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  • Drone

  • By: W. M. J. Kreucher
  • Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

We rely on automation. Our cars parallel park themselves. The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance. We can't go anywhere without our phones. Our lives are ripe for hacking. Not that anyone would. When a group of high school friends meet at their 45th reunion, they discuss the hypothetical. With all these wireless networks, could someone hack a military drone? Unknown to them, a Russian spy gets wind of their idle chatter and plans to put their idea to the test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kreucher hits a home run

  • By Sam K. on 07-18-16

I could see the movie in making

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

It was fast paced and well balanced. More or less like the kind of stuff that keeps you on edge. I had the listen in a single stretch, thanks to s lousy bus journey and this book was a boone then and there. And my heartfelt thanks to author for sharing this well made audiobook.

Plot went sideways and weak sometime midway and ending felt abrupt. Plus, I am not a fan of geeks who can hack and craft anything out of nothing, If given the proper motivation. Other than that this one was a relevant new age political thriller, i dont know, maybe, but definitely a thriller.

This could easly go into movies with the likes of Olympus has Fallen and sorts, Also could even be oscar worthy with tweaked emotions, more middle east reference and maybe Tom Hanks.

  • The Witch of Napoli

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Schmicker
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Italy, 1899: Fiery-tempered, seductive medium Alessandra Poverelli levitates a table at a Spiritualist séance in Naples. A reporter photographs the miracle, and wealthy, skeptical psychiatrist Camillo Lombardi arrives in Naples to investigate. When she materializes the ghost of his dead mother, he risks his reputation and fortune to finance a tour of the Continent, challenging the scientific and academic elite of Europe to test Alessandra's mysterious powers. She will help him rewrite science. His fee will help her escape her sadistic husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Menon on 07-11-16

A wonderful historical novel and a great listen

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

I never thought a paranormal fiction could hit this hard in my feels.
Great audiobook as well. Loved the way narrator conveyed the feel of retro Italy with his accented accords.
Thoroughly enjoyed the story, bit spooky at times, yet completly worth the run. I need sometime to process my feelings.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Progeny

  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Christopher M. Allport
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The civilization was progressing well. It was growing and it was following the laws. Helen was following the third law to expand their knowledge and the fourth law to maintain variation in their thoughts. She started following an interesting piece of information and soon discovered a past that her civilization had forgotten. She found a past that would change everything in their society and challenge their very existence. What she was going to learn would set the stage for new life and ultimately a difficult confrontation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Progeny

  • By zoe on 12-03-16

Prometheus in reverse

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

I received this audiobook in exchange for a honest review.

Must say, I really enjoyed the story as well as the narration. Had touches of classic Asimov and a theme which made my mind wander on At the Mountain of madness plot.

I really hope author develops this to a complete novel. Recommend

  • Circle Is Closed

  • Progeny, Book 2
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Christopher M. Allport
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Humanity left Earth a long time ago. They had treated their home planet poorly, and the deteriorating environment forced them to leave. They traveled 189 light years to a faraway world and named it Horizon, respecting the new lives they intended to build. Fortunately, they learned their lessons and treated their new world much better. After over 100,000 years away from Earth, they still revered her and taught their children her beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For a short tale, it has depth.

  • By DabOfDarkness on 09-05-16

Planetfall meets Interstellar

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

I got a copy of this gem from Author for a honest review.

It was amazing as long as it lasted. Leaves you on a cliffhanger, or maybe a spinning totem where you need heavy imagination. A note to author, You just cant drag us into something this amazing and leave us hanging.

A bit of lovecraftian horror minus the gritty detailed elder ones, in a Interstellar sci fi short with a Planetfall premise. Give it a go. I really hope, this gets developed into a full on novel.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,849

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Close your mind and listen

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

If you could sum up Where the Hell is Tesla? in three words, what would they be?

Fun Sci Fi run with mindless logic and adventure with Nicola Tesla being a character

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bo bo. Kind of like the bizzaro version of Hitchhikers Marvin

Have you listened to any of Rob Dircks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Its really good. I dont prefer the voice overs though

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

Laughed out loud at many portions especially crying part to the Officer on parallel superhero earth

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to see it as a movie

1 of 1 people found this review helpful