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  • FREE: Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,255

Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He is back!

  • By Thomas on 10-09-14

Great short story tha follow the Steelheart novel.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

If you intend to read the series this is a must read installment that takes place after Steelheart and before Firefight. Entertaining and important later in the series. Highly recommend.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,773

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Hard to get into at first... then AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Admittedly, I had a hard time getting into this book. I had bought the book a while ago but only got around to reading/listening to it now. Did not realize it was a super-hero concept book. I have read several super-hero based books lately that have all been pretty lame ultimately. And then along comes this gem. I think the first parts of it were hard to get into because of my previous experience in the genre. But Sanderson turn the super-hero story on it's ear by having a mysterious (and as yet unexplained) premise for how super-heros/villians happen. As the story goes along there are subtle clues that get you guessing as to what is really going on. But the ending of this book was really spectacular. Highly recommend!

  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,163

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

Another great installment to a very good series.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Sanderson is moving the story along in a pretty interesting direction. Some mysteries are being slowly revealed. Some new mysteries are appearing. Can't wait for the conclusion!

  • Goliath

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166

Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as Prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Airforce.) And if they weren’t technically enemies.

The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding finale!

  • By Jack on 10-13-11

The final installment in an excellent series!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I know what you are thinking, When are they going to meet Tesla? Ok,so maybe you weren't thinking that. But lets just say that such a thing could happen given the time period and locations visited in the book. Also, I think the jig might be up for our girl disguised as a guy. But maybe not. If you don't read it you won't know for sure.

  • Behemoth

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Adventure Continues!

  • By Arwen on 10-26-11

Alternate WW1 Story and Young Love? Maybe or not??

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

As our two heroes try to end the biggest war in history, Maybe they have feelings for each other, maybe not. It's all so confusing. And of course there is the fact that he thinks she is a he. A funny and fun adventure continues.

  • Leviathan

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positively Addictive.

  • By Tracy on 05-05-10

Very enjoyable YA story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This a well written, really fun adventure written for the young adult audience. The story takes place in an alternate reality in the WW1 time frame. In this alternate reality, scientist in England have used the theories of Darwin to create useful creature that are crafted to help fight the war. At the same time Scientist in Germany have used the theories of Tesla and the like to created mechanical walking machines and other mechanized war machines. In the middle of all this are two young people on different side of this conflict. One is a young girl disguised as a boy in the airfleet of England, another a young Austrian prince. They meet and form a friendship and alliance. But will he ever find out she's a really a girl? And will she ever realize her feelings for him?

  • Cibola Burn

  • The Expanse, Book 4
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,096

An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book has been renarrated by Jefferson Mays-Thanks!

  • By fandel69 on 03-16-17

Another great installment

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Really love these books. Love the main characters and the universe is believable and consistent. Slightl drop off from previous book maybe. I can't tell because I have loved the series so much.

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,544

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Have to resort to headphones to listen

  • By Sue Nami on 10-05-16

Interesting story but too long!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I found the story interesting and the alien race to be really cool and well though out as far as their foreignness. But the language is pretty bad a lot of the time and more importantly, the book is just too long. Maybe an abridged version would read better.

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  • Timebound

  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,103

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Lessa on 06-27-14

Really fun YA book!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I really like time travel stories - if they follow a good solid set of rules and are self consistent. Also, being a young adult novel it is safe to read (no language or other unnecessary content). The story is good and the action comes at a steady pace. Great first book in the series. Highly recommend.

  • Flowers for Algernon

  • By: Daniel Keyes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,914

Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal Classic

  • By FanB14 on 03-22-13

Good not great.

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I know this is the basis for a common story line in sci-fi (seems like every sci-fi tv series has an episode with this basic premise). But I found the book to be a little too long. I understand that this started off as a short story or novella and then was written as a book. I think a short story or novella was probably the right length.