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  • The Utopia Chronicles

  • Atopia, Book 3
  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Robert Baxter once reveled in the intoxicating delights of Atopia - the man-made island where humans lose themselves in a world of boundless virtual realities. Now, Bob has returned to immerse himself in this mind-altering, consciousness-sharing refuge from the eroding Earth. But something is very wrong. Bob feels a tidal wave of doom cresting above the pleasure dome that is Atopia. As alternate universes perish, the salvation of all he loves - and all that exists - rests with Bob alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars

  • By Joe on 06-21-18

Good recap

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

This is a recap and a glimpse of what happened to characters when you were reading other scenes. I loved it but it requires you reading all the books in the series,

  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,992

With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jake on 03-16-10

I read the fool series before this so

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

It was great because I loved going back in time to meet my characters in their you get days and understand where it all starts.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,729

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not my favorite scalzi

  • By pat on 03-25-17

WIl Wheaton might have made this book for me.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

SO far everything John Scalzi writes, I devour! This book is no exception. Of the 3 I read, Locked-in, was 2nd favorite to, Fuzzy Nation, my favorite book if Scalzi's. This interstellar Epic story of family powers, intrigue, murder, snark, snark and more of Scalzi's awesome snark, etc., was Loads of Fun! Will Wheaton really is my favorite narrator for his books! I look forward to reading the next book in the Collapsing Empire Series.

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  • Fuzzy Nation

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,152

In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling.

  • By Samuel Montgomery-Blinn on 05-11-11

I couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This book spoke to heart! SciFi, Travel, Animals, SNARK!, Redemption, anti evil (Zara)Corp, Advocacy and ANIMALS! :). WIll Wheaton was a perfect choice to read this novel and the story about a lone cheeky guy who pretty much pisses off everyone and who seems to not get along with anyone and turns out to be the coolest anti Hero, is just scrumptious!
I would LOVE to read more stories about Jack Holloway, Isabel and the Fuzzies!

  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780

Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you miss him even more...

  • By Bruce on 07-02-12

so far I totally hate this audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

The narrator speaks in a very fast manner and his accent and tone of voice make this the most boring dribble I've listened to since I can remember. If I could return it I would.
This book is a reminder you need to listen to books immediately if you are not sure if you will like them or not so you can return them ASAP. I waited too long to listen and now I can't return it.

  • Greyhound

  • By: Steffan Piper
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country - alone, without a clue how to fend for himself. Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the "Morning in America" of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warm Story of Fragility and Friendship

  • By Gillian on 06-29-16

pre teen travels alone in early 1980's

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

This book is an enchanting story about a 12 yr old boy who travels on a Grey Hound Bus across the country from his self absorbed low self esteem lost mother to his caring grandparents. He gains more important lessons about life in those traveling days then his 12 years with his terrible mother. I gobbled this book up with true grit! Though I did not have such a terrible childhood as this poor boy did, I did travel a summer with a friend by Grey Hound from the east coast to California where we stayed with her relatives when we were 14! (the 1970's were more lenient) I could completely relate to every nuance about traveling by bus and the many different things one sees and the wonderful different characters one meets. I absolutely loved this story, the characters and the way the story was told! Nick Podehl is a favorite of mine which is why I even found the book so, I can not rave about this audiobook more! I highly recommend reading it or audiobooking it because it can appeal to everyone of any generation!

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  • When the Moon Was Ours

  • By: Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Narrated by: Raviv Ullman, Bailey Carr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 320

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very satisfying.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-02-17

A beautiful and poetic unexpected story

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I had no idea what this book was about actually. I got because it was on Daily deal and the clip sounded lovely! I’m so glad I bought this book and got an opportunity to audiobook it! What a beautiful and poetic story about relationships and love not just between two teenagers but of family, people in our communities, people lost and gone through either death or life’s ebbs and flows. So much imagery and meaning in this story it evokes Isabel Allende for me. SPOILER
I LOVE the unexpected gender reveals.
Dreamy and deep as the ocean was this enchanting story!!

  • Time Salvager

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world, and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story almost ruined by narration

  • By LdyStarfyr on 07-18-15

Exciting but foreboding potential future story

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I am about an hour to finishing this book and I love it! I felt compelled to write this while I'm at chapter 45 when S is stalking E. everything about this sci ti story appeals to me, especially the part about the future bringing a split in the U.S. Resulting in a Democratic Republic and a Confederate Federation. But I have issue with the story development; we have infrared capabilities now so why wouldn't S be able to quickly capture E in the building by seeing the body heat in the dark.
Otherwise, I loved this book and if you're into sci-fi and especially time travel, I can't imagine not liking this!

  • In the After

  • By: Demitria Lunetta
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive - and even rescue "Baby" a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream, with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she'll lose Baby - and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting New Series

  • By Kim Venatries on 01-10-14

a different kind of a Zombie Apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Would you consider the audio edition of In the After to be better than the print version?

I do because Julia Whelan makes the audio version of any of this genre a read you never want to stop audiobooking!

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the After?

The reveal of the Dr and who & what the Aliens are.

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Ye I have and the reason I bought this book. No "comparison" she's always the BEST!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book a great deal! I look forward to audiobooking the next installation.

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,639

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

enchanting and engaging story and narration

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

What did you love best about Beautiful Ruins?

I loved everything but the two themes that spoke to my sheer essence are in this story. Italy, my heart and soul, and the film business for which I also worked in and know too well.

What did you like best about this story?

It was realistic yet poetic and magical. I could personally relate to many aspects of this story and laughed out loud at the Film business and screenwriting references. Hilarious!

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

Ballerini is now up there at the top of my most favorite narrators! His voice adds so much to the story and feels like "home" to me. His voice is gentle and familiar.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Bittersweet Journey that will grip your soul and capture your heart.

Any additional comments?

I loved the end when the author spoke to us & read some questions. That was fantastic and a true treat! I just loved this book!! I cried like a baby at the end because it all just so dramatically struck a personal cord for me and my own life's experiences that also entail, Italy, Florence, true love that is "complicated" and the film business and its harsh truth as well! Thank you Jess Walter!