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  • The Beam: Season 2

  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Two weeks after the end of The Beam's first groundbreaking season, one thing is abundantly clear: the more the world changes, the harder those in power work behind the curtain to keep it all the same. With Shift, the NAU's national election, now just days away, the country's political parties fight even harder to win the citizen's minds—minds that are almost all permanently connected to The Beam, addicted to connectivity more deeply than any drug. Only those with the courage to think for themselves can work to change what seems like a certain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story deapens

  • By S. Pike on 02-26-15

Where are the rest in the series??

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Any additional comments?

Why does Audible offer books in a series without offering all that are in the series so far. I don't have time to sit and read and want to listen to the rest on Audible.

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,067

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is awful!

  • By sekaly on 01-23-17

Hurry and write the next one please!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What can one say when a perfect plot, characters and writing skills along with the best narrator in the business come together for one remarkable book and series.
I'm sure we all wish the No Where Man was everywhere at once to help those in need in real life.
Will be hoping he eventually gets some happiness in his life, though fiction written, as he certainly deserves it!

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,517

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

The best book I have listened to all year!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Would you listen to Orphan X again? Why?

Yes. I don't normally but this was a great book, story and narration!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Evan and Peter. Couldn't have just one.

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

Just perfect in every way.

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

Too many to mention.

Any additional comments?

This was a really great story and plot. I looked forward to more and more.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,535

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent scifi series, look forward to anything else this author does!

  • By Thomas Gingery on 02-26-16

Just awesome.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

This is so well written and holds the reader with a grip. Would love to see this in a movie or tv series.

  • Contact

  • Alien Invasion, Book 2
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 784

Find the missing. Fear the found. Three months have passed since the aliens' arrival, but little has changed in the skies. Motherships still hover, impervious to attack and communication. Spherical shuttles ferry about with unclear intentions. But the abductions of select humans have ended, and most of those taken have been returned - dazed, incoherent, and prophesying glory or doom, but home where they belong. Still, nine seemingly unconnected people remain missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait....what just happened???

  • By Rob Thomas on 02-10-16

Lots of twists and turns.

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

Really a good fun story. Wish there were more books like this and can't wait to listen to the next book in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling and satisfying underdog space opera

  • By Elliot on 12-22-15

I'm glad I listened.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

The first chapters were hard to get through because they were very mundane but by getting to the middle of the book it picked up and the ending was a wonderful prelude to the series. I look forward to reading the next book. It should be fun.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,544

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

Is this the same Series?

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

What disappointed you about The Girl in the Spider's Web?

The slowest plot and story I have ever listened to. I'm not sure where the description of this book fit. It was not fast paced excitement anywhere! I had to quit listening because the story plot was so slow and boring. The first half of the book could have been done in one chapter.I am disappointed that it didn't have the same interesting character build and plot that the other three books did. The spider web didn't stick me to it at all. The narration was boring and sing song. The most exciting part was when I finally decided to stop it. I was looking so forward to this book coming out and am so disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Affair

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,032

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Chrystal on 08-02-11

Couldn't continue to listen

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

What disappointed you about Fatal Affair?

Wrong narrator for story. It sounds like a kids book because the narrator sounds like a kid. If the main character thought about her old one time fling once more I thought I would go crazy. I wanted to focus on the story line but couldn't because of both of these faults.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It is written in a child like way.

Would you be willing to try another one of Felicity Munroe’s performances?

Maybe not.

Any additional comments?

Too bad it wasn't a different narrator and main character wasn't so wrapped up about Nick.

  • The Job

  • A Fox and O'Hare Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O'Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox - bring down the world's most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it's the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate-loving drug lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good, the Bad , and the Funny!

  • By defrost on 01-24-15

Addicted to this series!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

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

Fun, Entertaining, Addicting

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really but it isn't what the series is about really. It is more like keeping the listener intrigued and entertained.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

All of them

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

That there is a fun and funny nature to the writing and narration of the story's. They are really fun to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I want more.

  • What Has Government Done to Our Money?

  • and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. "The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar" was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it's weight in gold

  • By Reuben on 03-09-13

Should be a high school required listen

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

This was well written and well narrated.
I think the last 100 years of economics in this world has brought all of us to our knees. All was okay with gold and silver being money for a good length of time. I think the people that took out gold and silver from being money, only did so for their own power and financial gain. It hasn't done the rest of us much good to being slaves to debt, wars and the destruction of Liberty. It's not far off that the dollar will be worthless as inflation is at an avalanche pace now.