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  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,018

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tantalizing time trip

  • By Mark on 08-21-13

The best history class I’ve ever had.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I gave it a chance anyway. Turn out my history teachers all sucked and didn’t get me to walk in the sandals our those in the past. That is what these lectures do.i greatly enjoyed Robert Garland narration. The best history class I’ve ever had.

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,643
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,593

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narration and content = outstanding

  • By Gus on 05-30-17

Wow what an ending!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This third book in the series was outstanding! Intriguing, suspenseful and unpredictable. Great book,and wow what an ending!

  • A Case of Conscience

  • By: James Blish
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man - a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics...until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio book of a Hugo winning story

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-14-09

Too deep in both science and religion .

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Just what I said in the header. The story is a good idea, it just got wat too philosophical.

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,703

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but entertaining

  • By B. on 02-08-17

On of the best Sci-Fi books I've heard.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I didn't expect much from the title but was very pleased with the story. It's TV series worthy. I highly recommend this book.

  • Counterstrike

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443

Captain Jackson Wolfe never thought he'd see the end of the Phage War in his lifetime. The enemy was too powerful, too numerous, and utterly determined to exterminate humanity. But the appearance of a new ally in the fight has changed all of that. For the first time since the original incursion, Wolfe thinks that maybe there's a chance to stop their implacable enemy before they have the chance to wipe out any more human planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series!

  • By Corey on 07-11-16

One of the best military series that I've heard.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

I have listen to a number of military style novels. This is by far One of the best military series that I've heard.

  • Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,039

From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-16

Yeah, we've got good Star Wars books again!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-16

I liked this and how it ties in the TFW. It also has at least one character from "Lost Stars" by the same author. I hope Claudia continues to produce this quality of Star Wars novel.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (Dramatized) audiobook cover art
  • Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith (Dramatized)

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson, Tom Veitch
  • Narrated by: John Cygan, Glynnis Talken, Jim Ward, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider are young Jedi Knights drawn into a battle for the survival of the Old Republic. But as the power of the evil Sith spreads across the galaxy, it threatens the existence of the Jedi themselves, and draws one of their greatest allies over to the dark side!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice but very short

  • By Nathaniel Nesler on 08-23-16

One of the worst Star Wars stories I've heard.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Didn't like the story or the format, and could not connect with the characters. Leave this one on the shelf.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33,205

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacked the freshness of Ready Player One

  • By Chad on 01-08-16

Somewhat predictable but enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 04-20-16

This book was easy to predict, it is in the same genre as "READY PLAYER ONE" but (to me) not as developed. I enjoyed it anyway.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,269

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Like watching a TV show without a picture.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

This was a very good story, but it was hard to follow sometimes because it felt like watching a Tv show when the picture is out. Things happen but there is no visual link, so something is missing and you can't fill in the blanks.


0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

The galaxy is at war. Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen - the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT retelling of the original story

  • By go1den3ye on 09-28-15

For the young at heart and young of age..

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

I really enjoy this re-telling of the movie I saw first in 1977. The fillers of thoughts and mind sets was an added bonus. It listed as a young readers version, but maybe they mean for the young at heart and the young of age.