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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,280

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Suspeseful and a Great Addition

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

As far as free audio productions, this one was very good. Illustrates the scenery better than some bringing up awkward conversations or explaining the obvious. A very good spin to through in midst the first and second Ripley movies.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,833

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, what a performance and what a story

  • By Jared G on 08-27-16

Dystopia-a-go-go

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I've had this audiobook for awhile now and just decided to give it a try. It came along for me during the whole Hunger Games, Diversity, Percy Jackson-esque time period and just got a little lost in the shuffle. Very similar themes with color-coded classes, the discovery of a new world beneath the world and one person taking on the system. Dystopia-a-go-go.

In all, it started off a little bleak but after a few chapters it picked up and dropped you into this war strategy battle royale that made the rest of the book fly by. I think I'll pick up on this series, but right now, it hasn't pulled me that far in.

  • The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

The rules of Blackheath: Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book and Performance

  • By Trent on 10-07-18

Literary Workout

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

If reading normal books is like exercise, this one was like a HIIT workout before you know what that is. Exhausting and totally rewarding. I think if/when this gets made into a movie, it'll play out a lot better visually. My only constraint was keeping names straight with hosts with important people to how those people were related.

It was a fun way to approach a murder mystery and I applaud the author and the narrator.

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,814

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

Great Way to Approach Life

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

As a free Audible performance with my sub, this wasn't anything I was jumping at since most full cast audios I try and deflect. But with Kevin Kline involved... what more could I say. It was amusing more than funny, but there were some heart stopping points in this comedic jaunt and in the end, it wrapped up super nice. Kudos.

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  • Full Tilt

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family. Quinn is his brother's opposite - a thrill-seeker who's always chasing the next scary rush. Quinn and Blake are in for the surprise of their lives when they're thrust into the world of a bizarre phantom carnival - and their souls are the price of admission. In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. Seven rides sounds easy. But each ride is full of unexpected dangers, because each ride is a reflection of one of Blake's deepest fears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trials and Rides

  • By Jonas Lee on 01-07-19

Trials and Rides

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Shusterman has a way of adding little touches to his novels that makes me constantly enjoy them. In this shorter novel, he takes the fears and life choices of teens and ties them into an amusement park where the rides are like trials deciding the ultimate fate/worthiness of the riders. Super entertaining and will now be seeing about all of his works and how I might pick them up.

  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,679

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Great Sci-Fi Story for MA

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Great short audio story for Middle-Grade kids to get into storytelling. Space travel, space pirates, AI computers. A little of Passengers mixed with Home Alone in a way.

  • The Darkness of Sunnypoint

  • The Sunnypoint Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Audible Original Kids
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Moving from the big city to the picturesque town of Sunnypoint seems perfect for Dillon and her mom. But the new house - a big, old Victorian - creeps Dillon out, especially the old trunk in the attic that seems to move by itself. As if that weren't bad enough, the tight-knit popular girls at her new school hate her instantly. Dillon finds solace with the quirky kids - Quinn, the film nerd, Birdie, the back-of-the-class wit, and Kumail, the history fanatic. Together they find a mysterious necklace in the trunk, and when Dillon wears it, all of her wishes seem to come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy and fun!

  • By Angela on 10-24-17

Solid Ghost Story for Young Teens

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

In this full production audio, it's a little bit Stranger Things meets House on Haunted Hill with a pinch of Riverdale. Fun, intriguing and easy to get lost in, the story had some interesting points and a few flat moments in the narrator areas at times.

  • Business for Authors. How to Be an Author Entrepreneur

  • By: Joanna Penn
  • Narrated by: Joanna Penn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Everything you need to run your business as an author. This is not a book on creativity or the craft of writing. This is not a book for hobbyists. This is a book that will take your writing into the realm of actually paying the bills. You will learn how to go from being an author to running a business as an author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a look at writing through the lens of business

  • By Pam Laricchia on 04-09-15

All New Authors, Start Here

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Having a slump in motivation, purpose and goals led me to wondering how I can see past those faults to what it is that I truly want. With a few suggestions pointing me to either her blog, her podcast or this book, I gave the audiobook a shot. Not only is she a relaxing narrator, but Penn sheds light on almost every aspect to starting to take yourself as an author seriously and ways to maintain your sanity and creativity.

  • The Book of M

  • A Novel
  • By: Peng Shepherd
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey, Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears - an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and his wife, Max, have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day, Max’s shadow disappears, too.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Flat characters and nonsense

  • By Thomas D. Tucker on 01-25-19

Interesting and Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The premise of the book was really intriguing with people who were losing their shadows. The further into the book it goes, the more interesting the story becomes. It teeters on the line of magic that at first made me wonder if I had missed a chapter then realizing the subtle unexplained reasons of magic made it something wondrous. Shepherd takes the reader along on a journey of what it means to believe and how memories are precious. I see the movie potential in this novel already.

  • Fellside

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,129

Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By David Shear on 04-08-16

Lovely and Thrilling

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

A very rich setting of personalities, conflicts and misconceptions starts the novel off then delves into another side where dreams link people together with the aid of a spirit stuck between. Written and spoken beautifully as Carey proves to be one of my favorite authors.