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  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,221

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gift of Time is a Gift!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 12-07-17

Pleasantly surprised!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I Loved this book a great deal all the way up till the last 10 minutes. Don't let that scare you, It was still a very good book I just wasn't crazy about the ending. Sometimes when I don't like how a book ends it's because I wanted a certain outcome or things went poorly for the protagonist in the end. Not really the case here as I have absolutely no Idea what would have made the ending better only, I didn't like it. For the first few minutes I wasn't sure about the narrator however, he quickly grew on me and I will likely search out his other recordings. After listening to a few of the highest ranking books in this time travel genre I must say I really do enjoy these books!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,109

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Pretty good story overall.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This is a good story with somewhat predictable characters. I liked it, but my eyes did cramp up from all the rolling. Imagine, Mitch Rapp and Charles Bronson with an overdose of Fox News. I personally don't care to know exactly where all the characters in a "thriller" stand on the political spectrum. You will be left with no doubt here. Again, I did mostly enjoy the book and would still listen to any forthcoming books should this become a series. As always, Ray Porter is an amazing narrator.

  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

I wish I hadn't waited so long!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Lately, I have been trying to either delete or actually buy and listen to, the books that have been lingering on my wish list for too long. This is one of those books that sounded interesting but I just wasn't sure about. I am kicking myself for not purchasing this sooner! This is exactly my kind of book. I can see where some would not be as interested in, or would be bored by, all the world-building involved in bringing the reader into a complete new world with all its social and political machinations. Personally, I love it! This is a smart, well thought out, perfectly plausible time travel sci-fi epic. I listened to all 4 books in less than a week and was still left wanting more. The narration by Johnathan Davis was excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,836

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Skewed left but terrifying none the less

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

There is obvious truth here and it paints a dismal picture of a runaway train and its bumbling conductor, hailed and glorified by its passengers while it most assuredly barrels off a cliff. The real question, is how in the world has it stayed on the tracks this long? Do they even know there is a loaded gun, cocked and pointed at their heads with the Mueller investigation? That gun is going to go off, and, take out most of the administrations senior staffers. The only question here is when, and exactly how bad will it be? The book made me positively readjust my opinion on some of the people in the Trump white house, especially Steve Bannon and soured my opinion of others. I don't agree with Bannon's world view and his vision for America but, he doesn't appear to be bat shit crazy or the secret leader of a white power/neo Nazi organization. There are some smart and competent people around DJT and that at least gives me some hope for our future. In the following week or so since this book was released, the only actual facts that I have heard or seen that have been disputed, are the exact name of a person quoted as being at a bar and it was the correct first name but incorrect last name. A white house senior staffer confirmed Wolff's access and most of the key players have admitted talking to Wolff, also, the White House press pool and other journalist have confirmed they saw Wolff's unusual access to the inner circle. My personal opinion is Wolff went into this to write a book about how Trump got elected as an outsider and to get a close up of the Trump administration. What he found dictated a change in tone and scope of the book. Wolff, on CNN, readily admitted that he proposed a favorable book and said whatever he had to in order to gain such access. This may give others pause, for me, it reinforced Wolff's conclusion that DJT can be easily manipulated with flattery, praise, and the prospect of future praise and acceptance by the media and journalists in general. Now, incase this matters I am a life long Republican and have voted as such in every election since I was eighteen, until this one. Gary Johnson was the only option I could pick and still be able to sleep at night. I was aghast watching the people I know fall for him, dismissing each and every terrible thing that came out about him with reckless abandon and illogical fervor. I still don't get it. Some of my friends and family now see what I saw but, others, with their daily dose of fox news, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others, will never, ever, admit they were wrong. In my opinion, a perfect reflection of the state of politics in this still great but, at least for now, politically hypnotized nation.

  • Altar of Influence: The Orsarian War

  • A Prelude to the Dying Lands Chronicle
  • By: Jacob Cooper
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Sacrifice. The single act capable of bringing both death and life simultaneously. Thannuel Kerr is handsome, young, and brash, fumbling through childhood toward his inevitable inheritance: the next Lord of the Western Province. He struggles to accept his arranged marriage and to grow into the man he must become. The journey toward that end, however, is fraught with more peril than he could possibly imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Compelling Read!

  • By A Voracious Reader on 10-17-16

Epic fantasy at it's very best!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I am usually not a big fan of prequels, but this one was needed. In my opinion, the story and world that started in the first book probably ballooned on the writer and in order accommodate the increase in scope, this book was born. I'm very glad in any case, as this is an amazing story and the series so far is very, very, good. To me the writing is very Sanderson-esque (probably the best compliment any fantasy writer could ever receive) and at about Warbreaker level in writer growth. For me, there is nothing more exciting than reading an excellent book knowing the writer is growing and evolving as you turn the page. I eagerly await the next installment. It's narrated by Michael Kramer.. enough said.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,953
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,901

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Sanderson Masterpiece

  • By 2bizy on 05-24-18

Perfection in literature.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

If you have read the first two books in this series, then you already know Brandon Sanderson is the greatest storyteller of our generation, and, one of the best to ever put pen to page. That is not grandiose hyperbole. It is understatement. So, now that my opinion on the author is clear, the book. The book is excellent! The pacing is great and the story progressed just the right amount for me. In my opinion, what Sanderson does the best of any writer I have ever read, is the tear-down and rebuilding of characters. I will say, that this book seems to spend more time making everything seem like it's getting worse and worse before finally we see positive change and victories for the main characters. Not really a negative for me but it does feel like there is no hope till nearly the end of the book. I am so glad Sanderson doesn't suffer from whatever George R.R Martin and Patrick Rothfuss have been afflicted with. I think we can reasonably expect the next book in 2-3 years, which is amazing considering he will also be churning out other incredible books and stories along the way.

51 of 72 people found this review helpful

  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,477

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More of a side book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-12-17

I was worried it wouldn't be as good, I was wrong.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

After reading that this book featured the 2 knuckleheaded apprentices, I'll admit I was worried I wouldn't like it. Turns out, we get to really know the hormonal miscreants, and hey, whaddya know, they are worthy of an entire book. That said, I hope there aren't any more side trips like this. Great next step in a great series! Highly recommend it.

  • Ascendant: Book 1

  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,505

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A skeptic entertained

  • By David M on 11-22-17

Very good , but..

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This is a very good book but, the tired plot device of misunderstanding, overhearing incorrectly, and stupid assumptions is trotted out so much in this otherwise great book that it gets very irritating and tiresome. I hope this stops in the next book as It nearly ruined this one. I will wait for reviews of the next book to be sure it’s not more of the same before purchasing.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stillbright

  • The Paladin Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Daniel M. Ford
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

Ordained by an ancient goddess of mercy and light, former knight Allystaire Coldbourne has become a paladin, a hero out of legend. But evil stalks him, angry gods align against him, and greedy warlords want him dead. With the help of his friends, each blessed with extraordinary powers by the Goddess, Allystaire must escape the clutches of sorcerers and wicked rulers who will stop at nothing to destroy him as he continues his dangerous quest to bring peace and unity to the fractured and war-torn Baronies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-17

I am loving this series!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Familiar but unique, this is a great tale with great characters. Can't wait till the next installment!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Core

  • Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,889

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I've always been a defender of this book series...

  • By JReed on 10-17-17

I love this book, this series, so much!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

This is a great ending to this series! You know you have a good book when it's barely started and you keep checking the timer because you don't want it to be over. Very sad to say goodbye to these characters. If I had any complaints, it would be that we had come to know and love (or hate) some of the characters in the previous books and they were kind of glossed over in this finale. I think there is room for another series to take place in the next generation. I would LOVE that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful