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  • Star Trek: Web of the Romulans (Adapted)

  • By: M.S. Murdock
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, George Takei
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Love, war, and the enemies allied....To save a galaxy from war Kirk - and his amorous computer - must save the Romulans from disaster! Featuring a dramatic reading by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei and enhanced with sound effects and the original Star Trek television theme music!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worth $7 but no more

  • By Michael on 05-06-04

Not enough Nimoy, way too much Takei

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

What disappointed you about Star Trek: Web of the Romulans (Adapted)?

The story seemed rather engagin except for the romantic delusions of a ships computer. I was enthralled with the telling of Romulan War but was deflates. Still, the main caveat of this tale was that Takei CREEPED ME OUT with his ship voice. Ick. So no, would not recommend.

What was most disappointing about M.S. Murdock’s story?

Takeis creepy ship voice and it enough of Romulan violence.

Would you be willing to try another one of Leonard Nimoy and George Takei ’s performances?

I would LOOOVE some more Nimoy vocals.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Can uncomfortable be the emotion?

  • Predator: If It Bleeds

  • By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some better than others

  • By Jermain Martinez on 04-03-18

Loved it entirely!!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

In all honesty, some stories lacked the depth of the best. BUT they were still very good and very entertaining to listen too. Wrapped in a nutshell, I would recommend it to others.

  • Louis L'Amour Collection

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Willie Nelson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

More than any other writer before or since, Louis L'Amour brought the American West to life. His action-packed stories deal with eternal themes: honor, deceit, passion, betrayal, loyalty, courage, love. His settings are historically accurate, his prose riveting, and his characters colorful: good guys, bad buys, toughs, roughs, sidekicks and saints.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Musical Interludes

  • By Elizabeth Mastre on 01-01-13

I so badly wanted to like this but Im sorry Willie

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

When I heard the great Willie Nelson was giving a reading I was afire. Then I heard him reading and it was a calming streaming of rambling words.

The stories, no offense to Mr. L'Mour, are essentially the same. I gather it would be more of a series that is enjoyed by hard copy, not audio.

All with the exception of the first dramatization with the excellent performances of Kris Kristofferson and badass Johnny Cash.

  • Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,596

Hank is a thug. He knows he's a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn't by being a scientist. Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn't need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person's locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bunch of genres crammed into good fun

  • By Thomas Allen on 09-11-14

Dry and cheesy lines but it works sooo well

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18


"Suck it Suckface!" His cheesy one liners are what is so fun about the story. His success at being just who he is, has the you wanting more. I found it incredibly refreshing that the manly hero is our antagonist, giving a break on the nerdy and quirky that runs rampant in the films and tv.
The narrator at times has issues with leaving chapters. He finishes them off too abruptly however apart from that, he is great.

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Deadpan of Alan Munro

  • By Eric on 04-15-17

How dreadful that the narrator bores and confuses.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I really wanted to like this but I couldnt get thtough the narrator's tone. Not to mention his rythm of telling just gets me lost. You get what you pay for however.

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  • Steampunk Holmes

  • Legacy of the Nautilus
  • By: P. C. Martin
  • Narrated by: Nicky Barber, Shash Hira, Gerald Price
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

In an alternative Steampunk universe (c.1885), the plans for Captain Nemo's mysterious Nautilus submarine have been stolen from the British Secret Service. There is only one man who can solve the case, Sherlock Holmes. With his bionic side-kick Doctor Watson, and his brilliant and lethal sister, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock unravels a mystery that will shake the foundation of the British Empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Steampunk meets B grade action feature

  • By Captain Skurvy on 09-21-12

More!More! MORE!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Have to say the performance could have been better but that is not to say it was in any way terrible. And the story, oh the story was delicious!! I just there was more.

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: Kahless (Adapted)

  • By: Michael Jan Friedman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Conway
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The past collides with the present as the true story of the historical Kahless sparks a battle for control of the entire Klingon Empire. Yet even if Worf and Picard can prevent a civil war, the revelations contained by the scroll ensure that the Klingon Empire - and the rest of the galaxy - will never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Epic

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-14-16

I thought I paid for a complete novel, not half!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

The performamce was really good. Its been awhile since I heard the original Kahless. Though it almost deters the other voices of the Iconic characters though it makes up with narrative acting as well as score and sound.

BUT! I was expecting the tales of the actual Kahless from himself as it was in the physical novel. This version completely removes those parts which leaves it half-@$$ed.

What really happened when Kahless faced his brother?

Who was the woman he loved and carries an amulet as a keepsake?

Unless you read the physical novel, you will never know.

  • The Jekyll Revelation

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,242

While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also promises to reveal a terrible secret - the identity of Jack the Ripper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Genevieve Paquette on 04-17-17

The only good pieces were the ones in the past.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Im sorry but I could enjoy this book no matter how hard I tried.

The issue is that, aside from enviromental contradiction, there really was a bit of waste with plot devices all throughout the Modern pieces.

The two hunting redbnecks were annoyin yet easily dispatched but like every character, they had potential yet were mildly cultivated and fell flat.

I will admit that, Stevenson's tales were the mist interesting but the were at tines infuriating when it came to dealing with Loyd.

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  • Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite

  • Volume 1
  • By: Jimcin Recordings
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Emmett Casey, Patrick Grimes, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Fascinated by vampires? Then this book - the first of a series - is for you. Early writers of vampire stories did not see them quite as they are presented to us today. These "classic" vampires were looking for blood - not love. These shivery reads will capture your imagination and introduce you to the first fiends - male AND female - that spawned today's kinder gentler vampire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good "old time" vampire stories

  • By cindilla on 01-10-13

Dear Lord it is just terrible.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

is it a good story?

I cannot tell because the readers are boring you to death. In fact it is read so badly, that it distracts from the stories themselves.

Do I recommend it?

No. By all means save your money.

  • James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

His razor-sharp intellect, uncanny powers of deduction, and knowledge of the criminal underground are legendary throughout London. He solves cases with the able assistance of his close friend and confidant. And, one day, he will become the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes. Meet Professor James Moriarty - consulting criminal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly written and narrated

  • By Burns Waggener on 09-18-17

Brilliant on a GRANDmaster level

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

The clever and creative situations give such a charismatic shine to Moriarty. You feel compelled to forget that he was a villain just on his wit alone.