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  • Fatal Voyage

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Written with the riveting authenticity that only world-classic forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs can provide, Fatal Voyage pairs witty, elegant prose with pulse-pounding storytelling in a tour de force worthy of crime writing's new superstar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend

  • By marlenedegrood on 10-26-05

Highly Recommend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-05

I have not seen the series "Bones" but I just may have to turn on the TV and take a peek at this new series based on the life of this author after listening to this book. I love it! 2 mysterys in one that really held my interest. I looked forward to the time I could spend with my iPod and headphones tuned into this book, which is generally my gauge for how good a book is. From start to finish...never a dull moment. It's not very often that I would choose an abridged version of a book, but without a choice I guess I don't know what I missed. Flowed well and held my interest for every moment.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Tyrannosaur Canyon

  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 785

What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wait in your driveway book

  • By Samuel Brown on 09-19-05

Excellent Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-05

Without a doubt, this is one of the best listens I've gotten from Audible. Kind of like, a Tony Hillerman novel mixed with Indiana Jones and Jurraisic Park. The narrator is excellent and makes this book a delight to listen to. A definate page turner that's hard to put down. If you like mystery and adventure then I highly recommend this book.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Fabric of the Cosmos

  • Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
  • By: Brian Greene
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Space and Time for the Common Man

  • By Martin on 02-26-04

Disappointed By Narrator

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-05

I was so looking forward to listening to this book until I noticed the name of the narrator, it looked sadly familiar. Sure enough this is the same horrible reader that read MayDay. Hard as may try to get past the reading I just can't. Please audible and authors, don't use this reader, if you do, I won't buy the book.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Mayday

  • By: Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great adventure! Hard to put down.

  • By Douglas on 02-15-03

Maybe the abridged version

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-05

I really did get into this book in the beginning as it seemed to have a good plot and a promise of excitement, but it just went on and on and on while getting nowhere and the action is only in the beginning and end. I would guess that the abridged version might be better. To make matters worse, the narrator was boring and brought no excitement to the book whatsoever so I guess he was a good match for the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

Dissappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-04

I read Plum Island, I listened to Night Fall and I loved them both, I especially love the reading by Scott Brick, so with the great reviews Lions Game has been getting I was sure I would equally enjoy this book.....WRONG! It started out good but turned boring after about the first 2 hours of a way too long book. I so wanted to just discard this but I muttled through it thinking it would get better. DeMille went into too much unnecessary details with long drawn out dialogue and history into a libyan psychopath. I suppose an abridged version of this book may work, but the predictable plot would still be too boring for my tastes. Sorry Mr. DeMille but I'm removing your books from my wish list.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Night Fall

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline

  • By Ms Discus on 11-28-04

One Of The Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-04

Several years ago I read my first Nelson DeMille novel, Plum Island, and I fell in love with DeMilles style of writing. This novel, combined with Scott Bricks reading, is one of the most outstanding purchases I've made from audible.com. I'm a continued fan of Nelson DeMille, the character John Cory, and a new fan of Scott Brick. I found this book very hard to stop listening to, in fact, I keep my iPod beside and would sacrifice much needed sleep for this very suspensful novel based on a controversial fact filled subject. I'm now truely intriqued by what really happened in July 1996 to TWA Flight 800.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful