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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,078

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

cant wait for a new movie adaption thts more true to the book !
too bad not the entire audiobook was peeformed by voice actors, but they way they did it worked very well.
but the final showdown at the end really should have been voice acted and.not just read by a narrator.

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,895

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

surprisingly different from the movie

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

i wouldnt say i like the book better or the mlvie better, both are good.
this is actua£y a great example of a movie can be inspired by a book without ruining the story, and being different enough to stand on.its own legs.

  • The X-Files: Stolen Lives

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As much as the show

  • By S. Reese on 11-02-17

story could be better

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

i liked the previous part a lot better
in this one the story feels not that well thought out and theres a lot of plot holes
still entertaining though, especially the later chapters

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Foundation and Empire

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece

  • By Lynwood on 06-17-12

timeless classic

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

except for references to newspapers and the lack of smartphones and the widespread use of the internet, there is really no sign of this story being half a century old. i love the strategic back and forth, how problems are presented, then solved and the entire process is reviewed and explained in detail. i wish all teachers would have introduced their subject in such an entertaining way.

  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,588

For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic

  • By Sandy McMahon on 08-17-10

a true scifi classic

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

id say it aged a lot better than neuromancer
amazing that this book is over half a decade old
wish it was longer and more fleshed out

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,777

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun But With A Couple O' Caveats--

  • By Gillian on 02-22-17

enlightening

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

i dont agree with everything, but very good book, great summary of human evolution.
i wished the ending was more objective and optimistic

  • Shakespeare's MACBETH

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • way overhyped

  • By sascha krohn on 03-15-18

way overhyped

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

its a nice tale, but i dont think its all that extraordinary...
surprised how short it is

  • Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun to learn from it

  • By Vinicius on 04-26-13

not fun

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

might be efficient but its not fun
the words are taken out of order and repeated over and over, i find it a bit annoying...

  • Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

  • By: Pamela Bedore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Pamela Bedore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

Can literature change our real world society? At its foundation, utopian and dystopian fiction asks a few seemingly simple questions aimed at doing just that. Who are we as a society? Who do we want to be? Who are we afraid we might become? When these questions are framed in the speculative versions of Heaven and Hell on earth, you won't find easy answers, but you will find tremendously insightful and often entertaining perspectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable and educational audiobook

  • By N. H. on 04-06-17

ruined by constant feminist remarks

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

i barely made it through this audiobook
im all for gender equality and am pretty liberal and open minded
but this lecture is supposed to be about utooian and dystopian literature, NOT feminism
but thats exactly where the lecturer keeps taking things
she repeatedly brings up feminism, bisexuality, homosexuality, gender definition...

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,356

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Terrible performance.

  • By Denis on 04-08-16

one of the greatest scifi stories

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

im surprised at how relevant neuromancer still is, how well it has aged...
THE MATRIX, GHOST IN THE SHELL, OTHERLAND and many more have clearly.been.inspired by neuromancer.
if youre a fan of any of these, neuromancer is a must read.
it took me a couple of chapters to get hooked, but once youre hooked, its a really great ride