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  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,300
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,266

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

Entertaining listen.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Brandon does it again. another fight for humanity with an original angle. Suzy was easy to listen too as well.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 217,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202,341

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great story pulling memories a from my generation.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

From a 1 to 10. I give it a 9 in the sci-fi category,

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ready Player One?

The references to stuff like Family Ties

Which scene was your favorite?

Kicking the bad guys but in the final battle.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I wish there could be a sequel but that would ruin it.

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  • Halo

  • The Flood
  • By: William C. Dietz
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind's very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Robotic compare to The Fall Of Reach

  • By jag on 03-09-12

The original series was very good.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

What made the experience of listening to Halo the most enjoyable?

Amazon.com lost my original review when the hijacked Audible. Since I can no longer my original review and have not listened to this title in some time I can only give and good bad or ugly.

However I have listened to the entire series several times.

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  • Halo

  • The Fall of Reach
  • By: Eric Nylund
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277

As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle...the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo: the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and easy listen.

  • By Joseph on 01-01-11

The original series was very good.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

Would you listen to Halo again? Why?

Amazon.com lost my original review when the hijacked Audible. Since I can no longer my original review and have not listened to this title in some time I can only give and good bad or ugly.

However I have listened to the entire series several times.

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,669

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story from front to back

  • By DJM on 07-30-09

Niven & Pournelle have nailed humanity in this one

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

Would you listen to Lucifer's Hammer again? Why?

Sure would.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Can't say for sure. I think it was the hot neighbor wife that know what she wants and how she's going to get it. Then again the scientist dude that had the forethought to save book. Book last long er than brains......

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  • Scarlet

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Stephen R Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest - and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion - Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Performance

  • By Teresa S. on 03-02-14

A good series...

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

I really enjoyed all three if these tales. I have listened to them several times and shall again.

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  • Tuck

  • King Raven Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Filled with unforgettable characters, breathtaking suspense, and rousing battle scenes, Stephen R. Lawhead's masterful retelling of the Robin Hood legend reaches its stunning conclusion in Tuck. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past while holding a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare to hear an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Ending

  • By David on 08-16-18

A good series..

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

I really enjoyed all three if these tales. I have listened to them several times and shall again.

  • Byzantium

  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
  • Length: 25 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present the beautiful and costly hand-illuminated Book of Kells to the emperor of all Christendom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Byzantium

  • By Mathew on 04-26-09

A worthy tale

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

It's been a while since I have listened to this story but, what I recall I liked. Nothing stands out to me as amazing but I do like the Author so I probably overlook the things that I don't like. Mr Lawhead makes a good story that usally has lots of historical and or imaginative detail.

  • The Orc King

  • Transitions, Book I
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Victor Bevine!

  • By Randy on 06-27-14

Descent story.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

What did you like best about The Orc King? What did you like least?

I listened to this 6 years ago and am just know reviewing it. It is not standing out in my mind as amazing. Yet I have the follow up book, so it must have been good enough.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cell

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,148

The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very compelling

  • By Vicki on 01-27-06

King doin' his thang'

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Interesting and crazy. Good.

Amazon.com lost my original review when the hijacked Audible. Since I can no longer my original review and have not listened to this title in some time I can only give and good bad or ugly. No specifics until I can read/listen to again.