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  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,114

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Innovative apocalyptic novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Immerse yourself in 5000 years of detailed apocalyptic adventures in this scientifically detailed and imaginative novel. The human race has been nearly demolished but a few survivors in isolated hiding places are able to gradually reinvent human society and populations.

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,247

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

this is an intriguing tale of magic and time trave

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-18

the characters are believable and complex and the story takes a lot of unexpected clever twists. it would make a fascinating movie...enough adult interaction to be spicy but not overdone. the actors do a great job with all of the accents..sorry it ended..but wait..is there a sequel?

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,027

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. The short stories are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the best..

  • By Joan B on 11-04-17

Hanks: a different perspective

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Listen to Tom Hanks read his uncommon stories and get a different perspective. Topics center vaguely around typewriters but run a wide gamut that includes romance, time travel and bowling, to name just a few examples

  • Once Upon a Time Travel

  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can't wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets and disposable razors. But when she's mistaken for someone else, Emma must pretend to be everything she's not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Fun!

  • By Lynne Denena on 09-09-18

time for romance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-18

follow this sassy American as she tumbles through an unexpected rabbit hole to find love in a fairy tale come true. Funny and endearing characters are brought to life by the enthusiastic narrator. enjoy the ups and downs and missed turns!

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

endless storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

insights into his many challenges and successes, a touching but very long story of his pain and depression and joy with poignant vignettes of a dysfunctional family.

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 716

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history - performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher - the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this

  • By Shauna on 02-20-18

Across the centuries

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Across 4 centuries the hero perseveres and discovers what it means to be human and imperfectly perfect. Philosophy and intrigue wind around broken hearts and fear in this engaging and very well-performed audiobook adventure.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond Brooch

  • The Celtic Brooch, Book 7
  • By: Katherine Lowry Logan
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 395

ESPN baseball analyst Amy Spalding is swept back in time by a magical brooch and finds herself in 1909 New York City. With only the clothes on her back, a phenomenal memory for New York Giants players and stats, and a brooch that won't take her back home, she does what she has to do, pawns her jewelry. When New York Times best-selling author Jack Mallory discovers Amy in the background of the iconic photograph of Ty Cobb kicking up a cloud of dirt as he slides hard into third base, Jack along with Kevin Allen, JL O'Grady, Connor O'Grady, and Pete Parrino launch a rescue mission to return Amy to the present before her boyfriend goes on trial for her murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Lady Chaps on 11-26-17

infinite wealth and beauty

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Time traveling complicated tale of a family with infinite wealth and beauty finding love through the mysterious Scottish ancestral brooches that lead them on adventures. Intriguing stories make it possible to suspend logic and become engrossed in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,428

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

classic with updated notes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

forget waiting for the movie..it is not nearly as good as the audio of the original beloved story that entranced me as a child and still at 64...well done!

  • Time's Edge

  • The Chronos Files, Book 2
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm too much of an adult for this YA book

  • By Marie on 11-13-14

time travelling tangled lives with a great narrato

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

enjoy this tangled time travelling mystery..great narrator! historical mishaps and cruel megalomaniacs clash and plot over the fate of humanity

  • The Language of Flowers

  • A Novel
  • By: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,267

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

Human challenges

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Through the historical Victorian language of flowers, Ms Diffenbaugh weaves a compelling tale of the challenges of learning to connect with other human beings despite a lack of good models. She pulls us in to see how hard it is to be human when love has failed to bloom in the hard soil of selfmistrust and fear. The bountiful harvest is possible however and hope triumphs in this coming of age new classic.