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  • The World Walker

  • The World Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall. In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion. Across the world, individuals and organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand. At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stuff

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

very good, a little bit explainy

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

it was interesting and I wish it had been hinting more about a sequal.

overall I loved the scifi, it fit with the characters knowledge, and because of this I didn't feel like I needed too much technobabble.

the only thing I didn't like was that it seemed like the author believes the readers of sci-fi is just as clueless as a musician/hippie/dude, and not well versed in the typical tropes and ideas; so at times I found myself almost a little annoyed as I was being explained to like a 5 year old.

other than that I only had one logical fallacy stick with me, and overall enjoyed the ride :)

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Eifelheim

  • By: Michael Flynn
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and was never resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical-physicist girlfriend, Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't. Why? What was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than 600 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poignant, Profound, Absorbing and deeply moving.

  • By Andrew on 09-03-07

generally good

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

would have loved some more details, and dietrik seems a bit too naive or unwilling to learn at times, and the aliens a bit too narrow in their knowledge of other fields than their own; that is, for earth astronauts at least, but they don't seem rigid enough either in their power structure for that to explain why they don't know much more beyond their field, although I can make a guess at attrition, if they are sending thousand of these groups out there, then I see how this particular group could be so terrible at their job..

  • Assault Troopers

  • Extinction Wars, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 835

The Earth died when aliens rained thermonuclear warheads on her cities and sprayed the surface with a bio-terminator. A deadly poison drifted to every corner of the planet, threatening the last survivors with annihilation. For a soldier like Creed, there is only one way to keep breathing untainted air. He must bury his hatred of the extraterrestrials and join the Jelk Corporation as an assault trooper, leaving the planet for outer space. In return for his and other people's services, the corporation will house the last humans for as long as the assault troopers keep winning.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Angry, Poor action, No reality, A lot of Yelling

  • By Edward on 10-26-13

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

The main character is a little too stupid for my taste at times; which also explains why he keep thinking up a conspiracy theory including aliens and angels and stuff..

other than that, the storyline is fun, the narrator great!
the science explaining is a little scarse, as the main character probably would not understand most of the concepts anyways :)

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,854

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stay Away

  • By Anonymous User on 10-12-18

loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

loved the story, characters, narration, everything! I only wish it was the first in a series; then it would have been perfect ;)

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,365

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Loved every second of it!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-14

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the part when he's screwed! well, that's quite a few parts.. but anyways, I love his reaction to everything..

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud a lot(quite embarrassing on the bus).. and I got goosebumps at the end :)

Any additional comments?

Definitely a great book! I would recommend it to anyone, sci-fi fan or not, because it is so close in time to where we are now, and the science is very good, and well explained..

I love the voice actor, and even though most of the stuff is text logs, he manages to read it so that you can really feel the personality shining through :)

A really great buy, I just wish I could find more audio books from the same author.. because if all his books are like this, then I have a new marathon of books to get through!

Thanks for making this book!