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  • Serengeti

  • By: J. B. Rockwell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 677

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti - a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain - on her own, wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the cryogenically frozen crew inside.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Only for people who aren't old enough to read

  • By Snaketail on 08-17-16

WTF

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I am not even finished this book and already feel the need to ask what the **/& is going on?
It starts out great with an epic space battle, an AI ship and a rather salty captain. Then it deteriorates into a 30 plus year dialogue between the AI and the surviving robot crew. There are some interesting moments but in the long run I am trying to figure out why I should care what happens to any of them. I won't spoil the ending because I haven't gotten that far yet. If this book somehow redeems itself I may amend this review but don't hold much hope.

  • Quantum Night

  • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from 20 years previously - a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discombobulated, but interesting

  • By Keith on 03-21-16

Main character had some very annoying traits

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

Without giving away the plot, the main character Jim has some cringe worthy traits and they are not what you might think they would be. This book is not a bad listen but Jim's excessive altruism makes me queasy. His overly devoted sense of guilt for the rest of the world is too much to bear. His morals are skewed and inconsistent. Esentially I didn't really like him. Best to have a listen and decide for yourself.

  • The Obsidian Chamber

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,247

After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a plot

  • By Olive on 11-23-16

Enough already

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Too much Diogenes not enough Pendergast. Too much of this book is focussed on the evil brother who is supposed to be dead already. This is a character that should be written out of the series permanently, totally unlikable, no redeeming qualities, etc. etc..

  • The Sound of Rebellion

  • The Human Division, Episode 8
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enough - but there's a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look with your ears.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-06-13

Loving this series

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

As soon as a new segment is available I stop listening to whatever else I have on the go.
The characters feel real and the narration is superb. I would like to see more series like this one.

  • Free First Chapter from Gauntlgrym: Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Saga, Book 1

  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 85

Drizzt joins Bruenor on his quest for the fabled dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym: ruins said to be rich with ancient treasure and arcane lore. But before they even get close, another drow and dwarf pair stumbles across it first: Jarlaxle and Athrogate. In their search for treasure and magic, Jarlaxle and Athrogate inadvertently set into motion a catastrophe that could spell disaster for the unsuspecting people of the city of Neverwinter - a catastrophe big enough to lure even Jarlaxle into risking his own coin and skin to stop it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start

  • By Richard on 02-14-13

Boring

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

Reviewed: 02-10-13

Tried listening to the Free first chapter, found both the story and the narration uninspired and boring. I had to stop after 20min before it put me to sleep

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,894
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,622
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,596

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By Ethan M. on 12-21-12

He's Back (James Marsters that is)

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

Obviously Dresden is evolving and staying fresh, although I am not sure I like the current twist in the story line. Too much Fae and invincible mad queens for my taste. On the other hand with James Marsters back as narrator it kind of makes up for the loss of the quintessential Harry.

  • Bowl of Heaven

  • By: Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 189

In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven ( Ringworld) and Gregory Benford ( Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One word: poor

  • By Eduardo on 11-06-12

The End Really Sucks

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

I have been reading Larry Niven for years, the end of this book is such a non conclusion, one wonders why I began reading it in the first place. Not your classic Niven

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,483

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

Great Story, Gripping and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-16-12

A subtle love story hidden inside a wild adventure through the reams of unreality, Definitely worth a listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spellbound

  • Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,022

Dark fantasy goes hardboiled in Book II of the hard-hitting Grimnoir Chronicles by the New York Times best-selling creator of Monster Hunter International. The Grimnoir Society’s mission is to protect people with magic, and they’ve done so—successfully and in secret—since the mysterious arrival of the Power in the 1850s, but when a magical assassin makes an attempt on the life of President Franklin Roosevelt, the crime is pinned on the Grimnoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbound is Pure Magic

  • By Paulette on 02-12-14

Fantasticaly Fun

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

Reviewed: 11-13-12

A good listen, the alternate universe type twist on reality gives the author lots of leeway to play with history, the characters are interesting and just unrealistic enough to make it all work together, The narrator does a great job with believable personalities for the primary characters. I am looking forward to the next volume in the series.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,511

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

Missing a proper conclusion

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

I found this story quite entertaining and a good listen. The problem is it ended with no final conclusions or outcome. A very good way to sell the next book in the series.
I may or may not purchase the next volume after experiencing a very disappointing ending to the first one

1 of 2 people found this review helpful