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Michael D. Palmer

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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,278
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,273

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A decent short short story

  • By All for Him on 10-05-18

Decent short story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

It works as a good background noise for work. The story is nteresting, but too short for a strong investment into the characters.

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 933

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Aquatic Kumquat on 10-07-18

Great sequel

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

The book was slow at first, but never lacked suspense, building up to a bang at the end.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,887

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Seems like disguised propaganda.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Though the author tries and succeeds at being mostly unbiased, he shows a clear bias towards the end.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,111

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

Delightful little story

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is a good classic. The actors were all very good in their roles. Some parts were a little slow, but as a whole it was very entertaining.

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea: Box Set

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

A crimson sky. A plague approaching. Violence on the horizon. A world in desperate need of a warrior. Oric Rune must rise to this challenge or lose everything he’s ever held dear. Joining him on his journey are his large black wolf, a mysterious female solar mage, a scholarly giant, and Sam Raid, the woman who might just hold the key to saving Unigaea.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely awesome.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-18

Not his best work

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This was a good audiobook. However, the story was lacking in the emotional grit that was shown in the Feedback Loop.

  • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 4

  • By: Stephen Baxter, Michael Blumlein, Alexander Jablokov, and others
  • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Nancy Linari
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form. In Earth I, by Stephen Baxter, a search among the stars to ferret out the origins of mankind amidst the Xaian normalisation digs up many surprises. In Success, by Michael Blumlein, a brilliant but erratic biologist studying epigenetics struggles to hang onto his grip on everyday life as he writes his ground-breaking tome.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • drawn out novellas

  • By PhilipDunwody on 06-10-16

Some good, some not so good.

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Some of the stories were better than others. The narration and sound quality on Earth One was terrible.

  • Legacy of the Fallen

  • Ascend Online, Book 3
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,004
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,813

Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MC often forgets his own powers.

  • By Jonathan on 05-15-18

Great continuation

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The story grows more thrilling in the third part of this saga. This book ties together the first two books with only a little bit of unnecessary plot. The beginning is a bit slow, but when the story picks up in pace, it doesn't stop until the end.

  • Hell to Pay

  • Ascend Online, Book 2
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,845
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651

Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he'd be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest. Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a continuation

  • By Greg A on 09-26-17

Such little relation

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Very little relation to the first storv, but a great book in its own regard. Good characters, good story, good tension.

  • The Godking's Legacy

  • By: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • give it an hour or two

  • By Lilly on 05-19-18

A different style of writing

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

It was an easy listen, but the style is a bit off-putting at first. The main character is too powerful and her struggles are not enough to build a good tension.

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This whole city is a butt that farts horror.

  • By Claudia H on 03-03-16

Fun as always with David Wong

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Great story with a few plot twists. The narrator does a good job with most characters, but there are a few mistakes they forgot to edit out.

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