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Linda P. Garrison

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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,105

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Another excellent book

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Great story and excellent reader. Except for tie unnecessary nods to PC. And the reliance on the worn out climate warming idea. Very enjoyable

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,865

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

Didn’t want it to end

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Another very good book on series. Hope another one soon. Would have liked more skippy and joe but great story and action. Very good imagination

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,357

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive start and then a slump in the middle

  • By Elley Murray on 09-28-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Really liked this book. Have been a sci-fi fanatic for more than 50 years. This book reminds me way I love it so much

  • A Drink Before the War

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164

With novels like Mystic River and Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane has dramatically altered the landscape of the crime thriller—while boldly overstepping the boundaries that have long separated mystery from literature. Now two of his sensational early novels have been combined in a single volume—two gritty and mesmerizing masterworks of suspense featuring the private eye duo of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning to thriller series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 11-23-11

Too dark and negative.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I don’t care for books that are so negative about life. It’s like nobody has hope for a better life

  • The Door into Summer

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach, but then Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep": suspended animation for 30 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By Greg on 04-05-09

Somehow I missed

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

This book when addicted to sf back in the 1960s. Excellent book. Glsd I found it now. Fueling my new addiction 50 years later!!

  • I, Robot

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor

  • By Herb on 02-19-05

Been 50 years

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Since I Read this. A little dated but still excellent. Only thing book and movie have in common is title!

  • The Last Refuge

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 3
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540

p>With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last Refuge but hopefully not the last of Dewey!

  • By Susan on 08-21-12

Wish I didn't enjoy these so much

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Would stop listening to them. Guess I'm picking nits but too many little things.

Dove hunting nener heard it called that. Just a dive shoot

Jessica go meet parents - had met them in another book?

Inch wide .45 entry hole?

Uniformed FBI agent?

Oxygen tube in mouth running down throat?

Hit him and fell to floor. Said from linolium. Next sentence kicks him and he fell to floor

Floor 13 on elevator?

Muzzle of weapon pointed at his head. Next sentence. Raised weapon and aimed it at him

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Coup d'Etat

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 2
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,629

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!

  • By Susan on 03-18-12

Too many little things

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I think coes got a weapon catalog and copied from it. But the muzzle of a gun is a "nozzle?" Our freedom was won with s shotgun??

In one book Dewey survived training in the swamp eating snakes. In this one he spears fish.

Slashing is the same as stabbing? Anything, floor of building or airplane is " ground"?

I enjoy the books but the little things drive me crazy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Needs to do more fact checking on weapons

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Good book but too many errors on weapons. Calling a combat knife a dagger? Taking a gun from a fire thats so hot it burns hand thru muscles but bullets didn't cook off? Interview was ironic saying how he tried to be factual.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First Strike

  • A Thriller
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,702

Deep within the Pentagon, a covert multibillion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a handpicked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • His best book ever

  • By Sally E. Sasser on 07-08-16

Empty mag

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

A little weird at beginning to think a trained agent could pick up his pistol and not notice billets had been taken out. Weight would be noticeably different.