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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,452

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Bob!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Read it. Just read it. Has valid sci for foundation, good character development. Creates a fun universe.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,748

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Bob!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Read it. Just read it. Has valid sci for foundation, good character development. Creates a fun universe.

  • 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 42,466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,642

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

Bob!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Read it. Just read it. Has valid sci for foundation, good character development. Creates a fun universe.

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • By: Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,497

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature—a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introibo Ad Altare

  • By richard on 03-20-13

Doesn’t quite hold up

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Was cutting edge when it was written. Very influential and worth the read. Recommend as a foundation book.

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,216

Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience

  • By Jim on 10-26-05

Yes, it’s that good, despite the pedophilia

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Powerfully written. Gives insight into that kind of lust, or even lust in general. Pulls the story from his fantasy world to the real world, which is a message for all of us with regard to attachment and desire.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

Insightful into the author’s head

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Just a regular person, trying to make a living at a craft she loves. She spent 15 years living on the edge until the money started coming in. Shows her actual devotion to acting. Obviously didn’t do it for the money.
Brave of her to share some of this.

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,689

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • pushing a shopping cart with a whiney child

  • By C. Ward on 09-03-07

Better than the movie (which was good)

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

There was a heartwarming simplicity to the dialogue that made it so real. The plot is a little less dramatic than in the movie, but more realistic in my opinion. A nice take on the post apocalypse genre.

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  • Lost Boy

  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • By: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. This is how it's done

  • By Angela on 02-08-18

Fun fan fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Even though it’s obvious how this will end, it’s so cleverly done that you focus more on the alternate point of view than the original work. Highly recommend .

  • The Event

  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky. Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the purchase

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-12-18

Video game

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

This book reads like a video game. I would call it an adventure story, as opposed to science fiction. Science-fiction is the backdrop but there is more emphasis on action then on technical things like somebody being able to pilot a spaceship having never seen one before. Good near ration. And delightful romp, as long as you know what you’re listening to.

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Important points, anemic delivery

  • By Dara Burwell on 03-13-16

Wonderfully scientific

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This isn't a "self help" book that tells you about the author's issues and how she overcame them. This is a researched book, where the writer looked into (thousands?) of people, how they feel, and what worked to help them. I highly recommend reading this.