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Kevin Newman

Toronto, Ontario
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  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,501

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Great series

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This is one of the best series in fiction, certainly the best in fantasy. This book isn't as amazing as the first two, but it's still one of the best reads/listens in the last decade. Just read the series

  • Persepolis Rising

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,985

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning of a new story

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 12-17-17

Nothing is better than the Expanse

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

I say it every time I read a book in this series. It never disappoints. Everyone should read this series from the beginning. There's nothing bad about it. It's. Just. Awesome.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,563

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Everyone knows what this book is.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Stephen King at his best. Do you know who Stephen King is? Of course you do. And you pretty much know what IT is about. If you were thinking of buying the book, just take the plunge.

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,056
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,607

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Terrible performance.

  • By Denis on 04-08-16

A seminal work

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This book is important to both the history of science fiction and post-modern fiction. Do you want the story that branded the cyberpunk sub-genre? Then buy the book

  • Tai-Pan

  • The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,510

It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first begin to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story brilliantly read

  • By Steve Margitan on 06-23-15

The Asian saga

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Very little beats James' Clavell's Asian Saga. I don't need to go on and on about it. It's good. Really good. Read or listen to Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-Jin and Noble House. You won't be sorry

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation: The Dark Mirror (Adapted)

  • By: Diane Duane
  • Narrated by: John De Lancie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

One hundred years ago, 4 crewmembers of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated...or so they thought. But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to destroy from within, to replace a Federation Starship with one of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mirror universe TNG

  • By Kevin Newman on 12-23-17

Mirror universe TNG

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

You wanted a mirror universe episode with the TNG crew? Of course you did. So just download the book already. You don't need me to nit-pick it

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond Age

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,804

Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The rock could use a bit more polishing

  • By Tango on 05-19-13

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Cool writing style, good world-building. Neat story. I got it because I read a review in the 1990's that it was a counterpoint to Neuromancer. Maybe, but not exactly. Still good though

  • On Basilisk Station

  • Honor Harrington, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,678
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842

Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for the memories

  • By ShySusan on 03-23-13

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I didn't hate it or love it. It is what it is and I might even listen to more books in the series.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,691

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

So good!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This was so much more than I was expecting. I'm not a huge King guy, but this story was amazing. So heart-wrenching at times. Too bad the TV miniseries ripped out its heart

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,235

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

I enjoyed this trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I like Wendig's style. I like the fast pace, the vignetting and the jarring when needed. Also, he wrote a pretty compelling conclusion to Jar Jar's story that's as good as him being a Sith Mule