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  • The Spaceship Next Door

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,938

When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Sci Fi read with an Excellent Reader!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-30-16

Really enjoyed this audio book.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Spaceship Next Door the most enjoyable?

The performance was the best part. I put it up on the same level as Jim Dale and the Harry Potter Series. And let me tell you those are some big shoes to fill!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spaceship Next Door?

The last line of the book (spoiler) "Annie, is he still in there?"

What about Steve Carlson’s performance did you like?

The characters where always identifiable. Even without the, said Ed...

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

I did find myself sitting in my car waiting for a good spot to stop.

Any additional comments?

Look out for Steve Carlson, I think he will be a very busy audible book talent!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Island

  • Gideon Crew, Book 3
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,232

Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Superficial

  • By Eva Gannon on 09-26-14

Cyclops the reluctant hero... loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

Would you listen to The Lost Island again? Why?

I will listen again. It was an original premise and made believable by the scientific data. Yeah that "could" happen. I love a book that combines both science and what if!

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

I was able to listen to this book during a few weekend trips to my Mom's house up north. Made the drive quick and painless.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful