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  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Oliver Wyman

  • By Ofer on 01-12-19

This reader KILLS, MURDERS, DESTROYS this story.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Not sure I can even go beyond this first hour! Cannot stand to listen to this one. Get a different narrator!!!!!
And at this rate I will be returning this before I can even finish the book.

25 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • The Renegades of Pern

  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In exchange for sanctuary in the huge stone fortresses, the people tithed to their lord Holders, who in turn supported the Weyrs, whose dragons were Pern's greatest weapon against Thread.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorite authors

  • By Margaret on 02-25-10

Not my favorite Pern book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I like how it fills in the characters but skip lots of parts when I read the series again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

  • Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

To Ride Pegasus: They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Pegasus in Flight: As Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for the psychically gifted Talents in her group.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

Chopped up speedspeak an insult to a great series!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

What disappointed you about Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus?

Left out way too much in the abridgement. Books are not in the correct reading order.

Would you ever listen to anything by Anne McCaffrey again?

Yes! But only unabridged.

What didn’t you like about Adrienne Barbeau’s performance?

Speaks way too fast and just runs everything together.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

At first I was excited to have a digital version of both of these books, but then I realized that they were not in the right order, that they were abridged and that the reader is terrible.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,422
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,272

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in the narrator

  • By Brent on 06-01-12

"IT" could happen this way!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is a story that can open our minds to the idea that we are not the only lifeforms in the neighborhood.

What did you like best about this story?

It is, to me, a very straight forward example of very good, HARD Sci-Fi. It takes our abilities and challenges them and lets us see the abilities of SOMEONE ELSE.

  • Shadow Game

  • GhostWalkers, Book 1
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,242

A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough happening.

  • By Jane on 12-20-13

Lots of action, lots of emotion, LOTS of sex.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Any of my friends with a military + SciFi background, with the caveat about the sex.

What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

Mr. Stechschulte's perfomance is consistantly great throughout the entire series.

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

The GHOSTWALKERS are out there!

  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586

Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life as a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Cousin to imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, his chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventure have once more found Captain Vorpatril.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are finally allowed to see Ivan without Miles.

  • By Barbara on 11-06-12

Captain VorPatril finally comes into his own!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

It would not be part of the VorKosigan saga without Mr.Gardner!

Any additional comments?

Great addition to the series. Am waiting for the next.

  • Inherit the Stars

  • By: James P. Hogan
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 468

The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn’t know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was 50 thousand years old - and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Science, Logic make good scifi

  • By Gary on 10-06-16

A science fiction novel for science lovers.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Where does Inherit the Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high. Had read the book while I was at the U of U. And it really fit in with my studies, WAY over 30 years ago. I have listened to it many times since it was released on Audible and I think I enjoy it more each time. A very solid story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

  • By Marius on 01-13-10

A very starteling view of a possible future.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, to those with science backgrounds, but with the proviso that there is some subject matter that is quite harsh.

Which scene was your favorite?

In the market and finding fruit that had been extinct for hundreds of years.

John Carter: The Movie Novelization
    
    
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        Stuart Moore,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Edgar Rice Burroughs
    
    


    
    
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        David Ledoux,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        MacLeod Andrews
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    67 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • John Carter: The Movie Novelization

  • By: Stuart Moore, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

This adaptation not only gives listeners an amazing novelization of the John Carter film, but also the original text of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars was the first book to feature John Carter. It led to an 11-book series featuring his adventures and became the basis for the 2012 movie. The film tells the story of a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War, who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT read! ERB melded and smoothed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-16

A GREAT read! ERB melded and smoothed.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

What made the experience of listening to John Carter: The Movie Novelization the most enjoyable?

Thought the movie was very well done and this really adds to the movie experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The whole story stood on John Carter's shoulders.

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

Some of the best of ERB in one great story.

Any additional comments?

Any chance of getting other movie novelizations. Like I, Robot. (Azimov' was really slow)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,350

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Very intense! Had to read it in parts.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great for anyone that likes a tight situation, has had military experience and loves dogs.

What did you like best about this story?

Kept me on the edge of more than my seat!

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

Great reader. Makes it real. None of the common errors of those that do not have at least basic knowledge of the material being presented.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! YES! But as I said before, I had to take it in parts.