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  • Wild Cards I

  • By: George R. R. Martin (editor), Walter Jon Williams, Melinda Snodgrass, and others
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,904

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Classic!

  • By Joseph Rispoli Jr on 11-15-11

A bunch of disjointed short stories

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

These two books of disjointed short stories follow a rather stupid theme that changes as the years advance. There are a few good short stories but most are a bit strange. I tried to go the end of volume 2 but gave up.

  • Wild Cards II: Aces High

  • By: George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, and others
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance with a classic

  • By Porter R. Rawls on 02-03-12

A bunch of disjointed short stories

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

These two books of disjointed short stories follow a rather stupid theme that changes as the years advance. There are a few good short stories but most are a bit strange. I tried to go the end, but gave up.

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  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,518

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts to Feel Like One Big Ad for Authors Product

  • By ManBearPig on 12-06-17

Promotional book to sell StroyBrand Services

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

The author provides interesting thoughts about branding a company to draw in new customers. He goes through the steps to improve sales while at the same time promoting his services for purchase.

I do not regret purchasing the book and would recommend it as a place to start.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,355

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Good but not the best

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Would you listen to Steelheart again? Why?

I would listen to it again. The start was a bit childish, like it was written for youngsters.

What did you like best about this story?

The theme was a little different from other science fiction stories about people who have supernatural abilities.

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

The reader adds personality to the characters.

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

At the end, I did not want to put it down. At the start, I was not sure if I would finish it.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,682

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • On and On and On and On

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

Amazing story of a survivor child's life

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Would you listen to Born a Crime again? Why?

I would listen to this again as it has many events worth re-listening.

What did you like best about this story?

Great biography of the life of a youngster in an oppressed society. Many many humorous experiences in a difficult situation.

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

I have never listened to other narrations from him, but he does a Great job of bringing the events to real life. It could not have been done any better.

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

There were many humorous events in his life. I smiled a lot. I cried from the tribulations of an oppressed familial in a society that did not respect women and children.

Any additional comments?

Well worth listening to his accounts of his life in South Africa. His narration adds much to the meanings of the written words.

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  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,491

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Too much gore

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

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

The book brought in lots of new characters. It was difficult to place them all. For me there was too much gore and negative aspects. I stopped listening for a while; but wanted to hear something positive about the good people, so I returned. There are a few interesting twists, so I will go on the the next volume.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Feast for Crows?

The end was the most memorable.

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

There were several parts where I wanted to keep on listing.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,994
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,944

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

If you could sum up Pride and Prejudice in three words, what would they be?

It is a light-hearted story about love in Early England.

What other book might you compare Pride and Prejudice to and why?

Nonesuch is a very similar theme.

  • At the Edge of Uncertainty

  • 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
  • By: Michael Brooks
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 846

The atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection - all are ideas that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, best-selling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • All smoke, no fire

  • By Kenton on 07-25-15

Great Title - Boring Boring Boring

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More meat and less chatter.

Any additional comments?

It is more of a history lesson than a discussion of surprises. I am only into chapter two and still waiting for a surprise. I will not make it to chapter 3. There may be surprises to come. But, my attention has been lost.

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,371

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

Very Corny

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

Reviewed: 11-29-13

What disappointed you about Swarm?

This book is written for a youngster.

Has Swarm turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, the logic is totally childlike and not up to date.

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  • Audible Technology Review, December 2011

  • By: Technology Review
  • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

In this issue, you’ll hear why Facebook has tightened its security. You’ll learn about an interest network that lets users create pages and plans to give them a cut of the resulting ad revenue. You'll hear why taking control of computers with our hands and bodies is set to become commonplace. You’ll learn how a full-color screen for mobile devices may be available sooner than you’d think.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By S. O'H on 12-19-11

Very Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-19-11

What would have made Audible Technology Review, December 2011 better?

I am commenting on all issues. The content is very superficial.

What was most disappointing about Technology Review’s story?

The information does not give me much info on modern technology. It is more of a news story of events.

How could the performance have been better?

Give me insight on technology.