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  • Kraken

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Favorite Author

  • By Caveat Emptor on 10-23-10

Horrible for not Brits.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

This is almost impossible to get into the story because of all the British slang, especially the Cockney rhyming slang that fills up so much time. I had had enough, so I looked to see how much I had left. I was only on chapter 22 of 88 chapters. Unless you are a native of London, stay away. I would love to see this story translated into English.

  • Kill the Farm Boy

  • The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 962

A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death...and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A forgettable story with none of the iron Druid charm

  • By Adam on 07-23-18

Written by Oberon??

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I love the Iron Druid Chronicles, but this is AWFUL. It sounds like Oberon wrote the book. Luke Daniels is great, and he does as well as can be expected with this materiel.

  • Viriconium

  • By: M. John Harrison
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 174

Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. Back in print after a long absence, these singular tales of a timeless realm and its enigmatic inhabitants are now reborn and compiled to captivate a whole new generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virocon, Virocon, still the ancient name rings on

  • By Max on 01-04-12

Boring.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Couldn't finish it. Beautiful language gets in the way of telling the story. The wife and I listen to the to get to sleep. Listened to several hours straight an couldn't tell you what the story was about. And didn't even care.
This by has a few things to recommend it, but very few.

  • Serengeti

  • By: J. B. Rockwell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 704

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti - a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain - on her own, wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the cryogenically frozen crew inside.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • wasted credit

  • By Audible Listener on 05-25-16

Only for people who aren't old enough to read

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

What disappointed you about Serengeti?

The story started out interesting, but devolved until it was at the level of a 5 year old. Most of the book is a supposed 10 generation AI talking to maintenance robots like they were Ewoks. The robots have to communicate VERBALLY with the Ships advanced AI. The AI can't interpret the flashing lights and beeps of the robots. Most of the book seems to be the AI trying to pry information out of the robots shen it could link in and take in a thousandth of a second. Stupid, stupid stupid!

Would you ever listen to anything by J. B. Rockwell again?

Never, ever, no way, no how!

What aspect of Elizabeth Wiley’s performance would you have changed?

Her performance was fine considering the material.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

Any additional comments?

If you need something to put your toddlers to sleep, this will do it.

35 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • The Chronothon

  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon - an Amazing Race through time - getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this wasn't a good book, it was an awesome one

  • By Costumer on 06-16-16

Started slow

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

I didn't think I was going to be able to get into this, but by the last third, I was sitting in the driveway not wanting to turn it off. Recommended.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Consequences

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

The exciting sequel to Good Intentions! Alex Carlisle has enough to deal with even on quiet days. Living with an angel and a succubus is no easy feat. One has divine responsibilities she can't explain, and the other tempts him toward a decadent lifestyle he's not sure he can manage. Add to that the stresses of college and trying to hold down a job, and it's lucky Alex can even keep his head on straight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would like to listen to more

  • By Pathrusim Keaffaber on 10-27-15

Will drive some insane!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Don't buy this if you know how to properly pronounce Nguyen. The narrator pronunciation of the name of a major character as "In-goo-yen". For goodness sake, if you are a professional, put a little effort into doing the job right. If you don't know how to pronounce a name, ask someone. And did no literate person listen to this before posting it for sale? Vietnamese Americans are pretty integrated into society these days and it shouldn't be that hard to find one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

Definitely worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

I am not saying that this is one of the great novels of all time, but it is is good and new and creative. I will remember this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son audiobook cover art
  • Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son

  • By: Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057

The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the "monster", Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CSI -Transylvania

  • By John D. Grote on 03-27-05

Good story but not a good deal.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

The 3 parts that makeup the Frankenstein series should be one volume. It is a rip-off to charge 3 credits for what is actually one good novel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Plague Ship

  • A Novel of the Oregon Files
  • By: Jack Du Brul, Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Clive Cussler returns with a new novel in his New York Times best-selling Oregon Files, as Captain Juan Cabrillo and the motley crew of his high-tech spy ship take on their most extraordinary - and lethal - mission yet. Captain Juan Cabrillo finds a derelict cruise ship full of hundreds of corpses - the victims of the Responsivists, a group attempting to control the world's population by means of a deadly virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another plus for the Oregon Files

  • By KT on 01-24-13

Huh"?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

I like the books, and overall the reader is great. Does it bother anyone else that he pronounces Juan as
Hwwwuuan?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful