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  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-Food Science Fiction

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-07-17

A Fresh Take on Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Would you listen to Extracted again? Why?

I would definitely listen to this title again. It's just a really good story and the writer doesn't leave loose ends hanging around.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Extracted?

Any of the scenes where an extraction occurs will do.

Have you listened to any of Carl Prekopp’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't heard him as a narrator before or if I have I don't recall.

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

The scenes with the Prime Minister were compelling.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stiletto

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773

When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers - and the bureaucratic finesse - to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: the Checquy - the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and the Grafters - a centuries-old supernatural threat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grafters take center stage

  • By Larry on 07-10-16

Long awaited follow up to the Rook!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

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

Easily in the top 10% of and worthy of more than one read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stiletto?

The introduction of Felicity as the focus of the story

What about Moira Quirk’s performance did you like?

Her voice is easy to listen to and the pace at which she reads is appropriate for the way the story plays out.

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

Definitely Felicity was awesome during the attack on London.

Any additional comments?

I am really happy that this book got the audible treatment. I just bought a hard copy of "The Rook" to get other people to read the book.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If I could give it a higher rating, I would

  • By Reena on 06-11-17

This Series is "Off of the Chain!!!"

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

This series has the action, the science, and the characters that you need to power through it quickly. I often found myself looking for excuses to listen even when I wasn't driving, staying in the garage to finish chapters and rushing to start listening again.

Unique take on time travel literature as well. Kudos!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!! JUST WOW!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-16-13

Interesting alternate reality story.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I really don't know what I was thinking when I bought this book, but I am glad that I did. The story is great and the narration is also great. I have listened to this book twice which is something that I rarely ever do. I cared about most of the characters and once I realized that the main narration was from the POV of someone like the main character I wasn't annoyed by some of the dialogue that would otherwise have made me gag.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Live Free or Die

  • Troy Rising, Book One
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Awesome

  • By Colin on 05-27-11

Great Story. Good Wrting. Heavy Handed politics

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

Reviewed: 10-02-11

I found this story to be very entertaining especially the first half of the book. The protagonist is interesting and the author places him in some very well designed scenarios. One thing I had to muscle through was the dogmatic conservatism in the story especially towards the end of story. I have read stories that had the opposing bias before so I suppose this isn't unfair. However at times it breaks of the pace of what is otherwise and exciting story with great procedural elements. No room is left for moderates everyone is conservative or a blooming idiot so if you can't stomach that move onto other SF.

8 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's Children

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA, a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Serious Science Fiction

  • By Jim on 07-09-05

Enterntaining - Although a little uneven

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-04

This book has an interesting premise. It follows a long line of other titles that have a "Me against the World" theme. It is definitely a good listen since it is well read. I found the book a bit uneven in parts, but that is why they call them unabridged versions.

3 of 17 people found this review helpful