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  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,247

Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the world this book made

  • By W. Seligman on 02-26-04

Wonderful - not to be missed

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Decided to listen to this old favorite after reading the reviews and am enchanted with both the story and the narration. I read the book while in high school and once after that as a young adult, now as a mature adult I'm finding that the political and social themes are much more meaningful. It is a true classic, one to be savored and listened to again.

  • Unlucky

  • The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist
  • By: Cynthia St. Aubin
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Accused of stealing gold from an infamous Irish street gang, paranormal psychologist Matilda Schmidt will die in exactly five days if she doesn't cough it up - guilty or not. With minutes ticking away and her office overrun by a leprechaun who's loopier than he is lucky, Matilda makes a deal with a demigod - give him one night in her bed and he'll help her locate the missing gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leprechauns...demi-gods...Oh, my!

  • By Loves to Read on 03-31-16

Short and sexy, not a novel

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-16

Not what I expected, long on sex short on story. Not my preference at all.

  • Ajax Penumbra 1969

  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 970

Young Ajax Penumbra has not arrived in San Francisco looking for free love or a glimpse of the technological future. He is seeking a book: the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. The last record of the book locates it in the San Francisco of more than a century earlier, and on that scant bit of evidence, Penumbra's university has dispatched him west to acquire it for their library.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Penumbra Prequel Is Too Slight

  • By Dubi on 03-06-14

Funny sci fi

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

Where does Ajax Penumbra 1969 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Mm don't recall

Would you listen to another book narrated by Ari Fliakos?

You bet

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I started reading Alex Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore but mixplaced it so was happy to find this audio book. I will probably get the second book now and listen to it as well,very amusing and nicely done.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer I Dared

  • By: Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

On Big Sawyer island, life is as steady as the routine of the lobstermen who leave with the tide each morning and return with their haul each night. But for 40-year-old New Yorker Julia Bechtel, life and what’s important in it are about to be forever altered when she survives a terrible boat accident en route to the island. Now, in the company of her aunt and daughter, Julia finds herself feeling strangely connected to the tragedy’s other survivors - Noah, a divorced lobsterman, and Kim, a young woman rendered mute since her rescue - and newly outraged at the state of her marriage....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK But Not One of Delinsky's Best

  • By Elizabeth B. Brandt on 05-24-11

Good driving book

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Summer I Dared to be better than the print version?

Most likely

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer I Dared?

When No ah and his son are caught in the storm

What about Julia Gibson’s performance did you like?

She gave the characters passion

If you could rename The Summer I Dared, what would you call it?

The Summer I Found My Power

Any additional comments?

The story did drag a little in places, but overall I enjoyed it

  • The President's Hat

  • By: Antoine Laurain
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Peter Noble, David Timson, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow...different.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You need this book. I need that hat.

  • By Amber on 10-25-13

not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-18-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The President's Hat to be better than the print version?

probably

Which scene was your favorite?

The resturant

Any additional comments?

The story seemed unfinished somehow, perhaps it is me. I do not care for switchbacks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,580

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

Funny and endearing

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

Reviewed: 02-15-14

What made the experience of listening to And One Last Thing... the most enjoyable?

Amanda Ronconi captured the characters and made the story flow from the first word. The story itself is a typical lighthearted romance but also has a subplot of a woman who learns to stand up for herself. Molly Harper weaves a wonderful tale told in a kind and humorous voice that left me feeling as if I knew the characters and would probably meet them in town.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wanted to savor it.

Any additional comments?

Watching Lacey become assertive was an unusual twist that added warmth and depth to the story. It is one of those rare 'light' books that I will probably read/listen to again.