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  • 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 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trench

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good!

  • By Nathan on 04-25-11

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 5,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,268

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 4,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,822

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 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,428

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.

  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

  • The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling their former colony. Capturing the city of New Orleans and stopping trade up the river sounded like a simple task - New Orleans was far away from Washington, out of sight and out of mind for the politicians. What the British didn't count on was the power of General Andrew Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was new to me War 1812

  • By Suz on 10-27-17

Another Great Kilmeade Book. Always Informative.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Kilmeade does a great job of researching small segments of American History and presenting them in a way that keeps you wanting to hear more. He tells it like a story that you want to hear the end of, but it's all based on actual events. At a time when people are trying to judge Andrew Jackson based on 2018 values, it shows how important Jackson is to this country and how we might not be the same country today had he not held off the British invasion of New Orleans. I recommend to all.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,625

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Artemis is Fantastic! No let down from the Martian

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Having loved The Martian (both the movie and the book) I couldn't wait for Artemis to come out. I was not disappointed. What a fun story about how a colony on the moon might be. It has you rooting for Jazz who despite all her flaws is a good person. Once again Andy Weir has done his research on how things might be should there be a colony on the moon as it all seems plausible and realistic. I could hardly wait to get back in the car to listen to more and was disappointed when it ended.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,248

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ocean town setting

  • By Wild Horses Flying on 07-02-17

A refreshing change of pace and very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I bought this book on a whim because Audible had it on sale. I've been engrossed in science fiction and neglecting other genres so I saw this as a nice change of pace. I was not disappointed. It was an all around fun listen. The end was predictable but the journey was enjoyable. I'm glad I added The Lighthouse Keeper to my Audible Library.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,855

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

If I was reading this, I wouldn't have finished.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

It's a good thing this was being read to me, because if I was reading it myself, I would have closed the book forever long before I reached the end. But if nothing else I was determined to make it to the end just to see where the author went with the book. When I got there, I was still disappointed.

I've listened to many a science fiction book as it is my favorite genre, however, this one is just plain bazaar. I found it disjointed and all over the place and just not very entertaining. It's like there were 2 story lines at once which were vaguely connected, but not really. In a way, I'm sorry I made it to the end. I'll never get that time back, even though it was all in the car.

The narrator is my least favorite. Her voice at times actually hurt my ears. I don't know if that was a function of the speaker or her, but especially at the beginning the S's actually hurt my ears.

Overall, not a very enjoyable book. Save you credit for something else or get it from the library if you must. Don't waste your hard earned money on it.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,758
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,322

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Please say this isn't the end of the Bobiverse!!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

If you liked the first 2 books in this series you'll love the 3rd. All the various open plots are wrapped up and as expected the good guys win, but it's how they get there that makes this book so much fun to listen to. Once I started listening, I didn't want to stop.