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  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,249

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Laughed so hard I got an ab workout in the process

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

The skill of John Scalzi to craft dialogue and characters is wonderful. I have listened to this book twice and the second time was just as good as the first time.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,324

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

another awesome book

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

great book. always a great read, I will reread this book in a few years and enjoy the complete will robbie series.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,626

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

wish it was a full size book... but still amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I have read a few of Johns books. I don't know him personally. He is easily one of the best writers I have in my library. I own almost all of his books. I cannot recommend this book enough.

  • Treason

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364

Lanik Mueller is a "rad" - radical regenerative - a freak who can regenerate injured flesh...and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. On a planet without hard metals, or the means of escape, iron offers the promise of freedom through the chance to build a spacecraft. But it is a promise which may never be fulfilled, as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely enjoyable

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 11-12-09

loved it and hated it.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

The idea's and style of writing are what you have come to expect from this authentic writer. The journey you take with the characters never gets old. I've read some of his books twice(mither mage series). I hope Orson Scott Card continues his adenture and is will to share them. I can't say I'm not greedy for more.

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  • Rune of the Apprentice

  • By: Jamison Stone
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

In a world where magic, technology, and nature have merged, the few who can control Runes hold dominance over all of creation. All believe that Aleksi, a 16-year-old orphan, was blessed to be born with a Rune embedded in his palm, but that's only because they don't know the truth - Aleksi's Rune is so powerful it's killing him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book, even though a bit clichéd

  • By Jesse Frederick on 01-07-17

run away. run away. run away.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

I don't know it I can get a refund. but I want the 3 hours I put into this book back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wiseguy

  • By: Nicholas Pileggi
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Pileggi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds... with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who’s lived it. Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The abridgment killed it

  • By Clay G. on 07-09-15

watch the movies

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

OK. not the greatest, not the worst, save some time. watch the movie. I now have to write a little more to get to 15 words.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,721

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

not my cup of tea.

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Well written, but I found myself fighting to finish the book. the auther stated in the forward that most readers either loved it or hated it. He was right.

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,561

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

huge fan of reacher but it fell short

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-17

it's never good when you see the end of the book coming and wonder that's it? I have been a huge fan of the reacher books. I've read most of them. I found myself caring less about the other characters.

  • My Fight / Your Fight

  • By: Ronda Rousey
  • Narrated by: Ronda Rousey, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star, describes her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey's account of the toughest fights of her life - in and outside the Octagon - reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, and the secret behind her undefeated UFC record.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly written

  • By Denise French on 11-20-16

started with no expectations...... what a ride.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I found the emotion and delivery of this authentic to be direct honest and learned a little about her. hope she writes another book.

  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

  • My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
  • By: Tony Danza
  • Narrated by: Tony Danza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 909

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High - Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I may be a little biased, but ....

  • By Sibine on 04-13-13

a wonderful and painfull look at modern schooling.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Mr. Danza was amazing for starting and finishing this one year of teaching. great book!!!!