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  • Time Shards

  • By: Dana Fredsti, David Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

It's called "the event", an unimaginable cataclysm that shatters 600 million years of the Earth's timeline. Our world is gone, instantly replaced by a new one made of scattered remnants of the past, present, and future, dropped alongside one another in a patchwork of "shards". Monsters from Jurassic prehistory, ancient armies, and high-tech robots all coexist in this deadly post-apocalyptic landscape. A desperate group of survivors sets out to locate the source of the disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh concept of time travel/displacement

  • By Sean on 04-24-18

A fresh concept of time travel/displacement

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Enjoyed the story, specifically the small historical references in the beginning. All in all, it’s a great set up novel but the book end right as things are being explained. Worth the read but, since this is a new release, I imagine I’ll have to re-read it again when book 2 comes out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 152,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140,970
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 140,823

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

Refreshingly Original

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

This is my 10th read and, the beautiful thing about this book is that it’s built for re-reading. There is so much attention to detail that you can reread it several times and pick up on something you missed each time. The ability to balance suspense, humor and science is so perfectly achieved.

  • All the Rage

  • A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 4
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Can you imagine a new chemical compound, a nonaddictive designer drug that heightens your assertiveness, opens the door to your primal self, giving you an edge wherever you compete, whether on the street or the football field, in a classroom or a boardroom? Wouldn’t you be tempted to try it...just once? What happens if it releases uncontrollable rage and makes you a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F Paul Wilson is my favorite!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-10-15

Otherness Level 10%

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

One of the best in the series, very little “Otherness” and more true to the “Fix It” Jack. A throw back to “The Tomb” with the appearance of Scar-Lip but no real emphasis on the “Otherness” that ruins this series.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,174

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best of Scalzi

  • By Gonzalo on 05-11-17

Average Story - Great Delivery

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

As always, Wil Wheaton kills it, amazing narrator. Story was ok, just a bit much to follow. It's a good set up book for the series but it's not one to prioritize.

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,715

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Perfect in every way

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

Love this book and the narrator, wouldn't change a thing. Wish they would have made the tv series.

  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,627

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By E.C. on 07-31-15

Not What I Expected

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Bought this based on a review, thought it would be a good horror novel but it's more of a drama. If your looking for that classic exorcism novel, this game s the wrong place.

  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,745
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,275

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces. So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Major stumble in a great series

  • By Virgil on 05-11-17

A drought in an otherwise great series

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

It pains me to say because I was really looking forward to this book but, it was a big let down. It feels like, what could have been a great novella, was stretched thin to make a full novel. The concept was fun but it was such a dry plot and there were SOOOO many directions that could have been take. To make a more solid book.

If you're into the series, you should read it but, really, I don't think you'll miss anything if you don't.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trapped

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,921

After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as some of the others in the series

  • By Melissa Schroff on 12-18-12

Not the best in the series but better than tricked

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

Story was necessary for character development but overall, book was just kind of "Meh" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crisscross

  • A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 8
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Repairman Jack is back! Jack can fix any problem, natural or supernatural, for a price. Now, in his next gripping adventure, he takes on two cases at once. The first involves a nun being blackmailed. What’s in those photos, she won’t say, but with her meager savings just about exhausted, she hires Jack to help her. The second: an elderly woman needs Jack to find her missing son. Jack must infiltrate the inner reaches of the Dormentalist Church, a secretive, globe-spanning cult whose members include some of the biggest and most powerful names in entertainment, sports, and politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Repairman Jack doing what he does best

  • By shelley on 01-20-14

Great read...Except for the 'Otherness"

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

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

Enjoyed this book, good fixes, very entertaining. As always though, ruined by "The Otherness".

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, good RJ Fix-it's

What aspect of Christopher Price’s performance would you have changed?

His read is flat. hes not bad, just not a good fit for this series. the reader from Cold city was better.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Its repairman Jack, not Oprah...no, nothing "Moved" me lol

Any additional comments?

I wish Wilson could just let Jack fix things and leave the Otherness crap out. The fixes in each of the books are enough of a foundation to stand on, you dont need this cosmic world garbage.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,269

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

Worth the Read

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

With a lot of details and a slightly dry delivery in the reading, it's a book that you have to vomit to finishing at some points but well worth it.

I almost gave up a couple hours in but, once it picked up and the details started to come together, it was a great read.