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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,262

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Felt like black lives matter for zombies

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I heard lots of good things about this book so I gave it a shot. The story was very long and drawn out and had little direction up until you figure it out for yourself towards the end. It was basically a sob story for the little zombie girl who is actually the most slain person in the group. I can't really stand slow or depressing stories so it might just be me. Also, not exactly sure how British literature works but it seems like most of it is slow and dry. Which could also be skewing my review of this book.

The basis for the story is somewhat interesting as is the conclusion. I just didn't appreciate everything in between.

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  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,485

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Interesting conspiracy theory fiction

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This book is pretty long. I like longer books so this was a good thing for me. I usually don't like books with a lot of politics in them but this was one had a lot of intrigue and surprises that made it interesting. It is a very easily possible story of the discovery of aliens. The perspective of the book was strange in that it would switch between perspectives of different characters mid-scene. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Patch 17

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual LitRPG book, but interesting

  • By Steve on 02-15-17

Good story bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

The story wasn't anything that I haven't heard before but it was good if you enjoy LitRPG's. The narrator was terrible though. There was some emotion in his reading but mostly bland. The worst part was that he kept mispronouncing words including a main characters name.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lightning Fall

  • A Novel of Disaster
  • By: Bill Quick
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the 18th century - no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America's enemies within and without circle for the kill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An Equal Opportunity Political Disaster

  • By Jan on 07-01-14

Good story, bad narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

The story became very confusing at times when switching between settings because the voices for all the characters were exactly the same. I was often even unable to tell who said what in a conversation between two people. Other than that the story was very good with interesting characters and a realistic storyline of a modern doomsday scenario.

  • Mage's Blood

  • The Moontide Quartet, Book 1
  • By: David Hair
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,232

Most of the time the Moontide Bridge lies deep below the sea, but every 12 years the tides sink and the bridge is revealed, its gates open for trade. The Magi are hell-bent on ruling this new world, and for the last two Moontides they have led armies across the bridge on "crusades of conquest". Now, the third Moontide is almost here, and this time the people of the East are ready for a fight... but it is three seemingly ordinary people that will decide the fate of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nick Podehl is great as usual, but only read this if you've read everything else in the genre...

  • By Chance on 07-24-17

Not my type of book.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Too much politics and religious raving. If you are looking for that kind of thing may even you will enjoy it more.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Prism

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,846

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simon Vance Finally!

  • By Sam on 07-18-16

Good story. Bad main character and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

Main character didn't do much other than have powers. Narrator's voice was the same for most characters. Really liked the story though.

  • Forging Zero

  • The Legend of ZERO
  • By: Sara King
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124

The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie...but first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That Chime…

  • By Robert A Dean Jr on 05-21-15

Annoying effects

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Every time a scene changed it made this obnoxious trill noise. When each chapter ended it was instantly cut off with the announcement of the next in a bland tone.