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  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,632

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Wish this could have been one of his series, and maybe we’ll see more from this universe. I love the tip of the hat toward his previous books when he spoke about the future as well.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118,004

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Just terrible

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

All of the people in this book are boring self centered morons. I had to stop listening an hour in as I was starting to get depressed listening to this drivel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pirates of Pacta Servanda

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,717

Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly fast ride while being informative.

  • By Josh P on 01-16-16

Yep, already boring and stupid

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

So, I've listened to the other books in this series and thought, "Hey, I'll give this series one last chance." Can I get my credit back please... *Face-palm* This book series could only be made worse by throwing in a Jar Jar Binks like character and one or two love drunk emo sparkly vampires. And, that's with only listening to the first few chapters of this the newest of the books. Do yourself a favor and don't get it, don't even bother listening to the rest of the series. Save those brain cells for a better series.

It's not the voice actor's fault though, he does the best he can to help this story out, and actually does a really good job. So there is that.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Gardens of the Moon

  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,751

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing yet demanding high epic

  • By Adnan on 11-20-12

I couldn't even finish it.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

I couldn't get past Ralph Lister's character voices. They all ended up sounding the same, to airy and like he was wheezing them out.

  • The Lord Collector

  • A Raven's Shadow Novella, Book 1.5
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 528

Author's note: The following story takes place in the same world as my novel Blood Song, the first volume in the Raven's Shadow trilogy. I wrote it because I wanted to more fully explore characters who appear in Blood Song and the sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. Readers familiar with my work are sure to recognize a certain pale-eyed, raspy-voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order, and those curious as to the origins of the Tower Lord of the Southern Shore will find answers here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything but the price

  • By Avid Reader on 07-10-15

Very good for as short as it s

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Not worth the $9 price tag, but still a great short story. The narrative that has been created, first with "The Blood Song" and then with this book is very well executed once you get used to the readers gravelly voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden Masters of Marandur

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000

Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it even more so then the first!

  • By Pabkins on 03-29-15

Good book, but a little to much teen romance for me.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

I don't have a lot of experience with Jack Campbell's books so I'm not sure if this is just his writing style, but expect a lot more teen romance then story here. Don't get me wrong the story portion of it is good, just overshadowed heavily by the blossoming romance of the protagonists.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Rithmatist

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,911

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of the chalk!

  • By Brandon on 05-17-13

Sanderson does it again.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

Ingenious alternate reality. The characters and world Sanderson creates along with the magic system is incredible.

  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,957

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story

  • By debbie on 11-02-12

Great story just short

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

Would love to hear more about this part of the stormlight archive world. Great story just, very short. Please Mr. Sanderson, when you write these stories between books could you feed our crack addiction just a little bit more.

  • The Dragons of Dorcastle

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,924

The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Huh....Well there are dragons. Kinda.

  • By Katie on 12-05-14

For the most part a great story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Kind of reminds me of west side story in some ways. A lot of cliche teen romance moments. The overarching story however is well built and has plenty I keep you interested.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 164,715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,046
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151,884

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

One of the funiest books!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

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

Yes. The voice actor really filled out the character and was perfect for this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

All the math... wow.

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just a true sense that he was the character instead of just reading the part.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No. There are some exciting parts to it though.

Any additional comments?

There is a lot of cursing or "language", so be aware of that.