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  • Extinction Code

  • By: James D. Prescott
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 851

Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about the origins of our species.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the story is solid and entertaining

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-04-18

A great listen that you won't want to stop.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What an interesting premise. I keep me on the edge of my seat and looking forward to getting back in the car to continue listening. The only issue I had with it was the sudden end to the book leaving a whole bunch of story lines open. Hopefully they get wrapped up in the sequel, but why can't an author complete the story in a single book? Oh, I know, you make more money selling two books than one. Anyway, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the sequel.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,952

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Everyone should listen to this Short Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

A great dramatization of an event that actually took place that most people of totally unaware of. It's a short listen and good for the whole family. A great book to listen to on the way to visit family during the holidays. The kids won't even realize that they are learning a little history.

  • Christmas Days

  • 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
  • By: Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson, Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

These tales open a portal into the spirit of the season, when time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house to a disappearing train, Winterson's innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas, perfect for listening to by the fire with loved ones or while traveling home for the holidays.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spirited Christmas Listen

  • By Sara on 12-30-17

Don't waste the time or the credit on this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I kept waiting for the stories to get better but they never did. The stories were rather dry and not very imaginative. The only thing Christmasy about any of them was the time of year they were placed in. I guess if you like Christmas ghost stories you might be a fan, but they just weren't all that good. Furthermore, I feel that the book should have come with a warning that it contains homosexual behavior. I don't care what pepole do in private, but I don't want to watch it, read about it, or hear about it, especially in a Christmas story. At least readers of this review will be forewarned.

Save your credit and your time on another book.

  • But Seriously

  • By: John McEnroe
  • Narrated by: John McEnroe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one best seller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously a good read!

  • By Sara Sue on 09-19-18

If you loved McEnroe, You'll love this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I grew up with John McEnroe at the top of the tennis world and enjoyed watching his epic battles with his arch nemesis Bjorn Borg among others. It is fun to learn some of what was going on behind the scenes. Could you imagine being a 17 year old kid alone at Wimbledon? What he did couldn't be done today. He is by far my all time favorite tennis player and I encourage anyone with even a passing interest in the sport to give this book a listen. John, thanks for sharing some of your life with your fans. Oh and I cried with you when you lost to Lendl at the French Open.

  • Skunk Works

  • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
  • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies. Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice work for a techie or aero interested

  • By Nar on 09-19-15

A Fantastic Look into Americas High Tech Airplanes

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

It is awesome to learn how some of the most advanced airplanes that have every flown were developed and how new technologies had to be developed just to build them. I'm not sure we could do the same thing today that we did then. A great read and well worth the credit.

  • Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?, Book 2
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

Something called the “Blue Juice" is coming. For all of us. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we'll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out – woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI, dude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun roller coaster ride through the multiverse!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-21-17

Great literature, NO! But what a fun listen!!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

No one will every confuse Rob Dircks with the masters of literature. But frankly, the masters will put you to sleep and Rob Dircks will have you chuckling along. This is just as fun as the Dirck's first book, Where the Hell is Tesla?" an just as ridiculous. If you want something light, airy and down right fun to listen to, this book is for you. If you are a literary snob, look elsewhere.

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  • The Trench

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel-sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey, California, aquarium. The captive 20-ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, High Body Count

  • By DJM on 06-09-09

Great Meg Story. Horrible Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Bruce Reizen has to be the worst narrator I've listed to so far. I thought I was listening to an old Japanese Godzilla movie with English dubbing. Anyone who grew up on those movies knows exactly what I mean. He got slightly better as the book went on, but not much. As for the story, it was as implausible as the first with the main character cheating death on multiple occasions, but it was fun. You don't listen to sci-fi because it's plausible. Anyway, you can't help but love Jonas and Terry and hate the villains who you know in the end will get what they have coming, but how is the big question. It was an enjoyable book, I just really wish they had gotten a much better narrator.

  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,562

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By SDR on 05-25-16

An interesting interpretation of Jefferson's life.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

A very interesting interpretation of how life might have been in the Jefferson household and how different life was in the time period. The narrator does an excellent job of making you sound like you are right there with Martha Jefferson Randolph as she grows up, grows old and takes care of her father. It accurately shows how difficult life was in that time period and how imperfect this nation was at its birth and how much better it has gotten today. Take the time to listen to this one, you won't regret it.

  • Destiny of the Republic

  • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,934

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

  • By Mel on 02-08-12

An interesting & unknown piece of American History

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This is a very interesting piece of little known American History. It's amazing how little protection the early US Presidents were provided and how incompetent the medical profession was. Garfield's death was an unnecessary tragedy, but maybe it helped to pull the post civil war era US back together. Well researched, well narrated and will keep you listening to see what happens next. You won't regret listening to this one.

  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,560

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

Mass is Awesome! I loved this book!!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

The story of Mike Massimino as told by Mike Massimino. Fantastic!!

This hit home a little for me as I too was a kid from Long Island in the 70's that wanted to be an astronaut. However, the flame died in me never to be rekindled. Listening to Mike's journey is both fun and entertaining. Something my son needs to listen to. A great example of how a persons' shear determination can help them attain many a lofty goal.

As for Mike reading his own book, it wouldn't have been half as much fun to listen to had someone else read it. Mike lived this story, he is obviously a very entertaining person, so who better to tell it.

This is a must listen for anyone who even remotely has an interest in space or the space program.

Thanks, Mike, for allowing us to come along for the ride.