LISTENER

GMW

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 17
  • helpful votes
  • 38
  • ratings
  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,301

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
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Could have been awesome but disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This story started out with so much potential but failed for following reasons.
- no likable main character
- started with science of deep mining such as cool suits by never really explained anything in plausible way
- no interesting alien characters

This would have been much better if we had run with the premise of a deeply buried extremophile culture discovered with amazing new mining technology that then bridges into a series that explains the alien origin and continues with likable characters. Oh, well.

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,297

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Overrated!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

Bought this based on high number of positive reviews. Seems to have potential but, in the end, none of the major characters are likable or interesting. Will not be buying the next in the series.

  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

  • By Mgarneau on 01-10-18

Very uneventful addition to series

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

I’ve enjoyed the series so far but this one indicates that the author is running out of ideas. The Lankies haven’t evolved in any meaningful way while the humans have essentially figured out how to kill them on demand. It’s now Protoss vs Big Zerg. Still nothing on the biology of the lankies or their back story and no progress on communication with them. Yawn. Mostly a bunch of self dialogue about whether to keep doing what he’s been doing with no resolution.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magelord

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 3
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,442

How can Sire Minalan fight goblins, plots, poverty, and politics, all from his remote and rustic vale, while keeping the peasants in line and the Warbird of West Fleria at bay? With wit, courage, determination, and a healthy dose of magic. And when the new king tasks him to find a way to slay a dragon, an ordinary knight might shy away from the quest. For Sire Minalan, it's just another day on the job as a magelord!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, superb performance.

  • By R. K. on 07-28-17

Enjoyable, but drags.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

This is sort of an interlude book in the series. I enjoy the characters and narration but it doesn't do much to advance the plot. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Tom Clancy Point of Contact

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 3
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,485

Former U.S. Senator Weston Rhodes is a defense contractor with an urgent problem. His company needs someone to look over the books of Dalfan Technologies, a Singapore company—quickly. He turns to his old friend Gerry Hendley for help. Hendley Associates is one of the best financial analysis firms in the country and the cover for The Campus, a top-secret American intelligence agency. Rhodes asks for two specific analysts, Jack Ryan Jr., and Paul Brown, a mild-mannered forensic accountant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give the guy a break!

  • By shelley on 06-15-17

Strong Beginning, incredibly weak ending

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

This book started as a full blown Clancy sequence adventure with great scenes in Singapore and promises of a tie in to an adventure from the Cold War era but then petered out with a very unsatisfying ending. It's like the author just gave up. The ending is so bad that I cannot recommend this book.

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,066

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

Mixed Bag - probably skip this one

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

The idea of a 60 year old ex spy going around for one last hurrah was very intriguing. This story has some major problems, however, that make me review it down to 3 stars. There is the very strange way the girlfriend Zoe is handled where she just gets dropped and her back story completely upended with no resolution. There is also the terribly coincidental way the guy finished off his opponent in Libya at the end. Finally, there is the strange and inconsistent way that the spymasters deal with Julian. It only makes sense if you want to argue the government acts without any rhyme or reason which I guess is true but makes for a bad story. I recommend that you skip this one.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,048

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

Excellent conclusion to the series.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

This was much better than the second book which I was so unimpressed with that I almost didn't buy the third. If you liked steel heart you should buy this to see how it was all wrapped up.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,017

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

Very good story, worth a look

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Starts off more or less like The Gray Man but it has some good twists and turns that make you want to keep listening. Solid.

  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

Half a book but still okay

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Pretty good addition to the series. Quite slow during the middle portion but it has a good ending. Should have been combined with next installment in series. Overall worth a credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Back Blast

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,013
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,150

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget about Jason Bourne, The Gray Man is here

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 02-26-16

Solid Grey Man Story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

Wraps up the grey man series nicely. A little bit draggy in the middle but I liked the very nuanced ending. Recommend!