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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,338

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

great story, awesome performance.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I loved the story and I loved this narrative performance. made for an excellent listen.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

  • By: Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,935

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written horror tale

  • By Crystal on 02-11-14

story was just getting good

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

The story was just getting good before it came to an end. I'm hoping a follow up or a sequel possibly.

  • Berserker

  • Berserker, Book 12
  • By: Fred Saberhagen
  • Narrated by: Aaron Lustig, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The art of speculative fiction lies in the ability to create a plausible future that tells us a great deal about our present. This critically acclaimed recording by narrators Aaron Lustig and Henry Strozier chronicles human reactions on Earth to an invasion by alien exterminators intent upon wiping out all sentient life on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories, I have listened numerous times.

  • By scott on 06-21-18

Great stories, I have listened numerous times.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This is a great opportunity to listen to an anthology of Berserker tales. Give it a try.

  • The Commodore

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 616

After a dangerous tour of duty in the Great South Sea, Jack and Stephen finally return to their families in England. For Jack, the return is joyful, but for Stephen, it is heartbreaking. His wife, Diana, has left for parts unknown; his young daughter has all the symptoms of autism. To escape these painful circumstances, Stephen joins Jack on a bizarre decoy mission to the lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick Tull is a master

  • By drowninginbooks on 11-20-10

This was a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This story is great. I was so immersed by the drama that I hardly noticed the passage of time. The book was over before I knew it.

  • The Wine-Dark Sea

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 603

At the outset of this adventure, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick Tull is the only narrator to choose

  • By Margaret on 10-05-08

Another fantastic story with Aubrey and Maturin.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

I have absolutely loved this book. The narration has been wonderful and brings added depth and expression the book conveys. The stories and interactions of the characters and the sea actions all come together to form a great story.

  • The Truelove

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 625

A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order. But Jack must first contend with an escaped convict who has stowed away on the Surprise, an attractive female convict who is driving the crew to awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AKA Clarissa Oakes

  • By Darwin8u on 11-28-17

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I loved it. Another great book sailing, adventure and prizes. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

  • The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 682

When last seen, Jack and Stephen had been shipwrecked on a desert island in the glittering South China Sea. The Nutmeg of Consolation opens as the castaways fashion a makeshift vessel from the wreckage, only to have it destroyed in a fiery attack by Malay pirates. Only the wondrous ingenuity of Stephen, along with the unexpected appearance of one of Jack's oldest allies, leads them to escape, and to dubious safety in a penal colony at New South Wales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I read novels with the utmost pertinacity.

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

Great story fantastic narration, overall wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This was a magnificent addition to the series. I loved everything about it. A good mix of action and drama.

  • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 693

Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail aboard the Diane for the South China Sea, shepherding a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes. If their mission fails, English merchant shipping in the area will be threatened. At the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, the stage is set for a duel of intelligence agents, pitting the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin against the French envoys, who are already entrenched in the Sultan's favor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Jean on 09-07-11

another great sea story

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I love this one, cannot wait to get into the next book to see how our protagonists prevail. Narration excellent as always, best compliments, of course. Outstanding story, with beautiful attention to detail and drama to make the entire experience most enjoyable.

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  • Dark Territory

  • The Secret History of Cyber War
  • By: Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

  • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

A real eye opener in cyber ops

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

A real eye opener in cyber ops and network security. It's also an excellent history of cyber operations and practices.

  • Wolves of the Calla

  • Dark Tower V
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,077

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers; and Oy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Ronald on 12-05-03

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I have loved this entire series and this story individually has been great. I cannot wait to start the next in the series.