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Benjamin J. Hackett

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  • Existence

  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 832

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will its universe envelop you?

  • By Andreas Henriksson on 07-20-13

great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I agree that there is a slow start. but it was well worth the wait.

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,816

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried to like it

  • By lavalleem on 10-07-18

made me cry

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

I have a son, 9 years old. this book and reading scared me out of my wits. But it is a testament to a father's love and devotion. As you listen just remember the good guys always win.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Romance, treachery, courage... The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic and well narrated

  • By Benjamin J. Hackett on 05-18-16

classic and well narrated

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

classic literature a must listen. narrator has great accent that brings the book alive. will order more from this author and narrator

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,022
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,024

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

  • By james on 03-05-13

a classic well narrated

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

Reviewed: 04-30-16

a classic tale, so well narrated by Mr. Homewood that I we and bought the other Dumas books read by him.

a must have

  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,697

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapário on 12-05-10

great. classic.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

great story obviously. but also great narration narration and performance. will have to play it in a family road trip.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Cruiser

  • Lost Colonies, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,990

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Unlikely Hero

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-26-15

good story

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

classic Larson style. of you like his other books you'll like this one. I will buy more in the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,409

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

great.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I cannot wait for the next book. and I have Mr Dotrice narrates again, he adds significant value.