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  • Illuminae

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 1
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

Audie Award, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2016. The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Space Opera

  • By Katherine on 11-30-15

Quit on Chapter 6

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Too much technical jargon, not enough story. Plainly put.. it was a real snooze fest.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Haven

  • Jack Zombie Series, Book 1
  • By: Flint Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Jack Jupiter knows zombies. He's written about them for years. So when Jack's mother passes away in a freak car accident involving a half-eaten deer and a pack of cigarettes, he also knows something's up. Now, Jack and his fiancé, Darlene, are forced to go back to the dreadful town of Woodhaven, Ohio, for his mom's funeral. But what he doesn't know is it might be their funeral, too. A few months before Jack and Darlene's arrival, a mysterious flu-like virus swept through the town, infecting nearly every citizen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zombies are bullies

  • By Russell Austin Arenz III on 01-10-18

can't. ...finish...

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

the monotonous cadence of the narrator is excruciatingly ....painful...... (need six more words to submit.....review)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

  • By Geoff Strebel on 10-25-17

Blah..

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

Too much military jargon, not enough meat to the story or characters. All in all..boring.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on the Tracks

  • Sydney Rose Parnell Series, Book 1
  • By: Barbara Nickless
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim's fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can't shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde - both haunted by their time in Iraq - descend into the world of a savage gang of rail riders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut, looking forward to more from this author

  • By shelley on 10-07-16

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

A previous reviewer stated that this book was more about PTSD than the mystery. They were correct. I did enjoy the story but thought often "ok... I have heard how she feels and I get it... now Get On With The Story!!"

  • Greyhound

  • By: Steffan Piper
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232

Sebastien Ranes’s single mom and her feckless boyfriend can’t be bothered to take care of a stuttering 12-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country - alone, without a clue how to fend for himself. Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out into the "Morning in America" of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warm Story of Fragility and Friendship

  • By Gillian on 06-29-16

Nostalgic, memorable, the perfect narrator.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

A pleasant experience. The characters will stay with me for quite some time. Fire, kidnapping, Indians, a wicked mother and an unlikely hero... all with humor.

  • Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3

  • By: Bobby Adair
  • Narrated by: Jason Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

Survive the infection! Survive the infected. Book 1: A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read!!!

  • By Cristal A. Pinnix on 08-20-14

NARRATION CAN MAKE OR BREAK

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Jason Damron is actually enjoyable to listen to IF YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO SLOW IT DOWN BY 50% as I fortunately do on the Kindle fire. If I did not have this option I would have trashed it in the first 10 minutes.

What did you like best about this story?

At first I thought it a bad case of over dramatic, until I slowed it down. The story develops nicely with some twists that I have not seen in this genre. And that's saying ALOT considering how many titles of this sort are in my library.

What three words best describe Jason Damron’s voice?

Way too fast.

Was Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3 worth the listening time?

Definitely.

Any additional comments?

I will definitely listen to more of this series.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful