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  • Divided We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel of America's Coming Civil War

  • Ava's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

America is on the verge of a second civil war, and Ava must pull it together if she wants to survive.  Violent protest, widespread destruction, and politicians who insist on letting the disassociated vent their rage will bring America to her knees, threatening to decapitate the laws, principles, and values on which the country was founded. Ava refuses to give into fear, but she simply cannot survive on her own. She must deal with her crisis of faith and learn to trust other people, or she’ll never make it through the bloodiest period of America’s history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start to a new series

  • By KS on 05-22-18

Not much story to speak of

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

95% of what’s in this book is either flat out preaching or story-like devices which the author uses to support the argument of said preaching. I’m not rating the politics here, there’s just no real story to rate.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Odd Interlude

  • A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498

Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - Koontz Cranks out another Hit

  • By GH on 12-29-12

My favorite Odd Thomas book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

I'm a diehard fan of the Moonlight Bay series, so anything that involves Wyvern captivates me. Loved it

  • Red Sails in the Fallout

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Gamma World, Book 2
  • By: Paul Kidd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In the fall of 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, embarked on a series of high-energy experiments. No one knows exactly what went wrong, but in the blink of an eye, thousands of possible universes all condensed into a single reality.... Between a desert and a dried up sea lies the town of Watering Hole, the only oasis for miles and the home of our intrepid heroes Shaani and Xoota. After some rather harrowing adventures in the desert, they are followed home by a swarm of empathic earwigs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rats and rodents where the rubber hits the road.

  • By Kirk MacNeil on 04-04-13

Fun adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Awesome performance by Amanda Carlin. The story was fun while providing a dose of mystery. Read it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,544

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

Good followup

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

I would like to have seen a story with broader scope rather than just the affairs of Black Mountain, but that may come. Good story nonetheless.

  • The Enemy

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,625

New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Made me really admire Reacher

  • By CBDC on 09-30-09

Can't stand Dick Hill

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

This book was a drag for me... My first, only, and last Reacher book. Nothing goes his way until the very end, and he goes out of his way to be a prick... A boring, drawl who-dunnit novel. Not for me

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,560

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Fascinating and heart-wrenching

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

I hate to write a review in response to other reviews, but In this case I can't help myself.

Yes there is a fair amount of conservative idealism and dogma, and yes the characters are rather undeveloped and one-dimensional. I'm compelled to believe that was the intention: to portray average joes, with unremarkable personalities, and throw them into a social nightmare.

Some reviewers believe the timetable for the decay of civilized structure to be rather expeditious. I personally found the semblance of order retained after the first month hard to believe. A lot of people seem to believe our sapient neurology and civilized society is more rugged than it really is.

That being said, this book IS a page-turner and had me stifling back tears on a few occasions. Read it. It's a moving, fascinating scenario in spite of its politics.

Seize the Night
    
    
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        Dean Koontz
    
    


    
    
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        Keith Szarabajka
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    1,659 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Seize the Night

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Moonlight Bay: a safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. But now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. Christopher Snow believes that the children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Chris on 07-22-07

Terrifying while mystifying, my fav

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

This is the best audiobook I have ever listened to the only thing you will be disappointed about is that Dean Koontz hasn't released the third book yet.... After all these years

Keith Sarabajka's performance was incredible.

The Hunt for Red October
    
    
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        J. Charles
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    5,559 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,866

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio quality quite poor

  • By Christian on 01-13-10

God awful performance

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I've listen to dozens on books, this is hands down the worst reader I've ever heard.

The reader sounded like children's story narrator: every Admiral sounded like a cross between Hook, and Hulk Hogan, Skip and Jonesy sounded way too magoo, And the English characters sounded ridiculous... The Scottish harrier pilot sounded Australian. Don't even get me started on the Russian accents.

The only reason I give this recording a second star is because it's such a great book.