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  • Gate Crashers

  • By: Patrick S. Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

On humanity's first extra-solar mission, the exploration vessel Magellan, or, as she prefers, "Maggie", discovers an alien artifact. Deciding that finding advanced alien life is too important to ignore, Captain Allison Ridgeway chooses to return to Earth while ordering her crew to reverse engineer technology far beyond anything back home. Meanwhile, at mission control, the governments struggle to maintain the existence of aliens a secret while also combating bureaucracy, the military industrial complex, and everyone else who wants a piece of what could skyrocket humanity into a new technological age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully entertaining!

  • By Vicki L. Smith on 09-25-18

Couldn’t stay with it

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Felt like it was trying to hard. Not engaging for me personally. I cannot recommend this book.

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,105

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meddling Muggles Muddle it Up

  • By Dubi on 11-07-18

Dude, slow down.

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Its like listening to one of his zero punctuation game reviews. I am only going to qualify my statement by saying that I have over 200 audible book downloads and he reads the fastest. Besides for that one tiny flaw, which seems to be driving me mad for no reason, the performance and story are great. Takes a second to get started, jumps around a little in the beginning, but you quickly understand the characters and the story. Very fun. Found myself trying to save the story (by manually slowing down the reading speed in the app.) so that it would last longer... Thanks Yahtzee.

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  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,589

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • six stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

tough to explain

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

i have no idea why this book is listed in every top ten funniest SF book lists. I dont think I chuckled once.

What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

Such a great performance. As someone who watches Adult Swim, I am absolutely not qualified to say anything more about this performance except wonderful.

Was The Eyre Affair worth the listening time?

very hard listen. I went back and forth a bunch of times.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,097

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

Best Scalzi Book In My Unualified Humble Opinion

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

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

#2 (right after We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Redshirts?

When the main character meets his former dead friend as the bartender.

What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Moves it along at a great pace.

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

YES!!

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,543

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Such A Great Story

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of We Are Legion (We Are Bob) to be better than the print version?

Read the reviews and basically everyone said the same thing that this book "was a great surprise". Cannot disagree. Left me wanting a lot more Bobiverse!!!

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Bill & Riker are my favorites..

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It's good to be Bob.... or Bill, or Riker, or Homer, or Milo......