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  • Ship of Fools

  • By: Tucker Carlson
  • Narrated by: Tucker Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,402

The host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight offers a blistering critique of the new American ruling class, the elites of both parties, who have taken over the ship of state, leaving the rest of us, the citizen-passengers, to wonder: How do we put the country back on course?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected!

  • By Aaron Garfanzo on 11-14-18

Must read for a citizen. Balanced and funny.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Tucker burns guests on his show regularly with common since. This is a long form of his short show and the nation's oligarchy is the guest. This work shows an interesting perspective of an elite's inward look at the citizens governed. It explores motives and solutions to social problems from a different lens.

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,011
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,977

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, very WELL DONE!

  • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

Too much SJW. Book 1 was less preachy.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

Book 1 was great. It explored interesting moral gray areas. Book 2 got more and more preachy about the social justice religion. I read fiction to escape. If I wanted to read SJW nonsense I would go to huff post. It's not as bad as some texts but it's slipped in over and over.

  • Hatred Day, Book 1

  • By: T.S. Pettibone
  • Narrated by: Joe Calarco
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In the year 2052, it's not love but hate that unites the world. Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities, whose arrival on Earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: She will do anything to ensure her freedom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book read by a slow narrator

  • By Elle Kay on 07-29-16

audio is not as good as other audible performances

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

The readers annunciation and volume is difficult to follow. The sound effects are cheesy and distracting from the story. The story has a weak start but seems to become stronger mid way. seems similar to "golden sun" sci-fi. The cultural implications are interesting I hope the author keeps it up. I heard about this on an icy radio show.

  • The Summer Dragon

  • First Book of The Evertide
  • By: Todd Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star plotline, 2 star main character

  • By Allison on 12-01-16

not engaging, sjw, boring, contrived feeling

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

struggled to complete. I rarely ever get half way through a text and give up. This book is an expectation. Young female lead fights evil older men while her brother is praised because he is male. This story was conceptually ok but the delivery was so obvious and heavy handed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Schooled in Magic

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns that the locals believe she is a "Child of Destiny" - someone whose choices might save or damn their world, a title that earns her both friends and enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KEEP GOING! The last 2/3 is MUCH better.

  • By Russell David Phillips on 10-11-16

slow start

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Slow start and lead character is weak at first. Due to the reader's whiny voice.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,344

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

Choppy, not well thought out

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

This is a wrap up but it was hastily written. This was a strong series and it just felt like the author was bored.