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  • The Sorcerer's Concubine

  • Telepath and the Sorcerer Series, Book 1
  • By: Jaclyn Dolamore
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Born of wood, cloth, and a substantial dose of magic, Velsa is a Fanarlem, a beautiful artificial girl. Raised to be a concubine, she has seen her friends at the House of Perfumed Ribbons sold off to be the pets of wealthy men. Now her own dreaded day has come. Grau Thanneau is a kind and handsome sorcerer who expects to own a spectacular piece of spellwork - he doesn't realize that everything he has been told about Fanarlem is a lie.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The book title should be a give-away

  • By Mathew on 09-10-18

The book title should be a give-away

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I guess I should have known better considering the title.
Did not finish the book.
Homosexual themes as well as “concubine” theme

  • Space Team

  • By: Barry J Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill. Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fonkin’ Terrific

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

Fun story with lots of quirks and humor. R rating

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I enjoyed the story. It was not your standard space plot. The author demonstrates a good use of humor and satire.

FYI gratuitous description of body parts at the first of the book. A shame, completely unneeded.

  • The Thought Readers

  • Mind Dimensions, Book 1
  • By: Dima Zales, Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 549

Everyone thinks I'm a genius. Everyone is wrong. Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that's not because I'm unusually smart or hard-working. It's because I cheat. You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality - the place I call - "the Quiet" - where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.I thought I was the only one who could do this - until I met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Thought Readers: Mind Dimensions, book 1

  • By Johan on 03-04-15

An interesting approach to sci-fi mind games

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I enjoyed the story line. I wish book one would have been longer.

Language - I do not recall graphic language or f-bombs
Content - the characters have some sexual/adult content, but not graphic
This book does contain and tacitly endorses homosexuality

  • Flatlander

  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Gil 'The Arm' Hamilton was one of the top operatives of ARM, the elite UN police force. His intuition was unfailingly accurate, his detective skills second to none, and his psychic powers - esper sense and telekinesis - were awesome.

Now you can hear all the classic stories of the legendary ARM operative, collected in one volume for the first time - plus, an all-new, never-before-published Gil Hamilton adventure!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-fi Detective Stories in Known Space

  • By Lactosefighter on 03-16-18

Not the best scifi read

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I have read several of Mr Niven’s books, the Ring World Series, but a book based on society where everyone is spare parts? Mmmmmm
My willing suspense of disbelief wouldn’t do it.
Also, as in the Ring World Series, much of Mr Niven’s story line seems to be centered around his weird sense of social reforms. Sex is casual at best, transgender, homosexuality, sex change are the norm. Muslim and Mormon (why do sci-fi writers so often pick Mormon?) are portrayed as odd-ball or extreme.

Mr Niven has a wonderful imagination for possible story lines but the social reform themes come over as heavy handed to me. Sometimes I think many sci-fi writers are really pervs using their stories as a way to express their “perv-ness”.

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  • Exigency

  • By: Michael Siemsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

Nine brilliant scientists travel light-years on a one-way trip to an Earthlike planet. Their mission is to study from orbit the two species of intelligent lifeforms on the surface. The first: an isolated people embarking on civilization and building their world's first city. The second: a brutal race of massive predators, spread thick and still growing across the dominant landmass - destined to breed and eat their way to extinction within a few centuries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exigency is entertaining

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 02-17-16

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

I was not able to finish this book.
Contains homosexual themes.
I would not recommend

  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,440

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

Another writers wet dream on paper

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Graphic sexual content. F-bombs galore. I would rate it NC17 if it were a movie

  • Rookie Privateer

  • Privateer Tales, Book 1
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Kenneth on 05-12-16

Well written space adventure book

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I enjoyed listening to this book. I found it to be a well written space adventure book. I appreciated the candor of the author in addressing relationships.
I did not find offending language.

  • Starfist

  • First to Fight
  • By: David Sherman, Dan Cragg
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

Stranded in a hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force and supporting arms, and carrying only a day's water ration, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven-man team faced a grim future 75 light-years from home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Future Marines

  • By Ken Rupkalvis on 07-30-03

Enjoyable short story plot. F-bombs and sexual innuendo and crude language

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Enjoyable short story plot. The are F-bombs and sexual innuendos and crude language. Not appropriate for children

  • The Fourth Turning

  • An American Prophecy
  • By: William Strauss, Neil Howe
  • Narrated by: William Strauss, Neil Howe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

This provocative book has found renewed popularity in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks: Is this the onset of the Crisis - the Fourth Turning - of which the authors predict? Hear it and decide for yourself. An audible.com audio exclusive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Aldous on 04-17-10

Should be required reading!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

This book gives full expression to the idea that those who can not remember history are condemned to repeat it.
The authors provide a startling view of our possible future by what has been seen in the past.

  • Wanderer's Escape

  • Wanderer's Odyssey, Book 1
  • By: Simon Goodson
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner, and at 16 knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. The ship, and others like it, have already claimed hundreds of prisoners' lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the rest!?!

  • By Jennifer Hurst on 03-15-16

Nice science fiction read.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

What did you love best about Wanderer's Escape?

This book takes you on an interesting journey of an escaped slave. The characters are interesting and the ideas of the AI are interesting as well.

The book addresses some adult themes but the author does so in a way that is discrete.
I do not recall any objectionable language.

It is truly nice to find an author that can tell an intriguing story without the need to appeal to the crude or obscene language or descriptions.

I will be listening to the books that follow in the series.

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