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  • Broken Angels

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789

Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, hard-boiled space action

  • By Ryan on 08-23-14

Poor use of words...

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

I thought the premise of the story was wonderful, the writing itself was good and the narrator did a fine job. What I couldn't enjoy was the use of "adult" language for the sake if using "adult" language. I felt the author couldn't find a thesaurus which wasn't written by a street thug wanna be.

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,384

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

"adult" was the default adjective.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

I thought the premise of the story was wonderful, the writing itself was good and the narrator did a fine job. What I couldn't enjoy was the use of "adult" language for the sake if using "adult" language. I felt the author couldn't find a thesaurus which wasn't written by a street thug wanna be.

Nightwing
    
    
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        Richard Ferrone
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    346 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Nightwing

  • By: Martin Cruz Smith
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 312

A community in the southwestern United States falls prey to a plague of vampire bats with a virus which compels them to feed on everything in their path. Martin Cruz Smith, author of the best-selling novels, Gorky Park and Polar Star, mixes Indian mythology with virology in this masterful thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller With A Slow Burn

  • By Charlene B on 10-17-14

Did not enjoy the pace of narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

the narrator preferred lots of pausing during character dialog moments. I found the pace awkward and distracting.

The Art of Mingling
    Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
    
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        Jeanne Martinet
    
    


    
    
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        Jeanne Martinet
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    82 ratings
    Overall 2.9
  • The Art of Mingling

  • Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
  • By: Jeanne Martinet
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Martinet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Does the idea of going to a large party make your palms sweat and your mouth go dry? You are not alone. Many people suffer from minglephobia, a secret terror of large parties. Jeanne Martinet's tried-and-true cure is her unique system of techniques and strategies for overcoming social fears. Now you can relax and thrive at any business or social event!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very helpful for the mildly shy.

  • By Chris on 08-21-10

Ends Justifies the Means

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-07

I do not enjoy listening to anyone who's attitude is that of I'm here to have fun, don't get in my way!
This is how the book comes across to me:
I am at this party to have fun.
I will do what it takes to enjoy myself and avoid those of you I find boring whether that be to lie, hide from you or anything else.

Plus, I just didn't find the time spent listening to this book as productive.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The 5th Horseman

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the incidents. Could these cases just be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close to the Women's Murder Club begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By BethlinG on 02-20-06

Series getting old

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-06

I've listened to several in this series. The 'murder club' stories are too predictable.

  • The Language of God

  • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
  • By: Francis S. Collins
  • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For those on the fence

  • By Stephen on 10-07-06

Printed format would be a better choice

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-06

As a believer and someone with a solid grounding in science this was something I highly anticipated.

This one is worth two listens for me. A lot of the subject matter needs more contemplation than the timing of an audio book allows. I would have preferred to have this book in print so that it would be easier to stop, re-read a area and think about it further.

The content was wonderful - I just don't think it was a good fit for the audio book format.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

The Artifact
    
    
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        Patrick Cullen
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    813 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • The Artifact

  • By: Patrick Astre
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Deep within a heavily guarded compound of the Brookhaven National Laboratory lies the nation's most protected secret: an active alien artifact. Estimated at several millions of years old, impervious to all efforts to penetrate its secrets, the artifact taunts researchers with bursts of mysterious radiation that may be efforts at communication.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery of the Year?

  • By Richard A. Bamberg on 06-13-07

Predictable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-06

This storyline was too predictable. I expected a meshing of 'alien sci-fi' with computer hacking. Both were pretty lame and expected.