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Robert Merrill

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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,610
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198,105

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Fun!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

A great book. Liked better than the movie. More suspense and better flow. Narrator was fine with decent range.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,012

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Great production.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I enjoyed the style as this was my first audible original. It also shows how the media always wants to judge someone without a fair trial.

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,812
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,770

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Best book so far.

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

My only complaint is that this series needs a female counterpart. Narrator has enough range though.

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    Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    3,018 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,687

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

Typical end of world book.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

It starts off okay. Big cast so that's nice. Would be interested in knowing what happens.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,289
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,218

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

It's Game of Thrones. Book Version.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Everything had been said. Love the show, love the books. As big as they are though, still would help to have a female alongside a Male narrator.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,931
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,968

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-30-18

Brutal world, typical story

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Maybe it gets better with other books in the series but it seems like the author back tracks. Example is the brutality and physical damage the main character goes through and describes it well, too find out was not that bad. Suspend all logic and it's a fun listen though.

  • The Raven Flies at Night

  • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 2
  • By: Janine R. Pestel
  • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A demon's presence in the town has the townfolk depressed, with suicides being a daily occurrence. After the duo meets Father Nelson, they receive an amulet that will aid them in their battle against the Mountainview demon. But after a meeting with TV reporter Belinda Carstone, they learn of her mysterious dream, and a demon that abducted her many years ago. Soon, their adventure takes a completely new, terrifying direction. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gunter and Bob are back

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-04-18

It's like Constantine and Supernatural.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I actually like the characters and even though I did not listen to the first book yet, it was easy to follow and the narrator was good with the different characters. I hope to hear more from Father Gunter.
I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

  • Alien: Covenant Origins

  • The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 732

The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corporate Espionage, No Monsters

  • By Admiralu on 02-13-18

At least I know what Earth is like.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Wish I could say it was a good book but average at best. Really gives no back story that anyone cares about since we know what happens in the movie. Narrator was okay. Had enough tones to make it less boring to me.

  • 52 Sleepless Nights

  • Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, and Horror Short Stories
  • By: Tobias Wade
  • Narrated by: Paul Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Did you know that heaven keeps a prisoner? Or that the grim reaper's scythe isn't there to harvest you? It's really to protect you against something on your journey. This is a huge collection of 52 psychological horror and supernatural horror stories, the second volume to the Amazon best-selling horror collection, 51 Sleepless Nights.   

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many stories go nowhere.

  • By Robert Merrill on 09-23-18

Too many stories go nowhere.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

It seems these were some stories the author wrote down in a journal and never completed his thoughts. I think if he fleshed out some of these, it would gave been better but to me they were all over the place. This is not to say I think the author is a bad writer, just needs work on some of these stories. The narrator had no range and each story and the same tone which made it hard to get through all of them. I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

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  • True Crime Stories: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases

  • True Crime Anthology, Volume 10
  • By: Jack Rosewood
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Can’t get enough of gruesome true crime stories and endless turn of events? Then this book is for you. In the following true crime anthology, you will be introduced to some of the most tragic crime cases in modern history. The 12 crimes profiled in this volume will keep you listening, although sometimes due to the shocking nature you will undoubtedly not want to listen.... The primary theme of this volume is youth violence and some of the factors that have driven kids to kill. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hug your kids tight before and after listening

  • By Spooky Mike on 06-05-18

Another great Jack Olsen book.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Not much else to say. Jack draws you in and Kevin is really bringing it to life. I recommend this and all his other books if you are interested in crime and some back story. I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.