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  • Valley of Kings

  • Tombquest #3
  • By: Michael Northrop
  • Narrated by: Ramón de Ocampo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

When Alex's mother uses the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead to bring him back from the brink of death, she inadvertently summons a slew of other spirits from the underworld. Book 3 takes Alex and Ren to the Valley of Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert, where a powerful Death Walker lies in wait. Follow them as they travel around the world to stop these Death Walkers...before the tomb claims us all!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story with lots of twists

  • By Chris's Card on 04-11-17

Awesome story with lots of twists

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Here in three books one can see how two children can change the world. So many changes throughout all three books.

  • Gray Panthers: Earth's Revenge

  • By: David Guenther
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

The defenders of Earth, the Gray Panther Army, saved the Earth from an invasion from the Libra Alliance on January 6, 2128. The jubilation was short-lived as Earth's defenders found out there was a second deadlier fleet that would arrive at Earth in about two years. The Gray Panther Army consisting of ancient veterans, who have been enhanced through nanite technology to once again be young men and women, are forced to expand their ranks to include even the young.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen.

  • By Devin on 02-11-16

Dixie's Revenge 2 !

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Where does Gray Panthers: Earth's Revenge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks very high in my list of books I have read + listened too !!

What did you like best about this story?

The whole story, is a truly awesome adventure !!

What about Liam Owen’s performance did you like?

Liam Owen, has added great voices to each character !! He is very gifted !!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The South has risen, again !!!

  • Constitution

  • By: Nick Webb
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

The year is 2650. Seventy-five years ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. Without warning. Without mercy. We were not prepared. Hundreds of millions perished. Dozens of cities burned. We nearly lost everything. Then the aliens abruptly left. We rebuilt. We armed ourselves. We swore: never again. But the aliens never came back. Until now. With overwhelming force the aliens have returned, striking deep into our territory, sending Earth into a panic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too derivative

  • By Joey on 11-23-18

Retirement ??

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

Would you listen to Constitution again? Why?

Yes, without hessitation !! It is a riviting story. What aren't our governments not telling us !!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Constitution?

Back in action !! Why we should not moth ball or dismantle all weapons. The team work of each member in this story !!

Which scene was your favorite?

When the Constitution turned to the Singularity and came back !!

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

It could be done. But I have children !

Any additional comments?

If you like a great space story, revolving around Earth. This is the book !! Kindle or Audio, great either way !!

  • Star Watch

  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

The Craing War is now over... the enemy defeated. As planetary systems around the galaxy try to bring normalcy back to their existence, one thing becomes crystal clear... without the Craing around to keep everyone in line, space has become a far more dangerous place. Admiral Reynolds is compelled to introduce a new stellar over-watch program. With his own career winding down, one of his final directives will be in the formation of a special intergalactic marshaling service... Star Watch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book continues the Scrap yard ship series.

  • By scott rand on 08-10-15

Watch your back !

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

Reviewed: 03-12-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Star Watch to be better than the print version?

I think this book would be grand in print as well as audio !!
A great multi-level story !!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Watch?

When Boomer, a 10 year old girl, came to the rescue !!! Enhancement shield and all !!

Which character – as performed by L.J. Ganser – was your favorite?

I liked every character in this book, except Lord Sha Creame.
Hannah, Jason, Boomer, Dera, Rickett, and the rest of the cast, had an important part in this book !!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cheered when Lord Sha Creame, got what he deserved !

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,491
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,325

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

A day in a Life !

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

What did you love best about The Martian?

How the story ended !! Mark went through a lot on Mars for a year + a half.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

Mark's crew returning for him !!

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent story ready. He did well with each characters voice !!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When he made a potato farm, to have food to last to the next Aries mission.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful story to show how humanity can come together when some one truly needs help !!

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  • How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

It's Hiccup's birthday, but that's not going to keep him from getting into trouble. To save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished, Hiccup must sneak into the Meathead Public Library and steal the Viking's most sacred book. But the Vikings see books as a dangerous influence, and keep them locked up and under heavy guard. To save his friend, Hiccup must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian and his dreadful army of Meathead Warriors and face off against the formidable Driller-Dragons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How many ways, books are useful !

  • By Chris's Card on 01-30-16

How many ways, books are useful !

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

Reviewed: 01-30-16

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons to be better than the print version?

In print or audio, this is an awesome story to hear or read !!

What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons to and why?

How to Train your Dragon ! Another awesome story !!

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

He did quite well with each character !! Voice changes, was wonderful !!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I held my breath at parts in this story !! Other parts of this book made me smile, indeed !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Derelict

  • By: LJ Cohen
  • Narrated by: Bill Burrows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When Rosalen Maldonado tinkers with the derelict freighter, she's just hoping to prove she deserves a scholarship to University. She certainly doesn't count on waking the ship's damaged AI or having three stowaways, Micah Rotherwood and brothers Jem and Barre Durbin, along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Teens can do !!

  • By Chris's Card on 01-20-16

What Teens can do !!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Would you listen to Derelict again? Why?

Oh, yes, indeed !! I could not put this audio book down !!
This story has a lot of twists & turns !! Plots within plots !!

What did you like best about this story?

How, Ro, Micah, Bear & Jim, got a 40+ year old transport ship to run. They worked together as a team.
With all the turn-a-bouts in this well written story, these teenagers, accomplished, victory !! And rewarded, as well !!!!

Have you listened to any of Bill Burrows’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I do not think so !! But I must say, that he kept me riveted to this book !! Excellent voice with each character too !!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Do not underestimate, four teenagers !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimes

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,095
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,367
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,362

A haunting tale set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world, until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Version of "The Chimes" on Audible!

  • By Gillian on 12-14-15

The Chimes

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

What made the experience of listening to The Chimes the most enjoyable?

Hearing a different style Christmas holiday tale !!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Each character made the story. I had no Faves !!

What about Richard Armitage’s performance did you like?

Excellent reader. Very captivating voice !! Great with the characters !!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The other side of a holiday.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

In the fifth adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series, someone has stolen the Fire-Stone. Now the volcano on Volcano Island has become active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the Exterminator dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop the Volcano from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent Audiobook.

  • By Teresa on 12-15-14

Hero meets Heathen !!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes !! It is a delightful story about, Hiccup the Viking. And his adventures !! We catch up with some one that just has a hard time, staying dead !! And a Legendary Hero to Vikings !!

What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tale to and why?

How to Train your Dragon !! The Hobbit !! The Lost World !!

Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes !! He does each character, with a difference in his voice !!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It had more twists and turns than a dragon's tail !!!!!!!

  • The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon

  • The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Book #47
  • By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Aldens are so excited when they get to meet other ballonists, learn how hot air balloons work, and even help the crew launch a balloon. Then, things start to go wrong. Someone is trying to ruin the rally, and the Boxcar Children might not get the chance to ride in a hot air balloon after all - unless they solve the mystery in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Air Balloon Mystery

  • By Chris's Card on 11-07-15

Hot Air Balloon Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Would you listen to The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon again? Why?

Yes, would like to hear it all the way through. Also, my daughter & I, enjoy having adventures, with the Alden Family.

What other book might you compare The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon to and why?

Planes: Fire & Rescue, Perry Mason, & Tombquest.

What about Aimee Lilly’s performance did you like?

Aimee Lilly, has a very beautiful voice !! Also does well with each character. To feel more of the story's, depth !!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It kept us guessing, till the end of the book on who might have been the culprit !!

Any additional comments?

Each book of the Alden Family is always a grand adventure. Each very different, which keeps my interest. And my daughters even more !!!