 120 years. What might happen? Toxicity gives us one answer. If you disturbed by religious or political strife, put off by talk of climate change and what it could mean, then don’t read this book. An imaginative prophesy of things to come is presented in an interesting story filled with realistic characters, logical and mostly believable action, and creative setting. The language is harsh and realistic. Timothy McKean gives a clear and careful performance that kept me coming back for more.

I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,312

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

This is the finest performance of an audiobook I have ever come across. The expression in the readers interpretation is extraordinary. The clarity and uniqueness of the voices made it easy to track the characters.

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best YA retellings

  • By Ezinwanyi on 08-25-15

To how good can it get?

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I collect Cinderella stories. I seek creative and entertaining variants. I love the use of elements from the original story to create a new one that is somehow familiar. Cinder & Ella does not disappoint!

Kelly Oram has reached into our collective past and combined it with a believable present to create a story to which this romantic couldn't stop listening. She sucks you in immediately, makes you care about these characters, and gives you just enough predictability to make you comfortable yet curious to see if the story will really unfold as you believe it will. Don't worry, you'll be pleased either way. The writing is so fluent, the dialog so natural, and the situations so believable you'll be half way through before you realize you're hooked.

There is one flaw. It's not the story or the performance. The recording quality varies frequently. It's a bit distracting. Get past it. This book is worth your time.

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  • The Unexpected Millionaire

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Catherine Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

Millionaire Kane Dennison's first mistake had been carrying an injured Willow Nelson inside his home, which, as a rule, was off-limits. Of course, she'd needed his help, but his one kind gesture had her believing he was a nice man. He wasn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice second installment

  • By Judy on 03-26-10

Well written and very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Well written and very entertaining sequel. Though the plot is quite predictable, the characters are well developed, engaging, believable and likable. The performance is excellent though the editing could have been better.

  • The Lost Fleet: Courageous

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247

The Alliance has been fight a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Capt. Geary! (or is it just the narrator?)

  • By AudioAddict on 11-06-14

Best performance

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

This story has some powerful moments, and these books are some of the best performances you'll ever hear. Clean adult fiction.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,214

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

Life changing!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-08

Are you a Christian? Do you think you understand or know about Christians? Can you listen patiently and thoroughly? If any of these things are true about you and you enjoy a good story with a powerful message, then The Shack is the book for you!

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