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  • Silent Cradle

  • By: Margaret Cathbert
  • Narrated by: Tonya Pinkins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Combining suspense, utterly authentic characters, and the most riveting medical emergency scenes to be found anywhere, The Silent Cradle takes the medical thriller into compelling new territory. With unique insight into the drama and politics of medicine today, Margaret Cuthbert's talents make for a memorable debut.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would NOT buy this again...

  • By Stephanie Henry on 08-25-12

great read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Would you listen to Silent Cradle again? Why?

it was very good and remarkably complex for such a short story. i never imagined that medical politics could be so action packed or even have a good mystery but this story delivers both and there are several twists and turns along the way i must say i enjoyed this this is one of the few in my collection i would listen to again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

ray was my favourite charricter and she was strong independent clever and had a heart of gold in this story she constantly put others before herself everytime.

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

she made ray seem so human and real and she made me enjoy the story.

  • Afraid of the Dark

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend's daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince - forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiancee, undercover FBI agent Andie Henning, to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself inextricably drawn to Jamal's past - even believing his alibi that he was abducted....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Writing, Great Narration

  • By Charles Atkinson on 03-02-18

great read with a lott of surprises along the way

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Would you listen to Afraid of the Dark again? Why?

no i wouldnt but it was fantastic when i first listened to it

What did you like best about this story?

i liked how it starts out a crime novel then turns into a mystery then turns into a terrorist story with each added new element the story blended beautifuly and the twists and turns brought quit a few surprises along the way i really enjoyed it a lott.

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

first time i heard him he was great i enjoyed his voice he made the story come alive

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

the begining and ending and many other moments along the way just an amazing book its worth a listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Orphans of the Sky

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

The Jordan Foundation sponsored the Proxima Centauri Expedition in 2119, in attempt to reach the nearer stars of the galaxy. But that was far in the mythic past. The original purpose of the Ship's epic voyage has long been forgotten, and for generations the giant spaceship, lost between the stars, is the only world that the people aboard have known. A strange civilization has evolved, with its own superstitions, savage religion, rigid class structure and mutant outcasts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant first half, second half thrown in.

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 01-25-10

i enjoyed this but could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Would you try another book from Robert A. Heinlein and/or Eric Michael Summerer?

yes i would it was a bit difficult to understand at first but at the heart of the story was a really nice story different species working together for survival i liked it especialy when they were getting to know and understand each other.

Would you recommend Orphans of the Sky to your friends? Why or why not?

its a hit or miss type book i got a good deal for it so i gave it a try it could have been better but i enjoyed i definatly say try it and formulate your own opinion.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

he did a great job

Could you see Orphans of the Sky being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

has a great concept but no i dont imagine many people are interested in this story becoming a movie or show

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Cast of Shadows

  • By: Kevin Guilfoile
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, when his 17-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original to a fault

  • By cristina on 10-03-12

amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Where does Cast of Shadows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is number two in my list it has an original story.

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

i mean cloning a child to wait till he grows up to capture a killer then that very same child learning bout the past and a fathers willingness to use any means neccesary to catch a killer the entire story is captivating i couldnt stop listening to this i stayed up all night many a nights till i finished this book.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

he made the charricters so real and made me feel for the charricters he kept me engaged the entire time i couldnt stop listening to him.

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

yes but a last sleep got the better of me even though i did try to listen as much as possible each night.

Any additional comments?

just read it you will not be disapointed

  • Invasive Procedures

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but also to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly...and make them compliant to his will.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It pains me.

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-01-12

wow

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Invasive Procedures to be better than the print version?

i enjoy my books on the go and i preffer not having to keep a physical copy. so i cant truelly amswer.

What did you like best about this story?

its so original the idea of being re born in a host of other bodies to creat your own counsal consisting of your self as all the member wow interesting concept. altering genes to enhance people and cure then out standing. i definatly love the story so original i was enthralled i listened to this story non stop more then any books in the past.

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

he made the charricters come to life he kept me engaged the entire time.

Any additional comments?

i urge anyone into science fiction or medical mystery to give this book a try you will not be disapointed

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Gravity Outcasts

  • By: Kay Keppler
  • Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Minka Shokat only needs two things in life: her fourth-generation Wayfarer spaceship, and her two best friends and crewmates by her side. Anjali and Tex were the only people to stand by her after she was falsely branded a traitor and kicked out of Central Command five years ago. Since then, Minka has kept as far from Command as the galaxy will allow. Working with her friends on their own terms beats flying warships any day. But keeping her junker of a ship flying takes money - money that Minka and her crew don't have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a surprise

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-12

a surprise

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

Reviewed: 08-15-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

i enjoyed the story im typicaly not a fan of this type of genre the story was origanal great read.