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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,823
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,836

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

For Ray Porter Fans

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I bought this book because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews; however, I must be missing something that everyone else gets. Ray Porter is a god!! I preface this by saying he is the only reason I made it through this book. The story is absolutely pointless and boring and left me shaking my head. If you liked Bobiverse then I guess you will like this because even Ray Porter could not help me to get through that. Dennis Taylor's books are lacking excitement and purpose. I try to get every book Ray Porter narrates but will pass on any future Dennis Taylor novels.

  • Aliens: Bug Hunt

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Scott Sigler, and others
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the bug hunt

  • By doug thornton on 06-06-18

Don't Waste Your Credit or Time

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I hate having to return audiobooks but this one is for sure going back. The narration is bad, with the exception of R.C. Bray, and although I went into this knowing it was a book of short stories, I in no way expected it to be a book of short stories that made no sense. The reviews that made sure to point out that the stories are about space marines and not about aliens are misleading. I relied on those reviews because I love the space marines and was not concerned about the alien part. However, it did not deliver on either front. This one is definitely going back.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Is Empty

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

  • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

Love the series BUT! Far fetched! Skip This One

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

I really like the series; there is no real guess work as to who the bad guy ever is but it's great to go through the journey as they figure it out. However, this book was a goofy, weird, made so sense or reason why a sane, rational middle-aged sheriff would do some of the silly antics they had him do. Makes no difference to the series I would skip this one.

  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

Great. Except for the production.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I liked this story and the narration was great but it could have been better if the producers did not have the narrator constantly say "Malone said" or "Russo said" over and over.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Victory's Defeat

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,353

Beth, forever fanning the flames of tension and dissension, has the Stryvers, the Progerians, and the entire human race on the brink of annihilation. It is up to Michael Talbot, BT, Drababan, and the United Earth Marine Corps to stave off this extinction event, along with General Ginson aboard the outgunned, outmanned, and nearly crippled USS Guardian. Is it too late, or can it all still be saved?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tufo is the best!

  • By Trucking david on 06-06-17

Totally Unnecessary Story

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I've listened to all the books in the Zombie Fallout series and have loved all of them. However, this book caused me to scratch my head and wonder why it was even written. The last quarter of the book was a backstory of Drababon (sp), which was way too long and involved a whole lot of nothing interesting. Also the narration started to grate on my ears and nerves as the tone used for all the aliens was the same drawn out monotone. I will always choose to buy a Mark Tufo book, but this one was truly a bust and felt more of a filler than a true continuance of the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book. Well written and very creative!

  • By Leslie on 06-25-17

Grabs you by the throat and won't let go!!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Earthcore to be better than the print version?

Yes! I think the audio version is better because of the excellent narration provided by Ray Porter. He made each character come to life in a way that fully immerses the listener in the story.

What other book might you compare Earthcore to and why?

I would compare Earthcore to Lycan Fallout because of the odds stacked against the characters and the fight to survive.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Ray Porter is masterful in giving each character a unique voice, conveying passion, intensity and drama. There is no need to add "he said" or "she said" to any line, as he is able to distinguish each character so the listener knows who is speaking.

If you could rename Earthcore, what would you call it?

The Depths.

Any additional comments?

The book description did not do this book justice. This was an action packed, masterful story from beginning to end. Ray Porter was the reason I took a chance because a book about mining does not sound exciting; but this book was so much more. The best book I've listened to this year!

22 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners

  • By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,575

With New Orleans out of control, Chad Oliver Gardenier, one of Monster Hunter International's premier hunters, has been dispatched from Seattle to reinforce the beleaguered members of MHI'S Hoodoo Squad in their fight against the darkness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Humph

  • By Walter W. Chu on 02-23-17

Losing it's luster

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Still love the series but narrative is getting boring. There should be a limit to how many times you can say "he said" or "she said" after every other word.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Orb

  • Nightlord, Book 3
  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486

We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve inner peace by coming to terms with them. But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become outer demons? Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles, fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal organizations, and more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointed

  • By Steven A Baxter on 05-02-17

Great Series - But Starting to Drag On

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

Reviewed: 10-27-16

Would you try another book from Garon Whited and/or Sean Runnette?

I like Garon Whited's writing (still convinced its Mark Tufo) and Sean Runnette is great. I will definitely try other books from this duo.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Shorten, shorten and shorten. The writing goes into too much detail about mundane facts such as trying to explain propulsion or how magic works. This is a fantasy; magic is not real and attempts to give it legitimacy by detailing every aspect slows down the story.

Did Sean Runnette do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Sean Runnette does a good job; although every woman kinda sounds like Tommy after a while; but still very good.

Could you see Orb being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Don't think this would translate into a movie or TV series.

Any additional comments?

I have all the books in the series and as much as I've enjoyed them I will not buy the next one. It takes way too long to get to any meaningful action.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colonization

  • Alien Invasion, Book 3
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 477

Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots - the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Milking the story !!!

  • By Mark S Bowley on 03-29-17

Pointless

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

This book and the next in the series are totally pointless and only designed to milk more money out of what could have been a great two series of books. Lost all interest and will not waste my money on the next book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Switch

  • Joe Ledger, Book 8
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

Terrorists have acquired a terrible new weapon that can crash the power grid and plunge America into a new dark age. A coordinated attack is planned to shut out all lights and emergency services to 10 major cities. Planes will fall, hospitals will go dark, no help will come. And in that terrible darkness, a dreadful plague will be released. If the lights go off, nothing can stop the bioweapon from killing millions. At the same time, the intelligence services are being torn apart from within by a plague of betrayal, murder, and suicide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ledger should be on the big screens

  • By Will on 06-19-16

Weird, meandering, unfocused and a bit too bizarre. Too many ideas that are not presented in a cohesive manner.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Let me start by saying that Ray Porter is the God of narration. That said the was a hot mess of a premise and the constant erosion of the DMS really grates on me. Worth the credit but prepare to suspend any reality based expectation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful