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SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
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  • By the Numbers

  • A Friendly Menage Fantasy
  • By: K. D. West
  • Narrated by: Didi Knotts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Jen and Jack's marriage is magical - in more ways than one. When they were young, Jack and Jen fought and won a war, and came out heroes. Then they got married, got jobs, raised kids, and lived, for the most part, happily ever after.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Erotic Wizarding World for Mature Audiences Only

  • By Zara Quintana on 03-28-17

Yes ... And no

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

The narrator is all kinds of Fantastic, and I intend to look for other readings by her.
The story, however, has issues. It reads like Harry Potter fan fiction, with enough changes to avoid copyright conflicts. The situation that sets up the ménage is deeply creepy and borderline abusive - these people have no business "fooking". Maybe it's just my sexual politics, but I really couldn't get past the completely inappropriate nature of the relationship to enjoy the sex.

  • The Last Survivors

  • A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World
  • By: Bobby Adair, T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Survival in Man’s Second Dark Age...Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning...The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique – enteraining – easy listening

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 11-28-14

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

I have nearly 500 books in my Audible library, across all genres. This is the second or third worst one in it. The story has no redeeming qualities at all, the created world is unnecessarily misogynistic and the authors appear to delight in their cruelty to women. Please do not encourage this sort of thing with your money.

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  • The Commodore

  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Having survived a long, desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack, it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen, it's disastrous. His little daughter appears to be autistic, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared. Much of the story takes place on land, though Aubrey and Maturin are soon sent on a mission.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Up To Snuff

  • By Robert on 02-15-07

Different than the rest

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

More life, less fighting... And a very unexpected end! If you're invested in the characters, you'll like this book. If you're only here for the action, you won't be so happy.

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,417

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

You have got to be kidding me

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

Reviewed: 07-05-14

There's a whole lot of unbelievable here, and a great many unlikeable characters. Brain candy is all you can say for it. After readin reviews of the rest of the series, I'm done with this one.

  • Skin Game

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,528

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back.

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-29-14

Oh My Freaking God, Harry, What Have You Done?

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

Reviewed: 06-09-14

These books just keep getting better and better. This time, Harry's new boss asks him to do something that goes totally against his own morals and ethics. Or, you know, die horribly, taking everyone he loves with him. What's a Wizard to do?
Oh, wait... Cheat. 'Cuz that's what Wizards do best, in Chicago.

  • Torn Shapes of Desire

  • Internet Erotica
  • By: Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Narrated by: Sita Monroe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Sexual content has certainly received a disproportionate amount of the attention paid to the Internet. What sometimes gets overlooked in the discussions, however, is that the Net has indeed provided an outlet--if not exactly a market--for writers attempting artistic and literary treatments of erotic themes. One writer who earned online celebrity status for her posts of literary erotic fiction is Mary Anne Mohanraj--a writer of powerful voice and impressive range.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun collection, great reader, HOT.

  • By HARRISON on 12-27-13

Fun collection, great reader, HOT.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

(Important note: I am a friend of the author)
I bought and read this book when it was first published, many years ago (it is, I believe, out of print now). I read most of the stories when they were first published on the internet in the years before that. I LOVE these stories. Though they certainly show the author's relative youth, they also show what she's grown into. Please, please, please listen to this collection. I promise there will be at least one story that will excite you.

I love this reader, and I hope we hear more from her in future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stars Change

  • By: Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

On the brink of interstellar war, life (and sex) continues. Humans, aliens, and modified humans gather at the University of All Worlds in search of knowledge...and self-knowledge...but the first bomb has fallen and the fate of this multicultural, multispecies mecca is in question. A thought-provoking work on sexuality and the connections between people - whether male or female, human or alien - The Stars Change is part space opera, part literary mosaic of story, poem, and art. The Stars Change: an erotic science fiction novel-in-stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love, Love this story

  • By HARRISON on 12-27-13

Love, Love, Love this story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

(Important note, I am a friend of the author)
I've been a fan of Mary Anne Mohanraj for years. She writes good characters, believable, likable. She writes good sex, descriptive without being flowery or clinical, realistic, fun. In this story she's taken both out into Outer Space and proved that aliens are just like us, and we're just like them, even if that means some of us aren't very nice.
The first half introduces - and binds together - all the characters in unexpected ways. The second half? That's where things get good. If you're a fan of sci-fi, erotica, or both, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

That said, since all the human charaters of the story are (or more accurately were when they left Earth) of the Indian diaspora, I only give four stars for Performance because the reader is pretty obviously not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes of Honor

  • An October Daye Novel, Book 6
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

It’s been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities - training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester’s knight, and paying the bills - but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse, Toby’s just been asked to find another missing child…only this time it’s the changeling daughter of her fellow knight....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Series

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-12

Each better than the last

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

Reviewed: 04-25-13

I absolutely LOVE the nearly-but-not-quite overwhelming levels of stress that Seanan subjects her characters to. Toby must be super-human, because no human would every have made it this far.
But hey, any book you make it to the last page of is a win, right Toby?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Walk the Plank

  • The Human Division, Episode 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 892

Wildcat colonies are illegal, unauthorized, and secret - so when an injured stranger shows up at the wildcat colony New Seattle, the colony leaders are understandably suspicious of who he is and what he represents. His story of how he’s come to their colony is shocking, surprising, and might have bigger consequences than anyone could have expected. Walk the Plank is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division, a series of self-contained but interrelated short stories.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring Hard-to-Follow Transcript

  • By AudioAddict on 03-17-13

It's dark in space

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

Reviewed: 01-22-13

Wow. This is the darkest thing yet in Scalzi's OMW universe. We all knew life on extrasolar colonies was hard, but wow......

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • FREE The Human Division, Episode 1: The B-Team

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Unique & Interesting Way To Read A Book

  • By Hassan on 01-17-13

Love the concept, love the execution!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Excellent. I adore this universe and the prior stories in the OMW series, and this series of shorts that make up a coherent whole look to be a great addition. Don't wait, buy them as they come out!