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  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,845

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They create a computer using a 30 million man Army

  • By Josh P on 12-07-14

Barely see why this book/author is rated so highly

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Wasted time on story elements and wierd and seemingly needless stuff that are confusing as to why they are there in the story. Implausible execution of the premise. Bounced around in time line in very confusing way, and characters all over the place, some of whom and their actions I can't figure out why they're there or what the hell they're doing... And... Soooo very hard to remember the Chinese names and figure out who's who, who's a man or woman, and what their point of view and motivations and purposes are.

The book took so goddam long to get to the point that I ended up muddling through most of it just to see what all the hype was about... almost returned it... then decided to just finish the last hour and give the author his due and write a review.
Still don't see what all the hype and praise was about, but the story did make some sense at the end. I may one day listen to the other parts of the series. It is creative and unusual, I must say. Book 2 is probably much better.

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now.As Harry nears the end of his 11th life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected treasure

  • By Stefanie on 08-24-15

Astoundingly Creative

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This author has written such an amazing story, that it is hard express just how much you must read this book! And, the author was perfect!

  • Jam

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,850

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably. But no one expected the end to be quite so…sticky…or strawberry scented. Yahtzee Croshaw ( Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to audiobooks with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Zak on 11-25-13

OMG!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

OMG .. .. .. .. LMAO .. .. .. You have to hear this book!!

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,521

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By K. F. on 03-09-17

Nice!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Fun, funny and thoroughly entertaining. A great read with a fantastic narrator. The ending was frustrating though... lol

  • Grass 

  • By: Sheri S. Tepper
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

What could be more commonplace than grass or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets - and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Speculative & Creative, Yet well Paced and Unique

  • By Zach Wilson on 04-17-17

omg...

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

What a boring book! I thought this was sci-fi. I don't know what the hell to call this... just boring.

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  • Mother of Eden

  • By: Chris Beckett
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle, Bruce Mann, Heather Wilds, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Pick for Best Book of 2015

  • By Em on 12-07-15

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Simply outstanding--in scope and story and epic timeline! Outstanding, too, in creativity and description, world-building, as well as wonderful narration! A Must-Read series of novels!

  • Dark Eden

  • A Novel
  • By: Chris Beckett
  • Narrated by: Matthew Frow, Jayne Entwistle, Ione Butler, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 855

On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say - and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Ripping Yarn

  • By Mark on 04-23-14

OUTSTANDING!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Simply outstanding--in scope and story and epic timeline! Outstanding, too, in creativity and description, world-building, as well as wonderful narration! A Must-Read series of novels!

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,557

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

OUTSTANDING!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

From start to finish, a masterpiece! I could not have imagined better story, writing, characters that come to life, and narration that brings it all into reality!

Now, on to book 2!!

  • Black Infinity

  • Discovery Series, Book 3
  • By: Salvador Mercer
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

The race to Mars is not without its peril. As the world’s superpowers vie for supremacy in space, the true intent of the aliens, and the ultimate destiny for the human species, is revealed. Can the world marshal the will and resources of its people to strike back and take control of its own fate? Can NASA, led by Richard “Rock” Crandon, and America’s adversaries find the ultimate courage to face what lies at Discovery’s End and save the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A long time coming but worth the wait.

  • By MPITA on 11-07-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Outstanding from the beginning to the well crafted ending!
Narrator was great throughout as well!

  • Lunar Discovery

  • Discovery Series, Book 1
  • By: Salvador Mercer
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

What lies on the dark side of the moon could change the course of humanity forever. When a Chinese rover discovers an alien technology on the dark side of the moon, it is up to Richard "Rock" Crandon and his NASA team of scientists and engineers to devise a way to return before the Chinese and Russians. Forced to deal with bureaucratic oversight and a complex team of personalities, Rock Crandon pushes his team to their limits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising start to a promising series.

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Good, fun, interesting read!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Good, fun, interesting read. I enjoyed the technical realism as well as the political and cultural realism.