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Barry Cotton

Waterford, MI United States
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  • Aces

  • Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543

Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been. When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book and great performance

  • By chris wessells on 01-02-18

Nothing special

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Easy, if boring and predictable read. No where near as good as his other stuff.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Whispering Room

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than The Silent Corner

  • By Michael on 11-28-17

Okay

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

No closure, I guess I'll listen to the next one but story getting repetitive and not that great.

  • Prey

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,033

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

  • By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

Average at best.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-04

Maybe it was because I'd just listened to King's Gunslinger series, but I found the writing to be amateur at best. If you're expecting a "can't stop listening" type of book, move on. If you just need to use this month's book club credit, it might be worth it - but don't expect much. I think this book might make a decent special effects movie but it was painful at times to listen to. Maybe with a better reader (he was very unimpressive)?

18 of 19 people found this review helpful