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  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,017

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Shut Up

  • By B.A. Wilson on 09-04-18

NC-17 with abrupt cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

The original “Scythe” book was good for young adults (age 11+). This third installment is definitely for an older group (16+). The story twists and turns through a mostly interesting journey (Thunderhead monologues get a bit stale). Unfortunately , there’s no ending... we will have to wait for the next book, and there’s a lot of loose ends to tie up.

  • The Bands of Mourning

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,455

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wax and Wayne are Back!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-28-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

Sanderson spends too much time trying to create comedy and meaningless dialogue in this one. While the book wraps up well, it drags in the middle. It's also has way more "adult content" than previous ones.

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,613

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I thought

  • By Christopher on 11-03-15

For the uninitiated

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

If you are not in the IT / High Tech industry, and want to get a sense of how large organizations run, and how Dev-Ops evolved, this is for you. Otherwise, if you have seen this stuff every day for years, it's a bit forced, stereotyped, and contrived. The writers try so hard to complete the complex picture of organizational interactions, that they don't make a very engaging story.

  • Biology: The Science of Life

  • By: Stephen Nowicki, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stephen Nowicki
  • Length: 36 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for starters to biology

  • By Eran on 07-11-13

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 09-28-15

If my college Biology course covered this same content, I might have even considered a career in molecular Biology! While there are some lectures that didn't interest me, about 75 percent of them were fascinating. Prof. Nowicki does a masterful job of providing motivation for each lecture, then guiding the listener on a logical path to the goal. Considering the cost of tuition at Duke, getting these 72 half-hour lectures for a single credit is a steal. It takes focus to keep up at times, and it might take a couple of listens to sink in. However, there are several great stories and anecdotes that are easy to take and you'll the newly learned facts to your friends.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • King of Swords

  • Assassin Series, Book 1
  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

The G-20 Financial Summit is planned for San Jose Del Cabo. The world's pre-eminent finance ministers will attend, along with the presidents of the U.S. and Mexico. Captain Romero Cruz of the Mexican Federal Police uncovers an assassination plot against the attendees. In a roller-coaster race against the clock, Cruz must track and stop El Rey, the "King of Swords" - a faceless super-assassin responsible for a string of the world's most spectacular killings, before he turns the G-20 into a slaughterhouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Elizabeth L. on 03-12-14

Good as Reacher / Davenport

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

This was my first introduction to author Blake, and I am pleasantly surprised. This isn't too over the top like Gray Man book. It has a bit of a different take on the thriller because it's set in Mexico. With Dick Hill as the narrator, it reminds me a bit of Lee Child's writing. Conspiracy is well done. It's not perfect, but a breath of fresh air to the genre, and I will be reading the rest of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Farm

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: James Langton, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 416

The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy... The Farm. If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother...she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow. Caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust, Daniel becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury as she tells him an urgent tale of secrets, of lies, of a crime and a conspiracy that implicates his own father.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Waste Your Time

  • By Stefanie on 08-02-14

Child 44, where are you?

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

Reviewed: 07-10-14

This was quite a let-down after the impressive Child-44 series. I only made it through 60% of the audiobook before I gave up.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Free Fall

  • A John Ceepak Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

“I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely fantastic. perfect narration and story

  • By Dr Dionne P Joseph on 05-12-13

not great

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

Reviewed: 07-10-14

I was fooled by the overall rating on this book. It doesn't belong in the same stratosphere as the really good 4-star reads (Child, Coben, Johnson). The dialogue is wooden, and the writing is just plain hard to swallow.

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,328

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

Tough Grind for Men

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

Men, if you are like me, you will have a hard time getting into the book and staying in the moment. From the very start, the writing is just not very good. The superlatives are forced and dialogue is unnatural. Other reviewers seem enamored with the idea of the book, but it's hard to get past the writing itself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Going Postal

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,345

Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into...a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on AUDIBLE!!!

  • By Robert W on 02-06-05

A Real Beauty

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

Reviewed: 03-30-13

I've never been crazy about Sci-Fi or Fantasy, but this book (and series) is excellent. It reminds me a bit of a well-written TV sitcom like 'Frasier', in that it's all about the characters and the funny situations. You find yourself rooting for the main character. Pratchett writing style is best described as whimsical. The narration by Stephen Briggs is amazingly good. I can't imagine it being done any better. He has a wide range of voices, with great interpretation that adds to the experience, especially the voice of the Golem.

  • Gone Tomorrow

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much ado/nothing

  • By Richard on 05-27-09

Best of the Series!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-12

This is one of only a few books out of hundreds that I felt compelled to read more than once. Lee Child should have won an award for the opening scene alone; it's brilliant! The tension starts on page one and the author slowly teases the reader on. This is not a book to listen to in the background, but one that is best enjoyed without any distractions. In fact, I listened to the book the first time a year ago, then read the kindle version recently and it was better the second time around ... deceivingly complex. As another reviewer mentioned, this is not a book full of B-movie scenes and big explosions... it is more grounded in reality and has a well researched background. Loved it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful