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  • Boy Gone

  • Boy Gone, Book 1
  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Mere minutes after arriving at their Nantucket family beach home, nine-year-old Scotty Sullivan was out the back door, scrambling toward the shore with Larry, the family dog, fast on his heels. Late in the afternoon in mid-spring, the typical summer beach crowd visitors were still weeks away. Suddenly, Scotty became aware of an odd-looking object, hovering just above the crashing surf. In an age of hobbyist’s drones and all sorts of flying gadgets, he wasn’t overly concerned until the large flying object moved much, much, closer. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great viewpoint of first contact with our galactic neighbors

  • By Merv on 11-13-18

Interesting concept of first contact

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

The only thing that kept coming up that irked me was the continued liberal political spin he put on things. Fox news was for idiots and serious news was CNN. Space Force was a stupid name from a previous President, etc etc. Why must they inject political bias into a science fiction book?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner

  • Middle Falls Time Travel Series, Book 3
  • By: Shawn Inmon
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

How many lives would you spend to find your beloved? Dominick Davidner was murdered. Then things got worse. Instead of going on to the afterlife, Dominick found himself back in his nine-year-old body, all memories of his previous life intact. All he can think about is Emily, the love of his life, left behind when he died. Unfortunately, she is now thousands of miles away. How can Dominick find his way back to the woman he loves, and what will he say if he finds her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Similar to 2nd of series

  • By mamaA on 01-17-19

New Favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I have a wide range of interests much like the music I listen to. Somehow I stumbled onto this set of books by Inmon and I don't think it was by accident. I felt a wide range of real emotion listening, fright, anxiety, sadness, happiness, I highly recommend you try at least the first 3 books out. How many lives has it been for you?

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,070
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,069

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Years of Waiting

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I started and stopped this book many times. I read the reviews and could not make it through but a few chapters over and over. Then I decided to try one last time and stick with it no matter what......and it was a very very good book. You'll love the story, the magic, the rules and the two books following.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,449

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointing offering that does not capitalize on one of the author's key strengths

  • By Dale on 07-28-18

Totally Geeked Out

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I can't remember exactly how many books are on audible surrounding the events of this story (check out what he has written and google the sequence), but Sullivan is a genius writer that pulls in the most timid fantasy reader. I just finished the book after waiting for months and am kind of freaked out that this is the last for now. You will love the characters both now and in the future, the web that he weaves is simply incredible. Crap, now the long wait.

  • Colonization

  • Alien Invasion, Book 3
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots - the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Milking the story !!!

  • By Mark S Bowley on 03-29-17

Avoid

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I'll give a 3 just because the narrator made it tolerable noise. The story lost it's way in book 2, then on the hope that 3 takes off.... the book gods make you understand the world is not fair.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Eye Opening

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

The style of writing at the time was at times hard to follow and took a while to get used to, this book is begging for a remake using modern sentence structure and vocabulary. I thought I knew what this book was about and yes it was about slavery but there were many aspects of slavery I didn't think about. And Uncle Tom was a good man, I'm not sure why people use the term "Uncle Tom" as a bad thing. I gave it less than 5 due to the work it took to listen but once I got the hang of it I could hardly put it down. No wonder it was a hit when first published, I'm sure everyone learned new things even in the day of institutionalized slavery.

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,047

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Not Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

To enjoy this book you should first have a knowledge of the history of the time. There are so many historical characters introduced and so many moving parts it requires that you stay focused. However, the story was wonderful and narration was a gift. I loved the book and did only give it 4 stars as it was difficult at times to stay on top of all the characters thrown at you. Have fun

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,522
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel!

  • By Wayne on 01-01-18

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

I really enjoyed Wool, Shift and Dust. I was sad to see it end. One of the best SciFi I have read, end of world that didn't involve zombies.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,619

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Not for the new fantasy reader

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

I found this book to be very entertaining, yet must caution new readers to build up your fantasy cred before reading this. It is indeed a very good book, High Fantasy no doubt. You will need patience and imagination but it will pull you in to a very dark world that haunts you throughout the day.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,780

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

The Future is Today

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I've avoided this book in the past because I watched the movie years ago and thought it was too dark and silly. The book is not the movie, it was so much better. This is a world that would exist if the radical left were to have their way. It's very possible and quite scary.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful