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  • Flux

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Lost in time, the town of Black Creek, Kentucky becomes home to temporal layers of people, creatures, and monsters from disparate eras. Journey beyond the time of humanity and witness the rewriting of mankind’s genesis. For Owen McCoy, a typical day on the job as head of security for Synergy, a research company conducting mysterious experiments, is boring at best. And that’s the way he likes it. Patrolling the Appalachian mountainside, where his now deceased father taught him how to hunt, is relaxing and connects him to the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-03-19

You never know where Robinson will take you

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

As with almost every book by Jeremy Robinson I've listened to this one is no exception and is a fantastic ride into the unknown. I will be listening to this over again to pick up all the bits I might have missed since there are just so many twists and turns.

  • Alter

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Stranded in the Amazon rainforest, a lost man fights for survival and discovers that the root of evil doesn’t just reside in the world’s darkest corners, but inside the hearts of all mankind. Dr. Gregory Zekser is on a mission to visit the furthest reaches of the Amazon, providing medical aid to recently contacted tribes. As a general practitioner and food pantry director, his life in Massachusetts can be chaotic, but serving people is what he does best, and he doesn’t mind sacrificing his personal life to help others, at home or half way around the world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing glimpse into the dark heart of humanity

  • By Alex on 02-12-19

Pure Brilliance

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

What a fantastic roller coaster ride. Be warned, don't start listening to it in the evening, you're likely not going to get any sleep until the wee hours of the morning. The story is so masterfully written and paced. Just can't say enough about it - or too much. The story is like nothing else I've ever read or listened to.

  • Primordia III

  • The Lost World - ReEvolution
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

A small change today can change our tomorrow. A small change 100 million years ago can change everything. No one really noticed when things started to change. Some animals vanished. Some new ones appeared. Then some things appeared that were monstrous. No one seemed to notice except Ben Cartwright and the other survivors of hidden plateau in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Only they were aware of the growing threat to the human race.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greig Beck has evolved into an incredible writer.

  • By Old Man Parker on 04-04-19

Fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

What an emotional roller coaster. From terror to laughs to being close to tears I really enjoyed this series. If you are a Beck fan and haven’t listened to it what are you waiting for. And if you’ve never read Beck before this is a great place to start. And Sean Mangan has to be one of my very favorite voices to listen to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Malta Escape

  • Payne & Jones Series, Book 9
  • By: Chris Kuzneski
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend, who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organization that dates back to the First Crusade in 1099 AD. When Ivan Volkov - the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate - is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution. Protected by a team of hackers and henchmen, he travels to the Mediterranean, where he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story... lackluster performance

  • By Jeremy B on 04-24-19

So wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I've enjoyed so much of Chris Kuzneski's work, but there was just something about this book that I couldn't really get into. I kinda got lost in all the bakground information and even some of the characters got a bit blurry at times. I like Payne and Jones so much but they just didn't seem like "them." There were moments I really enjoyed the book, and others I had to struggle to get through. I did finish it and was glad I did. I will look forward to Chris' next book as I always do with my favorite authors.

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 859

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOLY WOW!!

  • By Willis Burns on 03-20-19

Great beginning

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

I’ve been looking for a new series and I’m delighted to have found The Path Between Worlds. I found that the story is very well crafted. Something will happen and there will be no immediate explanation but through different events things will be revealed. The characters are so vivid which got me to care about them which of course makes the story more interesting.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story has too many silly parts

  • By steve on 11-19-18

He's done it again!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Jeremy Robinson along with his wife Hilaree have created a book that I know will stay with me for years. It's one of those rare books that I know I will listen to over and over - picking up the foreshadowing I only briefly glimpsed. I've read or listened to many post-apocalyptic books but this one now ranks in my top three. The characters are so well defined and their emotions and reactions are all so real. I will miss them.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201,239

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

Had no idea what I was in for!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Every so often you get a book based just on a lot of top ratings. I’m so glad I got this one. One thing I loved about it was all the nostalgia from when I or my son used to play many of these games. I also became immersed in the world of the book and the characters were so well done I still think about them. When I finished listening to the book I wanted to start listening to it over again. Can’t say enough good things about the story and the narration.

  • The Demon Crown

  • A Sigma Force Novel
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

A construction project beneath the National Mall reveals a dark secret dating back to the Civil War, something buried by a cabal of scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution. It is a cache of bones, preserved in amber, protecting a wonder like no other, the very secret of life after death. But such a prize is guarded by a horror out of the ancient past, a horror that still lives in the marrow of those bones - and is now free again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of his best, made worse by narrator

  • By Jon Canfield on 02-08-18

Rollins does it again!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

Well, Rollins has cost me another night of no sleep - but once I started listening to The Demon Crown there was very little chance I was going to take a break from it. To be honest, it's been a few books in the Sigma series since I've been "wowed" but this book did that for me. There is just not a place in the story where you can stop and take a breath - it just pulls you along and you just have to know what comes next. The research and detail is so well woven into the story it's not like "ok, we need to stop now for an info dump" - the story just keeps barreling on. Also, I think Christian does an incredible job with the audio - when he gets wound up during a high tension scene you can just feel it - something incredible is going to happen. One thing - I'm glad I listened to this when all the bugs outside aren't around (too dang cold) because I don't think I could have taken seeing a wasp - or even a mosquito. The only bad thing I can say is that I have to wait another year for the next Sigma book. Might have to go back and listen to some of my old favorites to give me my Rollins' Fix.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,051

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

As with all Dan Brown books I waited anxiously for this book and it immediately went to the top of my "must listen to next" list of recordings. While there were times in the book that I enjoyed and was enthralled with the story - there were others that left me wondering why I was spending my time listening to it. I never felt that way about a Dan Brown book before. I've always enjoyed them. But Origin's just wasn't that way for me. I actually found myself arguing with some of the ideas that were presented. There was one brief moment at the end of the book that helped - but overall I was left with a hopeless feeling of what Brown sees as our future. Of all the DB books I've listened to, this was my least favorite. I'm sure I'll use a credit on his next book because I did enjoy parts of this book - just not all of it. One more comment - I did enjoy the narration of the book. Paul Michael does fantastic accents and has a steady and calm voice that helps to paint the picture of the story.

  • Blood Codex: A Jake Crowley Adventure

  • Jake Crowley Adventures, Book 1
  • By: David Wood, Alan Baxter
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle. From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good writer and a very capable Narrator

  • By cosmitron on 02-15-18

Another new co-authored series

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

This book just didn't have the spark that other David Wood books I've listen to have had. It was an interesting romp with unique places, but just not a typical David Wood book - which I presume is because it's a co-authored book. I'll give the next book a try to see if things improve. If not, I'll just wait for the next Maddock book to come out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful