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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 17,347
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,196

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

Totally loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This is a must read. Absolutely one of the top books in audio I have read. Fabulous narrative, great voicing, fabulous logical thinking and storyline and full of surprises. Highly recommended.

  • Forbidden The Stars

  • The Interstellar Age Book 1
  • By: Valmore Daniels
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the book.

  • By M.Lee Fox on 04-18-18

Could have been better if

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I struggled with this one. The book excessively flowed a huge amount of technical facts which could have been better if the narrator was more involved in the story. Very dry, and read with intonation of a ten year old boy. Yes, even the gruff adults. Most memorable moments? The author was telling us about the feelings of a young boy crippled, walked with a limp and the onlookers oggled him as they passed by. But the narrator said the onlookers googled him as they passed by. Yep, Big boo-boo.

  • The Tombs

  • A Fargo Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail, the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Entertaining Read

  • By Compute on 10-01-12

Best book ever

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I have read many C.C. books, and most of the alternate protagonists novels that bear his name. But this book was so far above and beyond the others that I believe this book deserves my accolade of best c.c. book ever! Five out of five. You must read this book.

  • 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 12,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,862

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

Five Stars is not adequate! Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Oh my goodness! The storyline, the character building, twists, turns, the clarity of thought... Peter Clines gets a standing ovation for every aspect of this story!!! And Ray Porter and his special way of voicing the story is just amazing. Ray brings it alive! I simply could not put it down. Around every corner was unexpected and exciting reading/listening, all the way to the end. Well done!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Eternity's Mind

  • Saga of Shadows, Book 3
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not great but a good end to the trilogy

  • By Sailfish on 09-23-16

Just Plain Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

This was a wonderful conclusion to the stories! Having read ALL of the Saga series and all of this trilogy, I am so very pleased at the wrap-up. Very pleased. Thank you Kevin. And thank you Mark.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,805

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

What a BLAST!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I simply loved this book. The narration was fabulous! The story kept twisting and getting more exciting and I wanted to keep listening way past bedtime! Yes, this is a keeper!

  • Victory

  • Legacy Fleet, Book 3
  • By: Nick Webb
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

United Earth burns. The Swarm runs rampant across our space. We mourn the loss of thousands of ships and millions of fallen comrades. Billions of fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers - all gone, all dead. It is time we end this, for our moment has come. But victory never comes without sacrifice. Heroes are not taught nor trained but forged in blood and ashes. Our grandchildren's history books will tell our story and glorify the heroes and legends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much More Than Just another Military SciFi Opera

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-16

Outstanding!!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

This entire series has been Great, but Book 3 is over the top!!! Must Read! A super good story line that has many unexpected twists, and all were explained before the book ended. All successfully were linked back through the first two books! I simply stand and applaud Mr Webb for an outstanding book. And the voicing really brought it home. I like this book. Thank you!

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,319

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

oh wow! I absolutely loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

I found this so riveting that my daily chores got behind! There was no delay in getting the excitement rolling. And the fabulous narrator!! How does he make all those different voices? The wild and wide-spread concepts of this book make it a must-read. I loved this book.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,286

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Great writing, great performance, hohum production

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

I loved the story. I loved the voicing. I was startled St times by the telephone ringing in the background... I presumed the talent was reading in a soundproof booth, but not really. Office staff conversations and telephones detracted a tiny bit. But the whole thing was a really good listen! Thank you!!!

  • Saturn Run

  • By: John Sandford Ctein
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723

The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope - something is approaching Saturn and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Sci-Fi Book in a While!

  • By Ted on 05-29-17

Something Else!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

Right away the voice talent makes this book stand out. Then the really good story grips you. And then you start commenting to yourself and others that the science behind the story is so well done and logical and clearly understandable! Then they start adding characters that THINK! I loved this book in so many ways! I bow at the waist with respect to the authors. Five stars - yes!!