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  • The Obelisk Gate

  • The Broken Earth, Book 2
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,678
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,070

This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

  • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

Interesting and original story very well told

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Refreshingly original story that is performed very well. I especially liked the complexity of the characters and their relationships as well as the complexity of the world and story.

  • The Never Hero

  • The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 1
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,163

Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it... wait for it.... Bam!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-17

Good and original, occasionally little slow

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Good and original. Sometimes gets a tad slow. Still, well worth listening to this one.

  • The Unholy Consult

  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

In The Unholy Consult, the Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasurimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has dissolved into cannibalism and chaos. When Exalt-General Proyas, the Prince-Imperial Kayutas at his side, attempts to gain control of the lost Men and continue their march to Golgotterath, it rapidly becomes clear that the lost Lord and Prophet is not so easily shaken from the mission.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bakker still too impressed with himself

  • By Josh on 10-17-17

The pinnacle of tediousness with no resolution

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

A style that was initially intriguing four long, tedious books ago has finally pegged my ability to stay interested. Only the excellent performance kept me going until this point. My God Bakker can ramble on for chapters of complete nonsense and get nowhere. Think a fantasy/Sci fi Moby Dick. What kills me is that under it all is an excellent and original plot. Huge fail on execution though.

  • The White-Luck Warrior

  • The Aspect Emperor, Book 2
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
  • Length: 25 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Critically acclaimed author R. Scott Bakker has received widespread praise for his colorful characters and action-packed plotting. In this sequel to The Judging Eye, Anasûrimbor Kellhus, the first true aspect-emperor in a thousand years, continues his trek into the Ancient North. Meanwhile, the exiled wizard Achamian leads a mission to the legendary Sauglish ruins. Tensions mount when the White-Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both, arrives, bringing violence in his wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I think Kevin Orton needs to learn phonics.

  • By Joshua on 09-19-16

Outstanding content and performance but for mature

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Fantastic story. Complex and engaging world, characters, and plot. Some content definitely not suitable for younger readers

  • The Monuments Men

  • Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
  • By: Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036

In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fine book, adequate narration

  • By Paul Bennett on 03-13-10

Interesting history poorly told

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This is a passable story of an interesting aspect of WWII. Unfortunately it is a poorly told tale. I feel like is snuck by an editor while they were busy. The attempts at foreshadowing are strained and the attempt to add in imagined dialog is weak. Additionally, the superlatives are hilarious ND unnecessary throughout. This story could have been much better. I recommend you see the movie. I can't image but that it is better.

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,675

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been part of Book 3

  • By W. Brooks on 07-11-17

Nice side story and break

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Enriched the ExFor universe with some decent character development and a decent plot. A good break from Skippy who was beginning to get tiresome.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,099

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • R C Bray never disappoints.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-11-17

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Excellent entertainment. Performance and story once again very well done. As always, very ingenious twists.

  • A Savage War of Peace

  • Algeria 1954-1962
  • By: Alistair Horne
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict, and as many European settlers were driven into exile. From the perspective of half a century, it looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history of France's Viet Nam

  • By David on 04-10-16

Incredibly thorough with insightful analysis

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

A rage gem of a book on nationalist revolution in the Mediterranean / near east region. Thoroughly researched, unbiased, with great analysis that is pertinent to today's conflicts.

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,187

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Megan on 08-09-16

Great story but rambles a bit

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

Great story. Outstanding performance. King does kind of go down rabbit hole after rabbit hole. Kind of like a book of short stories with a common back story. Great way to pass the time if you keep the right perspective.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,837
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,730

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Great scifi

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Great and original story. Great narration. A little simplistic on the political and strategic level