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  • Sovereign

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,252

Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures. If Micah ever wants to see his family or his home again, he’ll have to learn to how to survive on a hostile alien world, all alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exploring strange new worlds

  • By Kingsley on 02-01-19

Started Out Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This book was interesting at the beginning but the flashbacks throughout of hanging out with his middle school friends were boring, and by the last hour, things got so slow, I couldn’t go on even to see how it ended.

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was great!..except one thing

  • By Donna Smith McG on 11-12-18

So slow

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Surprised by the amazing reviews. Maybe it got better, but I gave it til chapter 11 (1/3 way through) and was so bored, I couldn’t go on.

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,841
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,477
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,478

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, bad narrator

  • By Julian P. on 01-26-16

Slooooowwww

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Listened to half of this book (with an incredibly boring narrator) and felt like nothing had happened, and wasn’t invested in anything that might happen in future. Went back and re-read reviews and decided to spare myself and not listen further.

  • Vivid

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all-black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan, she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Not the best narrator :(

  • By Godizgd on 08-06-14

Terrible Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Plot and characters had promise, but I️ could only stand a couple hours of this narrator. She was so slow and emotionless, I️ had to play it at 1.25 speed (never done this before) and still the gaps between words were ridiculous. I️ honestly would have enjoyed this book more if my second grader had read it to me.

  • Reasonable Doubt

  • Complete Series
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,695

My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: blond, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although that's a story for another day.) As a high-profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: one dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was until Alyssa...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR HER HE BROKE HIS OWN RULE 'NO REPEATS'

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-05-15

Gets better as it goes

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

The first 1/3 of this book is pretty boring, but it gets much better as it goes on. Definitely worth sticking with!

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  • Moon

  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

Dr. Joyce Yards has never met anyone as sexy or as irresistible as 466. He refuses to discuss anything except getting her naked beneath him. Their therapy sessions are growing hotter, his raw hunger for her is becoming aggressive, and she is falling for him. Joy knows the dire consequences if she gives in to desire. It will break her heart but she must walk away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DID I MISS THE EROTICA ??? GOOD NONETHELESS

  • By Coooper on 02-16-14

refreshingly different plot

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Would you listen to Moon again? Why?

Enjoy this whole series, but i've been getting a bit tired of the repetative anti-species kidnappings. This book has a unique plot and looks back at Moon's time immediately after being saved from Mercile - these flash backs are interesting. Really enjoyed!

  • Justice: New Species, Book 4

  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Chambers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579

Justice North is the face of New Species. Seeing him up close makes Jessie’s heart race. He’s the ultimate alpha male - big, muscular, exotically beautiful… and dangerous. Of course he’s off limits. But then the sexy man purrs and all bets are off. Jessie Dupree is a mouthy, fiery human female who brings out the animal in Justice. She wants to show him how to relax, and he’s all for anything she wants to do, but Justice has sworn to protect his people and to take a Species mate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Justice ~ Favorite Character and Story!

  • By Cheri on 02-27-16

Favorite in the series!!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

This was my favorite book in the series. Loved the narrators voice for both main characters and loved the strong, sassy woman that Justice ended up with. Highly recommend!

  • Last Stand

  • Surviving America's Collapse
  • By: William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 566

With most electronics, communications, and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy. For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come together, a powerful outside force appears that threatens their survival. Will John's years of military and prepping experience be enough to keep them safe?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding beginning.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-15

Heavy Handed with Poor Character Development

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

Any additional comments?

We are always up for a good distopic story, and enjoyed One Second After by William Forstchen, a well written book about an EMP strike. This story, though, was incredibly disappointing.

The beginning chapters of the book, depicting "pre-event" normalcy, are so heavy handed that it was laughable. Three years ago, main character John turned his house into Fort Knox "just in case" including gold bars hidden behind an armored wall with gun slots and an arsenal that would make the Punisher jealous - and this is the least fortified of his locations. This story would have been so much more believable if the author portrayed this as slightly overkill, which then turned out to be needed, rather than just normal preparations.

On Day 2, law and order dissolves - which seems rather quick for a wealthy suburb. After this, the author completely skips the first two weeks after the event, which would probably be the most fascinating time for interactions with neighbors and strangers, and planning by the characters (looking for medicine, food, water). What was discussed about the neighborhood mobilizing was frustrating because the author excluded major details that most people would think of, including sanitation (trash and human waste management), agricultural efforts, hunting/ scavenging for food, and exploring abandoned homes for medical supplies, etc.

We stopped this book 3/4 of the way through when the main character, the neighborhood's messiah, started making ridiculously out of character decisions. The plot was believable but the character development was so weak, we couldn't continue.

Two stars because the story line intrigued us and we did enjoy frequently pausing to debate the characters' approach and how we would do it differently ;)

6 of 7 people found this review helpful