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  • Firefight

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,458

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a cherry on top of a Sundae in the North Pole

  • By Zenpaca on 01-16-15

Enjoyed it! bot quite as much as the first though.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I thought the story as a whole went in a really good direction, but the water jet pack he spends a lot of time using in the book was a put off for me...

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,734

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

A different take on "super heroes"

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

This is a great listen for anybody who is burnt out on twenty super hero movies a year.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,530
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,540

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

An enjoyable ghost story.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

A good one for a 3am baby feeding. Not long just to be long but still plenty spooky. a good one sitting listen.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,211

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

A good insight on a super interesting guy.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because having been written a couple years ago now the "things they are working on" have all been finished now. The only downside to books about people who are still active. An interesting listen either way.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,316

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

RC Bray is the man.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

R.C. Bray is the man and this type of book is right in his wheel house. If you liked Inception try this one. Highly reccomend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,986
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,929

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leveling up his writing skills

  • By Dallas on 08-15-18

Finally some length!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

my only complaint about any of the other books in the series is about how they feel short but that isn't the case with this one! Lots of great story and plenty of time to listen to Nick Podehl gove a killer performance as usual! More like this please Mr. Kong!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,061

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich, and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Addicting

  • By Andrew on 08-23-18

I've been binging this!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I've been binging this series and it continues to please. Nick Podehl nails it from start to finish with every one of these books. I've been saying in every review that my only complaint is that the books are too short, but it looks like Mr. Kong fixes that with book 7 which is 46hrs! Thank you! And more please Mr Kong!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 3
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,021

Richter and Sion are in a fight for their very lives. Their enemies are circling, and the powers they have awakened are barely under their control. Death and war are on their doorstep, but they have a simple message for the enemies of the Mist Village. "Kiss your loved ones goodbye. The Mist will claim you." A wonderful blend of humor and adventure, The Land: Alliances will transport you to the world of your dreams...and your nightmares.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does not disappoint.

  • By Nevrynal on 07-22-17

The fun keeps going

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This series is staying fun to listen to. only complaint is that it's chewing up my credits! Looking forward to the longer book 7! More please Mr. Kong!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,798

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This RPG is LIT!

  • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

Almost as good as the first!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Thoroughly enjoyed the listen. my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! More please Mr. Kong!

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,505

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

Informative and definitely worth the listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

If you didn't already hate accuweather you will after you listen to this. Barry Myers could be the biggest scumbag of all time.