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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,043

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

R&R

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

This was a fun, light and interesting story for a rainy afternoon. Very well narrated.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,430

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Heart

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

This book touched my heart like watching the flames in a fireplace. I replayed it immediately and it will remain in my downloads.

  • Black Panther

  • The Young Prince
  • By: Ronald L. Smith
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Life is comfortable for 12-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he's not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father - the reigning Black Panther - or testing out the latest tech, he's off breaking rules with his best friend, M'Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and M'Baku to school in America. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Coming to America meets Harry Potter

  • By Wayne Edward Evans on 01-15-18

Nada

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Nothing new here. Got this to prep for the movie. Same old same old. No surprises and I’m a little disappointed but the narrator is wonderful. Not worth the credit for me.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Truth

  • The Mastery Trilogy, Book II
  • By: Paul Selig
  • Narrated by: Paul Selig
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 468

The second work in channeler Paul Selig's acclaimed Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Truth casts your relationships - and what they reveal about you - in a dramatic and radical new light. The channeled literature of Paul Selig - who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides - has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course in Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal!

  • By Sharon Poe on 06-20-17

Deep

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

This is going deeper and more succinctly than Alan Watts and/or J. Krishnamurti and surfs the cutting edges of Terrance McKenna and Graham Hancock. It feels like a new Course in Miracles but hey what do I know. Just plain ole feels important to me.

  • The Cosmic Serpent

  • DNA and the Origins of Knowledge
  • By: Jeremy Narby
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 908

This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences", leads the listener through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge. In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting thoughts on the origins of DNA

  • By Bobby Digital on 08-31-16

Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Yeah. I get it. Just too repetitive of same info about DNA structure. Requires multiple listens to uncover more

  • Food of the Gods

  • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
  • By: Terence McKenna
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468

Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative.

  • By Steven Honey on 09-17-15

OUCH!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

So sad (trump speak)the narrator is so awful I can't get past chapter 4. I'm gonna want my credit back for this. It's an audio disaster. My ears can't take it. The book is chock full of fascinating info and theories. I'd try it again with a different narrator

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108,060
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,540

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repeats parts of story

  • By Richard Palmer on 09-01-17

OMG

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

This book this man this is a great telling of experiences I'll never have but have lived through with his wit and wisdom. I love you, Trevor. Thanks.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,621

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Oops!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Found it slow and stilted at times. Probably won't finish it because their are better dramatizations with more interesting plots out there to be heard

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,297

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Nope

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Couldn't get into it. Annoying voice and vapid story. Will probably exchange it for a better laugh

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Death of Ivan Ilych

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

This short but powerful novel was acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest in the whole of Russian literature. It is one of Tolstoy's most celebrated pieces of late fiction. At the center of the story is an examination of the nature of both life and death and how man can come to terms with death's inevitability. It was widely acclaimed when it was published in 1886 and remains a compelling narrative today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great quality without great quantity

  • By Lisa on 10-29-08

A Must Hear !

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Great literature reaches in grabs your heart and changes you. This amazing book will do that each time you listen. Beyond the "stars"!