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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,998
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,925

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

OMG--Did I really buy this?

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

OK, I know that I never liked the X-files on TV. The stories always seemed like they were written by someone on LSD. I do not know what drove me to buy this audiobook, but this may be the worst I have ever heard. This not only makes no sense at any level, but the fact that the characters can read their parts seriously is totally amazing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or some thing - called Johnny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • new experience

  • By Bruce Griffith on 07-13-18

A Serious Stretch

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

My first audiobook by author Molles. The narrator, Marc Vietor, did an admirable job. I enjoyed listening to this story even if it stretched possible possibilities past the breaking point. The story is focused more on character develop. Not much action. Sort of a science fiction Film Noir. I read a lot of positive comments about D. J. Molles, but I suspect I will look elsewhere for future books.

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 7,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,554

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

Violence, Monsters, and Superegos

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

There was a lot of action in this story, and Ray Porter does a superlative job as the narrator. The beginning of the story was intriguing, by the core of the story was just too implausible. In addition, the "brilliant" people in the story did not even consider the origins of the platinum deposit, when I suspect most readers/listeners guessed the origin early on.

Parts of the story did not tie together well. Why have the same individuals in Argentina as in Utah? What was the point of that.

The one thing that put me off was the gruesome details of some of the violence. I suppose the author was trying to convince us that one individual was truly psychotic, but a lot of that detail was not needed.

It was intriguing in parts. Good have been a better story. Great narration. Worth the listen.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,539

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Interesting but not compelling!

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

The idea behind this book and apparently a series is that a human mind becomes computerized and part of self-replicating intergalactic space probe. It was an interesting idea, but the story is fragmented, and while it has many interesting elements, The story is not compelling enough to want to continue reading additional books in the series. There is some humor, but the reading is flat, like the story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

These 24 dramatic lectures examine key events from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to medieval Europe and Asia. Spanning thousands of years and three continents, this course illuminates fascinating historical dramas on the individual scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent material, engaging presentation.

  • By Mike McGuire on 06-26-15

Living a "Disjointed" History

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

Dr. Garland is a wealth of knowledge, and I have listened to other great courses where he was the lecturer. This course, however, is very disjointed. In fairness, it would be difficult to complete this within the time constraints of the Great Course series. There is just not enough background, and this is basically a set of extended scenarios. If it were somehow placed within a larger context, it might have more meaning.

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,654

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Too much King!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I am a Stephen King fan and he can bring very strong emotions to the top. However, this is far too gruesome. The details and physical descriptions go beyond telling an authentic story. It is a bit too close to the ramblings of a true psychotic.

  • Waterloo

  • The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927

From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a close run thing!

  • By carl801 on 05-13-15

Amazing Detail

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

I am not a student of war, although the affect of war on countries and populations cannot be denied. This recounting of Waterloo, however, was different than anything I have read about wars like the American Civil War or the two World Wars. This was a very "compact" war, involving just a few days for the actual fighting. Thousands of British, Dutch, Prussian and other allies died as did thousands of French. What was the point? Napoleon's ego?

The amount of intricate details and recounting made this a most interesting examination of a battle -- not really a war. So much information. Again, while I am not a student of war, it was worth listening to and Dr. Cornwell, the author, narrates most of the story. Very impressive.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Classics of Russian Literature

  • By: The Great Courses, Irwin Weil
  • Narrated by: Irwin Weil
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul, and in this series of 36 insightful lectures prepared by a frequently honored teacher legendary among educators in both the United States and Russia-you probe just as deeply into the extraordinary legacy that is Russian Literature itself.Professor Weil introduces you to masterpieces such as Tolstoy's War and Peace, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Gogol's Dead Souls, Chekhov's The Seagull, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and many other great novels, stories, plays, and poems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jump in The Troika for A Ride with Dr. Weil!

  • By Rich on 07-15-16

Complex, Dark, and Tumultuous

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Like professor Weil, I became fascinated by Dostoevsky way back in high school and the Grand Inquisitor floored me, even back then. I have read some of the literature included in these 36 lectures, but certainly not all, and will now go back and study further. Professor Weil is clearer as passionate about the Russian language as he is about the subject. He also has a surprisingly pleasant singing voice, which adds to the presentation. Certainly worth the time and I appreciate his expertise in this area and I am impressed by how well he speaks the Russian language.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

  • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Starting Place or Refresher

  • By Amy on 08-05-14

More about London than I could have imagined

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

I enjoyed listening to Professor Bucholz's description of London through time. His "walks" down certain roads, through specific gates to the city, capture the imagination to a point where one can almost feel they are there.

I have been to London more than any other city outside the United States. I do think this positive picture of the city is heavily biased, but that is understandable considering is total enrapture with the subject matter. Even so, there were so horrible, terrible times in London, epitomizing how bad people and things can be, and I think these are underplayed. Even so, the lectures were most interesting and informative.

  • William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

  • By: Peter Saccio, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter Saccio
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Shakespeare's plays - whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream, a history like Henry IV, or a tragedy like Hamlet - are treasure troves of insight into our very humanity. These 36 lectures introduce you to Shakespeare's major plays from each of these three genres and explain the achievement that makes him the leading playwright in Western civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle.."

  • By Kristi R. on 07-01-16

Greatest of observation and insight

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

I have listened to many of the Great Courses audios, and this rates at the very top. Professor Saccio is a person I could listen to extensively.

I studied Shakespeare as an undergraduate and found it interesting, but Professor Saccio adds a depth of understanding to these plays I have never heard. As an academic myself, I also enjoyed his occasional references to academia and student perceptions of the plays.

The content of these 36 lectures forces us to stop and think. I may listen to this set of lectures again, but there is so much to take in, it will be awhile before I ready for another go around.

Well done!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful