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  • Shadow of the Hegemon

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,285

Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor transfer

  • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

a must have

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-03

... if you have the rest of the series ... much better than speaker for the dead but somewhat predictable and repetitive at times ... kept interesting by the very excellent narrators who do an outstanding job for every book in this series ... buy it for that alone if you enjoy audio books ...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

not a winner

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-03

... predictable and corny ... outside of the "lion's" unexpected method of arrival ...

5 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,266

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

interesting series component

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-03

...but not nearly as entertaining as ender's game ... a must have only if you are planning on listening/reading the entire series

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • May I suggest...

  • By Lenna on 06-29-06

loved the hard-copy and loved the audio book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-03

almost everyone has heard of this title unless you live in a cave on an island without any access to society and the opposite sex ... listened to it 3 times (on different flights) - makes me laugh even now just thinking about it ...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Up Country

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Graham S. Stafford on 08-26-08

long, detailed, but enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-03

my first experience with this author ... the detail added realism but also some level of tedious blah, blah, blah ... will require some patience to listen to all of it but when finished it leaves you with the pleasant surprise of wanting more ...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,334

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

outstanding!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-03

a winning combination - both the narrators (and there are a few) and the book - an unexpected pleasure all around ... i say unspected because i did not have anything from this author before but i will most definitely purchase the rest of the series ...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first volume in the five-part Hitchhiker "trilogy" made Douglas Adams a science fiction sensation, and is a must-listen for any and all fans of the genre. Don't forget to bring a towel!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • still a winner!!!

  • By Victor on 01-09-03

still a winner!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-03

loved the hard-copy and loved the audio - an absolute must have for both libraries - the narrator does a superb job of capturing the very soul and essence of the book ... give me more!!!

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The First Counsel

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

When Michael Garrick, a young White House lawyer, begins dating the irresistible First Daughter, Nora, he's instantly spellbound, just like everyone else in her world. A world where power is an aphrodisiac, your father is the President, your close friends wear earpieces and carry guns, and everyone watches your every move...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not even Scott Brick could save it

  • By Ms Discus on 01-18-04

the first counsel

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-03

choppy and loose ... all together uninteresting at times ... other than the narration the book was just plain boring ... this one is a sweeper not a keeper ...

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Company

  • A Novel of the CIA
  • By: Robert Littell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,830

"If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang on to your Hat

  • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

The Company

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-03

a winner - both the book and narrator - perfect all around ... give me more!!!

20 of 29 people found this review helpful