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  • The Churn: An Expanse Novella

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206

Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.

Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm...that was weird

  • By B. First on 01-13-18

Amos is born! <br />

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

A very dark and stormy origin story. Show done real depth of the amiable character we know from the novels

  • Caliban's War

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,253

We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book of Great Series

  • By Michael on 10-06-17

Now I am truly hooked

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Corey does an excellent job with characters and plot. The action is detailed but kept short enough to not drone on.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,601

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series from Syfy! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive start and then a slump in the middle

  • By Elley Murray on 09-28-17

compelling

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

action and thought run deep in this book, a n obvious choice for a film

  • Fallen Dragon

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

In the distant future, corporations have become sustainable communities with their own militaries, and corporate goals have essentially replaced political ideology. On a youthful, rebellious impulse, Lawrence joined the military of a corporation that he now recognizes to be ruthless and exploitative. His only hope for escape is to earn enough money to buy his place in a better corporation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another awesome book.

  • By Brian M. Jeffries on 11-13-16

a good read

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

a somewhat predictable story, but well written. I have read many of Hamilton's books he seldom fails to please.

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,345

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book. Well written and very creative!

  • By Leslie on 06-25-17

another win for Sigler

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

I listened to the original, this was much better. Scott's writing has matured in the last ten years.

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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,450

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

another win for Tart

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

If you liked the Secret History this one is even better. She is very good at showing his inner thoughts.

  • So, Anyway...

  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cleese, the early years, in his own voice

  • By G. Beauchamp on 01-15-17

Pretty much what I expected

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Cleese is one of the great minds of comedy. He did not disappoint. I would recommend this book to anyone who has had the pleasure of watching the man at work. I would have liked to hear more of Basil Fawlty, but can now look forward to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,926
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Epic Scifi

  • By Devin on 10-17-09

Very strong story

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Hamilton delivers a good plot pulling many plots together to a good ending. can't wait to get the next volume.

  • Cimarron Rose

  • A Billy Bob Holland Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets. Among them is Vernon Smother's son, Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom few know the truth - Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son. When Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob must confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. Billy Bob knows the propensity of the town, Deaf Smith, Texas, to make scapegoats out of the innocent and to exploit and sexually use the powerless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Burke delivers withanother great mystery/hero!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-10-12

a good voice

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

a well conceived plot taken care of and a surprise to two along the way

  • The Real Story: The Gap into Conflict

  • The Gap Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

Author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson returns with this exciting and long-awaited new series that takes us into a stunningly imagined future to tell a timeless story of adventure and the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unique concept for sci-fi; but a bit dramatic.

  • By Amazon Custome on 06-14-13

great novella

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

I read this a long time ago, didn't know about the other books, ordering them now.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful