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  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait For Book 2

  • By StrikitRich on 09-26-18

Exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

This has got to be the best Peter Hamilton novel yet. I had to listen to it again immediately. And I am about to start it for the 3rd time now, after just finishing the 2nd. Wow!

  • The Flight of the Silvers

  • By: Daniel Price
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

A thrilling genre-bending saga about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an Earth far different from their own. Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister' s wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First scifi hit for me in a while

  • By Dee on 02-08-15

The sisters made me want to stop reading

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Two of the main characters of the story frustrated me so much with their stupidity, bickering and stubbornness that only because I am a compulsive finisher did I get to the end of the story.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Prepare to be amazed

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

Reviewed: 09-14-13

If you could sum up The Creature from Jekyll Island in three words, what would they be?

Eyeopening, shocking, disquieting

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Creature from Jekyll Island?

The explanation of how banking and the economy actually work.

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

Mark's narration brought the concepts and information presented into clear focus.

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

They really are out to get you.

Any additional comments?

This book has been on a shelf in my home for over 10 years and during that time I manged to read maybe the first 3 chapters. I'm so glad I found it on Audible and that it has been updated with information about the world's current economic situation. I've learned more about banking and the economy from this book than I did from my college economics and finance classes. Well worth the investment.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction Point

  • Extinction Point, Book 1
  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 758

Emily Baxter’s dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude. Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Several hours that I'll never get back

  • By Charyn on 06-26-13

Several hours that I'll never get back

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

Reviewed: 06-26-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If a story in which the primary character is a naive dim bulb who repeatedly takes, what in my estimation are, idiotic, ignorant, short sighted actions, sounds interesting to you then this book might be right up your alley. Personally, I found myself repeatedly saying "idiot" out loud each time the central character did something ill advised or conceived and then had to deal with the consequences of her incompetence. In all fairness, I may not have fared any better in similar circumstances. Hopefully I'll never have to find out.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Extinction Point?

Had the author written the story with a central character who had a bit more understanding of life in general, this could have a much more enjoyable and interesting book.

47 of 48 people found this review helpful