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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,258

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Amazing performance

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Performance was thrilling. Could feel the excitement of the characters.
Warning: this book might induce uncontrollable craving.
Have a bacon cheeseburger on standby

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,780
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,100

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

M-Gnificant! couldn't stop, lose of sleep warning

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

You are right there with Spensa (which you'l soon only call Spin), through ups and downs, on the ground, in caves hunting rats , stealing glimpses of the sky and in the air.

narration is great and you'l soon find yourself drowning in the words, imagining being there...

do yourself a favor and get this book

  • A Thunder of War

  • (The Avalon Chronicles, Book 3)
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

After years of struggle, Layla Cassidy has finally mastered the dark powers that threatened to control her and turned them to good. She’s ready to fight, but the next battle will be her greatest test yet. The forces of Avalon are growing ever stronger, reinforcing their dominance with almighty displays of brutality. When Abaddon comes close to crushing Layla and her friends, it’s clear that the thunder of war is about to give way to lightning - and that they have no chance of surviving it alone. The final battle against Abaddon is drawing closer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great trilogy ending!

  • By J. Rockett on 01-23-19

Action packed finale to layla's story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Enjoyable book, layla's story goes on with all the whacky friends and puns.
obviously Remy is still the hero... because... Remy..
we get some of mordred's point of view in addition, my only complaint would be wanting a different narrator for his voice.

There's even a dragon or 2!

start with Hellequin, continue to Avalon Chronicles... and now bite your nails while we wait for the next book.
#FemaleProtagonist #Quirky #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure

  • The Rogue Dungeon, Book 1
  • By: James Hunter, eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

Roark von Graf - hedge mage and lesser noble of Traisbin - is one of only a handful of Freedom fighters left, and he knows the Resistance’s days are numbered. Unless they do something drastic... But when a daring plan to unseat the Tyrant King goes awry, Roark finds himself on the run through an interdimensional portal, which strands him in a very unexpected location: an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld. He can’t log out, his magic is on the fritz, and, worst of all, he’s not even human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid start to a unique series.

  • By Tyler on 09-22-18

Rushed and short

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I Pre-ordered due to recommendations. Unfortunately it is not up to snuff. Feels like there's a good story to tell but instead it was rushed.
The character seems to rush into challenges under prepared with no actual reason to rush. More to lose then to gain.

Only good part was the narrator - and Kaz.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Citadel

  • Mirror World Series, Book 2
  • By: Alexey Osadchuk
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989

Performing deeds of online valor is the last thing on Oleg's mind, though. Neither does he care about any ancient lore. He's never trusted adventure, anyway. Mirror World is no place for the likes of him. Still, he's here to stay - at the demand of Reflex Bank, which has granted him a loan for his daughter's hospital treatment. Which is the only reason he's joined the ranks of the defenders of the Maragar Citadel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story could be ...

  • By Jonathan on 06-30-17

The adventure continues, and it's grindtastic!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The story continues and we go deeper into mirror world along our favorite digger.

The story continues where the first book left off smoothly that I can't remember the exact point.

Clueless as to the world rules but much less trusting the book seems to capture feelings of the character that finds itself more comfortable with NPC's than players.

If you liked the first book you'd love this as well!

  • Scorched Shadows

  • Hellequin Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Avalon is under siege. A shadowy cabal, headed by a mysterious figure known only as "My Liege", has launched a series of deadly attacks across the globe, catching innocent human bystanders in the crossfire. Emerging from the debris of battle, Nate Garrett, the 1600-year-old sorcerer also called Hellequin, and his friends must stop My Liege once and for all. But powerful forces stand in their way. To save Avalon, they will need to enlist the help of Mordred, once Nate's greatest nemesis.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Shannon on 01-09-18

Great! new twists, turns and nightmare

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

In a twist this book has an additional point of view, on top of the destructive/self-destructive Nate we now also get Mordred, which is just like having a second alternate Nate to follow.

if you liked the previous books, you'l love this one, and you might consider buying a whip to attempt getting steve's publisher to release the next books sooner rather than later.

one note: we have an answer to Schrodinger's Nate - it is both dead and alive at the same time!

  • The Land: Swarm

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,448

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm. The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Kaz on 01-16-19

the land: the grinding

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

just ovoid this.
there's been a steady decline in these books but this one was beyond my expectation.
instead of story progress we are told of skill grinding, side jobs (most performed by other characters off screen) and well, no story what so ever.
this and the previous book are a waste of time.

performance by the great narrator didn't save the book..

just avoid it.


AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

5 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,541
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,488

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich, and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Addicting

  • By Andrew on 08-23-18

Declining in story..

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Narration is great. Story much less... Weaker and less interesting than previous books.
It does not progress the story more than uninteresting side quests... Doesn't even go into the catacombs... Unsure if to give the next book a chance

3 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,574

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Why did it have to end? (the trilogy)

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Would you listen to All These Worlds again? Why?

YES! in a while, i am still mourning *name redacted due to spoiler*, i'll re-read/listen the entire series again.

What did you like best about this story?

Bob! and... well Bob, and the other bob, not so much that bob but the thing he did made up for it...

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the narrator brought the bob(s) to life, the minute differences and voices im not sure i would've gotten right had i read it and voiced in my imagination.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

cry, because it ended so fast. but to be honest this book made me love the characters, fall in love with the characters the bob's themselves attach themselves to, and to the bobs themselves.

Any additional comments?

Read(listen) it, it became my go-to universal recommendation of a series

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,656

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

Great continuation!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Great continuation! Starts slow but things start to connect somewhat toward the end. Lots of expectations for the last one.

Enjoying the Narrator voice. Acts the hero great. Other characters abit less

0 of 1 people found this review helpful