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  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,601
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,984

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

Excellent, excellent, excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

Best Peter Cline's book yet. And that is saying a lot; I don't usually write reviews but if you are a fan of Peter Cline's or time travel, sorry! (history travel) you will absolutely love this book. This is a MUST read.

15 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Fishbowl

  • A Novel
  • By: Bradley Somer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

A goldfish named Ian is falling from the 27th-floor balcony on which his fishbowl sits. He's longed for adventure, so when the opportunity arises, he escapes from his bowl, clears the balcony railing and finds himself airborne. Plummeting toward the street below, Ian witnesses the lives of the Seville on Roxy residents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Nice Surprise

  • By Elizabeth on 12-05-16

Excellent! Excellent! Excelent!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

A very deep look into the human experience! A thinking persons book for sure. Well written, fast moving, and entertaining. I love it and hope that we get
to read more about Ian's future experiences.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022

On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Pamela on 11-09-03

Great book but not the harry that we love.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I am a big Bosch fan and this has a great plot. But why did the writer change Harry's personality? This is not the dark Harry that we have grown to love! I hope that we go back to Harry's dark side in book 9. Great read all the same!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rath's Redemption

  • The Janus Group, Book 6
  • By: Piers Platt
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Rath's short-lived rebellion has gone horribly wrong. The Senate lies shattered, devastated by a surprise attack. The Federacy sits at the mercy of General Yo-Tsai, a brutal dictator who now controls a super-weapon. Above the planet Tarkis, Rath drifts helplessly in orbit, watching as the Jokuan invasion fleet descends on his homeworld. His girlfriend has been captured, he's running out of air, and he's just a single man against an entire army. But he's also the galaxy's most dangerous assassin...and he's very, very pissed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another must-read if you are a Rath fan.

  • By Charles on 08-30-16

Another must-read if you are a Rath fan.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Would you listen to Rath's Redemption again? Why?

Yes. Typically, I don't listen a book twice but if I did, this one would be at the top of the list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rath. it is hard to pick a favorite character out of this book because there is so much going on and the author really develops the other characters, like Boziron, Pason, Dessi, etc.

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

Personality to the characters. The narrator does an excellent job of using his voice to define the unique personality of each character.

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

Yes. This is an extremely exciting book that keeps you wanting more.

Any additional comments?

This is the best of the series. It is action-filled for 7 1/2 hours. I listened to this book in one sitting, that's how good it is. Surprises, twists and turns, it's like being on a roller-coater. If you have read the other Rath books, which you really, you will not be disappointed with this one and you will probably agree that it is the best out of the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rath's Rebellion

  • The Janus Group, Volume 5
  • By: Piers Platt
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

After he's found guilty of murder, Rath is saved from a death sentence by a mysterious new ally. His newfound friends have a daring plan to rekindle an old revolution, and they want his help. If it all works, Rath could clear his conscience at last, and pay his debt to society. But starting a rebellion will put him squarely in the sights of Beauceron and Paisen as they rush to prevent the looming war. And even Rath's best-laid plans can go astray....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are a fan of Rath, this is a must read!

  • By Charles on 08-20-16

If you are a fan of Rath, this is a must read!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Love Rath, love the book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rath's Rebellion?

The awakening

Which character – as performed by James Fouhey – was your favorite?

Rath

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Rath's new understanding

Any additional comments?

Its hard to love a serial killer but time after time you must with Rath!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Veiled

  • Alex Verus, Book 6
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them - even if it means accepting a job enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Motions

  • By Coral on 08-16-15

One of the best in the series!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Exciting, Thrilling, even after 5 other books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Veiled?

Opening the book, allows you to regain the relationship with old friends, and meet some new ones

Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

Alex as always

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Alex put to the test like never before

Any additional comments?

After 5 books one would figure book 6 would be a filler. One would be wrong. Book 6 stands out like no other. It could be read on its own, but reading the other 5 would be a good idea and wonderful time spent. I hope this series continues to many more books and soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful