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  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live a life worth dying for

  • By Jessica M. Henn on 03-17-18

The greatest audiobook series of all time

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Everyone should listen to this series. everyone. listen. please. you will not regret it. this is God's gift to audiobook format.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,051

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

I made the right decision.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

would not be able to finish this book if I read it. If you want to read this book, as well as the first two books, I suggest you listen to it in audio book format. It drags in most parts but the story in its entirety is good. It would be a shame if you won't be able to read it just because the physical copy is intimidating. The number of hours you need to listen to is also a lot but it's easier to push through.

  • Gemina

  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Carla Corvo, Steve West, full cast, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout best seller Illuminae continues onboard the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nonstop roller coaster ride

  • By Still Blooming on 01-11-17

Thank you scifi gods.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

HOLY SHIT, THAT WAS AWESOME! The Illuminae Files audiobooks never fail me. It will never fail you too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,297

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

When reading an autobiography,listen to the author

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

It is a better reading experience because they know exactly how to read it.

Surprisingly, I bookmarked many quotes from her book. I didn't expect much from her but knowing it is generally loved by most readers, I had an idea that there is a chance that I might like it too. And I did, I do. Her voice was consistent the entire time, she didn't get loud and I didn't get annoyed listening to her. Sometimes, listening to an author irritates me after a while, they just begin to sound "too much" but not Amy.

I also agree when they say that her book is a good read when you are in your late 20s. She talks about her life in college, her many jobs, her personal life that are mostly young and new adults could relate with. These events in her life may happen to anyone who's at this similar stage in their lives. It's like listening to your own past, almost your same present and a future that some may likely share the similarities with hers.

I recommend her book to ladies everywhere, especially to women who are part of the workforce. You will like it and you will definitely enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inheritance

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 31 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,169

Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the reviews had me worried for nothing!

  • By Robert on 05-10-12

Read it in audiobook format.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

It has been months since I started reading the series and now I have finished my epic journey with Eragon and Saphira. Again, I would not have done it if not for the great invention that is audiobooks. If you're working and doesn't have much time for leisurely reading but you are interested in reading this series, you can still do it. Read it in audiobook format.

I want a novella about Angela. As much as Eragon's curiosity about her, I am very much intrigued by her past. Trying to remember most of what I read in the books, I think it is only her backstory that has not been mentioned.

I will miss Saphira the most. I should name my next pet Saphira. I am naming my next pet Saphira.

If you like LOTR (books and movies), you will definitely enjoy reading Eragon's adventures. If you're new to reading high fantasy, this may be a good series to start as it feels like it falls in the middle-grade genre.

Obviously, I do not want to spoil this book or the entire series. However, I want you to know that I did not expect that ending. Have you read it? How did you expect it would end?

  • Sleeping Giants

  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,062
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,051

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding cast performance

  • By S. Yates on 05-28-17

My 2nd sci-fi audiobook

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I enjoyed listening to Illuminae that I needed another sci-fi BUT not just any sci-fi book, I wanted an audiobook with a full cast narration. I learned about Sleeping Giants from Trina of Between Chapters' Audiobook Reviews.

What to say about Sleeping Giants? It is great! I don't have anything, that's it. I haven't seen the format of its physical copy so I can't say if it's better to read it in that format. But my GOD, listen to it on audiobook. You will not regret it.

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,223

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Finally read this book after AGES

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have not listened to many books so it's easily part of my top 5.

What did you like best about this story?

I still get who's talking even if there is only one voice actor.

Which scene was your favorite?

Every fight scene.

  • Illuminae

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 1
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035

Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2016. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Space Opera

  • By Katherine on 11-30-15

BETTER THAN READING THE PHYSICAL BOOK

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Who in their right mind would not recommend this book to everyone?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Illuminae?

Ezra reading the poem.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

EZRA <3

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

You still can't hide even in outer space.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next books in this series. Wishing for the same badass narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,712

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

im off to book3

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

listened to book1? then listen to this too. dont worry it is good as well.