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  • Against All Odds

  • Heroes of Quantico
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Stevie Ray Dallimore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion for her romantic suspense. In this pulse-pounding thriller, the White House orders elite FBI operator Evan Cooper to secure Monica Callahan from a terrorist threat. But since Monica refuses all calls from her senior diplomat father, she sees no need for his round-the- clock protection—until a chilling “message” leaves no doubt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Sarah S. on 10-21-17

Mostly Extraordinary

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

The story had the bad guys a little too simplistic and that made their perfect performance a little unbelievable. They also seemed to understand our culture a little too well. Which made the good guys look incompetent. I'm referring of course to when they didn't scan their luggage for bugs or have live communications at all times when the officer was on the back road or have high level security encryption on their camera feeds. (Malls have better security on their cameras than the FBI? No way!) But here's the thing overall the story was fantastic! And the performance dead on believable! That's what made me hold onto the entire series "Heroes Of Quantico ). Good work and a job well done!

  • Impulse

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Black mark on the series

  • By Alex on 01-30-14

As YA goes it's top shelf!!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

The title says it all. I'll just add this: All these stories by Steven Gould are scientifically implausible. But, good fiction doesn't have to match up with science in order to be good fiction. I think of it as an awesome coming of age and finding love story with a serious spice of science fiction. It's said that there are theories, speculation, speculation squared, and cosmology! So what do you do when you find out that actual theoretical physics is "mostly fiction"? Sit down and read the jumper series... (You have my permission to skip Griffin's story. It's too far outside the plot and can't even find a happy ending.)

  • Jumper

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469

What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do?Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice descent into fantasy...

  • By Cather on 08-13-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

Dialogues could have been a little more balanced. They never let Dave have his say with Millicent during their breakup argument makes him look stupid and Millie unreasonable. Other than that ... one of my favorite YA SCI-FI Series.

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,224

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best performances I've listened to

  • By Tan A. Summers on 03-12-12

I'm straight and tolerant; BUT

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

This book gave me great insight into many aspects of human relationships and particularly penetrating insights into the minds; and, more importantly, the hearts of people who play for the white sox ((inside joke)you have to listen to this book to understand.) B-) I identify strongly with Tiny's best friend; because, I've lived in his shoes and also his head. When I was younger (even now) I was very awkward (Typical with Child prodigies with autistic tendencies). For one thing we tend to tell the Truth before we realise the people we're talking to desperately avoid hearing or even thinking of the truth. Anyway this book is both gay and straight simple truth.

  • Castle of Wizardry

  • The Belgariad, Book 4
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

It all began with the theft of the Orb that protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered he's a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb has been regained and the quest nears its end. Of course, the questors must still escape from a crumbling enemy fortress, flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers, and avoid the Grolim Hierarchs seeking to destroy them with dark magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excelent

  • By Albert on 12-31-07

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

"She surrendered, at last, to love." Kinda says it all does it not? At least I do.

  • Magician's Gambit

  • The Belgariad, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193

Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, is confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil god Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. He's just a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet for some reason, she has the urge to comfort him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-02-09

Great bridge novel 3rd in Belgariad

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

This book more than adequately bridges the gap between Belgarion the boy and Belgarion the man it also developes The other characters in preparation for where they are going. Hence, the word Bridge. I've enjoyed listening to and reading these books for a very long time. While other books come and go; these books are such a complete world and so robust a fantasy, that I really haven't found a fantasy series robust enough to keep my interest the way these books have. VERY SATISFYING.

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

There are no words

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

There really are no words I heard about Mr Feynman from the television show called Numb3rs and I share Charlie Eppes admiration for mr Feynman's Intellectual integrity and Scientific Inquiry with integrity. The book was also well written with a sort of careless disregard for chronology giving him the freedom to explore ideas and pursuits across decades with occasional reference to when the where took place. Perfect! The Narrator was obviously in tune with the author's emotional cadence as well I felt as if I were listening to an Old guy tell his stories while completely abandoning the idea that it wasn't him! Since there is no physical way I could have experienced such a wonderful relationship; I feel deeply privileged to have stumbled into this book. It will always be in my library so I can revisit the conversations until my conversation is over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Foolin' 'Em

  • Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys
  • By: Billy Crystal
  • Narrated by: Billy Crystal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,564

Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disarmingly Honest

  • By David Shear on 09-12-13

Mahvelus!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

Billy Crystal is .... Billy Crystal. What more is there to say. I want to forget all the yuck in my life and laugh a while; I look around for Billy B-)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 862

Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 08-22-17

This was one of Dee Henderson's Best

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

The only one I think of as 'Better'; and that's only if there has to be a 'better' would be a toss up between True Valor and Undetected. While I could poke some technical holes in either one of these three; the bottom line is still, all three of them are breath taking in creativity, Plot, and most of all a clear view of True Romance! Nice Job Ann! ... uh, Dee!!!

  • First Meetings

  • In the Enderverse
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle De Cuir, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

First Meetings is a collection of three novellas (plus the original "Ender's Game") that journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for fans (please stop the music)

  • By Erik N on 05-21-07

Delightfully Whimsical

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

There was no need for the short story 'Ender's Game' because by the time you read this you've practically memorised the Book version. Or, like myself, the entire series and the shadow series as well.
Ah well like I said delightfully whimsical!