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  • 1000 Spanish Words in Context

  • A Self-Study Guide for Spanish Language Learners (Essential Vocabulary Series)
  • By: Alex Forero
  • Narrated by: Michelle Leon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

You can use this list to build up your knowledge of Spanish words. It is a comprehensive list fully illustrated with examples of the words in English and Spanish to give you a good idea of how to use the word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Se Habla Español, Okay, not really...

  • By Sheepdog627 on 02-03-16

Title says it all!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

What did you love best about 1000 Spanish Words in Context?

Each word was said in context, so you got more from the vocabulary

Any additional comments?

Very good for intermediate learners to brush up on vocab.

  • The Great Symmetry

  • By: James R Wells
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Lucas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

Exoarchaeologist Evan McElroy has made a discovery about a long-extinct alien race. But his sponsors realize they can make huge gains if the new findings are kept completely secret. Step one of their plan is to kill the entire research team - starting with Evan. As Evan flees for his life, his trajectory awakens a long-buried struggle. The Infoterrorists, who believe all ideas are screaming to be free, have waited years for the right moment to take on the seven great families that control all of civilization.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The equivalent of an enjoyable scifi popcorn flick

  • By Kendra on 01-27-16

Good Story with Novel Ideas for Sci-fi!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

If you could sum up The Great Symmetry in three words, what would they be?

Implications of Information

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lobek. Even though he was the antagonist, he was a very well portrayed character.

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

Good change of voices. His way of speaking as Axiom was much appreciated and fit the character well.

Any additional comments?

The parable of the tree that Axiom told was very well done. Very poetic and thematic for the whole story and a great microcosm of capitalism and exploitation of natural resources.

  • Finding Sagrado

  • By: Roger E. Carrier
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

In 1971, 17-year-old Shane Russell makes a well-planned escape from a Michigan winter and sets off on a 2,000-mile adventure in search of a town that exists only between the covers of Richard Bradford's famous New Mexico novel Red Sky at Morning. Driven to recreate the nude scenes and vivid characters in Bradford's fictional town of Sagrado, Shane forever touches the lives of his widowed landlady, the detective hired to find him, and his new friends at a colorful high school deep in the Land of Enchantment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Coming of Age Story

  • By Teresa on 12-12-15

Easy Listening

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I was expecting a crazy twist, but the twist was slightly less crazy. However, it made it a nice story to listen to.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I felt pretty good about the ending.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Increased speed of talking during parts of intensity.

Any additional comments?

Good story about coming of age in the 60's.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,394

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

Couldn't stop listening! Epic!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

If you could sum up Dune in three words, what would they be?

Fantastic Science Fiction!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alia Atreides. A child with the knowledge of countless lifetimes.

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

The emotions of each character. Surprise, terror, etc.

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

No. But listen to it constantly.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes the voice actors would change for certain characters (e.g. Vladimir Harkonnen) which made some of the plot hard to follow at times.

  • For Us the Living: Judgment Day

  • By: R. A. Peters
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Sergeant Danielle Walker is on a hostage rescue op in Yemen when a mysterious EMP strike changes the world. Cut off from civilization and deep within insurgent-held territory, Walker and her team must team up with old enemies to defeat a merciless invasion force...a foe that's already mopping up their worldwide conquest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-28-15

Survive the end of the world with a twist...

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

What made the experience of listening to For Us the Living: Judgment Day the most enjoyable?

The tough guy attitudes in the army half of the book, especially their witticisms. Very true to an action movie from the late 90s.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The mystery of what was actually going on. The least interesting was probably the father/step daughter part.

Who was the most memorable character of For Us the Living: Judgment Day and why?

Probably sergeant Walker. Strong female character with a kickass attitude.

  • Inside the Mirrors

  • By: Jason R. Davis
  • Narrated by: Darren Marlar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Unfortunately there is nothing normal about Standard. There has been an evil that has been awakened, and now the residents are slowly going crazy. Men for no reason are coming home and murdering their families, and dark forms are appearing in people's mirrors. The evil is spreading, and now it is up to ex-Chicago cop Rob Alletto to find it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't go in the house? Don't go back to your home

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-13-18

Read like a good traditional scary movie!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

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

I would recommend this audiobook because the voice performance was well done. The many accents and changes of tone helped paint the characters as individuals. The story was actually pretty unique for one in the traditional horror genre, and the convergence of several characters to the final conclusion was exciting.

What about Darren Marlar’s performance did you like?

Yes. Well done.

If you could take any character from Inside the Mirrors out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Haha. The Grim (kidding). Probably ol' Coolidge. Figure he'd be hungry and would have some great stories.

Any additional comments?

In general, it was an easy listen, fun, and pretty creepy at times.

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  • SIMPOC

  • The Thinking Computer
  • By: Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The entire human population is attacked by a very suspicious virus. SIMPOC's programmer doesn't come in to work, that day, the next, or ever. The commander of the space station Oasis, Joan Herl, is forced to abandon the station because of dwindling resources. When they land on earth, they are attacked by another thinking computer who would do anything to protect itself and to continue thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On the verge of perfect..

  • By ATX-LH on 03-17-16

Entertaining and insightful

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Would you listen to SIMPOC again? Why?

I would definitely listen to SIMPOC again. The story is inherently interesting: a thinking computer learning stuff about the world. The novel goes in unexpected directions one after another.

What was one of the most memorable moments of SIMPOC?

One of the most memorable moments was when Alpha was turned on and was interested in seeing and communicating with humans.

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

I haven't, but would like to. It was more of an audio play than an audiobook. The robots in unison was superb.

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

My extreme reaction was non stop listening and interest!

Any additional comments?

Very interesting to a cognitive science major like myself!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,987

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

Where does The Poisonwood Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far. One narrator with subtle changes to differentiate between characters. Perfect for sisters and their mother.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poisonwood Bible?

The different ways each of the sisters describe the same situation is compelling. Especially when Ruth May is involved near the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Adah speaks to her mother who is clutching Ruth May and asks for Help.

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

Yes. Too many to count.

Any additional comments?

The thematic content of this novel is amazing. I feel like it is a great counter-thesis to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness.