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Long Island City, New York, United States
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  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

Yet another good book

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I think I found a new author to follow. He is even narrating his own books and does a good job.

Highly entertaining!

A new twist to typical Sci-Fi.

Can't wait until he writes another book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trump Is F*cking Crazy (This Is Not a Joke)

  • By: Keith Olbermann
  • Narrated by: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists - each installment of his GQ web series The Resistance receives nearly four million views, and his fiercely progressive monologues have garnered a new generation of fans and followers. In Trump Is F*cking Crazy, Olbermann takes our commander in chief and his politics apart with journalistic acuity and his classic in-your-face humor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wherein KO Proceeds To Talk My Ear Off About Trump

  • By Philip on 04-24-18

A Must Get! Keith makes timeline easy to follow!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

This is typical Keith Olbermann! I purchased both this Audible version & the Kindle version mainly to support Mr. Olbermann.

It is real in that Keith Olbermann himself does the narration with all of Keith's typical passion that we all love about him.

It's very easy to follow along and its very rapid paced. Keeping you awake and interested.

And for those that believe that Mr. Olbermann has been hiding or his career is over you just haven't tried to follow him.

He now does a terrific job with GQ Magazine doing a show (podcast) called 'The Resistance'

It's available for free on YouTube.

To help Keith (not financially) please just tap on the subscribe button which again is free.

All that subscribe button does is give you a notification that a new episode just became available. Which can be turned off, but still subscribed to.

If allowed here is a link to one of his episodes:

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0hKMB1-xkc-XWNf9VL-LxVYysdHpjyMF

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,090

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Wow one of the best. Keeps you interested

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

You are drawn in from the very beginning. One of the best ones.

Narrator is great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,144

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

Terrific! What most of us are looking for!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

As all of the reviewer have stated, this book grabs you in the beginning and holds you until the​ end.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,288

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

An engaging second book to Bobverse,

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

Great narrator! Keeps you engaged in the story. I can't wait for book 3 if there is going to be one. I hope!

  • Annihilation

  • Alien Invasion, Book 4
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

What they have lost, we must find. The resistance has nearly been wiped out, its numbers reduced to a scant fraction of what they once were. Meyer has fallen. With hope nearly a memory, something must turn the tide of war. A deadly weapon, known only as Thor's Hammer, brings promise of salvation. Now the scattered remnants of the human race must find the device and recover it before the aliens can discover its location. Because if the rampaging Astral forces beat them to the weapon, the fate of Earth will be sealed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No more Ray Porter?

  • By alex clawson on 03-14-18

WTF! The change of narrator kills this series!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-17

I was enjoying this series until whomever decided to switch out narrators.

But to switch to a mono tone narrator the story becomes monotonous.

I goes I have to find a new series to get!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,452

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're on the fence about whether to read this, get off and read it!

  • By I Don’t Need No Stinkin Name on 09-15-17

one of the best audio books in my collection!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Kept me interested from the very beginning. I need those kind of books.

The story starts you thinking that you know what is going to happen then changes.

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,613

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

WOW an unbelievable terrific story.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

I can't believe how long this book is.

it kept my attention the whole way through.

I don't tend to review but felt others should invest in the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,417

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Multiverse

  • By Michael L. Moore on 02-18-17

Finally a story & narrator that engulfed me!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

As I say in my headline. Finally a story and narrator that engulfed me from page 1.

I have wasted so money looking for another book that grabs me from the start.

And the narrator's is interesting and a draws me into the story.

Now I guess I am on another quest for a book just like this one.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Second Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed, before it destroys them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distractions

  • By Joseph Y. on 05-21-10

Foundatin Continues.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

I'm still hooked on the series.

The narration continues to be good.

By book 3, I think I want the story to wine down at this point.