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  • The Cycle of Arawn

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 66 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,900

The White Tree (book one): In Mallon the dark magic of the nether has been banned for centuries. Its users have been driven out or killed. Its secrets lost. But the holy book of the nethermancers has just been found by a boy named Dante. As he works to unlock the book's power, he's attacked in the street. The nethermancers aren't gone—and they want their book back. Caught between death cultists and the law, Dante fights for his life, aided by his growing skills and a brash bodyguard named Blays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Response to the Criticism from Other Reviewers

  • By Jonah on 06-11-17

Good story, well worth the time

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Tim Reynolds is one of the better narrators out there and he fits perfectly with this book. There are enough twists and turns in the book to keep it active, the use of powers always changing a bit to keep it exciting.

One of my faves

  • Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

  • By: Fred Schwed Jr., Peter Arno
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Naively, he asked where all the customers' yachts were? Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight

  • By NEEL KANASE on 07-13-15

true then, true now

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

fast, clear, funny...how much has not changed in wall st, or even with modern tech. the tomfoolery if market experts is, well, timeless. if you trade, you have to read this.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,950
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,958

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Good story, very well read. great teen coming of age. very good details, great author. read it.

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,720
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,715

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

will make a great movie

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Like always, Neal is very interesting. Great characters, unique story. well worth the read. narrators were perfect.

  • Memories of Ice

  • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 43 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600

The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm’s army and Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old - the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T’lan Imass have risen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Great Fantasy Epics.

  • By Joshua on 07-24-13

Complex, like normal for Erikson

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

Narrator is great...he makes up over half the impact of the story.
Good book, bit slow at times, and some of the characters introspection gets boring, but you can put up with it since the battle scenes are monumental to understate them.

Good book, listen to it. Complex, slow to fast, rich, great voices.

  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,390

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!

  • By Chris on 04-09-12

Very good story!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-12

This is a very well written story. Very good narration. The author does a great job of tell all the details of action, which you would expect, but his reflection on leadership, the love for his men and how, even in war, the human spirit is limitless is what makes this a great book. One of the best books I've read. If you want to lean about leadership, horrors of war, the bond of people who care for each other in ways that many will never obtain, and want to laugh, and cry, then this is your book.

  • Amped

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-11-12

Pretty Good Read

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

Reviewed: 07-24-12

If you could sum up Amped in three words, what would they be?

Fast-moving, tight, somewat predictable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, was hard to stop listening when driving.

Any additional comments?

A little predictable, but a good story, well read and kept my attention.