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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,440

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Ms. Dawson's performance was sublime. She brought the story into a dimension that I think another narrator would not have been able to. She took a good science fiction story that was well constructed, adhered to the physics and known science to excruciating detail, and made it utterly believable.

Bravo Mr Weir and Ms. Dawson...Keep them coming.

  • The Midnight Sun

  • The Omega War Series, Book 2
  • By: Tim C. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

War has come to the worlds of Humans. The rich planet of Tau-Rietzke, however, is far from Earth and the Mercenary Guild’s invasion, and its alien-registered mercenary companies are a safe haven for humans on the run. Organizations like the Midnight Sun Free Company. Having just completed another successful mission and taken possession of three Raknars, it was party time for Saisho Branco and the Midnight Sun personnel, and they were enjoying a little down time...until the war spilled over into their corner of the galaxy and two competing organizations showed up to steal the Raknars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No, No, No

  • By Christine on 11-09-18

No, No, No

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This book 2 is not a continuation of book 1. I noticed that it is by a different author and at first I thought that this is a good way to get a series of books released in short order and maintaining continuity and adherence to an overall story arc...NO. This is a tangentially derivative tale with all different characters that I care nothing about that spend a lot of time ensuring that the story does not go anywhere.

  • Storm Warrior

  • The Grim Series, Book 1
  • By: Dani Harper
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

As a child, Morgan Edwards marveled at the faery tales spun by her beloved grandmother, stories of the magical beings hidden in the heart of ancient Wales. But now Morgan is all grown up, a veterinarian who believes only in what science can prove - until the night a massive black dog saves her from a vicious attack. Suddenly a stranger stands before her, the man of her dreams made flesh and blood, not by science, but by a magic that could bring them their hearts’ desires...or cost them everything they have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little all over the place......

  • By Barbara on 11-28-13

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

The story started of well enough but quickly got lost under the lust. I have no issues with a story that has adult content and situations, but it seemed that the purpose of this story was to serve as a matrix for that content. The worst part was that I thought that the story was pretty good.

  • Dragon Marked

  • By: Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

Revised edition: This edition of Dragon Marked includes editorial revisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Read

  • By S. Shelton on 08-13-16

Unimpressed

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

The plot was marginally bearable. The protagonist was an idiot; more so because she is supposed to be a future leader of her people, and the story, in large part depended on that idiocy to move the plot forward. I will not continue with this series

  • Grass 

  • By: Sheri S. Tepper
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

What could be more commonplace than grass or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets - and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speculative & Creative, Yet well Paced and Unique

  • By Zach Wilson on 04-17-17

I just couldn't engage the gears

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

this may be a rather harsh testing but the listening became a core before the second chapter. I just couldn't engage with the story.

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  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,509

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Mr Scalzi is a safe place to spend your credit

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

This was typical Scalzi. Great premise, excellent storytelling and compelling plot. I am seriously debating whether or not to purchase the version narrated by Amber Benson.

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,451

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Multiverse

  • By Michael L. Moore on 02-18-17

Tiny fist in a big glove

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The premise was decent, however the story pent most of its time outside of the science fiction genre. In fact there were disappointingly long periods of time where the words simply bridged gaps in the story as opposed to carrying it. the ending was anticlimactic.

The performance was well done, and I suppose especially as the narrator was able to convey different versions of the same character with the smallest of changes in inflection.

  • Lyssa's Dream

  • The Sentience Wars - Origins, Book 1
  • By: James S. Aaron, M. D. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Captain Andy Sykes just wants to keep his family in one piece. Once a combat pilot for the TSF, he gave it all up for love and a family. But two years ago, his wife disappeared, leaving him with two mouths to feed: eight-year-old Tim and 10-year-old Cara. Since then, he's managed to scrape a living hauling cargo between the Jovian Combine and InnerSol. When a cargo run to Cruithne Station meets with more than one catastrophe, Andy finds himself accepting an offer a less desperate man would refuse: delivering an illegal AI named Lyssa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the 2nd Audible Book !?!?

  • By M. Haslip on 05-02-18

All Sizzle, No Steak

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

The story included several hours of dialog and drivel that are not germane to the plot or to world building. At the end of this book, I found my self asking "What exactly happened in this book?" and the answer was "Not much".
I sense that there is a real story here, but I am not willing to sift through the words to find it.

The narration was troublesome because it was done in just above a whisper. On my car stereo, it caused the "s" and "t" and "p" sounds to be accentuated. This interfered with the rest of the spoken words.

I am not inclined to continue this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hyperspace Trap

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jelsema
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. Then a collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone. Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • FILLER JUNK

  • By DH950 on 03-25-18

Move along...Nothing to see here

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

This entire story could have been wrapped up in about 5 pages. The author obviously wanted to cash in some more on his previous work. The story was built on two very weak foundations:
1. a whiny rich girl who has done nothing with her life
2. An alien race that acts with no apparent purpose and is not resolved
Much of the story was dependent on a silly decision of the captain to send ships stewards to apprehend mutineers and a serial killer (the killer had absolutely no reason to be in the tory other than to add several pages of text). guess how that worked out?
The evil aliens then got their revenge by sending the ship to a habitable planet???

  • The Merrimack Event

  • Shieldclads Series, Book 1
  • By: David A. Tatum
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Once every four years, the Earth Alliance Naval Academy is included in a war game...or rather, the Wargame: On a distant frontier colony, cadets must repair, recommission, and crew a fleet of old, mothballed warships for a simulated fleet action against a group of seasoned veterans using top-of-the-line warships. After some meddling on the part of the Admiralty, many of the Academy's best are assigned to the oldest, smallest hulk in the Wargame, the unfortunately named corvette, Chihuahua.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ok, ready for book two already.

  • By Lou on 05-25-18

Incidental science fiction

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This story relies on the mere mention of spaceships, planets and the universe to classify itself as a science fiction.
it could otherwise have taken place in New Jersey. there was no world building, social dynamics or any other interplay to suggest that there was any purpose to the story.
I got the sense that the author had no real idea of how big the universe really is. and had no real military or scientific background.
This made for an unremarkable reading experience

0 of 1 people found this review helpful