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  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,398

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

leave your rational mind behind and go with it! Keeps you listening way after you should be asleep. fast movig, good characters and a hell of a story!

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,339

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Hilarious!! Twists, turns and you feel good

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Would you listen to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared again? Why?

yes You end up wanting the 100 year old man to live to 200!

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  • The Killer Next Door

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,845

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash - no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options.The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible--but not for the faint of heart

  • By Lesley on 01-11-15

Oh, this is a keep listening to the end!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Any additional comments?

Forget cooking or taking care of the kids, this book will keep you guessing right to the end. The characters are interesting and you get a combination of scary with wit. A winner

  • Beyond the Ice Limit

  • A Gideon Crew Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite - the largest ever discovered - from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking - along with its unique cargo - to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what I expected...

  • By Riconquer on 05-19-16

Really good until the end

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Any additional comments?

Good story, exciting and then it is like, well time to end this and boom everything is solved. Really should have left some of those roots floating on the ocean floor. Good set up for the next book!

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  • The Truth About Caffeine

  • By: Marina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184

The Truth About Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative and an easy to listen.

  • By Casanira on 10-14-14

bad, bad, bad

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

What would have made The Truth about Caffeine better?

based on poor science and conjecture somehow eliminating caffeine will cure breakouts, gall stones, depression and e/thing else that is bothering you. Truly a "this is what I think about caffeine" whether there is an scientific basis on not.

  • Voyage of the Heart

  • By: Soraya Lane
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 916

1945: Along with hundreds of other war brides, Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June set sail for New York to be with the men they love. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives bring. Life in a new country comes with many challenges, but Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June didn't move half way across the world to give up without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for women

  • By Loren on 08-10-15

What a good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

If you could sum up Voyage of the Heart in three words, what would they be?

makes you wonder if you could follow your heart after WWII to go to the US with your new American husband

What did you like best about this story?

the characters take you back to the time

  • Rush

  • The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,207

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narrator Good Story

  • By Claudia on 02-09-13

Naughty but very nice

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

Any additional comments?

have not read Shades of Gray yet, but I suspect this can rival it. Sexy, but with a story too

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  • The Memory of Earth

  • Homecoming, Volume 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,461

High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet, to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats...to protect them, most of all, from themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I remember it

  • By Sam on 01-14-10

very slow tried 3 chapters and still could not to

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Memory of Earth?

may be handle it as a flash back so there is some action, interest and then describe the lead into action

  • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

  • By: Joe Nobody
  • Narrated by: D. Allen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator Ever!!!

  • By Dennis L on 10-06-12

Story is terrific; narrator is awful

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival to be better than the print version?

Story has depth and believability; characters and background are well developed. However, the first 1/3 of the book is narrated by a man who sounds like he did not read the story as instructed for HW and is now faced with reading aloud before his 5th grade class. Little to no emotion and stumbles over the pronunciation of some words. Having said that, the story is very good and I have downloaded books II and III. So hang in there and the narrator does change for the better!.

  • Deadlocked 2

  • By: A.R. Wise
  • Narrated by: Lameece Issaq
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Part two of the series picks up immediately after the end of the first. David's wife, Laura, is forced to take over the protection of their family as the boat travels out into Hailey Bay, away from the zombies. However, the boat's pilot plans to dock back in the overrun city to rescue his own family, which will put Laura, Kim, and Annie in jeopardy. Laura is forced to overcome unimaginable horrors as the zombie apocalypse explodes around her, but it is the evil intent of humans that present her greatest challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BRUTAL HUMANITY

  • By Amanda H. on 03-01-14

Great characters

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

Reviewed: 03-20-14

Any additional comments?


Great series that will hold you captive. Does not always turn out well for the group - just like in life. Plot gets a little convoluted, but it is a zombie story!

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