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  • Sorceress of Darshiva

  • The Malloreon, Book 4
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,466

Troubles and delays continue to mount as King Garion, Belgarath, Polgara, and the company pursue Zandramas across the known world. Possessed by the Dark Destiny, Zandramas has kidnapped Garion's infant son and plans to use him in a ritual that would destroy all that men value. Always one step ahead, taunting and spying on Garion and his party in the form of a great flying dragon, Zandramas races to beat them to the "Place Which Is No More".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Linda Mathes on 07-12-19

Best one so far!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Narrator is fantastic and does a lot of voices. The kings os Mallorea and The Murgos are AWESOME.

  • Simulacron-3

  • By: Daniel F. Galouye
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A virtual-reality novel from a time before virtual reality, Simulacron-3 is a prophetic tale of a future where nothing is as it appears to be. Douglas Hall is part of a team that builds an artificial environment to simulate reality. This enables them to get public opinion polls without waiting for the opinions of people around them. But then something goes terribly wrong and his partners on the program start disappearing. But is it a simulated disappearance, or is someone out to get them all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There Is No Spoon

  • By DCLWolf on 06-25-14

A Great Story

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Makes the 13th Floor seem like a simulacron of this book. Voice of the reader similar to actor in the movie. I was completely immersed.

  • The Caves of Steel

  • Robot, Book 1
  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci-Fi Mystery at its Best!

  • By HL on 09-16-14

Timely read for a failed America

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This story, though dated in some ways is surprisingly relevant. In the face of increasing tensions, if more people listened to this, they would understand the right thing to do...

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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,474

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful production!

  • By Joshua on 03-22-09

Anger Causing Inconsistencies

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

The narrator was good but not a lot of voices in his repertoire. The producer completely failed. The actors portraying Duke Leto and the Baron were changed abruptly several times confusing the story. If I didn't already know the story, I might have been confused. Just annoying.

  • I, Robot

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor

  • By Herb on 02-19-05

This book is timely as Trump destroys US democracy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Loved it. Well read. The clarity of Asimov's prose is very well heard and be readily appreciated as you listen.

  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,781

For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

  • By Sandy McMahon on 08-17-10

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Stupid Trump lovers should listen to this. No, wait. They are stupid... Never mind... It is too innovative

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,707

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

Well Read

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

AWESOME NARRATOR! BULLSHIT PREMISE. GREAT WORLD TO BASE A CYBERPUNK RPG ON. Worth a listen.

  • Mona Lisa Overdrive

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

The award-winning William Gibson goes beyond science fiction to the broader mainstream fiction audience. His unique world features multinational corporations and high-tech outlaws vying for power, traveling the computer-generated universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is Fantastic

  • By Pantless on 01-15-10

What did I just listen to?

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Narrator=AWESOME! He did several of the Black Company series too. Story=Convoluted_mess! #first2werebetter #thisaddsnothingtothestoryarc

  • The Black Company

  • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,242

Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Boiled Morally Ambiguous Epic Fantasy

  • By Jefferson on 03-18-11

Fantasy done right! No stupid Pathfinder drek!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Fast read that pulls you in to a dark world that will make you care for the characters. Fantasy with no stupid elves, plus one swords or mage that spout fireballs out of their ass. Could be our own past....