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  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,044

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

The male narrator (main narrator for the second book and featured in final book) has this weird way of pausing sometimes that i think is an attempt at dramatic reading, but ends up really awkward and breaks the flow. Other than that the narration was great!

While the story was interesting, it seemed to drag towards the end and I felt a little bored with it other than a few big reveals later on. I bought this book hoping for a scifi read with some horror touches, and while the first book definitely does a good job establishing an unsettling mood, this isnt really carried through to the later books other than a few key points. Due to this, I wouldnt recommend it for people looking for that type of read, but would rather recommend it to someone interested in more of a scifi mystery that does a good job creating an interesting world.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,556

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Best read in a while

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Excellent story, Will Wheatons performance was a great fit. Highly recommended for anyone who lived through the 80s and even those who didnt (like myself)

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  • The Book of Cthulhu

  • Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft
  • By: Ross E. Lockhart (editor)
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper, Teresa DeBerry
  • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 377

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Improves on Lovecraft, believe it or not

  • By bookgurl on 04-29-14

Good Compilation

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

If you like Lovecraft, you'll find that this book has been aptly named. It was neat to hear some Lovecraftian cosmic (and sometimes not so cosmic) horror from a different perspective than the prose Lovecraft is known to write in.

There were several good ones in here, and not necessarily by the authors you'd expect to have written the best of them.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lovecraft's Monsters

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Ellen Datlow (Editor)
  • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 603

Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations--Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more--appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ones that were good were really good!!!

  • By Manuel on 09-14-16

Fun read

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Had a good time with this one, quite a few good stories in here, but as usual with anthologies theres a few that sneak in that arent so great (werewolf vs cthulhu pls). Worth a listen!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful