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  • Planetside

  • By: Michael Mammay
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!

  • By Rebecca Enzor on 08-02-18

Captivating and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Most excellent audio talent. Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good space science fiction story

  • Until the End

  • Quarantined Series, Book 1
  • By: Tracey Ward
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Kleinjan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

An outbreak of "The Fever" has taken hold of Portland, Oregon, bringing the population to its knees. "The Fever" spreads and kills quickly, but the dead aren't staying dead. When her neighbor, Jordan, saves her from an infected, Alissa joins him in his plan to escape the city, the zombies and the threat of a quarantine that will lock the living in with the undead. What she doesn't tell him is that she has an illness of her own, one that plays tricks with her mind and makes her a dangerous companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same zombie apocalypse story bit well read

  • By JHO808 on 07-13-18

Same zombie apocalypse story bit well read

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

If you like zombie apocalypse you’ll get the same out of this one as all others, well read and realistic...for the most part. Nothing too ridiculous and very down to earth as far as available resources. Recommended

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Enigma Ignite

  • The Enigma Series, Book 3
  • By: Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

As the world's biggest powers compete for superiority, it's not larger weapons or greater numbers of soldiers that top their wish lists. Instead, it's the latest and greatest technological advances: nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones, working together to build the next generation of military communications. When a professor at a Texas university begins researching ways to improve animal husbandry and boost global food supplies, her results catch the eye of inquisitive engineer Keith Austin Avery, whose interests have nothing to do with solving world hunger. But as Avery works on potential new uses for this technology, his research draws the attention of a powerful terrorist group, with traumatic results for him and his subcontractor Eilla-Zan Marshall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Terrific Tech Thriller

  • By Merrci on 03-06-18

A real world new tech business model for smugglers

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Yes, you read correctly- smart drug and money laundering! Although they come off as dopey...they are actually pretty smart. Throughout the book characters trade witty jokes and put- downs that left me laughing days later. That being said, at times it can get a little slow...same old same old again- but all in all a great read about smugglers trying to get a leg up and hardly wiping the prize. Great narration no complaints there.
This is my honest review- worth the money and a good long book!
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Enigma Rising

  • The Enigma Series, Volume 2
  • By: Charles V. Breakfield, Roxanne E. Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When a Brazilian industrialist hires the R-Group, the world's most elite information-gathering unit to track the disappearance of his daughter - a dangerous - but quiet hunt begins. But just finding her doesn't mean all will be well. The team in Switzerland follows the leads from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean, but the data trail is leading nowhere. Sometimes the most important clues come from unlikely sources.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller but not technothriller

  • By Lomeraniel on 11-18-17

Interesting, complex, funny and worth your time

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

First off this is a long listen, Narrations are decent and you know what character is speaking. The storyline is a mix between soap opera / kardashian / real life.... involving major drug dealers figuring out how to make more money by being smarter and more efficient at the same time living their daily lives. You hear first hand how the characters use banking and secure communications planes etc.. to make it in the world (yes - offshore) at the same time still being funny throughout the book. Some areas had me laughing for awhile (still laughing). This isn’t a book for the little ones to hear, there are some parts that had me cringing. It is a complicated story and you can get lost in areas, more than once I had to back up and listen again, But that’s ok, it’s that good of a story. I think this will become a movie one day, the storyline is that good.
Overall...a good long listen, intriguing, funny and worth your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Funny and wild imagination

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

This is a Martian meets Apollo mission style book with some Saturday night live thrown in. Lots of imagination and time travel idioms that blow your mind.I I didn’t have to listen twice, and the narration was pretty good.

  • Sticky Fingers

  • 12 Short Stories
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Bianca Flanders
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by JT Lawrence include: "Escape" - A story about about a suicidal baby who knows he was born into the wrong life, and has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror; "The Itch" - An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun stories for the busy bee

  • By KD on 09-18-18

Lots of good short stories and excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Worth your time, I enjoyed all of the short stories and the narration was excellent. I was provided a copy of this book in turn for an unbiased review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,131

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

The usual great Grisham novel

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

As usual, great story, excellent research and awesome reader. Funny that it has a novelist that cannot get past writers block... I'll listen to it again.

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  • The Last Airship

  • Sam Reilly, Volume 1
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Michael Stene
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

In 1939 a secret airship departed Nazi Germany in the dark of night filled with some of the most influential people of its time. Its cargo: a complement of rich Jewish families carrying their most valuable possessions. One such item amongst them was as dangerous as it was priceless. The airship never reached its destination. In 2015 Sam Reilly, a marine biologist and wealthy son of shipping mogul James Reilly discovers a missing clue about the lost airship and what follows is a violent treasure hunt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A challenging experience

  • By Matthew on 09-15-17

Interesting story - great performance

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

The reader was great, and the story interesting. Some things in the story were unrealistic, two of the main characters are ex-military and seem to know almost how to do everything from flying helicopters to deep water diving...but it's fiction right? If your into treasure hunts, mysteries and super rich "playboys" this is a book for you. If your tired of the same old same old...then take a listen. I think you'll like it. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • He Rode with Butch and Sundance

  • The Story of Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan
  • By: Mark T. Smokov
  • Narrated by: Jim R Sartor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Kid Curry has been portrayed as a cold-blooded killer, without any compassion or conscience, and possessed of limited intelligence. Curry indeed was a dangerous man with a violent temperament, which was aggravated by alcoholic drink. Mark Smokov has researched extensively in areas significant to Curry's story and corrects the many false statements that have been written about him in the past. Curry was a cunning outlaw who planned and executed robberies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining book with good narration

  • By Rhonda on 08-13-17

Opens your eyes to the real old west

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

What a great book! I learned so much about the 18-1900's old west while listening to this book. For example, not everyone was convicted for crimes they were accused of committing.. and a lot of the examples from actual history referenced made me think that in the old days, a trial by jury was a real trial by jury! Anyway, into the book...Kid Curry I didn't know much about prior to this book ,but come to find out he actually was involved in a lot of the stories you hear about with many of the "famous" outlaws of the train and bank robbery old west. The who,what and where was well reasearched and explained. A lot of the stories tied the people involved together like a tapestry and painted to a really easy to understand history of Kidd Curry and his co-conspirators. If you like the old west, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kidd ....you'll love this book!
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Swim Season

  • By: Marianne Sciucco
  • Narrated by: Evelyn Eibhlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sometimes winning is everything. Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin's determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She's got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn't want to win anymore. She's swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A swimmer's work is never done

  • By Anne Rightler on 11-13-17

Great book for the swimmer in your house

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

This book caught my eye because as a previous member of my high school swim team it brought back the good old days and memories of 500 yard warm-ups, endless relays and then a 500 yard cool down.....then you started practice lol. Seriously, great book and well researched. If your tween/teenager is in a sport this is a good book to show them they're not alone and everyone has similar challenges in school and sports (life,love, parents, school sports etc)
The only thing I thought could be better is the narration lacked the emotion of other speakers, but not bad at all. It's a good book for the younger student/athlete in your house and would highly recommend it.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."