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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,447
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,446

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Nicely Done

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Horror is hard. Jonathan Mayberry has done a good job with this one. He fills this story with suspense, believable characters, and well crafted words. He wrote a piece here that goes well beyond horror and into good literature. I can recommend it highly.

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Seldom go 5/5/5 but this was worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Never heard of Hank Green. Am now committed to reading anything he writes. He has written the best first contact story I think I've ever read. He is in his characters heads. You may not like everything you see there, but you will enjoy the ride. I won't spoil it by describing the story, discover it on your own. Hank Green has written an optimistic book for our troubled times that explores the internet, social media, politics, and humanity, all against the backdrop of first contact. His work is delightful and to be enjoyed.

  • Winter's Rising

  • Dystance, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began, and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Great, Beautifully written

  • By jennifer on 05-30-18

Everything You Love About Mark Tufo

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Zombie Fallout was a great set of books. I read them all and learned to love Mark Tufo's ability to blend humor into his work. He knocked it out of the park this time and never even trapped his characters on a roof. The world was interesting, the characters were good, the growth arc believable, a bit abrupt in the ending, but that is forgivable. If you like Mark Tufo's style, you won't be disappointed.

  • Wild Wastes

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Venture, Mythical Creatures; and One Stud

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-18

A Wasted Talent

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This is creepy animal porn. What is sad, there is an interesting story embedded between the vulgar sex scenes. After a while I just got tired of skipping ahead. What an absolute waste of the talent the author has. I assume this is just a pen name because I'd never want to see my name on something so wasted as this.

  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
  • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CHAPTER LIST to Help Find Stories

  • By Lance on 06-07-18

Best of the best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This collection is a timeless group of phenomenal work. Worth the time. Solid work silver bob did good

  • The Healer’s War

  • By: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

McCulley, a young and inexperienced nurse tossed into a stressful and chaotic situation, is having a difficult time reconciling her duty to help and heal with the indifference and overt racism of some of her colleagues and with the horrendously damaged soldiers and Vietnamese civilians whom she encounters during her service at the China Beach medical facilities. She is unexpectedly helped by the mysterious and inexplicable properties of an amulet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An importnat book that resonates today

  • By plantedbypiggies on 08-06-18

Holy Cow this was good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Anne Scarborough didn't just write a fantasy novel. She wrote a what should be one of the great American novels. A powerful story with all of the pain and agony of war with characters that will challenge your assumptions, are true to themselves AND the story, and will live in your brain long after you put this book down.

Like the Forever War author Joe Haldeman, Anne draws on her experience in Vietnam to build a story that arcs perfectly and is truly worthy of the Nebula Award, an award given by peers to great work. This book does not appeal to the readers desire to tell familiar and safe stories, this book challenges the reader to come along on the journey.

No spoilers, but beginning, middle and end are all everything you could want, even if you didn't know you wanted it.

As a man, reading the world from a real woman's perspective, I was at times, saddened as I recognized the truth in her words. All men are not stupid boors, but when they are, she cuts them no slack, shows them for what they are and you can feel the humiliation that must have been heaped on women in the war theater.

She speaks truth to power in this book without letting her character do it, the story does it. I am in awe and have just bought another Scarborough book. This one was a pleasure.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,522

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

No bombs and bullets, but characters, settings, and story. If you love reading a novel of this style, you will love this book. I did.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Branch

  • By: Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

The Messiah of the Old Testament was no Prince of Peace. He was expected to come with sword and fire and raze the old kingdoms to the ground. There were four signs by which he would be known. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled only one of the signs. That was more than a dozen other would-be Messiahs could boast. Until A.D. 2047, when a grifter named Jeremiah the B fulfills them all and puts the world in more jeopardy than it’s been in since the comet hit, 65 million years ago!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Somethg New and Entertaining

  • By Sue on 05-12-18

Somethg New and Entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I must admit, I have not read a lot of Resnick, but I will read more. This story is a classic style exploration of an old concept told cleverly and against the backdrop of a world we can recognize as evolving from our own but taken to a future still recognizable. The premise, that of the Messiah, is presented new and fresh in ways that will entertain you and yet drive thoughts. I can fully recommend it. The narration is good as well. The narrator is able to bring the characters sufficient individuality that you can follow well along in the story. Overall a good job.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Exodus Trilogy

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Andreas Christensen
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

When an object threatens human civilization, it becomes clear that we need to venture to the stars. With just a few years' warning, this will be a race against time, and only a small number of colonists can be saved. In an America turned authoritarian, a small group of people draws up their plans to change not this world but the next. The confrontation seems inevitable, but who will prevail and at what cost?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not About The Wonder Of Discovery

  • By JLB on 02-07-17

A story worthy. Of Niven and pournelle , but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

The telling of the story lacks meaningful depth and development of characters. Told well this would have been great. The editor failed.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fata Morgana

  • By: Steven R. Boyett, Ken Mitchroney
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,746

At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling, and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world. Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one I have heard in some time!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 10-10-17

Not perfect but wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-18

This book captured a story with wonderful imagery, hope, joy, and the soul of getting what you envisioned on paper in a way few books do. I applaud the writers for doing the good work. A book worth. Reading.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful