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  • The Black Company

  • Chronicles of The Black Company, Book 1
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,930

Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard Boiled Morally Ambiguous Epic Fantasy

  • By Jefferson on 03-18-11

Good book, but very dark

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

I really liked this book, evil fighting evil, fighting evil. Some really good characters. Worth the credit!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gateway

  • By: Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,541

When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A human-focused SF classic

  • By Ryan on 12-05-13

Overall enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

Where does Gateway rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook, really kept me on the edge of my seat ready for something substantial to happen. Which unfortunately never did. Still an enjoyable book.

Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman and Robert J. Sawyer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never have before, but I'm a fan now. He saved this book by his performance.

Any additional comments?

the psycho-analysis parts are pure brilliance. This book is really about a guy who faces up to his feelings and fears, rather than the space opera I was expecting. Those parts of the book are what really save it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,353

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Great Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?

Yes, a very engaging book, with tons of action. Maybe directed towards teens, but audible is the perfect medium for this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but being over 6 hours alas I had to sleep.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone. Great production value, great story, and great voice. Worth every penny!

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,161

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

Epic Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 11-03-14

What did you love best about The Eye of the World?

That his characters were flawed, just like the rest of us. They weren't willing participants like alot of other fantasy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eye of the World?

The Beggar pointing at Rand and screaming. I can totally picture that in my mind.

What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed both of them. it took a bit of getting used to them switching back and forth. But it was intentional and they switched at perfect moments.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone. Glad there are so many books to go through. I originally heard of these books due to my favorite author Brandon Sanderson finishing this series. He cannot come out with new Stormlight archive books fast enough, so I figured I'd read everything he's written. I'm glad I have to read all the Jordan stuff first to get to when Sanderson finishes this series.

  • Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

  • Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf
  • By: Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitaker
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

After sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick lets the secrets in his Little Red Book be heard by the golf world in this classic work. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the game, and lets all golfers play their best - whatever their level.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A golf essential

  • By Wyatt Bingham on 01-18-04

Greatest golf book ever!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

What made the experience of listening to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book the most enjoyable?

Jack Whitaker is a great narrator, and the simplicity of Harvey's teaching is second to none!
I think this book is great for beginners or golfers of any skill level as there is something in there for everyone.

  • The Game for a Lifetime

  • By: Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitaker, Bud Shrake, Tinsley Penick
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

His gentle demeanor and timeless wisdom made Harvey Penick America's best-loved teacher of the game of golf. At the time of his death in April 1995, Harvey was well along in the work on this, his fourth book of golf instruction. Like his classic Little Red Book, The Game for a Lifetime is filled not so much with swing tips and stance aids, but with a timeless philosophy that seeks to improve your play by improving how you feel about your game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple yet effective

  • By Lionel on 09-12-14

Simple yet effective

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

Reviewed: 09-12-14

What did you love best about The Game for a Lifetime?

His simple approach to life, and golf

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is perfect for this book, he makes it sound like Harvey's narrating this himself

Any additional comments?

This book would be great for beginners, but also has something for every skill type in golf.