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  • After Atlas

  • The Planetfall Series, Book 2
  • By: Emma Newman
  • Narrated by: Andrew Kingston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Gov-corp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos' entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Atlas' departure, it has something to do with why Casales was found dead in his hotel room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story, beautifully read.

  • By Leah Petersen on 05-16-17

even better than the first one!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

I enjoyed the first planetfall, with it's human drama in a Sci-Fi futuristic setting that's very real. this one is even better. looking forward to being entertained by more in this series.

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,412

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bureaucratic time travel with an eye for details

  • By Matthew on 07-14-17

fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

fun story, Romp through time and the multiverse, light science just for fun, great narration

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Joan

  • A Novel
  • By: Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 139

In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped on a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: The surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully woven, completely original dystopia!

  • By Tyler John Walker on 06-06-17

a poetic redefining of "death"

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Poetic rather than scientific scifi. Xe Sands is a good narrator. A little overdramatic at times, I didn't get emotional with this one, but felt like I was supposed to.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Panopticon

  • By: Jenni Fagan
  • Narrated by: Gayle Madine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Anais Hendricks, 15, is in the back of a police car, headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember the events that led her here, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and there is blood on Anais' school uniform. Smart, funny, and fierce, Anais is a counter-culture outlaw, a bohemian philosopher in sailor shorts and a pillbox hat. She is also a child, who has been let down, or worse, by just about every adult she has ever met. The residents of the Panopticon form intense bonds, heightened by their place on the periphery, and Anais finds herself part of an ad hoc family there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Girl with a Shark's Heart

  • By linda on 08-15-13

heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

heartbreaking, Stark glimpse into lives of children in the system. narrator had Scottish brogue, got used to it after a bit.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,327

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Emily - Audible on 11-30-12

perfect narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Claire Danes is the perfect narrator for this tale.... I was completely immersed and never wanted it to end. Thank you