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  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,075

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Classic Which Will Endure

  • By HMW on 01-09-15

Excellent! A great read!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Where does Golden Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the better stories out there. Well thought out and scripted. Waiting for the next one in the series....

  • Currency Wars

  • The Making of the Next Global Crises
  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read, listen too!

  • By Roddie on 12-14-11

The true Value of Money!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-13

What made the experience of listening to Currency Wars the most enjoyable?

It explained the global process of currency and it's manipulations by our corporate masters.

  • White Fire

  • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Corrie Swanson is the WORST character EVER

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-24-15

Another Excellent Pendergast Tale

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

Reviewed: 12-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely recommend. It's entertaining and intelligent and keeps you listening.

What did you like best about this story?

Pendergast's ability to link the mysteries in a coherent manner and unraveling what was really going on.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Map of the Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Felix J. Palma
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells's War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a Disappointment!

  • By Jim N on 08-03-13

3/4 done and it's tedious and flat.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-12

Would you try another book from Felix J. Palma and/or James Langton?

No

Has The Map of the Sky turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What aspect of James Langton’s performance would you have changed?

He did his best with material that had characters who were tedious and too drawn out.

Any additional comments?

The concept was great, but I found the book way too long, not that exciting and confusing for a good part of it. It could have been a great sci-fi, time travel, but it dragged on and on.

  • A Sunless Sea

  • William Monk, Book 18
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but - described as quiet and kempt - she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman. What sinister secrets made poor Zenia worth killing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By richard supper on 10-12-12

Another peerless performance and mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

What did you love best about A Sunless Sea?

The mystery and the solving of it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Sunless Sea?

When the murdered woman's identity was revealed.

Which character – as performed by Ralph Lister – was your favorite?

Monk of course!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Island

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Newly married and about to be a father, Tres gives up the dangerous life of a private detective. But while honeymooning on Rebel Island, he discovers a dead body that triggers memories of his own shady past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rick Is Great

  • By Jean on 09-09-08

Another well done who dunit

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

What made the experience of listening to Rebel Island the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a great job with the material.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tres Navarre by all means is the best detective, and philosopher.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death in Paradise

  • A Jesse Stone Novel
  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Robert Forster
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Writing not good for audio.

  • By Catherine on 09-22-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-07

Parker is his usual brilliant self in this Jesse Stone tale.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mistress of the Art of Death

  • A Novel
  • By: Ariana Franklin
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710

In medieval England, four children have been murdered, and the townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors. The doctor chosen to investigate is a woman, Adelia. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, she must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she's assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend - or the fiend for whom they are searching.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story wonderfully set

  • By Jami E. Nettles on 02-17-07

Excellent book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-07

Well written and ably constructed...... recommend to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful