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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,625

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

tough to get through

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Ray Porter, while portraying many characters well, makes many simple pronunciations that are very distracting.

The story line itself was interesting, but if you're looking for a book that's heavy on accurate and researched science, this isn't it, keep looking. The author glazes over details which really need more explanation.

More sci-fantasy than sci-fi.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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

A brilliant performance!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The Narrator was amazing, and the story was fresh. Definitely worth a read....I mean a listen.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Blown!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Exceptional performance!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Such an interesting conceptual idea, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait for part 2

  • One Year Lived

  • By: Adam Shepard
  • Narrated by: Adam Shepard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

During his 29th year, spending just $19,420.68, less than it would have cost him to stay at home, Adam Shepard visited seventeen countries on four continents and lived some amazing adventures. "It's interesting to me," he says, "that in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, it's normal for people to pack a bag, buy a plane ticket, and get 'Out There'."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying & Immature

  • By Elizabeth on 09-01-13

Inspiring story, technically unimpressive.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-13

Where does One Year Lived rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

An amazing story that is one of the best non-fiction adventure audio books I have listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

The enthusiasm from the author/narrator was contagious. I really enjoyed the detail in the story.

What three words best describe Adam Shepard’s performance?

Authentic. Excited. Hilarious.

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

The inspiration for adventure.

Any additional comments?

I would have given this book higher marks, if not for the quality of the recording. The volume changed throughout the book, obviously when the engineer stopped the daily sessions. The author/narrator is not an experienced voice talent, which caused several mis-pronunciations and unclear pronunciations.