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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,238

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Pleasant Sci-Fi Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Loved this story. It reminded me of some old Asimov short stories because there was a little bit of teaching stuffed in between the plot points. The only slightly irritating thing was the narrator couldn’t pronounce didn’t. But, that didn’t take away from the story. Fun, escapist, adventure!

  • Gilded

  • Gilded, Book 1
  • By: Christina Farley
  • Narrated by: Greta Jung
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh Fun in a Fabulous Setting

  • By JTF on 07-15-14

Great Reader

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

This is worth listening to just to hear the reading. The reader was very good.

  • The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint

  • The Royal Wizard of Yurt
  • By: C. Dale Brittain
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Caught between renegade magic and cranky religion, what's a poor wizard supposed to do? When the King of Yurt goes on vacation, leaving his Royal Wizard Daimbert in charge, he is faced with the escalating crises of the cranky saint of the shrine of the Holy Toe, an all-too-beguiling wood nymph, bizarre horned rabbits, a scandalous duchess, the royal nephew's mid-life crisis, and a monstrous creature made with spells they never taught at the wizards' school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastical tale of Royal Wizard Daimbert

  • By Jan on 12-21-13

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

This reading is almost as good as the first book. The only problem I had was that the music on one of the chapters was so loud I couldn't hear the reader.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Bad Spell in Yurt

  • The Royal Wizard of Yurt
  • By: C. Dale Brittain
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The tiny kingdom of Yurt is the perfect place - or so it seems - for someone who barely managed to graduate from the wizards' school, especially after all that embarrassment with the frogs. But Daimbert, newly hired Royal Wizard of Yurt, senses an evil spell at work. But who could be responsible? The beautiful young queen? Her flighty aunt? The dour chaplain? The old, retired Royal Wizard, who seems to know more than he's saying? Or someone from out of the castle's past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light hearted fantasy, funny and imaginative!

  • By Jan on 12-21-13

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

This was an entertaining book. I really enjoyed the main character's personality. I just wish some of the female characters were not so stereotyped. To me, the reader's voice would have worked better in a western. But overall, I still enjoyed the book.

I am looking forward to the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Theatre of the Mind

  • Creating Power and Results Through the Magic of Mental Movies
  • By: Matt Furey
  • Narrated by: Matt Furey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Dr. Maltz's principles of Psycho-Cybernetics have inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million people throughout the world. Psycho-Cybernetics moved human development out of the realm of wishing, hoping, and inconclusive techniques, and into the realm of predictable, positive results. Matt Furey has spent his life studying, applying, and benefiting from the principles of Psycho-Cybernetics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authentic Science of Achievement

  • By Pauline Wilson on 03-02-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Theatre of the Mind the most enjoyable?

This book really broke down the concepts of how to achieve what you want in small bite-sized steps.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked his recommendation to think of a happy time in the past to put yourself into a happy frame of mind.

Have you listened to any of Matt Furey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

What did you learn from Theatre of the Mind that you would use in your daily life?

Breathe, breathe, breathe!
I also liked shadow boxing. What a great idea!

Any additional comments?

There was a little bit of repeat; I think I heard the same personal stories twice. But, I didn't mind; the stories were interesting. Overall, I liked his simple approach to self-improvement.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It?

  • The New Science of Self-Discipline
  • By: Nick Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Hall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 745

You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Kimberly on 04-26-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

I really enjoyed listening to the details on how the brain works. Unfortunately, it repeated the same information quite a bit. On the other hand,the behavioral tips (how to fix a problem) were useful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful