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  • Sovereign

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,947
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,112

Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures. If Micah ever wants to see his family or his home again, he’ll have to learn to how to survive on a hostile alien world, all alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT like the Martian

  • By TrustedReviewer on 02-21-19

no! No! NO!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I am so unhappy this ever had to come to an end!

It snagged me in without me even realizing it.

It took me from ho-hum to huh? to What? to no No NO! Don't end now!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon's Code: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern Series
  • By: Gigi McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The last time Thread attacked Pern, the world was unprepared for the fight - until the Oldtimers appeared. These courageous dragonriders arrived from the past, traveling 400 years to help their descendants survive. But the collision of past and present took its toll. While most of the displaced rescuers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a single read

  • By Mary Beth on 10-31-18

Gigi McCaffrey Breathes Fresh Life into Pern

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

For those who are hungry for more knowledge, more heart and more people of Pern, we are given an expansion into the lives and challenges of harpers, healers, dragon riders, dragons... leaders and followers.

Gigi McCaffrey has created and shared the heartbreak and the hope that each phase of life drags us through... often kicking and screaming... into what “Is” and the tortures of letting go of what was!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ravished

  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

There was no doubt about it. What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man. Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot. But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St. Justin to her aid, she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Flosnik

  • By Wendy on 05-24-10

Oldie and Goodie

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

I enjoyed the story and especially the humor! Loved the characters!
Long time since I originally read it and it's still just as good! I laughed all the way through...

  • When All the Girls Have Gone

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 762

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic story

  • By Kat in Hawaii on 12-07-16

Hope there is more in this lIne!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Different flavor...

I read the story once and felt like there were a lot of details I didn't weave into the plot at the time. Maybe it was me and distractions in my life.

About a week later I was stuck waiting for someone and decided to go back through the beginning of the story.

I was surprised when got totally sucked into these people, their passions and fears and secrets! Definitely a 5 when I can enjoy a book this much on a 2nd run through.

I enjoy most Jayne Krentz' books in all her timeframes. This left me wanting more. NOW! Please. It is going to be hard waiting.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Keep

  • Lena Dane Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Former Chicago cop Selena "Lena" Dane has been going through the motions at her private investigation agency for years now. But then Lena learns that she's unexpectedly pregnant just as she takes on a heartbreaking new client: Nate Christianti, a fourteen-year-old boy in search of his biological father, Jason. Jason's disappearance isn't as clear-cut as everyone had thought, and Lena will need to follow his path of destruction halfway across the country to find Nate some answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must For Olson Fans

  • By H Price on 12-06-16

Totally engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Author is totally engaging in the way she expresses internal conflicts and ongoing challenges!
Love the story...

  • The Rithmatist

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,686

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the chalk!

  • By Brandon on 05-17-13

One of my All Time Favorite Books

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

Where does The Rithmatist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have now read (and listened to) The Rithmatist 4 times and every time I get more out of it.

What did you like best about this story?

The intricacy of the small hints of the universe we are looking into is addictive... the baby step by step exposure of what is going on always leaves more to become aware of in the next read.

What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

I was sucked into the story and the characters all the way!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The combining of skills between Melody and Joel in competitive and yet complementary interactions was ingenious! Probably my favorite scene but maybe each scene in the book was my favorite as I was involved in the unfolding of the story.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the follow-up!