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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,054
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,773

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The title is the story.

  • By M. E. Halstead on 07-05-18

Another great adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I love these books, and Scot Meyer doesn’t disappoint. I keep waiting for changes in the Brit multiplicity causality relationship because I agree with Phillip.

These stories are amazing! All hail the Emperor of Dune.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • The Selection, Book 3
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Final Installment

  • By Katheryne on 07-03-14

Inappropriate but interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Starting from the beginning it was quite seductive despite the colpdivating (probably spelt it wrong)plot I didnt want to finish but once I start a book I have to finish it

  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Series In Recent Memory

  • By Get Off My Lawn! on 10-08-16

Great story and characters!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

This book was fun to listen to. The story was great. To think about the social issues between supers, powereds, and normal people were well thought out and entertaining.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,400

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Amazing book amazing narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I got this book on a whim thought it might be fun. From about 5 minutes in I was hooked. The story is amazing. I love the details and how accurate they actually were. The narrator did such a wonderful job capturing the emotions and especially the sarcasm in the book I was astounded. There were times in I just found myself laughing. I throughly enjoyed this book. 5 stars all around.

  • The Apostle

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst yet in an otherwise good series

  • By Povl H. on 02-18-10

He has written better hope the rest will be

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

He has written better hope the rest will be. I was disappointed Scott went to work for the private sector.

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  • The Swords of Riverside

  • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
  • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 45 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless - until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A riveting listen

  • By Gwynn68 on 12-30-14

Had trouble leaving it alone

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

This was a good story with lots of characters and intrigue. Characters were believable. Very well written. Not my usual sort of thing but I wasn't able to put down even though I sometimes wanted to. First book was the best, the second not quite so good. Third was its kinda wierd.)

  • Firefight Part 2

  • The Reckoners, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

Newcago is free. They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand.Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very well written book and well narrated

  • By firas shammaa on 11-13-17

Great story! Excellent narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Was looking forward to this installment from mr. B Sanderson. I am a fan of his work and this did not disappoint. It's like a potato in a mine field!

  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas Part 2

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of jolly fun

  • By Nicholas on 12-30-14

Lots of jolly fun

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Another great royal spy ness mystery
Narrator is wonderful as always. Creative mystery. I was guessing for quite a while. Glorious.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,599

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Not what I was looking for

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

What disappointed you about American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)?

I was expecting a faster pace more light hearted book

What was most disappointing about Neil Gaiman’s story?

I didn't like the heavyness of the story

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Voices were good,

What character would you cut from American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)?

the sex godess/whore

Any additional comments?

going to return.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,568

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

  • By Emily Wright on 05-07-14

even worse than the first

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

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

The story was getting way out there and there were incredible mistakes in biology.

What could A. G. Riddle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

At lease get the science right, there were so many issues that science souldn't support.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful